Fathers rejoice! An increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of giving paid parental leave to new birth mothers, but also to their partners. Companies are also pioneering policies that give equal opportunities for parental leave to same-sex couples, adoptive parents, and foster parents. Here, we’ve compiled companies from industries ranging from finance to tech who are championing generous paternity leave policies and leading the charge in helping their employees navigate the process of being a parent. And there’s some good news – all of these companies are hiring!
Paternity Leave Policy: Netflix might be called the absolute leader of parental leave policies, offering up to 52 weeks (that’s a whole year!) of paid time off for new parents. Yes, you heard that right, a whole year of paid parental leave. Both birth and adoptive parents of any gender can take advantage of this generous parental leave policy.
Where Hiring: Los Angeles, CA; Los Gatos, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; London, England; Paris, France; Mumbai, India; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Madrid, Spain; & more.
What Employees Say: “This is the most interesting and engaging job I’ve ever had. Amazing benefits with great leadership and a feedback-driven culture. Every day is a new challenge. TSR [Technical Support Representative] is a great role for curious people who want to avoid a monotonous work routine.” – Current Technical Support Representative
Paternity Leave Policy: In 2017, Starbucks expanded their paternity leave options for their partners (their word for baristas) to provide the opportunity for mothers and fathers to take six weeks of leave at 100% of their annual pay, in addition to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Employees must work a minimum of 20 hours per week to be eligible for these benefits.
Where Hiring: Seattle, WA; Meriden, CT; Miller Place, NY; Westport, CT; Las Vegas, NV; Bismarck, ND; Fairfield, CA; Portland, OR; Niles, IL; San Antonio, TX; & more.
What Employees Say: “Great benefits for food service job. When I worked they were giving stock options as well! Great place to meet people and network. Everyone drinks coffee.” – Former Supervisor
Paternity Leave Policy: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are now offering six months of paid leave for new mothers and fathers. In addition, when parents return to work, they will receive a $20,000 taxable stipend for childcare-related costs.
Where Hiring: Seattle, WA; New Delhi, India; Johannesburg, South Africa
What Employees Say: “I’m constantly inspired by the work supported by BMGF, which impacts some of the biggest problems in global health. As a private foundation, they can take controversial stances and innovate in ways you often don’t see elsewhere in development. I feel lucky to contribute. Employees are treated very well. The benefits are amazing.” – Current Program Officer
Paternity Leave Policy: Reddit’s new and improved parental leave policy is one of the most generous in the tech industry. Reddit provides for 16 weeks of paid leave for mothers and fathers, both birth, adoptive, or foster. The benefits don’t stop there, with the tech company also providing flexible time off after the child’s arrival, breastfeeding room, a childcare stipend, adoption assistance, and even egg freezing.
Where Hiring: New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Dublin, Ireland
What Employees Say: “Reddit’s been a great place for me to learn and grow. It’s hard to find a job that allows you to be yourself at work, gives the opportunity to make an impact and rewards good work – I’ve found all of that here with relatively few complaints. The benefits are incredible and if you come in with a good attitude, you’ll find all the positivity you need to stay motivated.” – Current Employee
Paternity Leave Policy: American Express is a leader in the financial industry for parental leave policies, offering up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new fathers, and additional time for mothers giving birth. The company also offers up to $35,000 for employees to use for fertility treatments, surrogacy, and adoption, which parents can take advantage of twice.
Where Hiring: New York, NY; Sunrise, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Charlotte, NC; Palo Alto, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Tempe, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; Saint Petersburg, FL; & more.
What Employees Say: “It’s an all-around solid company. It’s the leader in its field, which makes it a relatively stable company to work for. But more importantly, I was blown away by how much they care about their employees. They absolutely put the right amount of effort into ensuring their people are taken care of. There is plenty of opportunity to advance. The only reason I left was because of a career change. Would highly recommend.” – Former Compliance Analyst
Paternity Leave Policy: Deloitte’s parental leave policy stands out among its peers, with the company offering 16 weeks of paid parental leave for new mothers and fathers. The company also offers stipends for fertility treatments, adoption assistance, and childcare.
Where Hiring: Miami, FL; Rockville, MD; Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; San Jose, CA; Washington, DC; Hermitage, TN; Gilbert, AZ; Lake Mary, FL; Arlington, VA; & more.
What Employees Say: “Wonderful colleagues, great learning opportunities, unbelievable investment in its people” – Current Senior Manager
Paternity Leave Policy: For non-birthing parents, Google offers up to 12 weeks of paternity leave, and up to double that for birthing parents. The company also offers other perks for new parents, such as childcare support, and parent support groups.
Where Hiring: Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; Boulder, CO; Atlanta, GA; Ann Arbor, MI; Detroit, MI; Addison, TX; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Raleigh, NC; & more.
What Employees Say: “All the great benefits, perks, etc. really make this a great place to work. Everything from the great free food to good benefits (health, leave, etc.) truly make this a great company to work for.” – Current Employee
Paternity Leave Policy: JUUL Labs provides new parents with 16 weeks of paid time off for baby-bonding time. While you’re out, JUUL will pay its share of premiums for group health, dental, and vision insurance. Your share of insurance premiums will continue to be deducted from your JUUL paychecks
Where Hiring: San Diego, CA; Mountain View, CA; San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Washington, DC; New York, NY; Alexandria, VA; Buffalo Grove, IL; & more.
What Employees Say: “Fast growing company with a chance to really build something. Management understands how to use their experts. People are super-smart, creative and open. The future is very bright for this company and it is great to be a part of it. Tremendous upside potential across the board.” – Current Senior Director
Paternity Leave Policy: While Lenovo’s maternity leave is plentiful among its peers, offering 24 weeks of paid time off, the company’s paternity leave is also generous, with 7 weeks paid time off for new fathers.
Where Hiring: Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; New York, NY; Hartford, CT; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; San Jose, CA; San Francisco, CA; Santa Clara, CA; Seattle, WA; & more.
What Employees Say: “Good benefits, nice coworkers. Vacation and sick time is generous. Flexible working hours.” – Current Employee
Paternity Leave Policy: Etsy is a leader in parental leave policies – the company, which went public in 2015, offers up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave for all of its full-time employees.
Where Hiring: New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Toronto, Canada; Dublin, Ireland
What Employees Say: “Etsy is a top leader in benefits, a warm and caring culture. Very focused on D&I, a vibrant and inclusive community. The mission is great and employees are passionate about the cause. Very intelligent colleagues with an incredible amount of best practice to learn from.” – Former Employee