15 Companies That Are Great for Working Dads
It’s not easy being a working parent. So, in celebration of Father’s Day, we compiled a list of companies that are great for working dads—we’re talking paternity leave, generous vacation policies, flexible work hours, and more.
If you’re a dad working for a company that you don’t feel like supports you spending time with your family, consider getting yourself the Father’s Day gift of a new job—at one of these amazing workplaces.
Happy Father’s Day from us to you!
Reebok is an American-inspired sports brand—designing athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories to support fit and active lifestyles.
There’s plenty of family flexibility at Reebok: Its "fit for life" philosophy supports its employees in maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Dedicated to providing flexibility and convenience, the company offers child-care facilities and parent-child offices on location. Reebok gives its working parents easy access to on-site and preferred placement daycare centers, as well as fun, engaging camps during school holidays.
Asana is a web and mobile task management app—designed to effortlessly increase teamwork productivity without email.
Asana gives its employees autonomy to manage individual work schedules, allowing all Asanas to have a life outside of their careers—and giving working parents free time to tend to family responsibilities. Plus, on top of that, the company offers generous parental leave—equal for both parents, according to reviews on Glassdoor—unlimited vacation time, and even Uber credits that can help you get your family from point A to point B.
Facebook is the largest social media network, enabling over a billion users to openly connect with friends and family, share content, and discover the world.
Listed as one of Fatherly’s “50 Best Places to Work for New Dads in 2016”, Facebook has been known for its generous, family-friendly policies, offering a whopping four months of paid paternity leave for any Facebook employee worldwide plus $4,000 to help parents enjoy the time with their new little one without financial concerns.
HomeAway is the leading online marketplace for vacation rentals, with vacation homes in over 193 countries around the world.
At HomeAway, dads, domestic partners, and non-primary caregivers receive two weeks for birth or adoption, and moms and primary caregivers get 12 weeks for either. Even better? You can add vacation days to get more time approved—and that’s not a huge sacrifice when you have four weeks of vacation per year, minimum.
Pandora is a personalized radio service, available anytime and anywhere through connected devices. The company’s goal is to play music that its listeners will love every time they tune in.
With 15 paid days off each year, unlimited sick time, and three months paid leave for new parents, Pandora staff enjoy having time to spend with friends, family, and themselves. “At Pandora I don’t have to be apologetic for being a parent. Instead, I’m actually validated and embraced for that part of my life,” shares Mike Olson, VP and Head of Music Maker Strategy and Operations.
Discovery is a nonfiction media company that aims to satisfy human curiosity and make a difference by providing the highest quality multimedia content to entertain, enlighten, and engage.
Besides offering four weeks of paternity leave, Discovery boasts an in-house child-care facility, medical center, and even, according to Fatherly, a concierge service that can help you out with chores—all meaning you get to spend more time doing your work and spending time with your family, and less worrying about the little things in life.
CA Technologies uses software to give customers a competitive advantage, increasing productivity through differentiated user experiences to help customers achieve new growth opportunities.
Another one of Fatherly’s best places to work, CA Technologies “runs a ‘phase back to work’ program for new parents that allows you to work 50% of your normal schedule the first week back and 75% the second week back—all at 100% pay.” Even more, there’s on-site childcare, a Summer Academy, and childcare options during school holidays.
Rover.com connects dog parents with a nationwide network of dog lovers for hire—offering in-home dog boarding, dog sitting, and dog walking.
At Rover, the health and well-being of the team is a priority. This means there’s plenty of perks, like working from home, PTO, and paternity leave for full-time employees. Another awesome thing? If you’re a stay-at-home parent, being a part-time Rover sitter could be the perfect way to bring in extra income on your own terms.
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.
Coming in at #6 out of 50 on Fatherly’s list of most dad-friendly workplaces, Pinterest offers an incredible four months of fully paid leave that parents can take any time over the course of the year after their child’s birth. Best part? A notable perk is that new dads also get a fifth “transition” month, “during which time you work a reduced schedule while still receiving full pay.”
Ultimate Software is a cloud-based capital management technology company—helping organizations increase workforce productivity with people-centric solutions.
What could be better for dads than 100% healthcare coverage for you and your dependents? There’s also four weeks of paternity leave and a lot of flexibility and autonomy with a position at Ultimate Software, such as room for work-from-home days.
Deloitte is the largest professional services network in the world—providing audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk, and financial advisory services.
Deloitte offers notable enrichment perks for its employees “in the form of $10,000 that can be used for things like college tuition and mortgages,” according to Fatherly. Even more, “Employees average 40 paid days off a year, and if you make it 2 years you can take 3-to-6 month sabbaticals at 40% of your current salary.” Sounds like a great way for dads to spend some quality time with their families and take a well-deserved break.
Cortina Productions creates award-winning, interactive multimedia experiences for museums.
Cortina Productions takes a holistic approach to maintaining employee happiness. The company knows its people wouldn’t be able to produce their best work without work-life balance, so it makes a point to allow its team the flexibility to attend to family matters during the day—and it coordinates with all employees to find work schedules that fit with their families’ needs.
Altarum improves the world’s health and medical opportunities through research and technology by locating, understanding, and solving complex challenges in individual populations’ healthcare systems.
In addition to the full sweep of traditional benefits, Altarum employees can take advantage of flex time—which allows them to weave personal or family time into a normal work week. As long as team members meet the hourly quota and deliver exceptional performances, it’s smooth sailing with an ideal work-life balance in tow.
Airbnb is a community marketplace for unique spaces, connecting people who have space to spare with those looking for a place to stay.
In addition to generous paternity leave, all Airbnb parents get a unique perk of a free membership to UrbanSitter, according to Fatherly, so they can enjoy quality time with their families but also quality time with themselves.
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Caroline Liu is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and computer programmer studying at Wesleyan University. She is pursuing majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science in order to bridge her passions for tech, design, and social justice. Learn more about Caroline on her website or follow her on Twitter.More from this Author