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: “Our pets are treated as members of the business family, too. My dog has been coming to the office for 7 years now and pretty much does half my work for me. Okay, not really. But the pets at work does make a happy environment that you do not have elsewhere. It honestly is a large reason I don’t look to move to other businesses. The business goes above and beyond when it comes to encouraging work-life balance and will even say something if they see this is not a healthy balance (both ways).”


“Mars is a family owned business and this thought carries down to every associate. Working here feels like you have a ‘work family,’ as everyone helps everyone. Also, we make connections outside of work and truly value each other as individuals. My daughter had her first day of kindergarten, and as a mom I was a little emotional, but my team was right behind, sending me notes about what a great mom I am as encouragement on an emotional day. I feel extremely grateful to be a MARS associate and plan to be here for my career.”

Company Info

HQ Location McLean, Va.
Total # of Employees 13,193
Industry Manufacturing & Production

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 60
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 65
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 30
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 30
Days of parental leave after child adoption 30
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? -
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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