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The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: Square

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…


Square went from marketing a headphone jack-enabled service to becoming a coffee shop staple to taking over the small business payroll software game. It’s no surprise the company makes the list given that it now shares CEO Jack Dorsey with Twitter, an unusual arrangement that has worked out well for parents at the 8-year-old firm.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
  • Number Of Employees: 2,000 (Worldwide)
  • Paid Paternity Leave: 16 weeks
  • Industry: Tech
  • 2016 Rank: New Entry

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices:

  • Square’s resources for new parents include welcome gifts, counseling and support, food delivery, and an upcoming babysitting allowance.
  • Square offers unlimited vacation — not that employees are likely to abuse the privilege — as well as on-site dining, massages, acupuncture, chiropractors, and yoga classes to keep employees comfortable back at the office.

2017 Rank: 11

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.