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Working Mother Recognizes Merck as one of the Best Companies for Dads

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Merck is honored to have been on the Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list for over 30 years. We are thrilled to be on the inaugural Working Mother’s Best Companies for Dads list, too. These lists recognize companies that set the standard for mom-friendly and dad-friendly work places.

Merck allows employees to have the family they always dreamed of. See the video above to hear from a few Merck dads on why Merck is a great place to work.

Learn more about work-life balance at Merck.

PNC Financial Services Group Recognized Among Working Mother’s 2018 Best Companies for Dads


Working Mother’s first annual Best Companies for Dads recognizes the companies that help dads succeed at home and work, with paternity leave, adoption leave, surrogacy and fertility benefits, phase-back-to-work programs, childcare options and employee-resource groups for men.

Check out this year’s winners

Working Mother Magazine Names Astellas Among 100 Best Companies in the U.S. Across All Industries

Astellas ranked in recognition of its commitment and support for working mothers
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Astellas was named one of the 2018 "100 Best Companies" by Working Mother magazine for its commitment to establishing a corporate culture supportive of working moms and their families.

Fully Paid Parental Leave for Duke Energy’s Moms, Dads


Duke Energy in 2017 began offering its employees fully paid parental leave – totaling six weeks – to bolster workfamily balance and help attract and retain highly skilled workers.

The new benefit catapulted Duke Energy to near the front of the pack among the nation’s largest electric utilities, many of which do not offer dedicated paid parental leave.

Under Duke Energy’s new benefit – available to both mothers and fathers – an employee can start the six-week paid leave any time within the first 16 weeks after the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child.

Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Michael: Taking the Time You Need as a New Foster Dad

“Paid parental leave meant we could give our foster kids the attention they need.”

by Michael, Forklift Operator at Nestlé Purina

Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Tyler: Building Your Relationship as a New Dad

“I want other dads to be able to have that time to bond with their child.”

by Tyler, Unit Operator at Nestlé Purina

I have been a unit operator in packing and production at the Purina factory in Davenport, Iowa for five years now. When my wife had our first daughter, Emmalyn, a few months after I started, I took one week of vacation and one week of unpaid time off. It was definitely not long enough, and it was rough getting going after that.

Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Nicole: Being in the Moment

“With the Parent Support Policy, I talked to my daughter more, read to her more, and embraced being in the moment.”

by Nicole, Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Nestlé

We’re a family of five: my husband, my four year old son Davis, my two year old son Ellis, and my six-month old daughter Audra.

Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Kelly: Being There for the First Belly Laugh

“I was there for my daughter’s first belly laugh, I could even see her personality start to develop more.”

by Kelly, Team Lead Human Resources at Nestlé Purina

I’ve been with Nestlé Purina for eleven years. I joined immediately after I graduated college, and I earned my master’s degree in HR management with educational support from Purina. I became the team lead of HR operations five years ago.


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