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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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Workday

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Employees say:

“This company has allowed me to balance both work and personal life. This is the first company that I worked for that I felt okay to be involved in my kids academics, volunteer and attend school functions without fear and still be ‘in the moment.’ and enjoy the moments. This has allowed me to spend valuable time with my kids and husband. In return, it makes me want to do and give the best I can for Workday.”

 

“If I want to step out of work for a couple hours because of a family event, I can do so and work remotely later in the evening or even just take the time off. Work-life balance is wonderful around here. The environment is highly collaborative. If you’re not able to do something because you have a heavy workload or I’m out of town, the team is more than willing to take care of your absence and solve the issues while you are unable to attend.”

Company Info

HQ Location Pleasanton, Calif.
Total # of Employees 6,000
Industry Information Technology

Parental Leave Information

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

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