Southwest Airlines Employee Benefit: Maternity & Paternity Leave | Glassdoor

Southwest Airlines Maternity & Paternity Leave

Updated Jul 21, 2014

196 employees reported this benefit

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Employer Summary

Southwest Airlines offers paid maternity leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees. Amount of paid time varies based on length of service.

This information about the Maternity & Paternity Leave benefit at Southwest Airlines is the result of research by Glassdoor editorial staff, and was not provided directly by a representative of Southwest Airlines. The description here may not reflect the current Southwest Airlines Maternity & Paternity Leave benefit.


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Employee Comments

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  • Jan 15, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Customer Service and Sales in Phoenix, Arizona

    Pretty similar to all other companies

  • Oct 17, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    Starting 2019 we get paid parent leave for new born and adopted kids

  • Sep 27, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Reliability Supervisor in Dallas, Texas

    I believe they give 12 weeks maternity, but no paternity. You can use your PTO, and there's always FMLA if needed

  • Jul 20, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Supervisor in Ontario, California

    Allows for both parents to stay home and bond with new baby.

  • Jan 03, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Flight Attendant in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Could be better. Still without lactation accommodations for nursing moms.

  • May 22, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Ramp Agent in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Paid sick leave and maternity leave

  • Feb 09, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Dallas, Texas

    They offer 3 months, but it's not paid at all, the father gets nothing and it's expected that you won't take vacation after that.

  • Sep 02, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Phoenix, Arizona

    never had an issue getting this time off.

  • Aug 12, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Dallas, Texas

    Good leave, somewhat comparable to other companies. Can also use sick time.

  • Aug 12, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Flight Attendant in Dallas, Texas

    Southwest Airlines is absolutely amazing and very generous when it comes to maternity\paternity leave of absence


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