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The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: LinkedIn

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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…


LinkedIn can help aspiring fathers find all kinds of new gigs with better paternity benefits, but smart workers would do well to drive straight to the headquarters of the most buttoned-up social network on Earth. The company’s leave policy and family-friendly stipends suggest that it has been paying attention to what attracts great talent.

  • Headquarters: Mountain View, CA
  • Number of employees: 10,000
  • Paid Parental Leave: 6 weeks
  • Industry: Tech
  • 2016 Rank: 20

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices

  • LinkedIn offers financial assistance with cryopreservation for medical and non-medical reasons, infertility diagnosis, and treatment, $20,000 surrogacy benefit, and $5,000 for adoption assistance
  • The company covers doula costs for both  in-home and hospital births
  • LinkedIn tacks on $2,000 a year for child care expenses.

2017 Rank: 37

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.