The Best Places to Work for New Dads

These companies are working to put family first.
ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
May 2016
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The past year has been a monumental one for parental leave. And an emphasis has truly been placed on the word parental—as companies expand their maternity leave policies, they’ve made sure to give new dads similar, and often equal, benefits. For the second year in a row, our friends at Fatherly have ranked the 50 best places to work for new dads, using paid leave as the most important criteria.

In just one year, the average amount of paid leave available for new dads at companies on the list has jumped from one to two weeks to 7.5 weeks. About 12 percent offer between 10 weeks and a full year. But Fatherly recognizes that the pioneers on this list, including Netflix (unlimited paternity leave), Spotify (six months) and Facebook (four months), aren’t quite fair reflections of the rest of America’s employers. For that reason, Fatherly’s report also highlights nine small businesses paving the way for better parental leave, including Change.org and Upworthy.

Other criteria for selecting the top companies for dads? Benefits like flex policies—allowing leave to be taken in chunks or accommodating four-day work weeks—were determining factors, as well as corporate childcare benefits. Without further ado, here is the full list:

  1. Netflix
  2. Spotify
  3. Facebook
  4. Patagonia
  5. Bank of America
  6. Pinterest
  7. Google
  8. Microsoft
  9. LinkedIn
  10. Twitter
  11. Airbnb
  12. Johnson & Johnson
  13. Accenture
  14. MasterCard
  15. Intuit
  16. Intel
  17. Zillow
  18. Paypal
  19. Bain & Company
  20. Yahoo
  21. Genentech
  22. Roche Diagnostics
  23. CA Technoligies
  24. Amazon
  25. Kimpton
  26. PWC
  27. Arnold & Porter
  28. Apple
  29. Alston & Bird
  30. Akamai
  31. Ultimate Software
  32. Adobe
  33. Cooley
  34. Diageo
  35. Humana
  36. State Street
  37. Fannie Mae
  38. Red Hat
  39. HP, Inc
  40. Discovery
  41. Viacom
  42. Perkins Coie
  43. Procter & Gamble
  44. Goldman Sachs
  45. Power Home Remodeling Group
  46. FactSet
  47. WellStar Health Systems
  48. S&P
  49. RSM
  50. Deloitte

To see how this list compares to 2015, click here.

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