I am due to take 2 weeks parental leave sometime in the next month and have an offer lined up. Is it better to tell the new place I would prefer to push my start date to take my leave and join two weeks after (accounting for 2 weeks of notice when I get back)? Would that be burning a bridge with current firm (taking leave and giving notice as soon as I am back)? I want to avoid losing 2 weeks of salary during that time if I can.

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I hope this administration implements Federal parental leave. I don't understand how and why we still tout ourselves as the greatest country in the world, and we don't even have basic paid parental leave.

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Why exactly is the lateral market so hot? More deals going on? People leaving big law completely? More people taking parental leave? A mix of these things?

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How do bonuses work if you took parental leave during the year? Do hours get prorated or do you still need to hit the normal threshold?

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Anyone here at pwc and recently went on maternity leave? How many weeks did u take? And do you accrue pto during that time? I would think you can use disability benefits first and then add the 8 weeks parental leave and then use your pto. Just didn’t know if you still accrue during your paid leave. Thanks

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KPMG partners, could you tell me what the implications are for taking 4 months maternity leave as a partner? I should be up for partner promotion next year and might be having a child as a partner. I'm guessing if you meet your targets, it doesn't really matter how much maternity leave you take as a partner but wanted to hear your thoughts on how parental leave (especially 4 months) affected your compensation, client relationships, teams, etc.

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Before accepting a job offer, has anyone successfully negotiated a better parental leave plan? I really want to join this new firm but they are offering only three months. I would prefer four months which seems to be a reasonable standard for high end consulting. Any success stories or am I being unreasonable? And I don’t even know if I plan to be pregnant again…

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Turned in my 2 wks. EM asked me to stay for another week bc manager will be on parental leave around the same time (and sounds like EM is pressuring him as well). Should I consider at all?? Felt a bit guilty to leave the pressure on the manager…

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Hi Moms, sadly my parental leave is coming to a quick end and I will be returning to work in June. Sometimes I look forward to it but most days I do not. I would love to hear any tips or advice or words of encouragement on how to prepare myself (and my little one) for the transition back to work and other things like setting WL boundaries, blocking off time to pump during the day, figuring out who I am as a first time working mom, etc. Thank you!

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Looking for some help from EY 🐠 Outside of Parthenon, do you have MBA vs non-MBA salary bands at SM? If more than one, can you share the salary bands? This would be for your advisory/consulting services. Also, what does your parental leave policy look like and any minimum time served before becoming eligible? Thanks in advance! EY

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Currently on parental leave. As a father I’m so dang thankful my firm has it and I can’t imagine how my immigrant parents manage to raise two kids without leave.

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So clarification question: if a company offers parental leave without any stipulations of how long you need to work there first, you can take it without being eligible for FMLA, right?

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Has anyone changed employers in the same year as taking parental leave? Planning to actively look elsewhere, starting in June. However, we are expecting our first child in December.

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Has anyone changed employers in the same year as taking parental leave? Planning to actively look elsewhere, starting in June. However, we are expecting our first child in December.

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Got an exit opportunity with Amazon, started interview process in my first trimester. Their benefits website says parental leave options are eligible for employees who worked min one year. Does any one know what family leave benefits maybe available for the employees who worked less than a year? My McK work life balance is pretty unhealthy for my pregnancy the reason I am looking for an exit opportunity, so if there is no mat leave at Amazon for me, then it's quite sad

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Any foster moms out there? I’m curious if companies provide parental leave to support new fostering relationships? Have your companies been supportive of the time commitment during work hours?

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Need some help (!!) from the women who work in tech in this bowl. The company I work for has a parental leave policy that is only 2 weeks paid leave (pretty sad..) I am proposing we update this to be more competitive. I need other companies that are: 1. US policies 2. Funding under 200 million (not big tech)If anyone is aware of policies that would be helpful in my argument please message me or drop a comment below with: 1. Name of start-up 2. Amount of current funding 3. Parental leave policy.

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McK and BCG 🐟, do you all accrue tenure while you’re on parental leave? If so, how much?

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How much notice is required before taking parental leave at BCG? Is there something required per rule or is it more just best practice to give 60/90 days notice to give folks time to plan/schedule around it?

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My wife is telling me to start looking for a new job now and I prefer to wait until after the 3 - 4 month parental leave when my kid is born in late July. Her position: You’re not likely to find what you want for several months so you should start looking in May. What does everyone else think?

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EY, what is the current maternity leave policy? Does the firm allow leave starting at 38 weeks? Is disability (6-8 weeks) separate from parental leave (16 weeks)? When is full eligibility - after 12 months of employment?

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Was just told by the recruiter from Deloitte during the official offer conversation that non-primary caregiver paid parental leave is 3 weeks???? Still a couple years away, but this is far less than I’d seen.

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Anyone have good ways of celebrating a team member who is going on parental leave? A team event, a small gift, etc?

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Resigning on parental leave: how much notice should I give? I know two weeks is standard but I truly don’t have any work to transition while on parental leave. Any risk to them dropping me off payroll immediately? For context, it is a big4 strategy practice.

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Anyone have advice for telling boss you’re expecting /adopting - timing of sharing parental leave plan? Gut instinct is to wait a bit until timing is more clear and I’ve got a coverage plan ready to whip out.

