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American Express Maternity & Paternity Leave

Updated Apr 14, 2017

407 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

In 2017, we increased our fully-paid parental leave period to 20 weeks for U.S.-based regular full-time and part-time employees. The new paid parental leave policy covers mothers and fathers welcoming a child through birth, adoption, or surrogacy. In addition, birthing mothers will continue to be eligible to receive paid, medically-necessary leave related to the birth of their child, which is generally, six to eight additional weeks.

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Employee Comments

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  • Jan 25, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Business Leader in Miami, Florida

    Great benefits. I had 3+ months of paid for my 2 children. Lately, they gave this benefits to your father/partner which is great.

  • Jan 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Executive Assistant in New York, New York State

    6 monthly 100% fully paid as long as you are a full time employee and the baby comes a year after your start date. So essentially, join and after your 4/5th month you can get pregnant.

  • Jan 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Finance Director in New York, New York State

    20 weeks for paternity and 6 months for maternity.

  • Dec 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    It's awesome. Can't think of anything worst.

  • Nov 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Project Analyst in Phoenix, Arizona

    offer 5 months paternity leave

  • Oct 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Travel Consultant in Miami, Florida

    you can have up to 6 months off (unpaid) after giving birth, which is great for young new mothers.

  • Oct 14, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Software Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona

    OMG. BEST. POLICY. EVER. Seriously. More companies need to start offering paid maternity and paternity leave like Amex.

  • Aug 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Marketing in New York, New York State

    Did not use it but know of people that would totally abuse it.

  • Aug 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Software Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona

    Amex provides 140 days for this

  • Aug 02, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Marketing Manager in Miami, Florida

    5 paid months for both, that is one of the best benefits

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