American Express Employee Benefit: Maternity & Paternity Leave | Glassdoor

American Express Maternity & Paternity Leave

Updated Apr 14, 2017

427 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.

Available to US-based employees (Change location)

Employee Comments

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  • May 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Six months of paid leave for mothers and fathers. An amazing benefit.

  • May 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    Standard package in this area.

  • Apr 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Greensboro, North Carolina

    Maternity leave was always offered.

  • Apr 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Manager in San Francisco, California

    5 months is one of the best in the US, but they will hold it against you if you use it.

  • Mar 29, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Customer Service Representative in New York, New York State

    Astronomical amount of time to spend with your new baby

  • Mar 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Marketing Manager in New York, New York State

    The company just started offering 6 months maternity leave so it's great.

  • Mar 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    Maternity and paternity available for all employees

  • 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.

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