Maternity leave

Microsoft jooj
Jul 3 16 Comments

Which company has the best maternity leave and work life balance?

Also which company need the employee to be hired for at least a year to be eligible for leave?

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  • American Express zm26
    Forget maternity. American Express gives 5 months paid for the dad!
    Jul 3 0
  • Lockheed Martin / Eng
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    It's federal law that you get FMLA leave after 1 year of employment. It doesn't have to do with the company.
    Jul 3 3
    • Microsoft jooj
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      Microsoft doesnt have that rule. I mean there are other rules which doesnt need fullfillment of being for 1 year
      Jul 3
    • Lockheed Martin / Eng
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      However there are some state laws that are different. FMLA grants time and job security. In Ca the state law grants some pay but no job security (the company can fire you in the middle of your leave).
      Jul 3
    • Lockheed Martin / Eng
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      I'm not speaking to specific companies, just stating that that's the law. If the company grants more, great! But from my experience, most don't.
      Jul 3
  • Pivotal / Eng JSAb51
    Pivotal is a great place for work life balance. They are very flexible with their schedule (assuming you are not a consultant/labs) and allow for remote work as much as possible where it makes sense.
    Jul 16 0
  • Apple Apple🍎
    Not Apple for sure
    Jul 3 0
  • Amazon / Eng tenders
    Salesforce
    Jul 3 0
  • Amazon ohbother
    Gates Foundation tends to be the gold standard - 52 weeks of maternity leave, reasonable work-life balance if you’re not in a travel job. Not sure on the year requirement.

    California has state-supported maternity leave, so I believe you get it at all companies even if you haven’t been there a year. It won’t give you your full salary (it might be 60%?), but your job is safe.
    Jul 9 4
    • Lockheed Martin / Eng
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      Your job is not safe with only the state leave. People usually take federal (job safety and no pay) AND state (pay but no job safety) together so they get all the benefits.
      Jul 9
    • Amazon ohbother
      CA is different than other states. There is Pregnancy Disability Leave which says that for up to 4 months, your job must be there for you to go back to, no requirements on tenure, but your doctor must support it (reasons include post-birth recovery, post-partum depression, morning sickness, etc). There is no pay associated with this.

      In addition, CA has paid family leave, which covers up to 6 weeks of pay for bonding or caring for a new child. There is no 1-year requirement, just that you have to have earned $300 in CA in the previous 12 months.
      Jul 9
    • Amazon / Eng tenders
      Gates foundation lowered it to 6 months because they had issues with staffing when they tried the 52 weeks of paid leave
      Jul 9
    • Amazon ohbother
      Damn.
      Jul 9
  • Netflix rKdF85
    Netflix has awesome WLB - and up to a year of leave.
    Oct 23 0
  • The Home Depot FPQk51
    Intel apparently. Home Depot is pretty good about it too, tbh.
    Jul 4 0
  • Facebook hQsm82
    Facebook is now 6 months and if you add in disability leave and any PTO, that’ll be about 8 months I believe. Not sure if that’s the norm now or really good. Would love to know what other companies have better mat leave!
    Jul 3 0

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