When you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby into the world, the last thing you want to be worried about is how soon you have to be back at work. And although women in the U.S. unfortunately aren’t guaranteed paid parental leave, many employers are making strides to give working moms—and all parents—better benefits.
Take the following companies on The Muse, for example. They all offer at least 16 weeks of paid maternity leave—and some even go beyond that, with additional pre-parental leave to prepare for the baby’s arrival or phased return-to-work programs so parents can ease back into their jobs.
If you want an employer that’s going to support you or a loved one with ample recovery and bonding time after welcoming a baby into your family, consider applying to one of these companies. They’re all looking for candidates!
More than a mere credit reporting agency, TransUnion also offers sophisticated data information regarding global risks in order to assist clients in making important business decisions. The organization is committed to providing the most complete and multidimensional information available to more than 500 million customers, at 45,000 companies, in 33 countries around the world.
We offer 16 weeks of 100% paid leave after childbirth or adoption and six weeks paid paternity/partner leave.
2. Flatiron Health
Flatiron recognizes the unique challenges parents face when a new child arrives. That’s why we offer a parental leave policy that gives you time to bond with your child and adjust to your new addition. You’ll receive 16 weeks at 100% pay, and you have a two-year window from the birth of your child to schedule your leave. Note that parental leave is in addition to the short-term disability benefit provided to birthing parents. When you return from leave, you’ll be able to work two abbreviated work weeks (60% of scheduled hours) and be paid 100% of your scheduled hours. For 12 months following the birth of your child, you’ll be able to work remotely 20% of the workweek and may work “flexible working hours” as determined with your supervisor. If you’re required to travel for work after your child arrives, you may expense the travel costs of bringing your child and an additional caregiver on the business trip during your child’s first year.
3. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a diverse team of dreamers, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who use their unique stages in the heart of New York City and beyond to advocate for the transformative impact of artistic experiences. Lincoln Center’s people imagine and create in concert with this mission by founding President John D. Rockefeller III: “The arts are not for the privileged few, but for the many. Their place is not on the periphery of daily life, but at its center.” Lincoln Center welcomes applicants who agilely solve problems, show up as they are, and can’t stop innovating.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has designed a comprehensive parental leave program to support employees and their growing families. The program, divided into three phases, offers eligible employees a total of 26 weeks fully paid for preparation, care, and bonding time. This begins with two weeks off for pre-parental leave, 16 weeks of parental leave and eight weeks working part-time as you transition back to work. This program is open to parents, spouses, and domestic partners who have welcomed a new child via birth, adoption, and foster care.
Intel’s mission is to shape the future of technology to help create a better future for the entire world. By pushing forward in fields like AI, analytics, and cloud-to-edge technology, Intel’s work is at the heart of countless innovations. From major breakthroughs, such as self-driving cars and rebuilding the coral reefs, to things that make everyday life better, like blockbuster effects and improved shopping experiences—they’re all powered by Intel technology. With a career at Intel, you have the opportunity to help make the future more wonderful for everyone.
Intel provides up to 16 weeks paid disability for the reason of pregnancy (four weeks pre-birth and 12 weeks post birth).
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 60,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.
Avanade offers all primary caregivers, whether through birth or adoption, 16 weeks of parental leave. Secondary caregivers get two weeks of leave at 100% pay.
MarketAxess is on a journey to digitally transform one of the world's largest financial markets, enabling the shift from analog, phone-based trading to a fully electronic marketplace. Why does this matter? Because our platform makes trading fixed-income more accessible, ultimately improving transparency, efficiency and competition in the marketplace. Changing the way an established industry transacts is no easy feat. There will be twists and turns because no one’s ever done this before. But now, more than 2,000 clients around the world rely on our solutions, and that number is only expected to grow in the years ahead. We know where we’re going. How we get there is up to us. Join us and help Take Us There.
At MarketAxess, we’re committed to supporting our working parents when they welcome a new child. That’s why we offer industry-leading parental leave of up to 20 weeks fully paid time off. We also provide infertility coverage options and support programs, plus subsidized in-home and center-based backup childcare.
