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 41 reasons — backed up with quotes from ladies who know the inside scoop — that you should work at a Fairygodboss-approved company:
Personal finance company Wealthfront is growing rapidly — hello, $75 million in funding! — and women who work there say it's a "very accommodating" employer if you have (or want) a family, complete with flexible hours, generous paid parental leave, and a Grade A pumping room.
Bloomberg is a company that cares about doing the right thing by women. That's why they created a Gender Equality Index, which is being used by more than 100 firms across the world to actualize diversity goals. Not only that, but Bloomberg's chairman also founded the U.S. 30% Club with the goal of increasing women's representation on boards — talk about putting your money where your mouth is!
Best known as a pioneer of GPS technology, Trimble has developed another reputation — that of being a workplace women love. Feeling like your day-to-day work really matters is a popularly cited reason; as one FGB'er said, "Trimble is a great place for people who really want to make a positive difference in the world, from improving the safety of our water and increasing the productivity of farms to helping countries respond to national disasters."
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."
5. Snap Inc.
Snap Inc. has its sights set on reinventing the way we see (and use) cameras, and women who work there seriously love being a part of that mission. When asked whether they would recommend Snap to other women, one FGB'er who recently returned from maternity leave gave a resounding, all-caps "YES." Her reasoning? "My managers and HR have been incredibly supportive and helpful with everything, which has made my time as a new mom so special. I am incredibly grateful to work at a company that values family so much."
6. Quicken Loans
Women love working at Quicken Loans Inc., a family of companies that truly values its employees. One woman said “Quicken Loans is the most amazing opportunity you'll ever have when it comes to a job. This is such an amazing career here. They really take care of their employees.” On top of generous healthcare benefits, parental leave policies, and investment options, Quicken Loans offers some pretty amazing perks. Employees get paid time off to volunteer, tuition reimbursements, and free educational seminars and wellness programs. Lucky for you, Quicken Loans is hiring like crazy.
Want another reason to love Macy's, besides its status as an iconic purveyor of fashion and parades? Women who work here say it's "supportive of working moms/dads, and offers great work life balance."
8. American Water
Not only does American Water offer competitive benefits and health and wellness programs, but it also provides wonderful training and development opportunities. It's no wonder that employees call it "a great place to grow, innovate and become next generation future leaders."
At Caterpillar, what you build matters — whether it's the impact you're creating in building critical infrastructures and bolstering local economies across the globe or, on a more personal level, the work skills and relationships you develop. Combine that with benefits like flexible working, 401K matching, and 14 different employee resource groups, and it's no wonder that women who work here call it a "best in class" workplace.
10. PNC Financial Services Group
Women make up almost 60% of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.’s workforce, and it’s really no wonder why. According to current employees, PNC is a champion of women. They consistently “promote and recognize women” while ensuring "good work-life balance” and workplace flexibility. What else could you want in an employer?
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 inclusion "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.
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).”
At Agilent Technologies, women rave about the "fantastic culture of trust, respect, and integrity" — and also love having the opportunity to connect their day-to-day work with bettering the world, be it addressing health issues and trends or the environment. They're also hiring a bunch, across the country!
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.”
Want to join a team that always has your back? According to women who work there, working at Asana means being part of a “great support system” that has “really high standards when it comes to treating their employees equally.”
The folks at AppNexus — the world's largest independent internet technology company with a goal of creating a "better internet" — are also major advocates of women in tech. They helped Girls Who Code get on its feet when it was still a pilot program, and the two organizations still share office space today!
The leading hoteliers at Hilton practice positivity and a focus on family behind the scenes, too. Fairygodboss users calling it "by far the most accommodating company" they've ever worked for and love its "friendly, light, funny" culture where "women thrive."
18. Jaunt VR
Women who work at Jaunt VR, a company that provides solutions for creating and distributing immersive content, say the company offers "great benefits" and that it's "focused on increasing and improving diversity and making an impact in our community."
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.”
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.”
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.”
22. E & J Gallo Winery
E & J Gallo Winery — the world's largest family-owned winery — is hiring an array of roles, in sunny locales across the country. Even better? Women seriously love working here, like one Fairygodboss user who said "I truly feel my family's needs are respected and that I can balance a career and motherhood."
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."
24. JPMorgan Chase & Co
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.
25. FTI Consulting
If you’re looking for a job where you'll have room to grow both in and out of the office, you need to investigate FTI Consulting. The global advisory firm lets you strike a balance between dynamic, challenging work and time for passion projects thanks to their flex policies.
