Which Bay Area companies hire pregnant women?

SAP NBfj68
Jul 29 34 Comments

I know FB probably might hire a pregant women but are there any other companies that go ahead with offer when they find out about pregnancy? How women handle career transitions with pregnancy and raising kids atleast they are of age 5.
I am a women in tech, at her early 30’d and on the way to have baby soon. I am currently a valuable resource at my team, although pay is not so good, there is great work-life balance and the working relationship between manager and me is also good. I want to change my job just for the pay bump and stay relevant to latest technology. Is it wise for me to leave current job? Any thoughts on how to choose a company who would hire a pregnant lady irrespective of due date?

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  • New / Product mooew
    To be blunt, most companoes wouldnt take the risk. A small company cant afford to hire an employee that is likely going to need to take significant time off just after they are getting up to speed.

    A large company can just wait you out.
    Jul 29 8
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

      Microsoft

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      #1 in Prestige
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      It’s legally a form of protected disability
      Jul 29
    • Google G minority
      I am not an SJW and am an enemy of political correctness. Check my other posts. Amazon, Google, Microsoft and many reasonably funded startups have enough money to absorb the costs of a few months off for a pregnant woman that meets our bar.
      Jul 29
    • Google G minority
      Ands it’s a blip. If a the woman meets the bar.
      Jul 29
    • Google G minority
      No doubt small startups are out and folks, including pregnant women and other folks with special requirements should allow it, we all should if we want more Google’s.
      Jul 29
    • The Home Depot FPQk51
      I worked at two startups and both had better maternity leaves than most big companies and the women in those companies who got pregnant had fewer issues returning to work than I did working for a fortune 500. A good company will accommodate a good worker.
      Jul 31
  • Google PCBro
    Any company that would NOT hire pregnant women?
    Jul 29 0
  • Castlight Health whaaaaaat
    You are better off staying put mostly due pregnancy benefits not being vested at new company before birth and also because you are better off riding out coming back to work at a company you know vs. starting new and needing to ramp up with a baby.
    Jul 29 1
    • Apple / Sales
      WHIt13

      Apple Sales

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      WHIt13more
      Many companies, especially larger ones, have benefits that are more generous than federal requirements. So while FMLA requires 12 months of employment, my experience was the company policy allowed for up to 14 weeks on day one. If I had been there a full year first, I would have been eligible for another 12 months, but all things considered 14 weeks paid was great. The only way to know for sure is to ask. Maybe you can ask someone you know, so you can hold off on that convo with recruiter/manager until a more ideal time?
      Jul 29
  • Microsoft ??????!
    I think you will face problems in getting paid bonding leaves. For example California requires to be working for the employer for more than 12 months .
    Jul 29 0
  • Google G minority
    Google would if you meet the bar. Same bar tho.
    Jul 29 0
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    • Google G minority
      It’s not about someone being pregnant. It’s about qualifications and supply and demand.
      Jul 29
  • Netflix 86753Oh9
    I’ve worked for 3 of the FAANGs plus
    Microsoft whom all hired pregnant women that shortly went on maternity leave after hiring.

    Deliver during the interview and convince people you can succeed at the company. That is all that is needed.
    Jul 29 6
    • Netflix 86753Oh9
      Pun? You mean including Microsoft? 😬
      Jul 29
    • Apple RoidRage
      “Deliver” during the interview 😂
      Jul 29
    • Netflix 86753Oh9
      Perv...
      Jul 29
    • Apple RoidRage
      ? I’ve got kids.
      Jul 29
    • Netflix 86753Oh9
      Well then, be on your way good sir. Honest mistake.
      Jul 29
  • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
    Trust me lots of them. My last team had two pregnant women. One joined while pregnant and quit after having the baby. The other joined, got pregnant, than quit after having the baby. Don't blame them for quitting though, family first
    Jul 29 3
    • Oracle
      not_larry

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      They quit for higher TC probably.
      Jul 29
    • Pinterest timco
      Being forced to quit or piped?
      Jul 30
    • Amazon / Eng AMZNBucks
      Neither lmao
      Jul 30
  • Netflix sudormr
    Netflix’s we are all about optics
    Jul 29 0
  • Lyft qCbJ38
    Pretty sure we wouldn’t care if anyone’s pregnant.
    Jul 29 0
  • Apple RoidRage
    Apple. Personally know two women who joined then went on maternity.
    Jul 29 0
  • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
    Salesforce
    Jul 29 0
  • Lyft zQkk01
    I know of quite a few large tech companies that hire women who are pregnant. If they want the talent, they’re willing to wait it out. Just be sure to ask that you get maternity leave even if you haven’t been there for a year.
    Jul 29 0
  • Amazon Real_Santa
    Amazon wouldn't even want to know if you're pregnant or not
    Jul 29 0
  • Google G minority
    I don’t know for sure, but I doubt very much that google would have such a rule.
    Jul 29 0
  • Oracle qawsedrft
    Msft will hire for sure.
    Jul 29 0