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: N/ANumber of Employees: 3,500 in the United States, 7,650 GloballyMedian Salary: N/A
The brainchild of an MIT engineer, Akamai Technologies is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Akamai Technologies is a leading provider of cloud computing services and content delivery in over 120 countries worldwide. Its 3,500 U.S. employees receive 10 weeks of paid family leave at full salary to either care for a new child or an ill family member. And while Akamai doesn’t offer conception services, it does offer adoption reimbursement and a wide-ranging employee assistance program that includes everything from one-on-one counseling to help identifying suitable daycares or summer camps.
Akamai also stands out for its flexible work arrangements, daycare and Au Pair discounts, 15 days of subsidized back-up child care, and even free memberships to Care.com. Even more fitting a tech company, the company also provides new parents with a free personal concierge service to “help shrink employees’ to-do lists and save valuable time,” as well as on-site chair massages and tax preparation.
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.