Women's Ratings
3.3

We crowdsource AKQA's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on AKQA's employee reviews and anonymous tips from AKQA employees.

AKQA Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

AKQA offers 2 weeks of paid maternity leave, 0 weeks of unpaid maternity leave and 6 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

Benefits Lower Median/
Consensus
Upper Corrections,
Tips & Comments
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 2
2
67% Consensus
12
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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
0
Media
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Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
6
Media
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Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
?
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Advertising Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Advertising industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 8 8
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6 7
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 2 4
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 3 3
Maternity Leaves Taken at AKQA
    • Lady highfive
    • 4 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid
    • Fairyhelper
    • 2 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • Lady Somersault
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 10 weeks unpaid
AKQA Maternity Leave Comments
  • "Company culture favored those who spent more hours in the office. My female boss regularly worked 12+ hour days. If I was not in the office at least 10 hours, I would get emails/texts at home and be expected to respond immediately. The only members of senior management team who had children were men with stay-at-home wives. None of the women in management had children. In 2 years I worked at AKQA, no woman in my office got pregnant or had a child. No maternity benefits are offered past what was mandated in the Family & Medical Leave Act. One of my team members had a small child, and had to occasionally work from home if her child was sick. She always had to ask permission, while a male colleague on the same team who stayed home with a sick child did not. While leadership can vary from team to team, the management team never set appropriate guidelines for team managers to follow, which left the door open for many male managers to favor their male employees." - Lady troanth
  • "They had such an outdated policy that just because I didn't physically give birth to my newborn baby myself, they fought with me and only wanted to give me 1 week. " - Fairyhelper
  • "Maternity leave was very stressful, at face value the benefit itself is very good, but there was very little transparency into the actual process. When I was there women didn't receive pay parity while on leave, it was some ridiculous "hourly rate" so paychecks were hundreds of dollars short and it was IMPOSSIBLE to get clarity and explanations from HR. " - Lady Somersault
  • "2 additional weeks for every year of tenure" - Lady highfive
  • "This has recently been updated" - Lady highfive

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