Nestlé Parent Support Policy

The Nestlé Parent Support Policy offers primary caregivers up to 14 weeks of paid leave and an additional 12 weeks of unpaid leave following the birth or adoption of a newborn child. All 51,000 US Nestlé employees are eligible for this gender-neutral benefit when they have been with the company for six months and average at least 30 hours/week. The policy is open to biological parents, adoptive parents or any primary caregiver of a newborn child.

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Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Michael: Taking the Time You Need as a New Foster Dad
Nestlé’s Parent Support Policy has only been in place a year, but it’s already making a difference in the lives of employees like Michael.

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Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Tyler: Building Your Relationship as a New Dad
Nestlé’s Parent Support Policy has only been in place a year, but it’s already making a difference in the lives of employees like Tyler.

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Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Tessa: Time with Family Close and Far

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Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Allison: Finding a Place that Values Families
My family and I live in Cleveland — my son Grant is now six months old. When I was first considering Nestlé, I knew that the company was family-friendly and that was top-of-mind for me. It was a priority for me to find a place that valued families and valued their employees. When I learned that the parental support policy offered up to six months of leave, I thought ‘I can’t take off that much time!’ But as I was in the thick of it, I was extremely grateful for the extra time.

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Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Nicole: Being in the Moment
My experience having my daughter, Audra, and my life as a mom have been totally different at Nestlé.

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Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Kelly: Being There for the First Belly Laugh
Things changed with Nestlé’s Parent Support Policy. Since I work in HR, I had a lot of knowledge on the before-and-after of the policy. We started hearing that a new parental leave policy was close to rolling out, but when my coworker and I saw the actual policy, we were blown away. It’s not a policy you often see in the U.S.

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Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Randy: Finding Support While Supporting Your Family
One of the reasons I came to work for Nestlé is because when I was researching companies, I always saw that they take care of their employees. That was the company I wanted to work for. It’s great to feel like it’s not just you and a keyboard, Nestlé is there to support you as you support your family.

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Nestle’s Parent Support Spotlight on Meghan: Finding a Culture of Care
Shortly after accepting a job with Nestlé, I learned about the Nestlé Parental Support Policy and the fertility benefits. A major portion of our infertility costs was covered, and we got pregnant on our first round of IVF.

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Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Leanna: Getting an Opportunity to Balance
I had my first child, Izzy, on January 6 — one of the first babies born after Nestlé launched our new Parent Support Policy. When I was first pregnant, I didn’t know that the policy was coming yet — when I found out, I was so excited.

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Helping Dads Helps Families
A 20-year Nestlé veteran, Shawn and his wife stepped back up to the parenting plate when one of their adult children faced unexpected issues days after giving birth. Utilizing Nestlé’s Parent Support Policy, Shawn took 10 weeks of paid family leave to care for his new grandson, Kaiden.

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