Social media and tech giant Facebook offers its 52,500 U.S. employees extremely competitive perks, especially around family planning.
New moms and dads alike can take up to 16 weeks off to bond with their kids before gradually returning to work, regardless of whether they’ve had their own biological child or adopted. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who took two months off after his own children were born, set an example from the top that we hope more leaders will model as paternity leave continues to gain popularity.
Now that Facebook can’t exactly offer onsite childcare to its workforce in a safe way, the company reimburses employees who pay for childcare or babysitting up to $3,000 per kid per year. The company also provides up to ten days of backup childcare or eldercare for times when unexpected issues pop up and parents find themselves in a bind.