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.
Johnson & Johnson
2017 Rank: 21
Number of Employees: 134,000
New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, the company behind popular household brands like Band-Aid, Tylenol, and Johnson’s Baby Power, remains one of the largest companies on this list with over 134,000 employees. This last year, J&J expanded its parental leave policy internationally, building on policies that have been in effect stateside since 2015. The company now offers eight weeks of paid time off to all parents in every country where it has operating companies.
In addition to a generous and meaningful flextime policy, J&J offers onsite childcare at its New Brunswick headquarters and six other US locations. The company also offers coverage for fertility treatments up to $35,000 and reimburses employees who adopt a child up to $20,000.
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.