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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 never ever feel guilt taking time off. I have two young children and taking time off is something that will happen. It’s a fact of life. We have a buddy system with other managers that help cover someone who is away. It is brilliant and take all the stress away from not being there. The benefits are outstanding too. The back up day care has allowed me and my wife to remain working, even if our normal provider cannot take care of the children.”


“As a soon-to-be working mother, this company makes me feel like I can be successful at work and at home. There is always the thought of ‘how will I balance?’ or ‘what will I sacrifice?’ The openness of leadership and support of colleagues has been overwhelming. They are excited for me and want to make sure that I feel comfortable with all the change that is about to come my way. I don’t think I would have felt this way with either of my previous employers.”

Company Info

HQ Location San Francisco
Total # of Employees 8,142
Industry Hospitality

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 60
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 30
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 60
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 30
Days of parental leave after child adoption 48
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? -
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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