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The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: Pinterest

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…


The social media scrapbooking site takes its parental leave offering as seriously as it does DIY tips and smoothie recipes. New parents get 16 weeks of paid leave, as well as a transitional month where parents are only required to come in once a week.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
  • Number Of Employees: 1,000+
  • Paid Paternity Leave: 16 weeks
  • Industry: Tech
  • 2016 Rank: 6

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices:

  • Pinterest has non-accrued vacation and unlimited sick time so employees are encouraged to take the time off they need.
  • In addition to parental leave, they also offer 12 weeks of paid Family Care Leave, where employees can attend to a sick family member or bond with a new child entering the family by birth, adoption, or foster care placement.

2017 Rank: 12

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.