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: “Work-life balance and the ability to work from remote locations enables us to juggle the demands of our jobs with our family obligations. I can’t say enough good things about how much I value the fact that I can work full time here and feel valued, and also still be home to get my kids off to school in the morning. I never feel judged by others for working from wherever I need to in order to balance both personal and professional demands.”


“I love the emphasis on work-life balance and on personal development. I know that if something unexpected crops up with my child, I can work it out with my supervisor without any hassle like you would find in other workplaces. At SAP, it’s understood that people have family obligations and work should be a part of life that excites you, not one that drains you. The emphasis on personal development reinforces that I’m cared for as a person, not just an employee.”

Company Info

HQ Location Newtown Square, Pa.
Total # of Employees 79,061
Industry Information Technology

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 35
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 90
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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