The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: VMware

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…

VMware

VMware bet on the “cloud” back in 1998 and has been seeing a major payoff of late. The Dell subsidiary has become a destination for tech talent, which is saying something in Palo Alto. Part of that success may be attributable to the company’s human policies, which includes a flexible, 18-week paid parental leave program.

  • Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA
  • Numbers of employees: 9,527
  • Paid Paternity Leave: 18 weeks
  • Industry: Tech
  • 2016 Rank: New Entry

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices

  • New parents get a $250 “Welcome Baby Gift.”
  • VMWare also provides up to $5,000 per adoption or surrogacy, up to a $10,000 lifetime limit.
  • The non-accrued vacation policy allows employees to manage their time as long as they don’t waste the company’s.

2017 Rank: 7

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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