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||Law||Mixed||Much easier second time round but not without its challenges||0||1159|