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Today is my first day back at work (and first full day back in my physical office) after a few weeks off for parental leave. Needless to say, I am struggling to stay focused on anything other than wanting to go back home to my spouse and child. I know I shouldn't take an emotional temperature on day one, but it has been more difficult being back than I anticipated. Any tips for navigating the waters for the first day/week/month back?

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Does Microsoft let you use parental leave in the 1st year? I'll be 8months in if I accept the offer

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Anyone at RSM know how long you have to be at the firm to be eligible for the parental leave benefit?

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EY fishes: I’m considering an offer to move over to EY, but I’m trying to understand the Pathways to Parenthood program in more detail. Specifically the reimbursement for fertility treatments and time until your eligible for them. Do you need to have worked at EY for a year to use this benefit or is that just for the parental leave portion of the program? I’ve called and asked both the recruiter and HR and can’t get a straight answer. Any info would be amazing!

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That feeling when your old firm was racist and didn’t offer parental leave and is now putting on a show of how woke and family friendly they are. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Is it wrong, either from a policy or moral standpoint, to travel with the spouse for fun during company-paid parental leave? We’d be leaving the kid at home under the care of the grandparents.

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what is Accenture’s parental leave policy for US employees ?

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What is the parental leave policy in your company?I heard many companies do not offer anything more than FMLA ( which Ofcourse they’re mandated to provide).

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McKinsey dads: what’s parental leave time at your firm? Is there a minimum tenure requirement to take the leave?

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Are most PA firms require one year of service before eligible for parental leave? I have a baby due in 3-4 months and have two offers now. Not sure if I jump ship now whether I can take off for the parental leave later in the fall

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Looking at leaving big law for a small boutique (I would be attorney 3). Current firm offers 16 weeks paid parental leave; small firm is 12 paid. Is 12 reasonable/enough?

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Any moms here living in WA state and availed the 12 weeks parental leave( baby bonding time off) offered by the state recently?

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Moms, both husband and I are nearing the end of our parental leave. We live in a two bedroom in NYC. We are thinking of hiring a nanny. The plan is that I would work from one room and husband would work from another room. We can move the changing table and pack n play in the living room, and the nanny and the baby can hang in the living room. Does this sound like a good plan?

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Expecting a baby this summer. Should I still be looking for other job opportunities? EY has a very generous paternity leave if you’ve been with the firm for 1+ years, but not sure if I would have the same opportunity to take 2-3 months leave if I switch jobs. Can I potentially work parental leave into negotiations?

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Hi EY moms - question on parental leave. Have folks successfully used the family/dependent care to increase their overall leave? I was told by the leave team that those are “personal healthcare days” to be used for a “parent, self of child” and can’t be used for maternity leave. This doesn’t seem to line up with the written policy. (I’m splitting up the FMLA and 10 week leave, to use some accrued vacation in the middle, and wanted to add a few of those family care days.) Thanks!

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What's KPMG's parental leave policy? Like how many weeks? Is it different for moms and dads (or primary vs. non-primary)?

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Austin parents, what was your agency parental leave like? Who has the best and who has the worst? Curious to know how the big agencies in town compare.

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Aside from state/federal pay, what does your firm pay for parental leave? Firm size/location/weeks of pay. Please also comment if you have ramp up/ramp down policy!

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Holland and Knight, Tampa and Orlando. What do you all think? What are salaries (3rd year)? Parental leave only after a certain amount of time?

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Doing some benchmarking as we revisit our leave policy. Do any of your firms offer external career coaching for transitioning into / then back from parental leave? Any organizations you’d recommend or things you’ve found to be particularly helpful / successful? Thank you!

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Let’s start a conversation around parental leave - how is it at your agency. Does your agency do enough to support new parents? What changes can we make in our industry to better support working parents? Share your stories about being a working parent.

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I got recruited for an in house position...3 months pregnant. I know I am not guaranteed parental leave, what are the pros/cons of telling the interviewer about my condition?

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Austin area parents, what was your agency parental leave like? Who has the best and who has the worst? Curious to know how the big agencies in town compare.

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I’m at a small to mid-size firm where we do not have a good maternity leave policy (4 weeks paid; 2 parental leave; additional 2 if you have been there three years or more). I’m feeling extremely stressed about several things: getting pregnant, needing time off for any potential issues while pregnant, needing unpaid leave while being the breadwinner, the impact of being a mother at a firm that is mostly older male partners... how do I navigate all of this AND advocate for a better policy?

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What is a parental leave? How is it different from maternity/paternity? How does Deloitte define parental leave?

Is the new paid parental leave for federal employees 100% of pay during the 12 weeks?

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Hey PwC time to step up your parental leave...

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Do you still get your bonus if you are on parental leave at the end of the fiscal year/during round tables?

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How many weeks does you firm give for parental leave?

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Expecting our first in about 6-8 weeks. Both my wife and I work at places with strong parental leave policies. We are considering staggering our leaves (I’d take a couple weeks right when the baby is born, then go back to work until her leave runs out, then go out) to save $$ on child care. Would also have a bit of family help during the first 4-6 weeks as well. Any experienced dads think this is a bad idea?

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Is it wrong, either from a policy or moral standpoint, to travel with the spouse for fun during company-paid parental leave? We’d be leaving the kid at home under the care of the grandparents.

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Does anyone know Navigant’s parental leave policy?

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