Google Employee Maternity & Paternity Leave | Glassdoor

Google Maternity & Paternity Leave

Updated Jul 21, 2014

450 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

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.

Available to US-based employees (Change location)

Employee Comments

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  • Jul 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Manager in Mountain View, California

    hard press to find such a long leave elsewhere

  • Jun 21, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Software Engineer in Mountain View, California

    I wish I were at the point where I were having kids. Google would be a great place to be. 13 weeks or so is the benefit.

  • Apr 27, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Software Engineer Tools and Instructure in Mountain View, California

    Very flexible when maternity/paternity leave is taken. Both mothers and fathers tend to take a mixture of time-off just after the child is born and periodically over the next year.

  • Nov 23, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Mountain View, California

    Very generous plan though I haven't used it.

  • Sep 08, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    thanks for Maternity & Paternity Leave

  • Jul 21, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Technical Program Manager III in Irvine, California

    Fully paid maternity and paternity leave

  • Jun 07, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Mountain View, California

    The vacation for maternity is very long.

  • May 13, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Reston, Virginia

    maternity leave for both mothers and fathers

  • May 09, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, California

    As far as the US goes, Google has one of the most generous leave policies I've ever seen. Both men and women generally take most of their leave.

  • Apr 26, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Business Systems Integrator III in Sunnyvale, California

    6 weeks for paternity and 12 weeks for metrnity

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