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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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Arnold & Porter

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Employees say:

“In the world of law firms, A&P is unique in that it offers the same parental leave to staff and attorneys. Most law firms provide much more parental leave to their attorneys. In addition, the Washington, D.C. office has an onsite childcare center that is run by the firm (as opposed to an outside childcare company). This keeps the cost down, as the firm is not profiting from running the facility, and it provides a sense of family since the caregivers are also A&P employees.”


“Arnold & Porter is at its best when an employee is going through a personal crisis: health, family, or otherwise. The response from top to bottom is that in such circumstances the employees responsibility is to be away from work and take care of whatever is going on. The concern expressed is not, ‘When will you be back?’ or, ‘Can you still get your work done?’ It is: ‘How can we support you by taking work off your plate?'”

Company Info

HQ Location Washington
Total # of Employees 1,351
Industry Professional Services

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 120
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 90
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 30
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 30
Days of parental leave after child adoption 120
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? HQ
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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