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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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The Boston Consulting Group

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Employees say:

“This company makes it a strong priority to encourage good work-life balance. They also have amazing benefits, including free health insurance and subsidized backup care for elders and children. Additionally, they welcome minorities of all types and celebrate women and encourage gender equality. Everyone has a place here.”


“I have been working at a reduced capacity for the last few years and my workload matches my hours. I know that this is unusual because in my prior firm (also on the list of best employers), reduced-capacity employees worked a full-time workload with reduced pay. In that firm, I did a full-time job in four days and I got 80% pay. I also got frozen in my career advancement. At BCG there is a real balance between availability and workload. This allows me to actually have the time I need during the workweek for my family responsibilities. And I still got promoted because I am judged by my contribution, not my hours.”

Company Info

HQ Location Boston
Total # of Employees 12,734
Industry Professional Services

Parental Leave Information

Business days of maternity leave after childbirth 80
Fully-paid business days for maternity leave 80
Business days of paternity leave after childbirth 40
Fully-paid business days for paternity leave 40
Days of parental leave after child adoption 40
Onsite child care center
Onsite childcare only at HQ? -
Child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late

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