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The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: Airbnb

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…


Airbnb recently upped their paid paternity leave from eight weeks to 10. In addition to 10 weeks of paid parental leave, the company provides up to 12 weeks of paid pregnancy leave. And the $2,000 annual travel stipend could be put to good use on a babymoon.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
  • Number of employees: 1,500+
  • Paid Paternal Leave: 10 weeks
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • 2016 Rank: 10

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices

  • Airbnb offers employees family care benefits through Bright Horizons, which provides parents with access to subsidized backup child- and adult/elder care to help them better manage demands.
  • Airbnb’s “return to work” program allows new parents to work four days a week for the first eight weeks back at 100 percent pay.

2017 Rank: 19

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.