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

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

by Fatherly

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: 20

2017 Rank: 22Number of Employees: 15,000

Based in South San Francisco, Genentech is one of the premier pharmaceutical corporations in America. In 2017, the company showed its commitment to supporting new parents by increasing its parental leave policy to eight weeks for both “primary” and “secondary” caregivers. The leave is available to all of the company’s nearly 15,000 full-time employees.

And parental leave is far from the only benefit Genentech has for new parents. Employees also have all-important access to the company’s onsite childcare and the ability to put childcare subsidies toward individual caregiving solutions. Genentech also has generous flextime policy, which parents returning to work from parental leave may be able to use to work from home or adjust working hours to fit their unpredictable parenting schedules. On top of all of that, the biotech company is loaded with cool perks that help parents achieve a healthy work-life balance, including onsite dental, gym, medical care, dry cleaning and a concierge service.

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.