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All full-time US Oployees will have the ability to take up to 4 months of primary caregiver (more commonly known as maternity) leave for the birth or adoption of child within the first 12 months from the date of the event.
Eligible primary caregivers can be defined as a birth parent, same-sex partner, or an adoptive parent who is the primary caregiver.
This primary caregiver leave is inclusive of federal and state pregnancy income programs such as disability and PFL.
Opower's secondary caregiver leave (more commonly known as parental leave) allows employees to take up to 4 weeks of leave for the birth or adoption of child within the first 12 months from the date of the event.
Maternity Leave is too short.
I am not sure about that part because I am single, but i think maternity leave is pretty human.
recently extended. i think it's 4 months, although i'm not sure.
Recently extended to 4 months paid maternity leave- big improvement
They just updated the parental leave policy to give 16 weeks to primary caregivers (including adoptive parents), which is really awesome. Secondary caregiver leave remains at 4 weeks, and there's also an unlimited PTO policy and employees are being encouraged to take more time off if they need it.
Opower only offers 2 weeks of paid parental leave per their 2015 benefits guide. That, for a fact, means I will not be at Opower when I decide to start a family.
As a childless, unmarried individual, I know the parental leave policy exists and is pretty good on a national level. There was even a recent point in a company-wide meeting that it was being expanded, which was of course a popular decision. However, we proud ourselves in setting so many gold standards that this policy could be more robust according to many of those with a more vested interest in the offering.
Decent maternity leave policy for the DC area, but not for tech companies.
2 weeks paid parental leave, plus difference between STD and salary for 5 weeks. So, save up your PTO if you want to have a baby because you definitely can't go back to work 7 or 8 weeks postpartum and expect to do anything productive!
They do the bare minimum in my opinion, two weeks for moms and dads.