Creating remarkable experiences for employees’ families globally is core to HubSpot’s mission. That’s why we’re excited to announce that HubSpot has been named the #3 BestWorkplace for Parents in 2019 by Great Place to Work®. We’re proud and grateful for this recognition, and want to thank employees for their valuable feedback which constantly helps us improve our culture and workplace.
Great Place to Work® asked employees to provide details on categories such as quality of parental leave, workplace flexibility, and dependent health care benefits as well as how being a working parent influences their work experience. At HubSpot, we’re committed to fostering a diverse environment. Flexibility is a core part of who we are and how we work; HubSpot doesn’t track time off and has an unlimited vacation ‘policy’ employees use for traveling, working from home, or leaving early to pick kids up from school.
According to a 2019 flexwork survey, 61% of respondents believed that a job with work flexibility would help them be a better parent. That’s why many of our employee benefits are intended to maximize employee’s ability to work in the way that works best for them. These benefits include unlimited vacation and flexible workdays, as well as 16-week paid parental leave for primary caregivers and 6-weeks for secondary caregivers, and extended back-up care options through our Employee Assistance Program, HubCare.
We also provide family planning benefits for employees who are considering parenthood but aren’t quite ready yet. Our egg freezing coverage offers financial support to employees globally. Hopefully, this benefit makes it easier for employees to choose when to grow their careers, and when to grow their families.
Another way that we have aimed to increase workplace flexibility for both parents and non-parents is through our growing remote work options. Working remotely opens doors for employees who may not want to relocate for family or personal reasons. It also opens doors for HubSpot to reach new groups of talent globally who may not be living or working in regions where we have offices. To ensure that our remote community feels included and welcomed in our culture, our Remote and Inclusion Program Manager, Meaghan Williams, sets up Zoom Yoga Classes, Remote Water Cooler Chats, and more.
An employee from our Cambridge office elaborated on how HubSpot’s culture of flexible work has impacted their ability to balance work and life while raising a family in an anonymous review left on Glassdoor:
“Being a working parent, this is one of the several difference makers in my day to day. If I need to leave early or come in late, no one ever questions it. This comes from setting a standard of trust within all HubSpot employees. It's expected that you dedicate yourself to working hard and when you need to handle life as we all do, there are no issues at all.”
ParentSpot, one of our employee resource groups, has become a great community for current and future parents at HubSpot, providing them with resources, events such as our annual Bring Your Kid to Work Day and a designated Slack channel for active discussion. A mother of two and the co-executive sponsor of ParentSpot, our SVP of Customer SuccessAlison Elworthy has learned that parenthood is life’s most elaborate juggling act. She said:
“It can sometimes feel like a full-time job all by itself. With that being said, having a support network of fellow parents to learn from, lean on and swap advice with has been absolutely invaluable. I can honestly say that having this community of parents at HubSpot has helped make me a better parent and a better leader. “
As we continue to improve our support of families and grow better globally as a company, we’re extremely grateful for this ranking from Great Place to Work® and honored to work amongst people who care enough to give thoughtful feedback on the ways we can continue improving and growing as a company.
About the Best Workplaces for Parents
To determine the Best Workplaces for Parents list, Great Place to Work® compared parents' and non-parents' responses representing over 4,6 million US employees on more than 60 survey questions anonymously rating their employers. The data revealed that after having children, parents – especially mothers – have a different experience than their colleagues of the inclusivity and opportunities for advancement at their organizations, among other differentiators.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.
HubSpot helps millions of organizations grow better by building the software and systems that power the world’s small to medium-sized businesses. Our company culture builds connections, careers, and employee growth. How? By creating a workplace that values flexibility, autonomy, and transparency. Through our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and unique approach to company culture (our Culture Code has more than 4M views), we've redefined how people work and live.
HubSpot has been named Best Place to Work in the eyes of Glassdoor, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Inc. The Boston Globe, and the Boston Business Journal. Founded in Cambridge, MA in 2006, HubSpot has offices in Portsmouth, NH; Dublin, Ireland; Sydney, Australia; Singapore; Tokyo, Japan; Berlin, Germany; Paris, France; and Bogotá, Colombia.
Originally published Nov 14, 2019 9:01:00 AM, updated November 14 2019