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 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 1577
Maternity Other Mixed Single parenting 0 1300
Maternity Law Positive 2 x mat leave in the public sector 0 1151
Maternity PR/Communications Positive Two maternity leaves of 1 year 390 1865
Compassionate Law Positive Bereavement Leave 401 1725
Maternity Other Positive Loved it and love being back at work! 0 1214
Maternity Law Mixed Depends on the firm? 0 1970
Maternity Law Mixed Change to new job post maternity leave 0 1364
Maternity Law Positive Get out of private practice! 0 1278
Maternity Consultancy Neutral Changing performance perceptions post-mat leave 3 1450
Maternity Asset Management Positive 1 year of maternity leave that was like a sabbatical too ! 0 1050
Maternity Investment Banking Mixed Speak up - if you don't ask you don't get 0 1723
Maternity Investment Banking Negative Fight your ground 0 1513
Maternity Insurance Mixed Just as hard second time round 0 1340
Maternity Alternative Investments Positive 2 maternity leaves in 2 years 0 1174
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