Rose Velazquez | Feb 15, 2024

Paid parental leave gives new parents the time and space to prioritize caring for the latest addition to their family without having to worry about how they’ll make ends meet while away from work. But that option isn’t available to everyone. Some employers may only offer unpaid leave, while others may only provide paid leave for birthing parents. Here are examples of some companies with paid maternity leave and other support and resources for new parents built into their employee benefits plans.

Companies With Paid Maternity Leave

  • Guild
  • Trail of Bits
  • OCC
  • Paddle
  • Leap
  • Northwestern Mutual


Companies With Paid Maternity Leave

Thumbtack’s online platform allows consumers to find qualified, well-rated professionals to handle their home improvement projects. Its tools for professionals are designed to help small businesses build up their reputation and customer base. The company gives its employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave and provides another eight weeks of leave for birthing parents. Thumbtack also offers generous fertility benefits to support team members in building families.


Rapid7 is a cybersecurity company working to fortify organizations against digital attacks. It covers a range of solutions, including detecting and responding to threats, cloud security and penetration testing. Rapid7 employees enjoy paid parental leave so they have time to bond with new children along with backup childcare through Care.com.


PwC’s work spans over 150 countries, with its network of firms bringing client companies services in areas such as business model reinvention, cloud transformation, cybersecurity and generative AI. Whether it’s through birth, adoption or foster placement, eligible PwC employees who have a new child can take advantage of up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave. PwC also has a phased return to work program for employees transitioning back from parental leave. 


Tock offers a reservation platform that gives food and drink establishments tools to fill tables and provide their guests with quality customer service. It demonstrates a commitment to employee well-being through its benefits package, which offers fertility and adoption support along with paid parental leave so team members can prioritize caring for new additions to their families.


PatientPoint is a tech company working to help medical providers better engage patients as they navigate the healthcare system. The company offers multiple benefits to support its employees in building their families, including a fertility care reimbursement of up to $10,000 and four to 12 weeks of paid leave for a birth or adoption.


Gusto’s tech covers people management functions ranging from payroll processing and keeping track of employees’ time-off requests to accessing insights based on employee surveys. To care for its own employees, Gusto offers inclusive health benefits that include adoption assistance, resources for fertility care and parental leave.


Reverb is an online marketplace for buying and selling instruments and sound equipment. The company provides all employees who are parents with 18 weeks of paid leave in the event of a birth or adoption. Team members also have access to childcare and fertility benefits to support their parenthood journey.


Braze’s customer engagement platform gives marketers tools and insights meant to improve a brand’s digital interactions with consumers through relevant messaging across various channels. The company’s employee benefits package provides team members with 16 weeks of equal paid parental leave — on top of medical leave for birthing parents — that can be used all at once or broken up into as many as four intervals throughout a rolling 12-month period. Once a new parent is ready to return to work, Braze offers them a flexible ramp-up period through the Gradual Return to Work program, which provides 10 additional paid days off, for intermittent use to facilitate a smooth transition back. Plus, new parents have access to child care through Vivvi, and the Parents @ Braze employee resource group is available to support them in building connections with peers.


Northwestern Mutual is a financial services company with a portfolio of expertise and solutions that covers financial planning, insurance and investments. Parents who work for Northwestern Mutual can use the company’s 12 weeks of paid parental leave to prioritize caring for their newborn baby or an adopted or foster child. Northwestern Mutual also offers inclusive fertility and family planning benefits.


Guild is an education company that serves as an intermediary between large companies and learning partners, so the companies can offer education benefits directly to their employees. Guild’s employees enjoy 12 - 20 weeks of paid parental leave, a ramp-up program for returning to work and an additional three weeks of paid leave for parents who are building families through adoption, surrogacy or foster placement. The company also provides family planning guidance through Cleo and an on-site childcare center. 


Trail of Bits is a cybersecurity research firm that works for clients in sensitive and highly targeted spaces, such as defense, tech, finance and blockchain. Its services cover research and development, expert training courses, security engineering and software assurance. The company offers four months of paid parental leave to all employees.

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OCC, short for The Options Clearing Corporation, specializes in “delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions.” The company provides extensive benefits in the work-life balance, financial wellness, health and wellness and family leave, including 12 weeks of paid parental leave.


Paddle is a software company that provides payment and other merchant services for SaaS companies. It handles billing as well as subscription analytics, invoices and pricing strategy optimization. The company also offers customer insights that can help guide payment infrastructure choices. As part of its generous employee benefits package, Paddle provides all new parents with 17 weeks of fully paid parental leave.

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Leap runs a network of branded retail stores. It works with brands to set them up in premium, design-forward spaces that are optimized for low risk and high performance while providing them with a tech platform to deliver performance analytics. This turn-key approach to retail allows e-commerce brands to launch into the brick-and-mortar space with less friction and risk. Leap’s employee benefits package includes 12 weeks of paid leave for all new parents.

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