To find out how third-, fourth- and fifth-year associates rate their firms, our Midlevel Associates Survey examines several aspects of job satisfaction: compensation and benefits; training and guidance; relations with partners and other associates; interest in and satisfaction level with the work; the firm’s policy on billable hours; and management’s openness about firm strategies and ­partnership chances.

Midlevels graded their workplaces in these categories on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score. Below, firms with 10 or more responses are ranked by their average scores on these questions. The response rate is the percentage of eligible midlevels at the firm who participated in the survey.