Looking For A New Job? Here Are The 100 Best Companies For Mamas And Families!

25 years ago, Working Mother launched their very first Best Companies initiative. Each year they update the list focusing on...
25 years ago, Working Mother launched their very first Best Companies initiative. Each year they update the list focusing on companies who offer working mamas an array of family-friendly benefits. Good news since the United States sucks when it comes to family-friendly working conditions. According to Working Mother, this year, "The Working Mother 100 Best Companies sets the bar higher than ever before, each one offering a menu of benefits including formal and informal flexibility–with flextime, telecommuting and temporary part-time work options, to name only a few." working mom, working mother, work benefits, paternity leave, maternity leave, family leave laws This year the top 10 companies for working mamas include:
  1. Bank of America
  2. Deloitte
  3. Discovery Communications
  4. Ernst & Young
  5. General Mills
  6. IBM
  7. KPMG
  8. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  9. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  10. WellStar Health System
I'd like to give a shout-out to the March of Dimes, the one and only non-profit to make this prestigious list this year. Not only is March of Dimes working hard to support all mamas and babies, but they're not just talk. This organization made the top 100 because of their vast amount of family (and mama) friendly benefits. Plus their benefits just keep getting better. For example, last year, in order to honor fathers' participation in their infants' lives, March of Dimes increased paid paternity leave from one week to two - mamas can take 26 job-guaranteed weeks off after the birth of a child, with six at full pay. Awesome benefits the March of Dimes offers include:
  • New moms are eligible to receive up to 6 weeks of regular pay while maintaining one week of illness days for the future
  • 100 percent medical coverage for all maternity and childbirth expenses; no-cost well-child care through age 18; no-cost annual physicals for adults
  • Salary continuation plan for short-term disability
  • Sick pay of 10 days per year, which can be used for child/dependent illness; Days can accrue over time
  • Mothers at Work Program prenatal kits; breast pumps, and lactation services
  • Adoption benefit of $5,000
  • Flex-time, part-time and compressed work weeks
  • Work from home and telecommuting
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Immediate medical coverage on the first day of employment for expectant moms or the significant others of expectant moms
  • Paid time off (1 week) for adoption or foster care placement of a child
  • Extended parental leave of absence, up to six months of unpaid leave for a birth, adoption or foster care placement. Expectant moms may request two weeks of this leave prior to the delivery date, even if it isn't medically indicated
Check out the entire Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

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