July 18, 2017 BestCompaniesAZ

The Best Workplaces For Working Parents

If you want to have a career and a family, you shouldn’t have to split your priorities between the two. If you’re working at one of the best workplaces for working parents in Arizona, there might be some pretty sweet benefits that you can take advantage of. Check out the list below to see how some of these workplaces provide parental benefits for their employees, and how these extras contribute to a balanced personal and professional life. 

You may have two full-time jobs: parenting and your career. That’s why it would be beneficial to work at one of the best workplaces for working parents. So, take a look.

Best Workplaces For Working Parents

Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab corporation is a notable American brokerage and banking company with more than 3,400 employees in Phoenix. Schwab provides a great parental leave package for their employees, as their benefits guide states “…six weeks of paid leave to eligible primary caregivers and one week to eligible secondary caregivers after the birth or adoption of a child. This leave is available to eligible employees regardless of gender.” Additionally, after five years, eligible employees can apply for a 28-day paid sabbatical, which can be used for relaxing or pursuing personal or professional development.

Schwab also provides Mom Rooms set up throughout their office. And a unique opportunity for Schwab’s working parents includes their employee resource group Schwab Parents Network. The purpose of SPAN is to provide support for Schwab parents. This includes networking, information, resources, and referrals. Key goals of this group are to: improve work/life balance, build a community of parents at Schwab and build partnerships with other Employee Resource Groups. Including the Schwab Parents Network as an ERG demonstrates Schwab’s commitment to uniting and supporting parenting professionals.


Unique investment firm Vanguard specializes in a variety of services. These range from low-cost mutual funds to related services for financial professionals, institutional investors, and individual investors. Vanguard not only provides standard paid parental leave, but they offer this leave to their employees in a unique, personal, and flexible way, as their benefits guide says “..recognizing that flexibility is key to a successful transition to parenthood, parents can each take the time off in increments that enable them to be home when they determine it is most needed.” Vanguard was also recently named as one of the 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads by Fatherly.


GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. As a global, publicly traded company, they also treat their new parents with care. They offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave for all new parents. They also provide birthing mothers a bit more recovery time with an additional 6 weeks paid time off.  In addition, they offer offsite subsidized child care, paid sick leave to care for children, and lactation rooms in their offices for nursing mothers. If the nursing mother needs to travel after she returns to work, they provide the services of Milk Stork, a program that packages and mails the milk home when mom is on the go! The way they treat their new parents and their state of the art facilities are just two ways GoDaddy sets themselves apart as one of the best companies to work for in Arizona.


USAA is a unique financial services organization, specializing in serving military men and women. They go above and beyond traditional benefits with their recently expanded 12 weeks fully paid paternity leave. They also provide an entire day care service for their employees who have children. USAA calls this facility a “childhood development center,” due to the fact that the center both oversees and educates children. Designed for young children not quite enrolled in secondary-schooling, USAA’s childhood development center specializes in accommodating infants, toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten prep. This benefit is just one example of what makes USAA one of the best companies for working parents.

Peruse the full list of the best companies to work at in Arizona in order to learn more about employees with kids, and the inclusion as well as care they experience.