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.”
27. West Monroe Partners
West Monroe Partners 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.”
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.”
29. Dow Jones
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.”
30. Ultimate Software
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.
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.”
You'll get to work in an environment that "takes gender equality seriously" and one that has "a lot of opportunities and great leadership" if you pursue opportunities at Terex, a company that delivers lifecycle solutions to a broad range of industries, including construction, infrastructure, and manufacturing.
33. Johnson & Johnson
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.”
34. United Technologies
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."
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.”
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.
37. Time Inc.
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.”
38. Boston Consulting Group
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."
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.
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.”
41. Bank of America
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.
Employees at TEKsystems say the company offers "leadership training and push[es] you to reach beyond a potential you ever thought was possible," and that "it is an extremely unique sales organization because there is an abundance of female leadership."
43. Sterling Talent Solutions
Women getting the top jobs is something we love to see at companies. And at Sterling Talent Solutions, the world's 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."
44. Stride Consulting
Women love working at Stride Consulting — NYC’s go-to Agile software development company — because they know their work will be properly compensated. Stride recently won a Stevie award for Equal Pay, and all employees are allowed to request a raise 365 days a year. To make this process easier, Stride has an internal sponsorship program where each Strider is paired with a work buddy and a work sponsor to advocate for their career development. However, your compensation doesn’t stop at your salary. Striders are also provided flexible working options, floating vacation days, competitive health and dental benefits, and 401(k) matching that vests immediately.
45. Thomson Reuters
Why love working at Thomson Reuters? For one, the benefits are off the charts — one woman calls them "amazing and frankly... unheard of with other employers." But that's not all the multinational media and information company is doing to keep women employees happy. Fairygodboss users also consistently voice satisfaction with their advancement opportunities, and the Board recently committed to seeing 40% of women in senior leadership positions by 2020.
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.
47. Capital One
It's no surprise that women love working at Capital One. Employees say the company's "work life balance and flexibility is like no place I’ve ever worked. Amazing." and that it's a "great place for working moms [with] wonderful flexibility and culture."
Women who work at HP say it's a "great place to grow your career and balance your life priorities. Great place to innovate and be your self. Great focus on diversity and inclusion with business in 160 countries around the world." And they're hiring like crazy across the country!
49. Boston Scientific
"Every woman is represented here!" says a Boston Scientific employee. "Kids, no kids, career oriented, family oriented, community oriented, innovative, introverted, extroverted, etc. All races, identifications, interests are not only happy but are fulfilled here!"
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.”
One employee from Unilever — which makes thousands of products under more than 400 brand names used by two and a half billion people every single day — explains why she loves working there: "I had a very supportive team and fun colleagues so I enjoyed working here. Although I left when I was having my second child I have since re-joined this company in another country after relocating - initially on part-time consultant basis and now soon to be full-time. I feel I had this opportunity because of the trust I built with my colleagues and their supportive and inclusive nature."
Protiviti, a global consulting firm, more than values its female employees. Women say the firm is "an inclusive organization” that "truly cares about” its employees. And Protiviti’s diverse benefits prove this is true. The company offers 4 weeks of vacation to all employees, 15 days of fully-comped care for children or elders, and flexible work arrangements. And lucky for you, they’re hiring like crazy.
"There are a great number of opportunities to learn and advance," says one woman who works at Nationwide. "The pay ranges are provided for each job "level" so there is transparency there. We have groups (both professional and hobby) to meet people and engage associates. We have many learning opportunities, both online and classroom. Our benefits are very nice. It is a large company but feels like family, truly."
54. Ecolab, Inc.
A global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, Ecolab protects people and vital resources around the world. And they’re just as protective of their employees’ work-life balance, and career development. "As a woman, I feel very lucky to work for an employer like Ecolab,” one anonymous reviewer wrote. "I believe my perspective and feedback is valued, and I feel supported in my decisions both professionally and in my personal life.” Luckily, Ecolab is hiring like crazy right now.
Squarespace helps people and companies build websites — but day-to-day, the employer also helps its employees live happy, healthy lives. In addition to offering 18 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, Squarespace provides flexible vacation and flexible working policies.
56. 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.
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.
Employees at ADP say the company is "very family friendly, and offers a lot of professional development opportunities as well as the chance to move around within the organization."
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.”
60. Edward Jones
Women call Edward Jones a “supportive environment” with a “family friendly attitude.” They love the financial services firm’s women’s networking lunches, free financial advisors, women’s support network (Women Helping Other Women or WHOW), and generous paid parental leave policy.
