Fatherly’s annual “50 Best Places to Work for New Dads” ranking is a celebration of corporations committed to helping men manage their dual roles as providers and caregivers. Though only one company can be ranked number one, every company featured has provided real support for working parents with exceptional and thoughtful offerings.
2017 Rank: N/ANumber of Employees: 14,142 in the United States, 29,000 Globally
Boston Scientific, with corporate headquarters located Marlborough, Massachusetts, is a med-tech company focused on addressing unmet patient needs and reducing healthcare costs While creating innovative medical interventions like the Heartlogic heart failure diagnostic service, Boston Scientific employees have access to excellent benefits. The company’s ranking on this list went up this year thanks to a 2017 policy change resulting in an increase in paid leave that doubled time for non-birth parents from two to four weeks. Birth mothers receive 12 weeks of paid leave.
Boston Scientific helps new parents with on-site childcare at discounted rates at their three largest U.S. locations. And they provide employees with 10 days of backup emergency childcare. Additionally, the company offers a variety of flextime programs including “compressed workweeks”, telecommuting and gradual return to work.
Fatherly’s 2018 rankings are based on a scoring metric inclusive of data related to company policies on the following issues: paid parent leave, ramp-back time, flextime, onsite childcare, childcare subsidies, backup childcare, number of sick days, support groups, fertility aid, adoption aid, student loan assistance, education funding, bereavement leave, elder care planning. Length of paid leave, onsite childcare, and ramp-back time were the most heavily weighted ranking factors.