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.
2017 Rank: 19
Number of Employees: 4,000+
Median Salary: N/A
Headquartered in San Francisco, Airbnb has 4,000 employees working all over the globe and has been massively expanding both its reach and its headcount over recent years. The company, which has disrupted the hotel industry, offers 10 weeks of paid paternity leave (and 12 weeks of maternity leave). The parental leave policy extends to mothers, fathers, same-sex couples, and people who adopt their children. The leave does not all have to be taken at once. These parental and maternity leave programs are offered in conjunction with what Airbnb refers to as a “Return to Work” program, in which new parents who are returning to work can work four day weeks for up to eight weeks after their return.
Airbnb does not offer aid to parents who are trying to conceive or adopt, although they have expressed interest in doing so. They also do not provide on-site childcare, but they partner with Bright Horizons for back-up childcare and arranges tuition discounts at childcare centers and at tutoring and test prep organizations. Airbnb also allows employees to take sick leave to care for their children should they fall ill.
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.