NEW YORK, NY —Working Mother revealed its annual list of the 2018 “100 Best Companies” today, celebrating companies that lead in the areas of female career advancement, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, benefits and flextime. Turner was among the 100 companies that earned a spot on this year’s list. This is Turner’s 16th consecutive year on the list.
"Turner's benefits are often touted externally as best in class," says Angela Santone, executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. "But I believe the people here are the number one reason employees love to work at Turner. Every day, we strive to be a place where everyone is empowered to fulfill both their professional and personal goals and responsibilities. We’re proud to support all of our working parents by creating a workplace that offers a strong work/life balance. It should be every company's priority."
Under Santone’s leadership, Turner has created several corporate initiatives to invest in employees and make Turner more competitive in recruitment and retention including Matching Grants, Volunteer Release Time and Make You Matter Week, a week-long global series dedicated to our employees' personal and professional development.
One program Turner offers is "Start a Family Your Way" which provides financial assistance to employees pursuing surrogacy, adoption or in vitro fertilization services. The company also enables women to achieve a better work-life balance including flexible work arrangements and financial assistance for dependent, child and pet care. For Atlanta-based employees, the company offers Turner Second Generation (TSG), a child care center that provides affordable care for children from six weeks old to pre-kindergarten.
In addition, Colleen Sullivan was named Turner’s 2018 Working Mother of the year. Sullivan, a senior associate director for Turner Sports, credits the company’s family friendly policies with helping her manage her responsibilities as a working mom, especially for her son who has special needs.
"Being a woman in the workplace isn’t easy, especially for mothers who must be full-time mothers and employees. I am proud to work for a company that stands for women and help the workplace become more equitable for mothers," says Sullivan.
Additional Turner benefits include:
- Health: health care benefits including medical and prescription drug coverage, accounts like the HSA, and resources like Fit Nation to keep you physically and mentally healthy
- Family: child and adult/elder care services and back up support for everything from growing one’s family to planning for college
- Money: savings plan, life insurance, and commuter benefits information and resources
- Flexible Work Arrangements: to give employees increased flexibility in how, when, and where they get their work done and to increase employee satisfaction and decrease unwanted turnover.
"This year's 100 Best Companies continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing a work environment that is not only woman-friendly, but parent-friendly," says Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. "By offering flexible schedules, paid parental leave, post-leave phase-back periods, adoption and surrogacy financial assistance, and mentoring programs, these companies address working parents' and caregivers’ needs head-on and help them succeed at work and home."
About the Methodology
The 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility policies and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2017 data.
Turner, a WarnerMedia company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.
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