It’s hard not to feel a little bit antsy right now. We're all spending so much time at home and there is a lot going on in the world.
It can be hard to know where to channel your energy — especially on a job search that feels like it's going no where. That's why you should take a look at these companies. We know for a fact that they care a lot about hiring and supporting women in the workplace.
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1. Avanade Inc.
Technology company Avanade believes women are changing the tech game. The leading digital innovator in the Microsoft ecosystem says it “is a place where women can learn, grow and succeed through on-the-job experience, professional development and mentoring.” And women who review Avanade online agree. Fairygodboss reviewers say the company "has many programs to promote and encourage female leaders to grow and develop” and “has great benefits while being flexible with your needs.”
2. Ultimate Software
Ultimate Software's people-first mission and culture is a serious stand out. Moreover, they have a 49% female talent base, so if you're looking for a new gig in the tech sphere, we recommend you start browsing Ultimate Software's openings ASAP.
At Honeywell, a Fortune 100 connected technologies company, FGB'ers say they love that their days feature "brilliant coworkers and interesting work." Between flexible hours coupled with "lots of opportunities to advance," employees are calling Honeywell a "great place for women to work, and (it) continues to get better."
Qualtrics, an experience management software company, is highly rated by women who work there. Why? The company offers paid paternal leave, paid adoptive leave, fertility benefits, generous PTO and comprehensive insurance and retirement plans.
5. Frontier Communications
Women who work at Frontier experience the company’s dedication to fostering an inclusive environment first-hand. The company offers flexible work options based on employees’ job function and needs. They also provide a comprehensive benefits package that can be tailored to one’s personal, financial and wellness goals. In addition to top of the line benefits, Frontier offers career development opportunities from a formal mentorship program to continuing education packages and one-on-one development meetings with top company leaders.
With benefits like 20 weeks of maternity leave, flexible work arrangements and support for community involvement, finding a job at consumer goods company 3M means joining an organization where employees' full lives are valued. And now's a great time to get on board — in 2018, 3M set a goal of doubling its pipeline of diverse management talent by 2025.
7. Southern California Edison
According to women who work at Southern California Edison, the supportive leadership is worth writing home about. As one FGB'er put it: "I've had great coaches, mentors and sponsors to guide me and help me with my development... I've also had leaders who were very supportive during times of personal crisis."
ADP is hiring all over the country. One employee says it's "culturally the most inclusive company I've ever worked for in terms of treatment and inclusion of women and minorities," while another says there's "great culture, great work/life balance, great benefits and growth opportunities."
Employees at Terex say "there is strong support for women" at the company and that it's a place where "you can both grow your career but also enjoy your life outside of the workplace."
HP is hiring all over the country and women who work there say it's "the the most women-friendly company in the industry. We have many woman in executive roles at HP. This company walks the talk!"
11. Seagate Technology
The folks at Seagate Technology are passionate about delivering superior data storage technologies — and women here are passionate about helping them in that mission, especially given the support they're shown. One Fairygodboss user praised the company for not only offering paid maternity leave, but "bonding leave" to boot.
12. Boston Scientific
Women who work at Boston Scientific say the company is "a great place for women to work because at it's core it values people. Employees are treated with respect no matter what their background and, most importantly given the opportunity to continue to develop their careers and grow as individuals."
At Squarespace, women say "respect is given off the bat." If you can't say the same about your company, consider joining their team!
Kohler believes that a better business means a better world. And their fair business practices are more than celebrated by female employees. Kohler offers flex work options, fertility benefits, maternity leave coaching, generous leave policies, milk stork services and pumping rooms, and more. “Kohler has great opportunities and flexibility in many areas,” one anonymous reviewer said. “5 stars.”
15. Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad provides its employees only the best of the best benefits. Women at Union Pacific also benefit from a supportive women’s Employee Resource Group, in which female employees share career advice and get involved in their community.
Automotive company Continental is envisioning a world without car accidents — and it’s recruiting women to help with their mission. Women reviewers say the company has "really great programs for development and mentorship,” and has “many policies... to support women and flexible work.” Some of these progressive policies include 3 months of paid maternity leave, 17 days of flexible PTO, flexible work options, wellness programs and paid time off for volunteering.
17. XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics was named one of the most admired companies by Fortune magazine, and there’s no wonder why. XPO has a demonstrated commitment to its female employees. "XPO has recently seen a big push in diversity and inclusion initiatives, and it's not just lip service,” one anonymous Fairygodboss reviewer said. The company offers 6 weeks of paid maternity leave, lactation facilities, fertility benefits and a supportive online community, where you’ll find groups such as #SHEISXPO, designed to help XPO women connect and share their points of view.
Women at Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT, call it a "great place for women in STEM." As one FGB'er put it, leadership here believes in diversity and inculsion "without it feeling like a forced HR initiative" — and they're putting their money where their mouth is with awesome benefits, including gender-neutral paid parental leave, to prove it.
19. Fisher Investments
Women love working at Fisher Investments because of their mission-based approach to their work and their dedication to their employees. Fisher offers amazing benefits – including a generous PTO policy, 50% 401(k) matching and competitive (and equal!) pay.. Thankfully, Fisher is hiring around the U.S.
According to women who work there, Sysco is "truly an industry leader.” The food services company provides "a lot of exciting work to do in many different fields” with “opportunity for development and growth, and a focus on social responsibility.” The company offers great benefits like competitive pregnancy and adoption leave, dependent care flex accounts, advanced mentorship programs, and involvement with the women’s foodservice forum.
21. The Home Depot
The Home Depot’s female employees can’t stop bragging about the company’s generous benefits. Working here, you’re provided with adoption assistance, generous parental leave policies, commuter benefits, tuition reimbursements, a 401(k) savings plan and an employee stock purchasing plan. Luckily, the iconic company with even more iconic benefits is hiring like crazy.
22. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is doing the important work of providing cutting-edge care, and it knows it needs a diverse team to provide the best care possible. The center supports a variety of Employee Resource Networks that insure inclusion of everyone. Beyond a company culture that values diversity, the center also provides benefits that don’t discriminate, including paid parental leave for people of all genders.
23. Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm is growing — and so is its technology. From artificial intelligence to extended reality applications, women at Qualcomm get to have a direct hand in pioneering some of tech's most exciting possibilities. What else do they love about working here? The supportive, family-friendly work culture doesn't hurt. In their employee reviews on FGB, women here say things like: "It feels like your coworkers here are your friends and family, and that they really care;" "We have nursing rooms and expectant mother parking spots;" "I found a team where I mean something."
24. Siemens Digital Industries Software
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, but with offices in New York, California, Missouri, and North Carolina, the folks at Siemens Digital Industries Software help companies around the world to transform their business and develop innovative products and services. Women seem to be pretty big fans of their work here, and of the company culture. One woman, who's worked at Siemens for 19 years, said in her Fairygodboss review that she would "recommend it to everyone," and another noted that she's "been blessed with a really supportive manager and have been able to get promoted into management."
25. Mentor Graphics
Women who work at the (growing!) Mentor Graphics, a Siemens business, enjoy a wide array of benefits, including women who work on a part-time basis. That's because, although Mentor may be billion-dollar electronic design automation (EDA) corporation, it has a people-first culture. Nurturing the curiosity and continued education of women at Mentor is at the heart of the culture here, as well; employees are eligible for programs ranging from tuition reimbursement to a research-based Corporate Library to professional development programs for both technical and non-technical education.
26. Guitar Center
Guitar Center's brand isn't just creative — it's built on treating its employees fairly, no matter their gender. Guitar Center is looking for the next generation of women who are ready to rock and grow with it. The company believes in promoting from within, nurturing everyone's unique career path and providing the work-life balance to help employees achieve their personal goals, too.
Gartner knows its biggest asset is its people, and it invests in them accordingly. With paid parental leave, covered fertility treatments and remote working options, women know that their work-life balance is valued at Gartner. And with comprehensive benefits and fair compensation, they know they are set up for financial wellness on top of mental and physical wellness.
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