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: 45
Number of Employees: 18,838
IKEA is, rather famously, a Swedish company. IKEA U.S., however, is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Most of the American employees work in distribution warehouses. Those that have done so for more than a year are entitled to 12 weeks of parental leave and those who have done so for three years or longer are entitled to 16 weeks of parental leave. The first half of the offered leave is fully paid; the second half is paid at half of the employee’s salary. Employees can take leave all at once or incrementally.
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.