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: 30Number of Employees: 50,682 full-time employees
Intel, the world’s second-largest semiconductor chip maker, invented the microprocessors and has been actively innovating ever since. Not content to sit on its techno-laurels, the company recruits top researchers and experts in part by offering competitive perks, including eight weeks of parental leave that can be taken anytime within the first year of a new baby’s life. Employees can also take up to 12-weeks of paid parental leave to take care of sick or needy children.
Intel also offers parents a child care subsidy and provides employees with emergency backup child care if needed. Beyond that, they offer lots of support for parents with special needs children. Intel also offers employees creative options for balancing work and family life like compressed work weeks, flextime programs, alternate start times, and telecommuting.
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.