Fatherly’s annual ranking of the best companies to work at for new dads are a celebration of corporations committing 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: 20
Number of Employees: 42,600 Full-time, 1,100 part-time
Median Salary: N/A
Capital One is a bank and financial services company headquartered in in McLean, Virginia. Capital One offers eight weeks of paid paternity leave to fathers, adoptive parents, and foster parents working full-time at 100 percent pay, as well as up to 18 weeks maternity leave at 100 percent pay. The company also has a flex-time program, which is slightly unusual in financial services.
Capital One also offers backup childcare support in case of emergencies, a surrogacy reimbursement program for prospective parents, and similar support for families growing through adoption.
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.