Google Maternity & Paternity Leave

4.76 out of 5 (17 comments)

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.

60 of 62 employees (96.77%) reported this benefit.
Last Edited 07/21/14

Employee Comments

  • Dec 9, 2014
    Former Account Manager in New York, New York State

    the best in the business

  • Dec 5, 2014
    Current Marketing Associate in New York, New York State

    $500 baby bonding bonus + 6 months leave while you accrue add'l vacation. also don't need to take all 6 months at once.

  • Dec 1, 2014
    Current Employee in Mountain View, California

    6 months of paid leave - yes please!

  • Nov 26, 2014
    Current Staffing Specialist in Mountain View, California

    I believe we have one of the longest maternity *and* paternity leaves of any company out there.

  • 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.

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