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.
Lexmark International, Inc.
2017 Rank: N/A
Number of Employees: 2,220
Lexmark International, Inc., a global printing manufacturer headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, helps clients worldwide with imaging services and solutions. A majority of the company’s employees work in research, development, and sales at company headquarters. The company offers six weeks of paid parental leave. There are also flex-time and unlimited vacation programs.
Notably, Lexmark provides onsite childcare at headquarters. Employees are also offered back up child care support in care of emergencies.
“Lexmark’s unlimited vacation program allows employees to take time off when they need it in a way that supports a healthy and effective work/life balance,” Sheri Evans Depp, Lexmark’s talent management director, told Fatherly. “This approach to time off is not based on tenure, especially great for people younger in their career, and allows the employee and manager to meet business needs while reinforcing our culture of flexibility.”
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.