Very Named Among Best Places to Work for Parents


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Very has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by Fatherly and Scary Mommy, two of the most popular digital media brands for today’s parents. This is the 2nd time Very has been named among the Best Places to Work for Dads by Fatherly.

Jenn Gamble, Data Science Practice Lead

“I love the flexibility that remote work brings. Many people in the company live in the Eastern time zone, and even though I live on the West Coast, I choose to keep Eastern Time hours. This lets me finish work mid-afternoon, and have a lot more time with my kids before dinner.”


With the mission of helping parents raise great kids and lead more fulfilling lives, these companies provide fact-based reporting, first-person perspectives, and a digital community to 100MM+ parents around the world each month. Fatherly and Scary Mommy developed rigorous 148-point criteria by which companies are measured in the following categories:

Through their Parents@Work initiative, Fatherly & Scary Mommy are spotlighting employers who set the standard for how parents should be treated across organizations and industries. The evaluation process included a rigorous examination of our benefits, policies, and corporate culture. 

In the evaluation, Very scored high marks in multiple areas including:

  • Percentage of fathers and mothers who take advantage of parental leave and other benefits
  • Transitional time for parents returning from leave
  • The option to use flex time and/or telecommute

We are proud to contribute to the national conversation around how employers can better support working parents and hope that sharing our approach will serve to inspire those looking to improve their own.