Slideshow 10 best companies for working parents

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  • September 29 2015, 8:35am EDT

With companies such as Adobe and Nestle making recent headlines for expanding their paid parental leave programs, these benefits appear to be gaining traction as an important recruiting and retention tool. Here is the average number of paid weeks off new parents receive at the top 10 companies on Working Mother’s annual list of best companies.


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Abbott

Number of U.S. employees: 16,711


Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average): 6
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average): 0
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average): 2


Company sponsors back-up child care: Yes
Percentage of employees who use flex time: 97

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Deloitte

Number of U.S. employees: 46,258


Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average): 14
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average): 18
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average): 8


Company sponsors back-up child care: Yes
Percentage of employees who use flex time: 95

Ernst & Young

Number of U.S. employees: 35,240


Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average): 12
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average): 6
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average): 6


Company sponsors back-up child care: Yes
Percentage of employees who use flex time: 95

General Mills

Number of U.S. employees: 16,200


Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average): 6
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average): 2
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average): 2


Company sponsors back-up child care: Yes
Percentage of employees who use flex time: Not answered

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IBM

Number of U.S. employees: 380,000


Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average): 6
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average): 2
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average): 2


Company sponsors back-up child care: Yes
Percentage of employees who use flex time: 85

KPMG

Number of U.S. employees: 26,298


Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average): 16
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average): 2
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average): 6


Company sponsors back-up child care: Yes
Percentage of employees who use flex time: 100

McKinsey

Number of U.S. employees: 5,050


Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average): 14
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average): 4
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average): 4


Company sponsors back-up child care: Yes
Percentage of employees who use flex time: 100

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PwC

Number of U.S. employees: 37,944


Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average): 15
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average): 3
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average): 12


Company sponsors back-up child care: Yes
Percentage of employees who use flex time: 80

WellStar Health System

Number of U.S. employees: 13,474


Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average): 3
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average): 3
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average): 3


Company sponsors back-up child care: Yes
Percentage of employees who use flex time: 85

Zoetis

Number of U.S. employees: 4,161


Fully paid weeks off for new moms (average): 7
Fully paid weeks off for new dads (average): 1
Fully paid weeks off for adoptive parents (average): 6


Company sponsors back-up child care: Yes
Percentage of employees who use flex time: 80