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The 50 Best Workplaces for Working Parents 2016

Fortune’s first-ever list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents highlights companies with flexible scheduling, supportive coworkers, and an emphasis on balance.

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Published together with our partner, Fortune, The Best Workplaces for Parents ranking is based upon feedback 122,482 working parents at Great Place to Work–Certified companies who completed our Trust Index© Employee Survey. Mothers, fathers and their colleagues answered 58 questions about the reality of their day-to-day workplace experience, including organization-wide support for work-life balance, the quality of benefits, the fairness of opportunities for professional development and advancement, and their overall assessment of the quality of their workplace.

To determine the winners, Great Place to Work analyzed how positively mothers and fathers experience their workplace overall, paying special attention to an index of factors where parents tended to have a less positive experience than colleagues without children. Rankings also take into account how favorably parents experience their workplace relative to colleagues without children; as well as the availability and generosity of maternity and paternity leave programs, adoption support and childcare programs. Organizations needed to have at least 50 employees to be considered and are compared to peers of a similar size.

To find out more about how to apply to this and other Best Workplace(TM) lists, visit Great Place to Work.

Fortune’s first-ever list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents highlights companies with flexible scheduling, supportive coworkers, and an emphasis on balance. Rankings are determined by employee surveys and other office metrics.    

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American Express

Lauren Andersen

Employees say:

“I am able to work virtual which has been a true God-send. My dad was diagnosed with cancer last year and had to do hospice. I wanted to be his caregiver, but I am a single parent of a 3-year-old as well. I also live almost two hours away from the office. When I explained to my leader, she immediately told me to go completely virtual, as family always comes first. This meant the world to me as I was able to spend the last few months my dad had with him. … American Express really does stand by work-life balance, and this and many other factors make this a company I want to work for until I retire.”

 

“Working women and mothers are treated fairly. New mothers receive paid maternity leave and parents are given paid parental leave.”

Company Info

HQ Location New York City
Total # of Employees 55,064
Industry Financial Services & Insurance

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 60
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 60
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 30
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 30
Days of parental leave after child adoption 30
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? HQ
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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