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The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads: Starbucks

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…


Starbucks has long upheld a reputation for offering employee benefits, but Howard Schultz isn’t resting on his laurels. The world’s biggest little mermaid recently updated their offering to include paid parental leave for fathers and to expand paid leave for in-store employees.

  • Headquarters: Seattle, WA
  • Number of employees: 238,000
  • Paid Paternal Leave: 12 weeks
 (corporate employees)
  • Industry: Food & Beverage
  • 2016 Rank: New Entry

Notable Father-Friendly Policies And Practices

  • In-store employees who have recently given birth now get 6 weeks of paid time-off at 100 percent of their annual pay; previously, it was 67 percent
  • Full-time corporate employees are offered 12 weeks of leave at 100 percent pay.

2017 Rank: 18

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.