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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:

“My work team has a number of parents who have the flexibility to attend school functions and take their kids to camp because we have the trust in one another that the work will get done and we know that no one is dropping the ball. And that attitude extends outside of my immediate team. We practice what we preach here in terms of flexibility, and that makes a world of difference. I know that I end up working longer hours because I’m in a home office and it’s easy to stay connected for too long, but it doesn’t FEEL like longer hours because I can break for dinner and TV with my family and then come back.”


“I have two babies at home and my wife also has a demanding career. I am really testing the work-life balance and flexibility ambitions of the firm. So far, I have encountered zero resistance to my unique schedule. I feel I have been given all of the tools to be ‘present’ even when I am not, at all hours of the day.”

Company Info

HQ Location New York City
Total # of Employees 45,428
Industry Professional Services

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 130
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 75
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 130
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 30
Days of parental leave after child adoption 130
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? -
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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