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The Top 20 Companies for Maternity & Adoptive Leave

As rated by the women who work there

By Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza

The United States is one of the only countries in the world to guarantee no maternity leave, paid or unpaid, to its workers. With some exceptions, maternity and parental leave is largely at the discretion of employers. As of 2018, about 30 percent of employers in the U.S. offer some sort of maternity leave to workers, according to the Society for Human Resource Management, up from about 16 percent in 2011.

The average length of maternity leave offered by the companies that make our list is 19 weeks, though it should be noted that some companies provide full pay for only a portion of afforded leave. Number-one Zillow (4.1 stars) offers 16 weeks fully paid maternity leave.

The outlier is number nine on our list: Netflix (3.9 stars), which offers 52 weeks of fully paid parental leave.

Our list of best companies for maternity leave is based on anonymous ratings and reviews from current and former employees of the companies who’ve rated their maternity leave policies.

Top 20 companies for maternity and adoptive leave

1
  4.9 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.1 InHerSight Score
Zillow is an internet company headquartered in the Seattle, WA area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. Learn more ›
2
  4.8 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.7 InHerSight Score
Ultimate Software is a computer software company headquartered in the Weston, FL area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. Learn more ›
3
  4.7 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.6 InHerSight Score
Amrock is a real estate company headquartered in the Cerritos, CA area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. Learn more ›
4
  4.7 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.2 InHerSight Score
CA Technologies is a computer software company headquartered in the New York City, NY area that employs 10000+ people. Learn more ›
5
  4.7 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.6 InHerSight Score
Rapid Response Monitoring is a public safety company headquartered in the Syracuse, NY area that employs 501 to 1000 people. Learn more ›
6
  4.7 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.0 InHerSight Score
The Motley Fool is an online media company headquartered in the Alexandria, VA area that employs 201 to 500 people. Learn more ›
7
  4.6 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.3 InHerSight Score
HubSpot is an internet company headquartered in the Cambridge, MA area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. Learn more ›
8
  4.6 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.0 InHerSight Score
Johnson & Johnson is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the New Brunswick, NJ area that employs 10000+ people. Learn more ›
9
  4.6 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   3.9 InHerSight Score
Netflix is an entertainment company headquartered in the Los Gatos, CA area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. Learn more ›
10
  4.6 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.1 InHerSight Score
Synchrony is a financial services company headquartered in the Stamford, CT area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. Learn more ›
11
  4.6 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.2 InHerSight Score
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a management consulting company headquartered in the Boston, MA area that employs 10000+ people. Learn more ›
12
  4.5 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   3.8 InHerSight Score
Capital One is a financial services company headquartered in the McLean, VA area that employs 10000+ people. Learn more ›
13
  4.5 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.0 InHerSight Score
Facebook is an internet company headquartered in the Menlo Park, CA area that employs 10000+ people. Learn more ›
14
  4.5 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   3.8 InHerSight Score
Fidelity Investments is a financial services company headquartered in the Boston, MA area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. Learn more ›
15
  4.5 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   3.5 InHerSight Score
IKEA Group is a retail company headquartered in the Malmö, Sweden area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. Learn more ›
16
  4.5 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   3.6 InHerSight Score
Indeed.com is an internet company headquartered in the Austin, TX area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. Learn more ›
17
  4.5 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.2 InHerSight Score
LinkedIn is an internet company headquartered in the Mountain View, CA area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. Learn more ›
18
  4.5 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   4.0 InHerSight Score
LinkedIn is an internet company headquartered in the Mountain View, CA area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. Learn more ›
19
  4.5 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   3.8 InHerSight Score
USAA is a financial services company headquartered in the Colorado Springs, CO area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. Learn more ›
20
  4.4 for Maternity & Adoptive Leave   3.9 InHerSight Score
2U is an e-learning company headquartered in the Landover, MD area that employs 501 to 1000 people. Learn more ›

Methodology

Companies with ratings from at least 30 current or former employees were eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of May 5, 2019.

We collect new data on companies 24/7. You can see a live list of the best companies for maternity and adoptive leave that’s updated daily.

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By Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza

Content Strategist, InHerSight

Emily is on staff at InHerSight where she writes about data and women's rights. 

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