These Are the Best Companies to Work for if You're a Parent

Looking for an employer that understands the needs of parents? Here are the best companies to work for if you have kids, particularly when it comes to health care, child care, and telecommuting.

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Traditionally, many workplaces have been parent-unfriendly. From little to no parental leave to shoddy health care and bottom of the barrel salaries that barely cover child care, it's tough to find an employer that recognizes that parents have different needs than childfree employees. The trend is shifting, however, with more and more companies offering the perks that parents are craving.

So what are the best companies for parents? Where should you work if you have a family or kids? According to Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For and Great Place to Work's annual report, these companies offer outstanding parental leave and care packages.

1. Hilton

The winner by far for most parent-friendly employer is Hilton. The ubiquitous hotel chain has a generous parental leave policy, guaranteeing 12 weeks of paid leave for new moms and four weeks for dads and adoptive parents. In 2020, Hilton also partnered with Milk Stork to provide a service that allows breastfeeding parents to ship or store breastmilk, at no charge, when traveling for work.

Hilton also offers employees subsidized child care, telecommute options, as well as health insurance and sick days for part-time workers.

2. Cisco

Networking and cybersecurity giant Cisco is on the cutting edge of not only technology, but also how to treat their employees. According to their paternal leave policy, paid time off is not determined by the gender of the parent, or which parent gave birth, but by which parent will be the primary caregiver. Even grandparents get three days off to help out when a new baby joins the family.

Cisco also offers subsidized child care, a ton of paid time off, and insurance and sick days for part-timers. All that on top of on-site mental health screenings, yoga and meditation workshops, and extended health care coverage for therapy and counseling!

3. Northwell Health

Providing care to over 2 million people each year, Northwell is New York's largest private employer and largest health care provider. As part of their commitment to foster emotional well-being and mental health in their employees, Northwell instituted Team Lavender, a "rapid response" team of social workers, chaplains, nurses, and therapists to provide emotional support in the face of trauma experienced on the job.

Northwell also provides 100 percent health care coverage, subsidized child care, sick days, and health coverage for part-time employees, as well as options for telecommuting and compressed workweeks.

4. Comcast Universal

Employees of Comcast Universal believe their benefits package is (well) one of their greatest benefits. The company has outstanding medical care, and dental and vision. They offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave, one which comes with a "phase back to work" option. Paid time-off is offered to both full- and part-time employees, and individuals have access to other perks too, including tuition assistance and commuter discounts.

5. Adobe

Unlimited paid time off, subsidized child care, 26 weeks paid maternity leave, and four to six weeks paternity leave are just the tip of the iceberg at Adobe. After five years, employees receive four weeks paid vacation that can be combined with other paid time off or holidays. And, speaking of holidays, the entire company shuts down for the weeks of July 4 and Christmas. Plus, Adobe offers programs for student loan debt repayment.


Looking for a company with a solid parental leave policy and unlimited PTO? Look no further than With fully funded health, dental, vision, and fertility benefits; strong 401k plans; and up to 20 weeks paid parental leave, is a great place for parents to work. The company even offers free lunch, to in-person and remote employees.

7. Deloitte

While Deloitte may be best known for their tax and consulting services, the company offers some great employee benefits, too. Deloitte gives eligible professionals up to 16 weeks of paid leave. This can be used to bond with a new child, for example, or to care for a sick family member. They have a robust PTO policy, offering both sick and vacation time. Deloitte reimburses eligible professionals up to $50,000 for expenses associated with the adoption of a minor child and/or the birth of a child through surrogacy. And employees are given 30 days of emergency back-up childcare. This is per fiscal year.

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