The Best Banks for Women: Employees

This study is part of a larger research project analyzing how companies serve women as customers, leaders, and employees. The full methodology and results of the study will be available in the early summer of 2014. For more information on the banking sector, be sure to visit, "The Best Banks for Women: Consumers," and "The Best Banks for Women: Leadership."

By Kimberley Killen

How women employees experience life at the bank varies greatly when it come to traditionally viewed "women’s" or family issues. Several institutions offer paid parental leave, but these leaves do not approach the time off given by the tech sector—maxing out at 22 weeks for Google moms and 17 weeks for dads.

However, flextime and telecommuting policies are common among retail banks. Some go out of their way for parents: Wells Fargo offers back up childcare, and Bank of America tops off the 14 paid weeks of maternity leave with 14 unpaid.

For a description of our methodology, visit our methodology page.

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Research Team: Kimberley Killen, Padmini Parthasarathy, and Jessica Pasko.

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