100 Best Companies 2020-Orrick
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    This powerhouse law firm, known for its work in tech and finance, considers innovation part of its secret sauce. To this end, Orrick hosts hackathons and provides its staff with innovation time and awards of up to $50,000 for good ideas. The firm is also serious about supporting its people, which is reflected in comments from current attorneys, such as “If you have a good idea, you can run with it” and “Retention is off the charts compared to other firms.”

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    Company Info

    Rank last year15
    Years on list7
    HQ locationSan Francisco
    Job openings (as of February 2020)-
    IndustryProfessional Services
    Revenue, 2019 or most recent year ($M)$1,046
    Year founded1863
    Type of organizationPartnership
    Number of work sites14


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


    % Women51.9%
    % Minorities24.1%
    % African-American/Black4.9%
    % Asian9.4%
    % Caucasian/White63.1%
    % Hispanic/Latino4.7%
    % Native American/Alaska Native0.3%
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1.2%
    % Two or more races3.7%
    % Unknown ethnicity12.8%
    Date info providedAug. 27, 2019

    Paid Time Off

    PTO limit (days)31
    # Sick days-


    Most common job (for salaried employee)Managing Associate
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$278,960
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay for most common job (salaried)-

    Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

    Full-time and part-time job growth3%
    # of job applicants10,808
    Avg. # of applicants per opening45
    # New graduates hired87