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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:

“The parental leave policies are the best I’ve ever seen. I just got back from leave and friends were shocked that I could take so much time off. It has made a huge difference to my family, and having that time was very important. The company does so many little things to promote having a great life outside work—wellness seminars, gym reimbursement, free membership to nanny websites, even a stipend for meals when I went out on leave! The list goes on.”


“The parental leave is amazing—I got back from four months off (!!) after I gave birth to my daughter and was able to participate in gradual return, where I only worked four days a week for the first month. In addition to that, I was given incredible emotional support from my managers and coworkers. They supported me as I dealt with the transition and there was also no pressure to come back and ‘hit the ground running.’ Salesforce also provides wellness rooms for new nursing mothers, which are equipped with reclining chairs, a fridge for milk, a sink, cubbies for your supplies, and even its own Medela nursing pump!”

Company Info

HQ Location San Francisco
Total # of Employees 22,070
Industry Information Technology

Parental Leave Information

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

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