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.
Bain & Company
2017 Rank: 33
Number of Employees: 8,000
Bain, a notoriously high pressure and elite Boston-based legal and consulting firm, advises C-level executive on corporate strategy. Sometimes that means making moves at the home office. In 2016, Bain increased paid parental leave to eight weeks for all parents regardless of their full or part time status. Paid leave for the birthing parent was also increased from 12 to 16 weeks at that time. New and expecting parents also have access to mentors through formal, informal and employee resource group mentoring programs.
Notably, Bain has a fantastic flex time policy. Employees can change their daily workday schedule on a periodic or regular basis. Bain also offers remote work and telecommuting arrangements and sometimes facilitates leaves of absence for workers.
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.