The 50 Best Places to Work For New Dads 2018: 3M

Our list of 50 Best Places to Work For New Dads in 2018 recognizes companies with exceptional paternity leave and benefits programs.

by Fatherly

Fatherly’s annual “50 Best Places to Work for New Dads” ranking is a celebration of corporations committed to helping men manage their dual roles as providers and caregivers. Though only one company can be ranked number one, every company featured has provided real support for working parents with exceptional and thoughtful offerings.


Rank: 45

2017 Rank: 28Number of Employees: 36,364

3M has their hands in more than a few things. Need sand paper? They got you! Need adhesives? They got that too! Need a flame retardant body suit? They’re on top of it. The company, which is headquartered in Minnesota, started offering paid parental leave at the beginning of 2017 and now gives all new parents 10 weeks of fully paid time off — if you want to call it that.

Along with assistance programs for employees who are expecting as well as for those trying to conceive, 3M also offers flexible assistance when it comes to child care and can provide back up childcare support if there is an emergency. Offering an education allowance, 3M is also a great place to work if you’re looking to build out your skillset ahead of starting a family. Moreover, 3M extends the benefits to their part time workers as well, so it’s perfect for those looking to spend a little more time at home with the family.

Fatherly’s 2018 rankings are based on a scoring metric inclusive of data related to company policies on the following issues: paid parent leave, ramp-back time, flextime, onsite childcare, childcare subsidies, backup childcare, number of sick days, support groups, fertility aid, adoption aid, student loan assistance, education funding, bereavement leave, elder care planning. Length of paid leave, onsite childcare, and ramp-back time were the most heavily weighted ranking factors.