By Brooklyn Reader

January 7, 2014, 9:56 am

 

Companies offer onsite daycare, fully paid maternity leave, and more

Companies offer onsite daycare, fully paid maternity leave, and more

Though I’m not quite ready to leave my 5 month old daughter Dionne for the ole 9-5, I thought it would be interesting to research which companies offer the best benefits for working moms.

Initially I thought finding a company that offered onsite daycare would be the crème de la crème, but as it turns out onsite daycare is just one perk in fully flexed benefit packages offered to moms and dads alike.

Workingmother.com did a great job compiling a 2013 list of the best companies to work for. My favorite 3 are:

Eli Lilly and Company
  • 10 fully paid maternity leave
  • 1 fully paid paternity leave
  • 1 week fully paid adoptive leave for primary caregiver
  • Onsite daycare center for ages 6 weeks to 5 years old
  • Backup childcare
  • Sick childcare
  • Summer care
  • Income based scholarships with up to 30% off tuition
  • For students 6-12, school vacation programs offering field trips and craft projects
  • Free access to 42,000 square foot LIFE Center, with fully outfitted gym
Master Card Worldwide
  • 4 fully paid maternity leave weeks
  • 3 fully paid paternity leave weeks
  • 3 weeks fully paid leave for adoptive primary caregivers
  • Priority enrollment, waived registration fees and tuition subsidies at 74 U.S. childcare centers
  • Offers affordable backup childcare with 2,441 providers
  • Offers sick childcare
  • Provides a fee service to find caregivers of all types, preschools, summer camps, and parenting consultations.
  • Tuition aid from $7,500 to $11,000 annually
Bank of America
  • 12 fully paid maternity leave weeks
  • 12 fully paid paternity leave weeks
  • 12 fully paid weeks for adoptive leave for primary caregivers
  • Backup childcare
  • Sick childcare
  • Services for pervasive developmental disorders for employee’s children
  • $8,000 benefit towards adoption cost
  • Emergency loans and grants
  • Down payment and mortgage assistance and caregiver reimbursements
Working mom photo by lepapierstudio.com

Working mom photo by lepapierstudio.com

If this is not a good reason to revamp your resume before heading back to work, I don’t know what is!

To see a full list of the top 100 best companies to work for go to www.workingmother.com.

 


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2 Responses

  1. Leah O

    I think US is the one of only country that does not offer paid maternity leave. I think you are extremely lucky lady if you can work for any company that can offer paid maternity leave. You know the airline I work and doesn’t offer paid unless you want to use your sick bank
    Bummer

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    • Dawn

      that is so true, there are petitions for paid maternity circulating to have this changed into law. I hope it succeeds

      Reply

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