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.
Google and YouTube (Alphabet)
2017 Rank: 32
Number of Employees: 72,000
This up-and-coming tech company is banking on a little thing called “internet searching” and “online video.” Obviously, most people know Google and it’s video juggernaut YouTube, the company, operating out of the Googleplex in Mountain View, California is so deeply linked to internet innovation that it has become a verb. And Google’s employees, nearly a third of whom of which work in research and development, enjoy some pretty nice perks. Every new parent is granted 12 paid weeks of leave.
Google’s ramp-back policy is perhaps the most attractive of the company’s myriad benefits. Employees are allowed to work at half-time for two weeks at full pay as they get back into the groove. Also, the free food is really good.
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.