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 Mixed Single parenting 0 1274
Maternity Law Positive 2 x mat leave in the public sector 0 1128
Maternity PR/Communications Positive Two maternity leaves of 1 year 390 1842
Compassionate Law Positive Bereavement Leave 401 1699
Maternity Other Positive Loved it and love being back at work! 0 1182
Maternity Law Mixed Depends on the firm? 0 1941
Maternity Law Mixed Change to new job post maternity leave 0 1344
Maternity Law Positive Get out of private practice! 0 1250
Maternity Consultancy Neutral Changing performance perceptions post-mat leave 3 1432
Maternity Asset Management Positive 1 year of maternity leave that was like a sabbatical too ! 0 1020
Maternity Investment Banking Mixed Speak up - if you don't ask you don't get 0 1693
Maternity Investment Banking Negative Fight your ground 0 1477
Maternity Insurance Mixed Just as hard second time round 0 1297
Maternity Alternative Investments Positive 2 maternity leaves in 2 years 0 1149
Maternity Investment Banking Negative Dealing with dinosaurs 4 1836
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