100 Best Companies 2020-Cooley
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    Cooley LLP has headed up some of the tech world’s biggest deals, including Uber’s IPO, from its Silicon Valley headquarters. The firm is also on the cutting edge of inclusion, becoming one of the first to implement the “Mansfield Rule,” which obliges companies to consider underrepresented groups in the hiring process. After doing so, Cooley received a special commendation for creating a leadership cadre that consists of more than 30% women and minorities. Read the Great Place to Work review.

    Company Info

    Rank last year20
    Years on list7
    HQ locationPalo Alto, Calif.
    Job openings (as of February 2020)-
    IndustryProfessional Services
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$1,226
    Year founded1920
    Type of organizationPrivate Partnership
    Number of work sites10


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Job sharingYes
    Subsidized childcareNo
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    On-site fitness/subsidized gymYes
    On-site medical care facilityNo
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationNo
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    Sick days for part-timersYes
    College tuition reimbursementYes
    Student loan debt repaymentNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo


    % Women55.8%
    % Minorities32.9%
    % African-American/Black7.2%
    % Asian14%
    % Caucasian/White65.7%
    % Hispanic/Latino6.9%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.3%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.9%
    % Two or more races3.6%
    % Unknown ethnicity1.4%
    Date info providedAug. 28, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)32
    # Sick days10


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Associates
    Avg. base pay (salaried)-
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth6%
    # of job applicants11,876
    Avg. # of applicants per opening33
    # New graduates hired55