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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:

“I love how flexible things are at Kimley-Horn. If you need time off, you take it off—no questions asked. As long as you are putting in hard work while you are here and taking care of your clients, the firm can be very flexible with your work-life balance. They reward you extremely well for your hard work.”


“As a new mother, I was worried about returning about finding a work-life balance that would fit my needs. Kimley-Horn has a program for new moms, where you are paired with a mom who has been through the same experience. She checks in with me periodically to see how my transition is going. We talk about how to find the right work-life balance, deadline management, etc. Support through this program made me very supported by my co-workers and fellow moms in the workplace. I have been able to tweak my working hours as necessary to accommodate my family’s schedule. It’s great to know that I can adjust my schedule as my family’s needs evolve, and still be able to provide exceptional client service and take pride in my job. Because of the support I feel at Kimley-Horn, I feel empowered.”

Company Info

HQ Location Raleigh, N.C.
Total # of Employees 2,822
Industry Professional Services

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth Confidential
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 35
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 60
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 5
Days of parental leave after child adoption 60
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? -
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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