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!
Asana is a company on a mission "to help humanity thrive by enabling all teams to work together effortlessly." The fast-growing app makes it easy for teams to track their work and projects with greater clarity and accountability—and to be more effective. Asana is one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and one of its Top-Ten Best Apps of 2016. It's also the top work-tracking vendor on Forbes's inaugural Cloud 100 list, one of Entrepreneur Magazine's best workplace cultures of 2017, on Fortune's Best Workplaces for Women list, and one of Glassdoor's 2017 Top Ten Best Places to Work.
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's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through its family of apps and services, Facebook is building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and brings people closer together. Whether creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Its global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways.
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, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.
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.
Founded by musicians and music-lovers, Pandora aims to create a world inspired through listening. Using musicological DNA and constant listener feedback, Pandora crafts personalized stations from a growing collection of recordings. Tens of millions of people across the U.S. use Pandora to listen to their favorite artists—and discover new ones—every day.
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.
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’s mission is to connect people through the interests they share. Users can create Pinterest pinboards where they organize images they love—from around the web or from their very own work. But it doesn’t stop there: Each user’s pinboards are potential inspiration for the rest of the Pinterest community, and “re-pinning” is highly encouraged. With a site that’s designed to make sharing and browsing easy, the opportunities for collaboration and shared connection are limitless.
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.”
At Ultimate Software, people truly come first. The company strongly believes in teamwork, and it encourages and trusts its people to reach higher, learn more, and live up to their potential. A leading cloud provider of human capital management solutions, Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, compensation, and time and labor management solutions that allow people to work more effectively. Founded in 1990, Ultimate’s team has grown to over 5,000 people.
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.
Think a Big Four career is nothing but spreadsheets, gray suits, and corporate profits? Look again. Deloitte employs more than 80,000 people in the United States across its Audit & Assurance, Risk and Financial Advisory, Consulting and Tax practices. Their range of services allow you to make an impact through most any career. Right now, their professionals are working closely with organizations that enable social change, spark disruptive technologies, fund cures for diseases, prevent identity theft, enhance trust in the capital markets, and a lot more.
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.
Airbnb lets you rent a place for a night, a week, or a month—not from a hotel, but from someone like you. Hosts put their homes, apartments, or even just rooms in their apartments up on Airbnb to rent out, and guests can browse for a place to stay. Guests and hosts can write reviews of each other, too, so you can see who’s had a great experience before!
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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