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9 Great Companies for Working Mothers

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Mother’s Day is here, and while many of us are gearing up for the flowers-and-brunch celebration, there’s a gift that she wants even more: a great job and a company that will appreciate her. The Department of Labor estimates that 70% of women with children under 18 participate in the labor force — that’s a lot of working moms! And all of these moms are looking for the best benefits and perks in a company, from professional development to flexible work schedules and even on-site child care.

We’re here to help busy moms by bringing the job search to them — here are nine awesome companies hiring now that boast unbeatable benefits for moms.

1. FleishmanHillard

Company Rating: 3.5

Why It’s Great For Moms: One word — leadership.  The PR agency boasts an impressive number of women executives and strong leaders throughout the ranks. Women lead 59 percent of FleishmanHillard offices around the world, hold half of the roles within the C-suite and currently make up 10 of the 17 seats on the company’s leadership cabinet. Not only is it an empowering place to rise the ranks as an ambitious woman — FleishmanHillard has drawn recognition from the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), who has named them to their Top Companies for Executive Women List for the last ten consecutive years.

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2. Genentech

Company Rating: 4.0

Why It’s So Great For Moms: From free employee assistance programs, confidential counseling and financial or legal advice, to tuition assistance programs that reimburse you up to $10,000 per year to attend school and gain valuable new skills and knowledge, Genentech provides its global employee base a plethora of ways to continue growing as a person and as a professional. No time, busy moms? Not to worry. Genentech’s South San Francisco campus features an on-site childcare center.

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3. Cisco Systems

Company Rating: 4.0

Why It’s So Great For Moms: New moms at Cisco rejoice. The company offers lactation rooms for employees to comfortably and privately pump. According to Elle.com, rooms are carpeted and include a chair, support pillows and monitor side tables. Each contains a Cisco IP phone, a mini-refrigerator, a countertop and a sink. Plus, employees rave about the great 401k match and bonus, very flexible time off and ability to carry over PTO.

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xo 15574. Johnson & Johnson

Company Rating: 4.0

Why It’s So Great For Moms: Johnson & Johnson has received a number of accolades recognizing their support for working parents, including being named to the top 10 of Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies. Why? For one, the company has created an internal social community dedicated to helping working mothers transition back to the workforce and juggle work and family. On top of that, J&J offers U.S. employees 15 weeks of paid maternity leave as well as $35k in fertility assistance and $20k per child for adoption and surrogacy.

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5. Care.com

Company Rating: 3.8

Why It’s So Great For Moms: If you’re looking for a company that nurtures the whole self, Care.com has got something for everyone. Benefits include 12-weeks paid maternity leave, discounted pet insurance, generous paid time off and a robust health insurance plan. The perks employees love most include on-site manicures, free snacks, dry cleaning drop off and pick up, transportation shuttles, an on-site gym and chair massages.

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6. American Express

Company Rating: 3.9

Why It’s So Great For Moms: Recently, American Express expanded its paid parental leave policy for mothers and fathers to 20 weeks at full pay, plus another six to eight weeks for women who give birth and require medical leave. This goes for full-time and part-time employees. And employees who wish to have a child will receive up to $35,000 for adoption or surrogacy for up to two children. Meanwhile, employees will receive up to a lifetime maximum of $35,000 to help defray costs of fertility treatments.

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7. Patagonia

Company Rating: 4.2

Why It’s So Great For Moms: Breastfeeding moms traveling for work can bring along their baby —as well as a family member or a caregiver from the company’s child-care center — all paid for by Patagonia. Plus, there is an onsite child care center at headquarters, child care cost reimbursement and 80 fully-paid business days for maternity leave.

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8. Deloitte

Company Rating: 3.8

Why It’s So Great For Moms: “The sky is the limit in terms of career growth potential. You are in charge of your career,” says one current employee. In addition to a robust professional development program, Deloitte offers job training and tuition assistance as well as the ability for team members to work from home. Parents get 120 fully-paid business days for maternity leave, 80 fully-paid business days for paternity leave and parental leave and childcare reimbursement for work travel or working late.

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9. SAS Institute

Company Rating: 3.6

Why It’s So Great For Moms: Employees with teens heading to college at SAS can apply to a scholarship program, and younger kids spend summers at the on-site camp at the company’s North Carolina headquarters. The campus is home to a health-care center and a recreation and fitness facility (where employees can sign up their kids for swim lessons or the whole family can attend a campout).

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Editor’s Note: The companies and jobs highlighted in this article are curated by the editorial staff, listed in no particular order, and do not necessarily reflect the official methodology of Glassdoor’s official awards or honors. For more details about how companies and specific roles are considered for editorial coverage, please visit Glassdoor for Employers.

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