Bombas is a comfort-focused apparel brand with a mission to help those in need. For every item purchased, a specially designed item is donated to a member of the homeless community. The company launched in 2013 after the founders learned that socks are the most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. With millions of pairs sold and donated, Bombas continues to innovate with new apparel while creating a positive impact. Inquisitive people who love to learn, understand the importance of giving, and embrace successes and failures are sure to find a place within the Bombas Hive. Bombas fosters a people-first approach—every decision is influenced by employees to ensure their personal and professional growth, fulfillment, and happiness.
Bombas will provide eligible employees with up to 16 weeks of fully paid leave for parents, to be taken at any time during the first year following the birth, adoption, or placement of a child.
8. Unum Group
We know that when we help our employees live their best lives, they’ll do the same for our customers.
This is why we provide so many opportunities for growth and development. It’s why we work in a hybrid setting that combines the best of in-person connection and work-from-home flexibility. And it’s why we embrace diversity in our people and their ideas. Because when we do this, we can all enjoy an award-winning workplace that offers the resources, opportunities and support necessary to helping everyone thrive.
At Unum, eligible new parents have access to eight weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or placement of a child through adoption, fostering, or surrogacy. In addition to paid parental leave, Unum provides a short-term disability benefit of eight weeks (or more, if medically necessary) following a birth—with 100% income replacement during the first eight weeks for employees with at least one year of service. Our family building benefits also include robust fertility support and up to $25,000 per employee in adoption assistance.
Atlassian builds enterprise software that helps every member of every team and department stay on track, on point, and on top of their game. Atlassian develops products geared towards software developers and project managers, including its first application, JIRA, which helps track issues within a project, making it indispensable to teams around the world.
Atlassian provides 26 weeks of paid leave for birthing parents and 20 weeks of paid parental leave for non-birthing parents.
10. Stack Overflow
Launched in 2008, Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share knowledge, and build careers. Our website is a top 50 online destination and serves more than 100 million developers and technologists every month. Stack Overflow for Teams, a private knowledge management platform, is transforming how people work at companies like Microsoft, Zapier, and Intuit. Our company was named one of the Most Innovative Companies of 2019 by Fast Company, as well as one of Built In NYC’s 100 Best Places to Work in 2019. We maintain a remote-first culture, with some employees choosing to work in-office.
11. Capital One
We’re working on some bold, transformative things—like changing banking for good. What’s in it for you? A career surrounded by brilliant minds. People from different backgrounds, experiences, and education levels. Coming together to create a sense of belonging. Supporting you where you are and where you want to be. That’s life at Capital One.
At Capital One, we offer benefits to support your growing family, including eight weeks off for new parents (including birth via a surrogate, adoption, and foster care), 18 weeks off for parents who give birth, as well as fertility coverage, and adoption and surrogacy reimbursement.
12. Asensus Surgical
At Asensus Surgical, we are digitizing the interface between the surgeon and patient to pioneer a new era of performance-guided surgery by unlocking the clinical intelligence to enable consistently superior outcomes and a new standard of surgery. Our employees are especially passionate about the work they do and thrive in a collaborative environment that fosters creative solutions to complex problems. The work is challenging, but everyone comes to Asensus Surgical looking for a fulfilling career, and that’s exactly what they find.
Asensus Surgical offers employees up to 16 weeks of paid leave after the birth of a child (up to 13 weeks short-term disability at partial pay, plus up to four weeks of fully paid parental leave).
The Muse 2022 VIBE Awards Winner: Best Companies for Financial and Retirement Benefits.
13. Good Apple
As an Apple, you have a unique opportunity to truly create the destiny and pathway that fuels you and drives you to deliver the best results for your clients. Whether you’re stepping off the elevator each day or logging on from home, you are greeted with an energy and passion that is hard to match. The opportunities to grow are really limitless. Being an Apple means driving your career growth through innovation and the relationships you create with our internal teams, partners, and clients.
Good Apple offers 16 weeks paid time off. One employee says, “I’ve had two children while working at Good Apple. The benefit of having four months leave with full pay is such a gift. This removes any financial stress from such a beautiful bonding period.”
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