Google Maternity & Paternity Leave

Updated Jul 21, 2014

135 of 145 employees reported this benefit.


Google offers paid maternity leave ranging from 18 to 22 weeks. Fathers and adoptive parents receive 7 weeks of paid leave. Employees also receive a cash gift for a child's birth.

This information about the Maternity & Paternity Leave benefit at Google is the result of research by Glassdoor editorial staff, and was not provided directly by a representative of Google. The description here may not reflect the current Google Maternity & Paternity Leave benefit.

This benefit is offered to US-based employees

Employee Comments

  • Jun 11, 2015
    Current Business Analytics Manager in Mountain View, California

    Google gives like ~3 months off for paternity/'s amazing

  • Apr 20, 2015
    Current Employee in Mountain View, California

    3 month of paternity leave.

  • Apr 15, 2015
    Current Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, California

    up to 12 weeks of paternity leave

  • Mar 19, 2015
    Former Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, California

    No idea really... it seems good based on others' experiences but I didn't have to leverage it

  • Mar 17, 2015
    Current Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, California

    Never used it so far, but there is both maternity and paternity leave. Paternity leave is about 3 month, maternity is even longer

  • Mar 07, 2015
    Current Hardware Engineer III in Mountain View, California

    longest paternity leave in the country at 12 weeks

  • Mar 06, 2015
    Current Software Engineer in San Bernardino, California

    I found everything to be perfect there.

  • Mar 05, 2015
    Current Senior Ops manager in Mountain View, California

    12 weeks of paid leave for a dad. Even more for the birth mother.

  • Mar 04, 2015
    Former SE in Mountain View, California

    Best thing is a long maternity leave.

  • Feb 15, 2015
    Current Employee in Mountain View, California

    6 month paid maternity leave

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