While media and entertainment may seem male-dominated, there are organizations in the industry working hard to change the status quo. From supporting powerful women in leadership to offering the benefits new moms need, these nine companies are instituting female-friendly policies that make media better for women. Read on to see why women love working for each company — and to get the inside scoop on their employee perks.
1. Turner Broadcasting
There’s lots for women to love about working at Turner Broadcasting. Reviewers on Fairygodboss say it’s a “great company that is very employee friendly,” offering flexible working options and a casual atmosphere. The company has a wealth of benefits – from a matching 401(k) to generous PTO and parental leave — and invests in the personal development and wellness of its people. Turner hosts “Make You Matter Weeks” — series of classes, workshops and special events for career development. Plus, Turner is a member of Time Warner’s Fit Nation program, which encourages employees to achieve their personal fitness goals through free or discounted training and events.
2. The Walt Disney Company
Working at Disney is a dream for many women — and for good reason. The Walt Disney Company receives rave reviews on Fairygodboss, with women saying they feel “empowered by leadership” and receive “great tolerance for family-related things.” Beyond competitive insurance packages and paid time off, Disney offers a host of benefits to helps its employees meet their personal and professional goals. For instance, the company pays 100% of tuition for full- and part-time employees at Disney Aspire network schools. It offers retirement plans and employee stock options, along with commuter assistance programs and on-site childcare. Plus, the company inspires employees to give back with Disney VoluntEARS and keeps the magic going with complimentary theme park admission.
You’ve definitely watched a Viacom channel on TV, but that’s not the only reason it’s a great place to work. Women on Fairygodboss love that Viacom is “family friendly” and “diverse,” with plenty of women in leadership to champion others. Along with a supportive environment, the company offers a comprehensive benefits package that helps everyone perform at their best. On top of wellness programs, competitive insurance packages and a 401(k) plan that would excite anyone, Viacom offers some amazing work-life balance programs. These include adoption benefits, back-up childcare, pet insurance, tuition reimbursement and more!
Netflix is an exciting opportunity for women for too many reasons to count. While reviewers love the culture of equality and flexible workstyle that’s been fostered at the media company, its support for female employees doesn’t stop there. Netflix offers several family-friendly benefits, including 100% paid parental leave, 10 days of back-up care, “family forming” benefits that assist in your fertility, surrogacy or adoption journey, and unlimited time off for full-time, salaried employees. The company offers other valuable benefits, too. Salaried employees receive free commutes between home and work via Uber, Lyft, or any other rideshare service — as often as they want. Plus, Netflix offers a 401(k) employer match of between 3.5 and 4%, and a unique stock option program.
5. NBCUniversal Media, LLC.
One Fairygodboss reviewer said: “At NBCU, there’s a strong, family-friendly culture and a tight-knit community that transcends job categories and verticals.” And that’s evident from the company’s commitment to offering benefits that help women succeed at work. NBCU offers 16 weeks of paid parental leave, along with child and adult care programs, and fertility and adoption assistance. It also offers commuter benefits, 401(k) matching up to 6% of your eligible pay, competitive insurance packages and tuition reimbursement. Plus, if you’re looking for a company that prioritizes your wellness, you probably want to look into NBCU; It has personal counseling, on-site fitness centers, relaxation spaces and flexible work spaces.
6. Discovery, inc.
Women on Fairygodboss call Discovery Communications “a great, family-oriented company.” And its benefits explain why. Reviewers love the company’s flexible working options, generous PTO and child and elder care through BrightHorizons. Plus, Discovery’s comprehensive insurance plans, 401(k) matching and other financial perks give employees another reason to love their work. After all, they’re very well compensated.
7. Sony Pictures Entertainment
It’s not just the exciting projects that make Sony Pictures a great place to work. The company is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive company culture, complete with the resources employees need to succeed. Employees at Sony Pictures receive comprehensive medical and dental plans, employee assistance programs, learning and development opportunities, and cool perks like film screenings and gym memberships.
8. XO Group, inc.
Whether you’re an avid reader of The Knot and The Bump or not, you should consider a job at XO Group. Women on Fairygodboss call it “a positive and accepting environment” and “a great place to work,” but the benefits at XO Group go far beyond its great company culture. XO offers flexible work arrangements, company-wide telework days, comprehensive insurance packages and wellness programs. Plus, employees at XO have the opportunity to request assistance with the cost of their educational expenses.