You don’t have to love your job every minute of every day (let’s be real, no one does). But you deserve to work at a company that’s at least doing some things right… and we’re here to help you figure out how to make that happen. We work with a lot of companies that are a little bit obsessed with fostering a company culture that works for women — and these employers are also hiring right now!
We’ve gathered insight from actual employees to give you 30 reasons — backed up with quotes from ladies who know the inside scoop — that you should work at a Fairygodboss-approved company:
1. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what that means… at ZS. “Respect for people is inherent to the ZS culture,” one woman explains. “Our core values — do the right thing, treat people right and get it right — guide everything we do. As a woman, it is by far the best place I've ever worked — both in terms of the opportunity to make an impact with our clients, but also from an internal support and respect standpoint.”
2. If work-life balance is a priority for you, you simply must check out jobs at Ericsson. Employees say that “mobility, flexibility, [and] diversity [are] at the core of our values and the way we do business,” and that they truly feel they can work remotely without being judged for doing so.
3. If you want a workplace that gets you, you better look into GE, where employees say “the culture is great and the flexibility really supports my needs as a mom, wife and employee.” One employee has declared, “I could not recommend the company more highly for women.”
4. Global trading company DRW is beloved by female talent for its diversity-first culture. As one business manager put it, her team is a “solid group with diverse strengths, personalities and interests — but we all hold the same core values of respect and integrity.”
5. Need some better female role models in your professional life? IBM may have what you’re looking for. This employee says it all: “With a few of the most senior positions in the company filled by women at the top, it's hard for anyone to suggest that women's careers here are not nurtured. The support network is great. Yes, it's a tech industry and there are a lot of men in tech. But the company walks the talk on flexibility and always has. I worked part-time for 13 years raising my kids, and it didn't hurt my career. Women are not judged harshly for also taking care of responsibilities outside the office.”
6. If you want to work for an employer that consistently ranks as one of the best places to work (as a parent or otherwise), look into options at PwC, where there are “solid benefits and flex time to have a family & career.”
7. If you pursue an opportunity at Deloitte, you’ll give yourself the chance to work at a firm where “it's very clear that leadership has a family-first mentality. This is a great firm and place to work when focusing on career and/or growing and caring for your family.”
8. Joining the team at technology solutions provider CDW means you’ll be part of a culture where making a global impact is just another day’s work. It’s an especially ideal option for young women in STEM — the company’s UniversITy Women program connects college women with Fortune 500 leaders.
9. You’ll have the chance to participate in an “open dialogue about how to evolve the workplace to increase flexibility” if you work at PepsiCo, where “your career and your time is yours to manage.”
10. If you find a job at Accenture, you’ll get to work somewhere with a “GREAT culture [that’s] team oriented.” The company has “several initiatives and groups focused on improving the work and life experiences of women.”
11. You’ll get to take advantage of a “supportive and flexible work environment with a collaborative culture [and] great opportunity to develop with supportive educational offerings” at Dell.
12. Need better benefits and flexibility? That’s a fabulous reason to check out Fitch Ratings, a company that “has great benefits and most departments have flexible work arrangements as needed to balance work and family life.”
13. Passionate about sports? So are the folks at GameChanger, a firm that’s building life-changing products for youth teams and their communities. Female employees also love the monthly “ladies lunch,” where women get together to talk shop and relevant issues.
14. If you work at JPMorgan Chase & Co., a company women describe as "very understanding and diversified," you'll be part of a team making change in a major way. In fact, the firm was voted the No. 1 Company Most Likely to Change the World by Fortune in 2017.
15. If you’re looking for a job where you feel like you’ll grow not only professionally but also personally, you need to investigate Square, a company that women say is an “awesome place for learning and growing a career [with a] great culture of teaching and mentoring others.”
16. Named a best workplace for both women and millennials by Fortune, Ultimate Software brings a passionate, people-first approach to all things software. Plus, 49% of its talent base is female, which is certainly an above-average stat for the tech arena.
17. West Monroe will offer you the opportunity to work with “strong, supportive, intelligent women mentors and peers! I am constantly in awe of the women I work with,” one employee says. Another touts that West Monroe “is a very open company that is built on creating future leaders. We all have a chance to speak up.”
18. You’ll be in good hands if you look into jobs at Fidelity, where “several executive leadership roles are held by women and the company culture is very welcoming to everyone.”
19. You’ll get awesome perks and benefits if you find a job at Dow Jones. The “paid time off benefit is outstanding, which makes for a fantastic work-life balance.”
20. If you want job where the results matter — but you’ve given the flexibility and independence to reach your objectives in your own way, on your own time — Target may be the place for you. “Outcomes are important to them,” one employee explains, “but [they’re] open to how it is accomplished (flex schedules, work from home).”
21. There are a lot of reasons to consider working at Salesforce, but one of the most appealing aspects of the company is its devotion to equality. “Salesforce sets the bar for women working in tech, and it just keeps getting better,” one employee says. “Over the last 4 years I have seen our benefits expand, and our CEO's enduring commitment to equality.”
22. You’ll have the chance to enjoy a truly female-friendly culture. At Johnson & Johnson, for example, there are “good benefits for moms/families. [They] just extended the maternity leave policy, [there’s] support for IVF and adoption, [and] daycare [is] available at most sites in US.”
23. You'll be able to consider a company like United Technologies, which employees say "put[s] a lot of resources toward promoting women and diversity."
24. You’ll get a sense of what a “great [company] culture” looks like if you find a job at OnDeck, a company employees say is an “intense [and] passionate” place to work with “great growth, data, [an] awesome maternity leave policy, [and] smart people.”
25. You’ll have an “amazing opportunity to work with individuals who are star players” at Apple, a company that “strives to a give their employees a good work/life balance with generous maternity leave (for both men and women), paid family leave, flexible schedules Kin care, and many, many other family friendly practices.”
26. You’ll feel like your voice is heard and valued if you find a position at Time Inc. As one employee puts it, “Your opinions are valued, there are a lot of upper management role models and the culture is strong.” To top it off, “Time Inc. offers a good work-life balance, generous vacation time, and great benefits.”
27. You can't beat the opportunities at Boston Consulting Group, which is hiring for an array of roles in design, HR and finance. One employee says there's "great opportunity to chart your own path and tremendous flexibility over course of a career. Tremendous opportunities for longevity."
28. You'll have the chance to be part of a diverse team at T-Mobile. As one employee puts it: "I have enjoyed my time at T-Mobile. I have been fortunate to have many opportunities and the autonomy to really own and drive my own career. It is a fantastic place to work, and a culture that really values diversity.
29. At Bank of America, you'll have the opportunity to be part of what women call an “amazing company to work for [that] truly cares about their employees [and] hires based on qualifications and not gender" — plus BoA's Financial Advisor Development Program is an incredible opportunity.
30. GM is hiring across the country, and it's an incredible place for women to be. GM's Chair and CEO, Mary Barra, is the first female to lead the auto industry, and the company's board of directors is made up of 45% women. Needless to say, employees are kind of obsessed with GM. One says, "I love my company culture and the wonderful environment with great growth opportunities," and another reports, "I have the flexibility to work from home and adjust my hours. This has been a great benefit for my family and allows me to be both a mother and have a career."
31. Women getting the top jobs is something we love to see at companies. And at Sterling Talent Solutions, the worl'd largest background screening provider, you get to see this every day. As said one Fairygodboss user, "As a single mother it's amazing to be a company that has so many powerful women, from our CEO to our CHRO. This company is truly a breath of fresh air."
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