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: 11
Full-Time Employees: 2,438
The company that disrupted how small business receive payments has moved from disruptor to financial tech leader, with 2,438 employees in San Francisco, a count that does not include their still-pending $365 million acquisition of e-commerce site Weebly. Leading the way as well for Silicon Valley employee benefits, Square offers an impressive 16 weeks of paid parental leave. That number should not shock those aware that Square actually shares a CEO, Jack Dorsey, with Twitter.
The company’s offerings for parents don’t end at leave. The company also covers fertility treatment (via Progyny), and pays up to $10,000 per child for adoption and surrogacy financial aid. As an added and very San Francisco perk, parents get $500 Caviar gift cards, a babysitter allowance, and parenting support service at Square’s Guidance Resource Center.
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.