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15 Companies Supporting Working Parents with These Childcare Benefits

Offering good childcare benefits is one of the top ways employers can combat the pay gap, but it's also simply good for business: studies have shown that offering childcare benefits can reduce absenteeism by as much as 30%, and turnover by up to 60%.


Although not all companies can live up to the childcare perks (like multiple onsite daycare facilities) offered by tech juggernauts like Google and Apple, there are other childcare-related benefits that make a big difference for all working parents. And especially moms, who tend to bear the brunt of childcare responsibilities.



From generous paid parental leave (we'll be doing a dedicated post on that soon), gradual returns to work, paid time off to take care of sick children, and childcare benefits like backup daycare and flexible spending accounts, there's a lot that employers can do to help ease the burden of childcare expectations placed on women.

Check out the benefits these 15 companies offer to support working parents' childcare needs -- and to help ensure that women don't have to choose between their careers and their children!

Dow Jones

Onsite Daycare

Bonus Points: Dow Jones also offers a return-to-work program for anyone who has been out of the workforce for two years because of childcare, family care, or other life events.

View Dow Jones' open roles & additional benefits.

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Intuit

Call for backup care when you need it

Dependent Care FSA, Backup Care, & More

Bonus Points: Intuit offers a return-to-work program and flexible work arrangements. And college admissions coaches for your children!

View Intuit's open roles & additional benefits.

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Microsoft

Special Discounts on Childcare & Subsidized Backup Care

View Microsoft's open roles & additional benefits.

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Expedia Group

Work from home when you need to

Dependent Care & Childcare

Bonus Points: Work from home + reduced/flexible hours.

View Expedia Group's open roles & additional benefits.

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Fidelity

Backup Dependent Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

View Fidelity's open roles & additional benefits.

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FTI Consulting

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

View FTI Consulting's open roles & additional benefits.

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Mastercard

Family Care Resources

View Mastercard's open roles & additional benefits.

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New York Life

Backup Childcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

View New York Life's open roles & additional benefits.

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Bloomberg

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

View Bloomberg's open roles & additional benefits.

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PwC

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Backup Childcare Centers, & Helping Parents Find the Right Nanny

Bonus Points: Family and individual sick days.

View PwC's open roles & additional benefits.

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Raytheon

Adjust your schedule so you have time for morning drop-off

Dependent Care Reimbursement Account

Bonus Points: Flexible schedules.

View Raytheon's open roles & additional benefits.

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T Rowe Price

Dependent Care Spending Accounts & Childcare Backup Support

View T Rowe Price's open roles & additional benefits.

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Thales

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Reimbursement Account

View Thales' open roles & additional benefits.

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What childcare benefits mean the most to you? Let us know @powertofly.

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