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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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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

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Employees say:

“Work-life balance is of paramount importance here. Colleagues and managers bend over backwards to ensure that all work gets done without getting in the way of home life. Even at my busiest, I always have the time I need to be a parent and I never have to miss special events with my kids.”


“Orrick cares about all employees, regardless of whether they are staff, associates, or partners. One of our strategic objectives at Orrick is to be the best law firm to work for and we really strive to meet that objective. We invest in people by offering them a lot of different training opportunities, we mentor and we provide meaningful work. We also provide great benefits, including a market-leading primary caregiver leave policy. We offer a lot of flexibility and will create arrangements in order to keep talented people.”

Company Info

HQ Location San Francisco
Total # of Employees 2,300
Industry Professional Services

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 168
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 90
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 20
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 20
Days of parental leave after child adoption 20
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? -
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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