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|