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The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: Adobe

Every company on our list offers exceptional benefits for fathers.

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…


One of the original Silicon Valley elite, the creators of the ubiquitous design software offer their parents paid leave, flexible hours, subsidized day care, and up to $5,000 in adoption expenses.

  • Headquarters: San Jose, CA
  • Number of employees: 16,000
  • Paid Paternity Leave: 4 weeks
  • Industry: Tech
  • 2016 Rank: 32

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices

  • Adobe contributes up to $1,200 in child care expenses, tax-free when employees enroll into a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account. Employees also get access to Bright Horizon’s Care Advantage backup day care solutions.
  • Their Welcome Back program lets employees and managers sit down to figure out an alternative work arrangement for up to 120 days after an employee takes an extended leave of three months or longer.

2017 Rank: 49

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.