The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: Twitter

Fatherly‘s annual “Best Places To Work For New Dads” ranking tracks the progress of the 50 companies doing the most to help American fathers balance work and family life. Every company on our list offers exceptional benefits, including paid leave, access to child care subsidies or programs, and flexible time policies. Though the list changes every year, the overall trend among businesses actively engaging with the demand of fathers is positive. The average number of paid weeks off given to new fathers by companies on the list has, over the course of only two years, gone from four to 11, a 275 percent increase.

Naturally, many companies are appearing on this list for the third time. Corporations that are committed to helping parents tend to remain committed to helping parents. That’s good news for the employees of…


Twitter has long had an admirable parental leave program and may deserve some credit for leave-shaming other tech firms. This year, the company expanded its paid parental leave from 10 weeks to 20. Externally, the headline-worthy decision was buried under other Twitter-related news, but internally it was created with enthusiasm.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
  • Numbers of employees: 3,860
  • Paid Paternity Leave: 20 weeks
  • Industry: Tech
  • 2016 Rank: 9

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices

  • Twitter doesn’t have specific PTO policies. Instead, employees are allowed to take the time off they need as long, as they’re getting their work done.
  • Twitter’s “Dads On Leave” roundtables are a forum for fathers returning from leave to give those dads about to depart a preview of what’s to come.
  • Company-wide perks like free lunches, a rooftop deck for stretching out, and a gym help employees stay healthy and — when the fog hasn’t rolled in — tan.

2017 Rank: 6

For more context and more information on the companies working to help fathers, check out the complete 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads ranking, a breakdown of this year’s stats, an explanation or Fatherly‘s methodology, the story of Patagonia’s new revolutionary child care program, and our deep dive on the state of the modern American paternity leave experience.

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