Welcome to the Cityparents Experience Bank
How was your experience of taking parental leave from work? Are you curious to know how other City professionals have managed their time away from the office and their subsequent return? Are you about to take leave and want to hear the experiences of others?
To find out, explore our new Experience Bank, an online space for our members to share anonymous experiences of parental leave, including maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption, surrogacy and compassionate leave, and career breaks.
You can search Experiences by various criteria including type of leave, length, work pattern on return, and the type of experience.
If you'd like to submit your Experience, please do so here.
Please view our Experience Bank Disclaimer here.
|Leave Type||Profession||Type of experience||Subject||Replies||Views|
|Shared Parental||Investment Banking||Positive||4 mths SPL at end of baby's 1st yr||0||269|
|Shared Parental||Other||Positive||1 month leave when my son started school||391||1723|
|Paternity||Professional Services||Mixed||Daddy Day Care||2||1145|
|Maternity||Asset Management||Mixed||coping with the unexpected||3||709|
|Maternity||Professional Services||Neutral||An understanding law firm||0||564|
|Maternity||Investment Banking||Negative||Mixed Bag pre and post Mat leave vol 2||0||829|
|Maternity||Investment Banking||Mixed||Mixed Bag pre and post Mat leave||0||1162|
|Maternity||Real Estate||Negative||Rushed back...BIG MISTAKE||0||816|
|Maternity||Professional Services||Negative||Confidence crushing||1||1412|
|Maternity||Law||Neutral||About to go back to my city law firm where in my team of 30 fee earners no woman has had a child.||1||1133|
|Maternity||Law||Positive||2 x mat leave in the public sector||0||831|
|Maternity||PR/Communications||Positive||Two maternity leaves of 1 year||390||1518|
|Maternity||Other||Positive||Loved it and love being back at work!||0||922|