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: 5
Number of Employees: 37,666
Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, Facebook is likely best known for being the pre-eminent social platform used by more than two billion people across most of the planet. Facebook has long been a leader on issues related to work/life balance and offers robust benefits for parents, including 17 weeks of paid parental leave.
Facebook also provides financial support to parents who are trying to conceive or adopt and a daycare reimbursement and child care subsidies to those who have – as well as backup childcare services in case of emergencies. Facebook employees also have unlimited sick days, three paid days for family sick time and 6 weeks paid family leave. and three specific paid days set aside for childcare.
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.