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

Facebook Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

Facebook offers 17 weeks of paid maternity leave, 10 weeks of unpaid maternity leave and 17 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

Benefits Lower Median/
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Upper Corrections,
Tips & Comments
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 16
17
Media
17
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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
10
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Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
17
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Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
?
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Technology: Consumer Internet Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Technology: Consumer Internet industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 12 10
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6 8
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 6 7
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 6 8
Maternity Leaves Taken at Facebook
    • Lady CodeWarrier
    • 16 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • LALA8484
    • 18 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • ladych
    • 16 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
    • anon3727
    • 14 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
Facebook Maternity Leave Comments
  • "Note: my salary was $8000/mo as an intern, but obviously my annual salary was pretty low. Also, no bonus :P I was only an intern for three months, but overall I would recommend Facebook as a good place for women to work. While it's not perfect and you experience a fair amount of micro-aggressions on a day-to-day basis, I don't think it's too different from your typical tech company. I think there is a fair amount of "over-correcting" for this, though. One of the benefits of working at Facebook for women is that there's a lot of support for female engineers, especially those who want to move up to management. Additionally, maternity leave and paternity leave are identical (4 months); Facebook is one of the few tech companies to offer this." - Lady SWE in Training
  • "Some of the best maternity policies I've seen in the US. Amazing support for mothers with easy access parking spots and rooms for breastfeeding even at pop-up one-night events. Still, you will run into the usual set of employees looking past you or only hearing your argument after it has been repeated by a male colleague, not looking you in the eye, lower participation rates by women in groups, etc. We also need to see more women managers throughout the org." - anon1256
  • "This is overall a great company for women. However, with Sheryl Sandberg being the COO, you'd expect it to have all the best policies and benefits worldwide for women, and that's not necessarily the case. Optional extended maternity leave that's available in some countries outsite the US (i.e. Brazil) is not available for employees, for instance. " - anon1517
  • "Fully stocked and supportive nursing rooms when you're back from leave too!" - anon3727
  • "Facebook's new bereavement policy gives employees 20 days of paid leave for a death in the immediate family and 10 days for extended family. It also gives workers six weeks of paid leave within a rolling 12-month period to care for a sick family member. Additionally, Facebook is including three days paid sick time to let employees help a family member with a short-term illness, like a child with the flu." - Anonymous
  • "Part-time jobs were offered in the past." - Anonymous
  • "Some telecommuting, option for telecommuting, 100% telecommuting, mostly telecommuting" - Anonymous

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