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: 2
Full-Time Employees: 1,043
Headquartered in Brooklyn, Etsy, a global marketplace for creative (crocheted, bird-covered) goods, remains a standard bearer for the wellbeing of white collar workers. No longer a B Corporation, Etsy employs hundreds of programmers, customer advisors, and marketers who, in the wake of some high-level restructuring following a first quarter loss in 2017, now roll up into a largely new management team led by former American Express President of Consumer Products and Services Josh Silverman. Though Etsy, which is now publicly traded, was the subject of rumors do to the management shuffle, the company remains healthy (it posted its first $1 billion sales quarter in Q4 of 2017) and its employee perks, including 26 weeks of paid parental leave for all full-time employees, remain impressive.
Though Etsy lacks the notable child care programs that some other companies in Fatherly’s top 50 boast about, it does provide assistance programs for parents of special needs children and offer unlimited sick leave, which employees are encouraged to use to care for their children. Etsy also offers and adoption assistance program and, more famously, a suit of well-being programs so extensive that activist investors have pressured to company executives to chill with all the yoga.
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.