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This Is Far And Away The Best Industry For New Dads


Of the 50 best companies for working fathers, nearly a third are in tech.

On Tuesday, father-focused parenting resource group Fatherly released its second annual ranking of the best places to work for new dads. At the top of the list: Netflix, which started a parental leave arms race last year when it announced a new policy featuring unlimited leave for both moms and dads for up to a year after a child’s birth.

Next on the list is Spotify, which recently expanded its gender-neutral policy to offer six months of paid leave, followed by Facebook (FB), which offers four months.


Of Fatherly’s top ten best companies for new fathers, eight are tech firms; the exceptions are retailer Patagonia and Bank of America (BAC). BoA isn’t exactly an outlier—finance was the second-most represented industry on the list. To create the ranking, Fatherly took into account paid leave for new fathers, flex time policies (and their adoption), childcare policies, and other work/life balance benefits.


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The ranking also revealed a major win for working dads: The average number of weeks of paternity leave in the companies on the list nearly doubled, jumping four weeks in 2015 to seven and a half weeks in 2016. Still, four weeks remains the most common policy, offered by nearly 40% of companies on the list.


Below, Fatherly’s top 15 employers. Click here to read the full list of 50.

  1. Netflix
  2. Spotify
  3. Facebook
  4. Patagonia
  5. Pinterest
  6. Google
  7. Microsoft
  8. Bank of America
  9. LinkedIn
  10. Twitter
  11. Airbnb
  12. Johnson & Johnson
  13. Accenture
  14. MasterCard
  15. Intuit