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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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Plante & Moran

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Employees say:

“Work-life balance is something that all employees, regardless of level, really do get to enjoy. When I joined Plante Moran as an administrative assistant, I thought there was no way that I would be able to find a good balance, since I supported three partners. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised.”


“One of the most unique things about Plante Moran is the amount of control you have over your career. You can explore different industries, firm services, etc. without going outside of the firm to do so. You also are in control of your schedule, and vacation and work hours are largely up to you, within certain parameters of course.”

Company Info

HQ Location Southfield. Mich.
Total # of Employees 2,165
Industry Professional Services

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 130
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 30
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 130
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave -
Days of parental leave after child adoption 130
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? All
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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