Microsoft Maternity & Paternity Leave

Updated Jul 30, 2014

619 of 631 employees reported this benefit.


Microsoft offers maternity leave and paid time off for new moms and dads.

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This benefit is offered to US-based employees

Employee Comments

  • Aug 20, 2015
    Current Senior Program Manager in Redmond, Washington State

    I hate it, they are not that great

  • Aug 08, 2015
    Current Employee in Redmond, Washington State

    As of 2016, fathers get 12 weeks paid bonding time, and mothers get 20 weeks paid (8 disability, 12 bonding). Allowed to take it in two chunks during the first year.

  • Aug 08, 2015
    Current SDE-2 in Bellevue, Washington State

    I heard in the coming year Microsoft will allow up to 5 month of Maternity leave.

  • Aug 05, 2015
    Former Service Engineer I in Bellevue, Washington State

    Never had a chance to use this but several people combined their vacation leave with paternity leave to disappear for 3 months.

  • Aug 04, 2015
    Former Phones Category Operations Manager in Irving, Texas

    Microsoft has a standard package for maternity leave

  • Jul 21, 2015
    Current Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, Washington State

    3 months maternity, 1 month paternity

  • Jul 18, 2015
    Former Account Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio

    outstanding for maternity. 3 months paid and 1 year off unpaid with ability to come back to your role. 1 month paid for paternity. Nice!

  • Jul 12, 2015
    Current Senior Program Manager in San Diego, California

    Higher than average than most companies in US.

  • Jun 21, 2015
    Current Inventory Control Expert in Houston, Texas

    the expectation to return to work asap doesn't allow for a stress free leave

  • Jun 04, 2015
    Former Senior IT Program Manager in Redmond, Washington State

    Dad gets to take 4 weeks paternity leave.

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