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What is your firm's parental leave policy?

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PwC gives 8 weeks of paid parental leave (mom or sad). Birthing moms also get around 8-12 weeks of paid STD, depending on whether you have c-section or not, and also depending on the state you live in (CA and NJ get two extra weeks prior to due date compared to other states). Then you can use all your vacation, which continues to accrue while you’re out, so that added almost six more weeks (29 days) for me. Plus any holidays that happen during your leave. All in all, I got almost six months off fully paid (my leave did include all the Nov/Dec/Jan holidays and I live in CA). We also have a new phased return policy so you can work 60% (for 100% pay) the first four weeks.

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Heads up to anyone else from PwC who might be looking at this later- the Prepared Parent Portal is wrong where it says you should call the National Leave Center 2 months before your expected leave date (which I was assumed would be due date less 2 weeks STD)- just tried to call and she said the earliest I could start getting set up with paperwork was 2 months before due date.

Add to EY benefits - not only do you receive 16 weeks fully paid, but you also get access to a free breast pump, travel case and storage without having to request a free pump from your insurance. With that pump you get a certified nurse who calls you beginning 2 weeks from your due date and then check-in on you after birth and coach you through an post partum depression or struggles you are dealing with. EY also offers a transition HR team who works with your engagement team to help you determine your best transition back to work. Finally, free care.com to help you find the best care for your child after you return to work. Not only do you get so much time with your little one, but you are fully supported when you come back to work. I was incredibly impressed and grateful for all the support EY had to offer me and my family

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NY state gives 8 weeks of disability 6 of which is combined with EY’s leave policy so they’re paid. Two is unpaid by EY. EY’s remaining 10 weeks kicked in once I took all of NY state disability. So I got EY’s 16 weeks plus an additional 2 weeks of NY state disability due to my c-section. For those 2 weeks, I only got paid a couple of hundred bucks from NY

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Men and women at Deloitte get 16 weeks of family leave (whether for childbirth, adoption, aging parent, or sick family member, etc). Women giving birth can get an additional 6 weeks for vaginal birth or 8 weeks for C section. Then you can tack on PTO as well. PTO continues to accrue while you’re out. All at full pay.

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I don’t think they have a requirement for that. I know someone who went on leave after joining D for 3 months

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16 weeks at full pay for moms and dads at EY. No penalization in terms of being held back from progression/promotion that I have experienced or heard of in my time here. Very much encouraged to take the full time whether you’re mom or dad.

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EY 1, how did they let you do that? I had a lot of complications as well and thought any extra time used before birth would reduce what you get after. Would love to hear more in case I have another!

Glad this has been asked as I am looking to start a family with my wife, this has become a critical concern of mine.

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Yes. I took 6 months paid with my vacation tacked on. And returned to work with 3 weeks that accrued while I was out. Didn’t even get my bonus pro-rated! Pretty amazing My wife went back to work before me so I got to be the primary caregiver for a few months. It was awesome! Bonded with my daughter. Feel very blessed to get that kind of support from our practice leadership. Deloitte partners were very encouraging despite reflecting that some only got two days off when they had their kids

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It was but I have a feeling it was an oversight

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6 weeks of STD. 6 weeks of Paid Parental Leave all at 100% pay. You can take an additional 3 months off at 66 2/3%, I believe. Also as the Mom, you can take off 28 calendar days before due date at 100% pay, with a 5 day grace period that uses your PTO on business days.

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Wow, that 28 days before is great!

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2 weeks prior to due date, 6-8 weeks short term disability, 6 weeks paid leave, and can take all vacation plus up to a year unpaid. If you take 16 consecutive weeks you can opt out of performance management in the year you return as long as you met expectations the year before.

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8 weeks parental leave for primary caregiver. 4 weeks for secondary. Anyone can be primary. Full pay, and 1 year of guaranteed local staffing so you are not required to travel for 12 months after the end of parental leave.

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The handbook said only 2 weeks for secondary did I miss something??

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Yep, often this is something that you don't think about until you have to.

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I’m in industry and my company doesn’t have parental leave. HR has told me they’re working on implementing a policy sometime this year

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12 weeks 100% paid. Plus Flexible Time Off

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GT2 I know. I didn’t mean that you can add FTO to parental leave. I was just saying that in addition to the parental leave, we also have FTO, instead of a set amount of PTO

If you are miserable the last month (weren’t we all!!) get the doctor to write a note for you to work from home as much as possible or even word it more strongly if that’s not enough.

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Is there a difference in policy for partners and non partners?

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4 months paid for the mother. Additional 5 weeks paid for mother or father. Additional 6 months unpaid that can be shared between mother & father.

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What is the additional 5 weeks called? Curious as I am trying to map this to ours

6-8 weeks maternity (for the mother), depending on method of birth, and 12 weeks (mother or father) additional during the first year for family bonding. This extra 12 weeks was instituted the year after I had my last 😖

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Heard from a friend that Infosys offers 3 days of parental leave

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Monticello offers 4 weeks

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6 weeks of fully paid leave for either parent. The Mom gets 12 weeks (covered by STD and FMLA) or 14 if it's a C-section. 6 weeks are covered 100% by the firm. 4 weeks of STD are paid at 60%. There is no fine print related to bonus or promotion (depends on the local office management.)

Not 100% sure how it plays out at KPMG. But I know that your performance score can’t be lower than the year before

Whoever is not working is the primary caregiver. When my wife started work, I became the primary caregiver and was allowed to take an additional 5 weeks off (I took one week when my child was born). This is paternity leave. I’m not sure what the maternity leave policy is.

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