The 50 Best Places to Work For New Dads 2018: eBay

Our list of 50 Best Places to Work For New Dads in 2018 recognizes companies with exceptional paternity leave and benefits programs.

by Fatherly
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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.


Rank: 22

2017 Rank: N/ANumber of Employees: 14,100

Since 1995, eBay has been one of the largest commerce platforms. Today, millions buy and sell goods using eBay’s trademark bidding system or simply treat eBay as a more traditional (albeit massive) store. The San Jose-based company has more than 14,000 employees, made up of mostly engineers, and offers all full-time employees an impressive 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave for both primary and secondary caregivers to all full-time employees. Part-time employees, which make up approximately half of the company’s staff, are also eligible to 12 weeks of parental leave, though they are only paid a prorated amount, while contractors are not given any parental leave.

Although eBay does not offer onsite childcare nor childcare subsidies which are offered by other companies on the list, the company does offer backup childcare support in case of emergencies, along with backup dependent care. The company also has a flextime policy that nearly all employees take advantage of the policy, which is a massive boon to working parents. Additionally, eBay helps employees to enroll in classes or programs if they are interested in learning new skills.

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.

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