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The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: Etsy

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…


Far from just a platform connecting customers to craftsmen, Etsy is a retail movement run by serious people more interested in disrupting the status quo than in bird stencils. The B Corps’s devotion to out of the branded box thinking extends to parental leave program, which offers employees a gender-blind 26 weeks of time off.

  • Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY
  • Number of employees: 1,043
  • Paid Paternity Leave: 26 weeks
  • Industry: Tech
  • 2016 Rank: New Entry

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices:

  • Eight weeks of parental leave must be taken continuously in the first six months, but employees are allowed to space out the rest over two years after the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Etsy boasts dedicated parents’ rooms, decorated with artwork created by Etsy sellers, and a rooftop garden overlooking downtown Manhattan.
  • Etsy offers employees a twice-weekly communal meal — inevitably called “Eatsy” — from a local restaurant or caterer.

2017 Rank: 2

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.