It’s not easy being a working parent, and it makes a big impact when your employer supports those who need to show up for both their jobs and their family. These companies get it. They all offer benefits and programs that allow their employees to thrive in their careers without having to make sacrifices at home.
In addition to offering at least 15 weeks of paid leave after childbirth and paid partner leave, these employers go the extra mile. For example, some provide fertility benefits and adoption assistance and others offer unlimited paid time off for additional work-life flexibility. You’ll even find companies that aim to give their team members peace of mind through backup childcare and elder care programs.
If having a family-friendly work environment is a priority as you search for your next job opportunity, consider applying to one of these companies. Click below to see their open roles—they’re all hiring now.
Carta has a slate of incredible benefits for employees. In addition to parental leave (12 to 22 weeks), the company instituted a $10K childcare stipend during the COVID-19. Employees also benefit from mental health support, unlimited book reimbursement, and unlimited PTO—with a requirement of 15 days off at minimum. The company covers fertility benefits, and reimbursement for employees traveling for abortion procedures. Carta is committed to thinking creatively about ways to support its people—its policies evolve alongside the changing needs of its workforce.
Becoming a parent is a major milestone and Atlassian strives to offer caregivers time to spend with their children and family. To help support families, Atlassian provides 26 weeks of paid leave for birthing parents and 20 weeks of paid parental leave for non-birthing parents. We are committed to offering employees health and life benefits designed to meet the needs of Atlassians and their families. In the United States, Atlassian pays 100% of the monthly health and life benefits premiums for employees and eligible dependents. We also partner with Bright Horizons Back-Up Care to give employees access to backup care for their children, adults, and elderly family members.
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. The company also offers fertility benefits and adoption assistance. When the time comes to return to work, Avanade also wants to make life easier and provide peace of mind by offering backup care services for small children. (This benefit can also be used for aging relatives.) The company also offers remote work and flexible schedules and healthcare coverage for the entire family.
Intel provides up to 16 weeks paid disability for the reason of pregnancy (four weeks pre-birth and 12 weeks post birth). Through the Intel Paid Bonding Leave, eligible employees also receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave within the first 12 months following the child’s birth, adoption, or placement in foster care. When returning to work after bonding leave, Intel’s New Parent reintegration program allows parents to transition back to a regular full-time schedule by working a part-time schedule for up to 30 calendar days while receiving full-time pay.
Additionally, Intel employees are eligible to receive a lifetime maximum of $40,000 for expanded conception services, plus $20,000 of prescription drug coverage for conception-related conditions. U.S. employees can also receive up to $15,000 reimbursement for qualified adoption expenses per adoption. Other family benefits include the Andy Grove Scholarship for Intel Employees' Children program, access to free online tutoring services, discounted enrollment on childcare services, emergency backup childcare and up to 8-week Intel Paid Family leave.
5. Nitro, Inc.
In addition to having a flexible work environment, Nitro provides primary caregivers with up to 20 weeks of parental leave, followed by a phased return-to-work plan that is customized to each person’s specific needs. Secondary caregivers, including new parents via adoption and surrogacy, receive eight weeks of parental leave. The company also provides a $500 stipend for new parents to use as they see fit, such as hiring a lactation consultant or signing up for baby classes.
Nitro also provides support in family planning: Employees have access to fertility treatments and other related benefits through a partnership with Maven, and they get 10 days of dedicated parental leave for fertility treatments, doctor’s appointments, and adoption appointments, regardless of birthing status. In the event of a loss of miscarriage, parents receive two weeks of leave and are eligible for a custom phased return-to-work plan.
6. Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow pays 100% of most premiums for the employee and their family. In addition, we offer 16 weeks of parental leave for all caregivers, adoption assistance reimbursement of up to $5,000, and new parents can expense up to $500 for take-out meals during the first four weeks that they spent at home with their new baby.
We provide assistance programs and dependent care programs, as well as membership to the Calm app that helps employees and their families run their lives a little more smoothly. Stack Overflow also has an unlimited sick time policy. If you’re not feeling well, either mentally or physically, we encourage you to take time to heal. Stack offers flexibility to work remotely across the world with retirement resources and monthly fitness reimbursements.
7. Blueprint Medicines
Blueprint Medicines is a global precision therapy company that aims to invent life-changing therapies for people with cancer and rare diseases. Patients are at the center of everything we do. We know that in order to make a difference in their lives, we must create an environment where our employees—also known as the Blue Crew—can do their best work. Our culture of transparency, curiosity, and diversity pushes us to lead with integrity, act courageously, and draw upon a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to make decisions. Ideas come from everywhere, from the C-suite to new hires, and each day we commit to approach one another with respect and trust.
We care deeply about making a profound impact where it matters most. Learn more about who we are and explore our career opportunities below to join us on this journey.
8. Asensus Surgical
Asensus Surgical offers employees up to 16 weeks of paid leave after the birth of a child. Secondary caregivers receive two weeks of paid parental leave. We also offer employees a hybrid work environment, allowing employees to work up to two days a week remotely. At Asensus Surgical, employees are given the option of dependent and family coverage in our medical, health savings account, vision, and dental benefits. Employees are also given volunteer opportunities to enroll their dependent and or family members in long-term disability coverage, short-term disability coverage, and voluntary life insurance.
9. Panorama Education
We want to ensure Panorama is a place where existing and aspiring parents can thrive and succeed for years to come. In that spirit, we offer 16 weeks fully paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of caregiver status and tenure. We believe this is an important step in supporting our LGBTQIA+ parents and advancing gender equality. Following the return to Panorama from leave, parents have a four-week flexible transition period. This could look like returning part-time, no meeting days or adjusted schedule. We also provide at least two weeks of paid time off to parents who experience the pain of a miscarriage or late stage loss to give them space away from work to grieve, heal and support their partner.
In addition to flexible schedules, remote work, and healthcare coverage for the whole family, we provide equitable pay for Panoramians on variable compensation plans, who will be paid their base salary and pro-rated, on-target-earnings for the duration of their parental leave. We want all parents to enjoy time with their growing family and have equitable access to this fully paid benefit.
We offer 16 weeks of 100% paid leave after childbirth or adoption and six weeks paid paternity/partner leave, as well as fertility benefits, adoption assistance, flexible schedules, remote work, student loan repayment assistance, tutoring for children, and health coverage for the entire family. We also offer discounts on daycare and provide up to 10 days of back-up care through Care.com.
McMaster-Carr is an e-commerce company offering more than half a million products used to keep businesses in motion. The company owes its success to experimentation and innovation and invites team members to put their creativity to work. Whether the job is automating distribution operations, researching new products, or improving the company’s app, people flourish when they love to learn and pursue ambitious goals. An emphasis on curiosity and development leads to hiring for capability more than skill and celebrates diverse studies, experiences, backgrounds and identities. McMaster-Carr’s commitment to an inclusive workplace is evident in the way they form teams and develop on-site resources.
12. 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. We also offer back-up childcare, college coaching for your kids, and generous paid time off and floating holidays to maintain work-life balance.
At Broadridge, expecting moms receive 15 weeks of paid leave postpartum in addition to the 12 weeks offered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (not to exceed 26 weeks total). New parents also receive up to six weeks of paid time off to spend time with a new child after birth, adoption, or foster care. For expecting moms, this benefit is in addition to time off through FMLA or similar state laws and salary continuation. Other benefits for families include back-up childcare and flexible work arrangements.
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