PwC believes you can be a great parent and caregiver and a great professional. Our programs, benefits and supportive culture are designed with that belief in mind.
Giving parents time to focus on the new member of their family is important at PwC. Eligible new parents receive, within the first year from birth or adoption/foster placement, 12 weeks of paid parental leave. An additional two weeks are available to new parents with more than one new child on the same date. An additional six weeks are available to staff with a child newly placed for adoption or born via surrogate.
Phased Return to Work
Parents have the option to work 60% of hours, at full-time pay, for an additional four weeks immediately following paid parental leave.
Paid Family Care Leave
Eligible staff receive four weeks of Paid Family Care Leave to care for certain family members with serious health conditions.
A number of programs and a comprehensive website are available for those building their families, returning to work after a baby or caring for loved ones. This includes an adoption and surrogacy reimbursement program, a fertility support program, parental leave as well as back-up child care centers and reimbursements.
Personal & Family Sick time
To assist employees in maintaining work-life quality, the firm’s policy provides an unprescribed number of sick days for all US full-time and part-time staff scheduled to work at least 1,000 hours a year. You normally will be paid full salary when absent for five or fewer consecutive days due to your illness, injury or a family member’s illness, injury, medical treatment, or need for preventive care. Our policy allows paid time off to care for a sick child, parent, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner.
Paid Family Caregiver Leave
Eligible staff can receive their regular pay during an approved leave for up to four weeks per 12-month rolling year. Leave can be to care for a family member with a serious health condition, care for a covered servicemember with a serious illness or injury, or for military leave due to a qualifying exigency.
Childcare and Eldercare Resources
Staff are provided access to a number of childcare, eldercare and academic resources through our program administered by Bright Horizons. Benefits include reimbursement for eligible in-home and in-center back-up care expenses, virtual tutoring, and a free membership to Sittercity for help locating childcare, eldercare, pet care, and more.
Our Mentor Moms program is designed to connect new mothers or mothers-to-be with another PwC mom who has already experienced juggling motherhood and career at the firm. The goal is to provide newer mothers with a connection to someone who can provide guidance, insights, or just a sounding board as they make important decisions about their career. Each new mom who participates is paired with a mentor, who then offers support and guidance over a period of 18 months.