At Cognizant — which is hiring like crazy right now — employees say they "love the freedom that is given to employees to carry out their work."
62. 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 – from a generous PTO policy, 50% 401(k) matching, and competitive (and equal!) pay to perks like food trucks and dry cleaning services. Thankfully, Fisher is hiring around the U.S.
63. Liberty Mutual
At Liberty Mutual, women say there's "great opportunity for advancement and flexible work hours to suit anyone's needs," and that "hard work and good networking get you far."
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.
65. 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 on-site childcare, adoption assistance, generous parental leave policies, commuter benefits, tuition reimbursements, a 401(k) savings plan, and an employee stock purchasing plan. Plus, TONS of discounts. Lucky for you, the iconic company with even more iconic benefits is hiring like crazy.
66. NCC Media
At innovative advertising firm NCC Media — which is proud to be under the direction of its first female President and CEO — women report loving the "people, environment, and benefits." As one FGB'er put it, "I work with an awesome team of women, who report to an awesome woman, who reports to another awesome woman."
"Great work-life balance, diversity, and policies in place to support it! " says one woman who works at Ford. Another says the company is a "great example of treating male and female employees equitably. Great maternity package and support."
Women say Sony has a “very diverse, very fun culture” where “women are well-respected.” They say there’s “equal pay, development opportunities, and openness to flexible working arrangements” for employees to “spend more time with their families" at Sony. And maybe the best part? They say “the corporate glass ceiling is not a factor” here. Sounds like a supportive employer to me.
69. Mercer Advisors
According to women who work there, wealth management firm Mercer Advisors involves the best of both worlds. When it comes time to be off the clock, FGB'ers say this is an employer that's "supportive of your life outside of work." And when you're on the clock, you're given the opportunity to "have a deep impact on meaningful work" (in fact, the word "meaningful" was used by more than woman to describe Mercer's work culture!).
70. Raytheon Company
Women rave about Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Women love the company’s flexible work options, generous PTO policy, 401(k) matching opportunities, and great healthcare benefits. And lucky for you, they're hiring like wild.
71. 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.”
72. 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, such as a death in the family, allowing me to focus on my family without feeling guilty about not focusing on work."
73. Pariveda Solutions
Pariveda Solutions, a technology strategy and solutions consulting firm, is a “company challenges and supports you to become your best self… but also values healthy work-life balance.”
They make career growth expectations and opportunities very clear with their Pariveda Expectations Framework, that lays out how promotions are earned at every level. Likewise, they offer a transparent pay scale based on cohort level that ensure pay equity across the company. On top of clear expectations, Pariveda has several systems in place to help you meet them. They offer a mentorship program, a women’s forum (Espirit de Femme), professional trainings, and executive coaching. It’s no wonder they were voted a “best place to work” by Glassdoor, Fortune, Consulting Magazine, and Computerworld.
Women describe EY as a “great culture” that "encourages flexible arrangements.” They say the company is “committed to promoting women” – and EY offers the benefits to back that up. They provide 16 weeks of paid parental leave, paid child care, and IVF treatment options. Plus, 95% of EY employees telecommute. The best part? They're hiring right now!
75. Magic Leap
Women say that at Magic Leap, "the people are great to work with, and you will learn something new every day.” This tech company is hiring now!
Social innovation business Hitachi has a mission: to “inspire the next.” And they know they can’t do that without an amazing group of women technologists who are passionate about innovation. That’s why they make sure their female employees are valued.
“Hitachi has a great culture,” one anonymous review on Fairygodboss said. “It’s very diverse… and the managers are awesome to work with.”
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.” 100% of women who left reviews on Fairygodboss would recommend Sysco to another woman — and it’s really no wonder why. 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.
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 including onsite mammograms, and paid time off for volunteering.
79. Burson Cohn & Wolfe
Even though Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) is one of the world’s largest full-service global communications agencies, it takes personal employee experiences very seriously. BCW's dedication to fostering an inclusive environment shines through with their Employee Resource Group, WISE (Women in Sync & Empowered), and the various professional development trainings they provide to women employees so they can grow as leaders.
80. Columbia University Information Technology
Working at Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT), you support mission critical technology for over 40,000 faculty, staff, and students. But you also have the support of a team that values you and your work. CUIT offers flexible work arrangements, tuition benefits for you and your dependents, generous PTO, and useful retirement plans with employer contributions.
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