If you’ve ever dreamed about working behind the scenes for your favorite store, you’ve come to the right place. While the workplace can be fraught with difficulties for women, these iconic retailers get rave reviews from women who work at them.
And luckily for you, they’re hiring across the country. Whether you’re a systems analyst, a senior HR manager, or a “So I just started my career, but I’m talented!,” there’s likely an opportunity for you at one of these highly rated employers.
1. Macy’s, Inc.
When you think Macy’s, you might think killer sales or the Thanksgiving Day parade. But behind the scenes is a corporate culture worthy of its own celebration.
It’s a “family-oriented team environment that supports work life balance” and a “supportive environment that allows you to grow your skills and provides new opportunities,” according to anonymous reviewers on Fairygodboss.
“Macy’s is a great place for working mothers and women,” one woman said on Fairygodboss. “Work-life Integration is part of the culture and you can absolutely feel it on the team.”
Women represent more than 75 percent of the Macy’s, Inc. workforce and approximately 64 percent of management-level executives. They also scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and were recognized as a best place to work for LGBT equality. And thankfully, they’re looking to hire women across the country.
Target is more than a pop culture icon. It’s a company that truly values its diverse workforce.
"It is fun, innovative, [and there’s] room for creativity and growth within the company,” one anonymous reviewer wrote.
"Target offers good maternity leave. You are treated very fairly as a working mom,” another wrote. “There are good facilities for pumping and you’re allowed to do so as needed.”
Target provides its employees with generous paid parental leave, vacation and well-being time; a healthcare and daycare flexible spending account; an annual bonus program; adoption assistance reimbursement; and educational reimbursement. Plus, all employees get a 10 percent discount at Target and Target.com. Sign me up.
3. The Home Depot
The Home Depot’s employees can’t stop bragging about the company’s generous benefits. Working here, you’re provided with on-site childcare, tuition reimbursements, a 401(k) savings plan, an employee stock purchase plan, adoption assistance, generous parental leave policies, commuter benefits, a vacation center with exclusive travel deals, and discounts to 30,000 other merchants.
But what really sets The Home Depot apart is the way it values its female employees.
“I worked at HQ for 3 years and found this to be an excellent company for working mothers,” one anonymous reviewer wrote. “In the departments where I worked, the leaders (men and women) were very supportive of mothers. The on-site daycare wasn't built yet when I was there, but I've heard great reviews from my former colleagues. Many friends took maternity leave and raised their young kids while working here... If I could go back when I'm ready to have kids, I would not hesitate.”
4. Guitar Center
Women who work at Guitar Center love its focus on authenticity and empowering employees from within. The company says it is "looking for the next generation of women who are ready to rock and grow with us" and offers several career paths with plenty of growth opportunity. It believes in promoting from within, and helping people cultivate their passions — both professionally and personally.
One anonymous reviewer wrote: "[I am] proud to be working toward Guitar Center's commitment to creating opportunities that promote corporate citizenship, philanthropy, volunteerism, cultural diversity, and empowering women to strive to their fullest potential in the communities where we live and do business."
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