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|
|Maternity||Other||Positive||Loved it and love being back at work!||0||998|
|Maternity||Law||Mixed||Depends on the firm?||0||1737|
|Maternity||Law||Mixed||Change to new job post maternity leave||0||1168|
|Maternity||Law||Positive||Get out of private practice!||0||1065|
|Maternity||Consultancy||Neutral||Changing performance perceptions post-mat leave||3||1244|
|Maternity||Asset Management||Positive||1 year of maternity leave that was like a sabbatical too !||0||833|
|Maternity||Investment Banking||Mixed||Speak up - if you don't ask you don't get||0||1415|
|Maternity||Investment Banking||Negative||Fight your ground||0||1264|
|Maternity||Insurance||Mixed||Just as hard second time round||0||1062|
|Maternity||Alternative Investments||Positive||2 maternity leaves in 2 years||0||971|
|Maternity||Investment Banking||Negative||Dealing with dinosaurs||4||1577|
|Maternity||Professional Services||Positive||Wonderful time away but glad to be back!||0||794|
|Maternity||Law||Negative||Maternity leave & flexible working||0||1034|
|Maternity||Asset Management||Positive||A promotion just before I left gave me a huge boost||0||903|
|Career Break||Consultancy||Positive||Return to previous employer after extended career break||0||989|