To find out how third-, fourth-, and fifth-year associates rate their firms as workplaces, our annual Midlevel Associates Survey examined 12 areas that contribute to job satisfaction. They include relations with partners and other associates; the interest in, and satisfaction with, the level of the work; training and guidance, the firm’s policy on billable hours; management’s openness about firm strategies and partnership chances; the firm’s attitude toward pro bono work; compensation and benefits; and the respondents’ inclination to stay at their respective firms for at least two more years. Respondents graded their firms on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score. (For more information, see the methodology.) On this chart, firms with ten or more respondents are ranked based on their averages in the 12 key categories. Click on the firm’s name for a more detailed look at their results. For a view of how the firms compare on a city-by-city basis, check out our interactive map.

2011 Rank 2010 Rank Firm Overall Score Respondents and Response Rate