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 Investment Banking Negative First maternity leave - supportive manager but clueless team 0 1128
Maternity Investment Banking Positive Return from maternity leave 1 1083
Maternity Investment Banking Negative Redundancy post mat leave 0 1252
Shared Parental Law Positive Shared Parental 0 1026
Shared Parental Law Positive Sharing parental leave w/partner 0 1077
Maternity Investment Banking Positive All is not lost! 0 1142
Maternity Investment Banking Negative The Power of Networks 0 1145
Career Break Consultancy Mixed London is great 1 1131
Maternity Professional Services Positive Low expectations but glad I was patient 0 1117
Maternity Law Negative Poor experience on return 0 1193
Maternity Investment Banking Mixed Mat leave 0 978
Maternity Asset Management Neutral a new prospective 0 1031
Maternity Law Positive Settling Back OK 2 1207
Maternity Information Technology Mixed Overwhelmed 4 1363
Maternity Law Mixed Much easier second time round but not without its challenges 0 1159
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