Diageo, FactSet named to list of top 50 places to work for new dads

By Kevin Zimmerman

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Alcoholic beverages producer Diageo and financial data and analysis provider FactSet have been named two of the top 50 places in the U.S. for new dads to work by Fatherly, a digital lifestyle guide for men entering parenthood.

Based in London, with its North American headquarters in Norwalk, Diageo’s brands include Johnnie Walker, Ketel One and Guinness.

“Plenty of companies offer flex time to their employees, but at Diageo they walk the walk and claim that 95 percent of employees utilize flex time to some degree in their personal work schedules,” according to Fatherly, which also cited the company’s practice of giving employees up to eight hours of school activity leave (up to 40 hours per year) each month for inclusion on the list.

“We’ve implemented our family-friendly policies so our employees can be both successful in their careers and also wonderful parents,” said Tara Hunt de Vries, general counsel and executive vice president of human resources, Diageo North America.

Diageo placed 34th on the list, with Norwalk-based FactSet being the state’s only other representative on the list, at 46th.

Fatherly’s report focuses on such factors as paid leave for new fathers, corporate flex time policies and their adoption across the workforce, corporate childcare policies, and additional company benefits that explicitly add to family well-being and overall work/life balance.

Topping the list was Netflix, based in Los Gatos, Calif.

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