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Microsoft Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

Microsoft offers 20 weeks of paid maternity leave, 0 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, 12 weeks of paid paternity leave and 8 weeks of unpaid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

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Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 12
46% Consensus
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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 0
60% Consensus
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Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)
100% Consensus
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Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks)
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Technology: Software Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Technology: Software 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) 7 9
Maternity Leaves Taken at Microsoft
    • Lady scoop1970
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Bug
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Lady anon54
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Cham3l3on
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 3 weeks unpaid
    • Lady mg
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 8 weeks unpaid
    • Lady anon53
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 8 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Power
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 8 weeks unpaid
    • Lady sunnyspray
    • 14 weeks paid
    • 16 weeks unpaid
    • Madam anon133
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 8 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Undomiel
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 8 weeks unpaid
    • Madam Giry
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • Madam anon130
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 8 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Swan
    • 12 weeks paid
    • 8 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Seattlegirlie
    • 16 weeks paid
    • 4 weeks unpaid

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Microsoft Maternity Leave Comments
  • "There are a lot of old-school men around, but it has changed a lot over the years. I doubt that it is worse than any other major company with regard to how it treats women. I don't notice a difference between the treatment of women who have taken maternity leave. If anything, it's overcompensated for to make sure no one takes issue. That said, I am treated differently because I am a woman, often. However, I am happy with my work/life balance and the creativity of the job, so I don't plan to leave." - Lady julep
  • "I've found this role to be very supportive of women's equal pay and maternity leave benefits!" - Lady anon52
  • "I have so far very positive experiences with the company. I am now about to go on maternity and parental leave. I hope I will find a supportive environment, and that my return after the leave periods will be pleasant. I hope to work there many more years to come. My current role and team are great! Let's see what happens." - Lady sunnyspray
  • "I have worked here for a long time and stayed through having 2 children. I returned after both maternity leaves because I want to have a career and was apprehensive of taking a longer break as that affects one's career. My second time return was a lot easier than the first time given I had a great manager. If you have a good manager and you have proven yourself on the team, you can get good flexibility." - Lady anon45
  • "I have worked at Microsoft for 3+ years and took 1 maternity leave. After returning, I was able to work out a schedule that worked for my family as well as change roles to better fit my needs (so less travel, but maintain a role that kept me challenged)." - Lady aleona23
  • "I've worked here for almost my entire career - mostly as full time, but with a part-time stint as well. I've had maternity leaves and was very supported through them. I feel like there are great places for women in this company but that there does exist an "boys" network that tends to undervalue some of the strengths that women bring to the table and that results in few women being promoted to leadership positions." - Lady WorksALot
  • "I worked here for 10 years in Finance as well as Marketing. I never saw women treated differently than men. I had my first kid 3 years after joining and enjoyed a flexible work culture, excellent maternity leave (12 weeks paid and 8 weeks unpaid and you can take it all together) that accomodates the needs of parents. I had 2 kids while at Microsoft. There is politics in the company but not a bias against women. So you need to know how to build relationships with senior managers men or women (had plenty of women in my many of my teams always)." - Lady Art

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