Think you can’t moonlight at a great job while fulfilling your rewarding full-time job of being a parent? Think again!
Fortunately the 21st-century workplace has made great strides in offering good job opportunities while still respecting the roles of parents (cue the celestial music). There are some employers that are overachievers in this area, and the company Great Place to Work has found them.
They surveyed 122,482 employees around the nation to find the workplaces that offer the best environment for parents—offering perks like fully paid parental leave, on-site daycare, and child care reimbursement.
The employees were asked about their day-to-day work environments, including questions about quality of benefits, fairness of opportunities, support for work–life balance, and their overall assessment of the companies that they work for.
Excited to find out where to apply? Let’s dive into the best companies of 2017.
A multinational professional services network headquartered in London. Ranked as the most prestigious accounting firm in the world for seven consecutive years (Vault Accounting 50).
Awesome Perks: 130 days of maternity and paternity leave after childbirth, 130 days of parental leave after child adoption, 75 fully paid business days for maternity leave, child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late
Hiring For: strategy analyst, tax manager, compensation consulting manager
2. Edward Jones
Financial services firm headquartered in Des Peres, Missouri, with over 14,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada and more than 7 million clients. The firm focuses on individual investors and small businesses.
Awesome Perks: 120 fully paid business days for maternity leave, 14 fully paid days for paternity leave, child care cost reimbursement for work travel or working late
Hiring For: financial advisor
3. Ultimate Software
American technology company based out of Weston, Florida, that develops and sells UltiPro, a cloud-based human capital management solution for businesses. As of April 2017, total revenues reportedly exceed $781 million.
Awesome Perks: 50 fully paid business days for maternity leave and 20 days of parental leave after child adoption
Hiring For: office manager, finance administrator, strategic accounts associate, customer support manager
Based in Palo Alto, California, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies that provides cloud and virtualization software and services.
Awesome Perks: 90 fully paid business days for maternity leave, paternity leave, and parental leave after child adoption
Hiring For: staff engineer, security strategist, systems engineer, NSX java spring developer internship, intern, senior finance manager
5. Alston & Bird
International global law firm with more than 800 lawyers in 11 offices throughout the world. Advises major companies including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Starbucks, Toyota, UPS, and Amazon.
Awesome Perks: 90 fully paid business days for maternity leave, on-site child care center at headquarters, 20 fully paid business days for paternity leave
Hiring For: payroll manager, temporary project attorney, billing coordinator, data steward, HR manager, sales coordinator, branch manager
International law firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices nationwide and in the U.K. and China. Recognized as a leader for its technology practice and widely regarded as one of Silicon Valley’s go-to law firms.
Awesome Perks: 100 business days of maternity leave, 60 days of paternity leave, 100 days of parental leave after child adoption
Hiring For: legal secretary, accounts payable coordinator, pricing analyst, project manager, trademark paralegal
One of America’s premier design consulting firms and the nation’s leading engineering firm for multi-family residential and retail properties, with offices across the U.S.
Awesome Perks: 60 business days of paternity leave and 60 days of parental leave after child adoption
Hiring For: project manager, project engineer, transit engineer, transportation engineer, marketing coordinator
8. Quicken Loans
Mortgage lending company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. The second largest overall retail lender in the U.S. and the largest online retail mortgage lender.
Awesome Perks: On-site child care center at the Detroit headquarters, 90 business days of maternity leave and 90 days of parental leave after child adoption
Hiring For: data architect, human resources report writer, space planner, facilities service coordinator, software engineer
American global telecommunications company that services U.S. residential and commercial customers in 40 states. The largest broadcasting and cable television monopoly in the world by revenue.
Awesome Perks: Comcast keeps their benefits confidential, but a trusted source (i.e., Glassdoor) says that they offer, “Maternity management, adoption assistance, child and elder care resources, help buying a car/home, going back to school, fitting wellness into your lifestyle.”
Hiring For: communication technician, ad sales account executive, supervisor, enterprise account executive, installer, retail sales consultant
A U.K.-incorporated multinational professional services firm with headquarters in NYC. The largest professional services firm in the world and one of the “Big Four” accounting firms in the world. Provides financial services and has more than 244,000 employees worldwide.
Awesome Perks: 120 fully paid business days for maternity leave, 80 fully paid business days for paternity leave and parental leave, and child care reimbursement for work travel or working late
Hiring For: receptionist, manager, solution engineer, technical implementation specialist, consultant, tax manager, digital and print designer