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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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Employees say:

“Having worked at other companies in the same industry, I understand the yardstick by which law firms typically operate. Baker Donelson is like no other law firm in the region. Indeed, Baker Donelson stands out as a great place to work regardless of industry. … When meeting with a health care provider to discuss my health insurance benefits for the upcoming birth of my child, the physician’s office administrator was floored (in a good way) at the quality, cost, and convenience of my health benefits—and my parental leave options! I have the option of working from home some days of my work week and do not simply because I enjoy working in the office so much. My coworkers (regardless of department or job title) are family. What we do matters. There is a sense of community. We are uniquely positioned to help our communities. There is a constant atmosphere of philanthropy, open communication, and excellence.”


“I have small children and a husband that works insane hours. I am always given the flexibility I need to take care of my family. Whether it be working remotely, from home or in the office I am trusted to get my work done regardless of where I am physically located. I cannot say enough about the great work-life balance this firm provides, especially when it comes to single (or pseudo-single) parents.”

Company Info

HQ Location Memphis
Total # of Employees 1,338
Industry Professional Services

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 85
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 52
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 15
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 15
Days of parental leave after child adoption 50
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? -
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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