Am planning to switch jobs. While I just started to look out , I also plan to start a family soon. While I cannot predict the timeline for either , if for any reason I move to a new job and need to take maternity leave just after months into the company will I even be eligible? What is the general policy for companies in the Bay Area - LinkedIn , google , Facebook etc or are there any companies which are good with policies for new moms.
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- Amazon / Eng no youDon't plan your career around maternity leave. It can take months or years for many to successfully get pregnant. You could be in limbo for a long time wishing you'd made a move sooner.
- Amazon yacht 🛥Are you already pregnant? If not, but you plan to become pregnant, then it’s good idea to join company that provides maternity benefits from day 1 and has good coverage. I believe mot companies like google fb microsoft and amzn provide similar benefit and you can get it from day 1.
- It varies but I think I saw a Microsoft story on LinkedIn, mom was very forthcoming about a baby coming and told them she felt uncomfortable about doing what you may.
So when interviewing, put that out there. The companies that shun you will show how they deal with it.
On Microsoft’s case, they said it was ok and helped planned around it knowing that invest in you will return when you bring your best to work and that your family is taken cared of.
She was able to take maternity leave when she joined and I assume the story will remain happy if the mom can bring her best to work and for her company and co-workers who looked out for her and her family.