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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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Marriott International

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Employees say: “Mr. J.W. Marriott’s founding principle of ‘Taking care of our people’ is implemented through all tiers of the company’s infrastructure. The reason I decide to work here was because my wife had worked for Marriott when we lost our infant daughter. We both took leave from our jobs, and when Christmas came that year, money was tight and we couldn’t give our oldest daughter as much as we’d hoped. A couple of weeks before Christmas, my wife received a package at the hotel from two executives who wished to remain anonymous. The package was filled with toys for a girl around 5 (which our daughter was at the time). The generosity floored me and I became a Marriott employee about seven months later and have been here almost six years now! This company, the managers, really do care about their people. Mr. Marriott has helped carry on his father’s ideals and they resonate throughout the company.”


“This company does a great job of promoting wellbeing and work-life balance. When my family needed to relocate for my husband’s job, my supervisor had no qualms about letting me work remote full-time and completely supported me.”

Company Info

HQ Location Bethesda, Md.
Total # of Employees 218,512
Industry Hospitality

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 70
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 10
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 70
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 10
Days of parental leave after child adoption 70
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? HQ
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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