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 Mixed Much easier second time round but not without its challenges 0 1197
Maternity Professional Services Negative Out of sync with official policy 0 1074
Career Break Law Positive Career Break 2 1208
Maternity Other Positive Maternity leave and return to work 0 1222
Maternity Consultancy Negative Returning to a role with sales targets post-mat leave 0 1529
Maternity Investment Banking Positive Positive but know what you are expecting 0 1213
Maternity Investment Banking Positive I worked a little during my mat leave but was well rewarded on return 0 1312
Maternity Law Positive 2 Maternity Leaves of 13 months 0 1242
Shared Parental Asset Management Neutral Parental leave with older child 0 1340
Maternity Consultancy Positive Be clear about your ambitions 0 1286
Career Break Professional Services Mixed Career break - with an eventual positive outcome 0 1174
Maternity Asset Management Mixed Be wary of management changes 0 1244
Maternity Investment Banking Neutral Don't sell yourself short 0 1344
Career Break Consultancy Mixed Post-maternity career break 0 1597
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