Google Employee Benefit: Maternity & Paternity Leave | Glassdoor

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Google Maternity & Paternity Leave

Updated Jul 21, 2014

503 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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  • Jan 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Technical Program Manager in New York, New York State

    Many months off for new mums and dads

  • Dec 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Manager in Mountain View, California

    Haven't used. But offer generous paternity plan

  • Nov 19, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Staffing Lead in San Francisco, California

    This is one of Google's greatest benefits

  • Nov 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former UI intern in San Francisco, California

    6 months paid leave and also no pressure

  • Sep 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Account Manager in Mountain View, California

    Very generous maternity and paternity leave.

  • Sep 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in San Francisco, California

    They immediately accept your leave under this category

  • 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.

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