The Best Companies for Dads
With Father’s Day upon us, it’s time to show some love to the fellas. Men work hard 365 days a year to provide for their families and to deliver for the company’s bottom line. Many companies are ratcheting up the benefits for the men on their staffs so that they match the perks available for women. From a year of paternity leave to “ramp back” programs that ease guys back into work after leave and childcare support during business trips, dads are more supported by employers than ever before.
“It’s heartening not only to see companies increasing overall parental leave and investing in paternity leave, but to hear decision-makers speak to the need for bonding time with newborns,” says Andrew Burmon, EIC, Fatherly.
Here are the best companies for dads. Move the kids’ Legos and grab your tablet, then click apply to these cool companies that’ll offer the work-life balance your family needs.Start Slideshow
Why They’re Great for Dads: The social media company offers 20 weeks of parental leave. Plus, Twitter’s “Dads On Leave” roundtables are a forum for fathers returning from leave to give those dads about to depart a preview of what’s to come.
Cool Open Jobs: Senior Copywriter, Compliance Analyst, Head of Internal Communications, Full Stack Software Engineer, G&A Recruiter, Syndication Partnerships Manager, Product Design Lead & more.
Why They’re Great for Dads: The outdoor apparel company allows dads to take 12 weeks of parental leave anytime within the child’s first year. Need to travel for work? Patagonia reportedly offers traveling child care professionals are available to come along for the trip.
Cool Open Jobs: Field Sales Associate, Events and Demos Manager, Size & Fit Specialist, Environmental Grants Manager, Material Developer & more.
Why They’re Great for Dads: American Express encourages employees to take the allotted 20 weeks of paid parental leave through their internal #dontmissamoment campaign which specifically targets fathers. The program is augmented by a Focus on Fatherhood program, which brings together Amex dads for breakfast discussions about balancing work and life responsibilities, and connecting with kids.
Cool Open Jobs: JAVA Engineer, Manager of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Immigration Paralegal, Senior Engineer, Sales Coordinator, Fraud Analyst, Data Engineer & more.
Why They’re Great for Dads: In addition to 6 weeks of fully paid parental leave, Amazon’s “Ramp Back Program” eases primary care employees into back into full-time work at 50 to 75 percent of their week for up to 8 weeks. Additionally, through its Adoption Assistance benefit, eligible US employees can be reimbursed for adoption expenses up to $5,000 for a single child adoption or up to $10,000 for a sibling adoption.
Cool Open Jobs: Sortation Associate, Part-Time Seasonal Sortation Associate, Logistics Specialist, Software Development Engineer, IT Support Engineer, Systems Development Engineer, Loss Prevention Specialist & more.
Why They’re Great for Dads: In 2016, IKEA announced that all of its salaried and hourly employees in the US receive up to 4 months of parental leave.
Cool Open Jobs: Customer Service Leader, Loyalty manager, Seasonal Sales Coworker, Call Center Solutions Specialist, Cashier, Furniture Builder & more.
Why They’re Great for Dads: In addition to 8 weeks parental leave, BASF also offer infertility benefits, adoption reimbursement, flexible work arrangement, and rotational development programs. The pharmaceutical firm offers 80 hours of backup child care for infants as well as backup dependent care. Flexible work arrangement options including teleworking and scheduling to compress the work week. The “Parents at BASF” employee group organizes regular webinars on parenting topics.
Cool Open Jobs: Management Consultant, Insurance Specialist, Senior Patent Agent, Customer Service Specialist, US Sales Director, Lab Leader, Process Development Chemist & more.
Why They’re Great for Dads: Any benefits-eligible baristas who welcome a new child (a new father, a foster parent or by adoption), are eligible to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Non-store dads or corporate dads get 12 weeks of paid leave. Starbucks also announced this year a Partner and Family Sick Time benefit will be available to all eligible U.S. partners, which will allow partners to accrue paid sick time based on hours worked and then use them if they or a family member needs care.
Cool Open Jobs: Barista, Shift Manager, Store Manager, Senior Project Manager, Senior Sales Forecaster, Accounting Analysis Manager, Product Specialist & more.
Why They’re Great for Dads: Netflix offers employees up to a year of paid parental/paternity leave during which parents can work — or not work — more or less as they please. Plus, when the kids get sick or you need to take care of an ill parent or spouse, Netflix offers unlimited vacation days and flexible work hours.
Cool Open Jobs: Senior Software Engineer in Test, Title Operations Project Manager, Sound Mixer, Senior Data Scientist, Manager of Content Acquisition, Senior Accounts Payable Analyst, Staff Writer & more.
Why They’re Great for Dads: New dads rejoice. Etsy employees are eligible for 26 weeks of fully paid leave when they become a parent, regardless of their gender, country of residence or family circumstance. The gender-blind parental leave policy was designed to support and enable parents to play equal roles in nurturing their families. Etsy also provides an assistance program for parents of special needs children and offers unlimited sick leave, which employees are encouraged to use to care for their children.
Cool Open Jobs: Workplace Specialist, Director of Product Marketing, Senior Data Scientist, Accounts Payable Supervisor, UX Researcher, Search Infrastructure Engineer, Strategic Sourcing Analyst & more.
Why They’re Great for Dads: Parents of any gender with a new child will be given eight weeks of paid parental leave, an increase from our previous six weeks. PwC also announced an innovative new phased return to work solution that allows new parents to work 60% of their hours while being paid 100% of their salary for an additional four weeks immediately following paid parental leave.
Cool Open Jobs: Project Coordinator, US IT Solution Architect, Cybersecurity Cloud Senior Associate, Operations Strategy Manager, Transition Manager, P&C Claims Manager, Marketing Manager& more.
Why They’re Great for Dads: Spotify’s policy allows parents to use the time how they want (up to the child’s third birthday), so it’s easier for partners to plan around each other’s schedules. The leave is also retroactive for new recruits that had a child in the previous three years. Spotify’s “Welcome Back Program” allows for a gradual return to full-time status with flexible hours and telecommuting options.
Cool Open Jobs: Backend Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Product Designer, User Research Manager, Director of Financial Systems, Senior Web Engineer, Research Scientist & more.
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