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: 12Number of Employees: 1,200
Pinterest boards across the world serve as inspiration for new parents. The company’s policies probably should as well. The San Francisco-based social media player, which tweaked its policy last year, now offers 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave to both full-time mothers and fathers. It is worth noting that company statistics indicate that most employees don’t take full advantage of their leave. However, the fact the company tracks this is indicative of a long-term commitment to helping caregivers.
In addition to time off, Pinterest offers a month of “ramp up” time, during which new parents start part-time and gradually add hours as they get more comfortable splitting time. The company also provides adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, four one-on-one sessions with a parenting coach, four IVF treatments, credits with UrbanSitter and a subscription to BookTree, a service which delivers ten children’s book a month to borrow.
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.