Google Maternity & Paternity Leave

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This article is about Google Maternity & Paternity Leave in US

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.

48 of 50 employees (96%) reported this benefit.
Last Edited 07/21/14

Employee Comments

  • Nov 9, 2014
    Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Very generous plan with the paternity leave recently increased to nearly match maternity leaves. People seam to be quite happy with that.

  • Nov 1, 2014

    Paternity leave is now 12 weeks, as others have said. I took paternity leave last year and it was great! Everyone was very supportive. My teammates picked up the slack with no complaints, and my director insisted that I take the full leave that we are allowed. Not only is the policy generous, but the atmosphere at Google is such that you can take the full leave and not hurt your career.

  • Oct 9, 2014
    Current Employee in Mountain View, California

    Paternity leave sounds amazing.

  • Oct 6, 2014
    Former Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, California

    I took Paternity leave 3 times while at Google..every time it was seamless and very generous!!

  • Oct 1, 2014
    Current Business Development in Mountain View, California

    6 month maternity postpartum would be ideal

  • Oct 1, 2014
    Current Staff Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Twelve weeks off at 100% pay for both maternity AND paternity leave, even adoption.

  • Sep 27, 2014
    Former Intern in Mountain View, California

    I heard one of my managers she said that they were really supportive and they had schools and you could take your childrens to the office as well...Im not sure anyways

  • Sep 26, 2014
    Former Employee in Mountain View, California

    dads get 7 paid week of paternity leave, that is unreal!

  • Sep 23, 2014
    Current Employee in Mountain View, California

    need insurance company to pay that. Claim is hard.

  • Sep 22, 2014
    Former Financial Analyst in Mountain View, California

    very generous, don't remember exact details

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