The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: Roche Diagnostics

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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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Roche Diagnostics

Roche is a research-focused healthcare company that leads the way in developing diagnostic tools for everything from diabetes to fertility. The company offers unlimited sick days and managers are encouraged to help new parents sort of comfortable work arrangements.

  • Headquarters: Indianapolis, IN
  • Number of employees: 4,500
  • Paid Paternity Leave: 8 weeks
  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals (Biotech)
  • 2016 Rank: 22

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices

  • Employees who work at the Indianapolis headquarters are eligible for their kids to attend the onsite YMCA summer camp.
  • For those feeling chained to their desks, there’s a 45-acre park on the campus that includes a walking trail, pond, garden, baseball fields, volleyball and basketball courts.

2017 Rank: 43

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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