The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: Red Hat

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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…

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Red Hat

A global, open-source software company headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Red Hat is unusual in that it has embraced telecommuting and “de-location.” More than 25 percent of company employees work remotely full-time.

  • Headquarters: Raleigh, NC
  • Number of employees: 10,000
  • Paid Paternity Leave: 6 weeks
  • Industry: Tech
  • 2016 Rank: 38

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices

  • Red Hatters take advantage of a telemedicine program with 24/7 access to medical advice via video conferencing.
  • The company recently increased its paid leave allowance from four to six weeks.

2017 Rank: 40

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.

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