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: N/A
Number of Employees: 2,600
Though heavily invested in autonomous cars, Lyft knows it’s people that make the company flourish. The company, headquartered in the vibrant SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, places a strong emphasis on providing an open and inclusive workplace. And that inclusivity applies to parents. New parents are offered 18 weeks of paid leave, which can be taken all-at-once or in weekly increments within a year of birth. This benefit is open to biological, adoptive and foster parents.
Lyft also offers support groups for parents like UpLyft Parents, an internal group that helped shape the company’s paid leave policy, and planned Lyft’s recent “Take Our Kids to Work Day.” The company also partners with the company Lyra, which provides mental health support to new parents, to provide more meaningful support — an unusual and impressive perk.
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.