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 66 reasons — backed up with quotes from ladies who know the inside scoop — that you should work at a Fairygodboss-approved company:
1. 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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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. 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.”
8. 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.”
9. 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.
12. 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.”
13. 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.
16. 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."
17. Trane Technologies
Trane Technologies' values of respect, teamwork and innovation make it a flexible and supportive place to work. Women love the organization’s excellent benefits, including family-care and Flexible Professional programs. Beyond benefits, Trane Technologies also offers a supportive community of women, and a successful women’s leadership program — talk about growth potential.
18. 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.
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.”
20. 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.
21. 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!
23. 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!"
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.”
, 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.
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.
27. 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."
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad provides its employees only the best of the best benefits. The company offers flex time and telecommuting options, sabbatical options, fertility benefits and lactation facilities for new moms. 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.
33. 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.”
34. 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."
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.
37. National Security Agency
Why work at NSA
? If doing the inarguably important work of bolstering national security wasn't incentive enough, the agency also offers some primetime employee benefits. From on-site childcare and intramural sports teams to telework options and up to 26 paid vacations days a year, they're big believers in helping employees integrate their professional and personal lives in a way that's actually sustainable.
38. Robert Half
Women love working at Robert Half — a corporate services firm that was named one of Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies.’ They offer holistic benefits — from company paid life insurance to adoption reimbursements to dependent care reimbursement accounts. More than that, they offer an environment where women are set up for success. One anonymous reviewer said: “ I have found many female role models within the company. The company supports flexibility, which has helped me balance work and family obligations.”
39. Wells Fargo
One of the things women on Fairygodboss most consistently praise Wells Fargo for? The "amount of opportunity" here. Not only that, but employees also note that there are a "number of teams dedicated to advancing gender and diversity inclusion" — and it's clearly paying off. In 2016, the company rolled out a generous paid parental leave package of 16 paid weeks for caregivers, regardless of gender, and thousands of team members have already utilized it.
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.
41. 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.
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, commuter stipends, generous PTO, and comprehensive insurance and retirement plans. Plus, the company offers its employees plenty of fun perks, including catered lunches, dog-friendly office spaces, and more.
43. Goldman Sachs
Beyond the prestigious name, women love working at Goldman Sachs because it is truly dedicated to gender diversity and providing benefits women need. The company offers 16 paid weeks of parental leave, flexible work schedules, a fertility support program that covers up to $45,000 of medical and prescription drug costs, a back up childcare program, and on-site gynecology in larger offices.
In 1922, USAA (short for "United Services Automobile Association") was founded by a group of U.S. Army officers who had trouble securing auto insurance due to the perception that they, as members of the military, were a "high-risk" group. One hundred short years later, and the Fortune 500 company, which has been voted one of the world's "most ethical," continues to embody its patriotic roots. By providing banking and insurance services to military members, veterans, and their families, women who work here say they find their jobs incredibly meaningful. As Laura Bishop, the company's CFO, put it: "The passion and dedication USAA employees have toward our mission amazes me!"
45. The Kraft Heinz Company
At Kraft Heinz, one of the world's top five largest food and beverage companies, women have the chance to not only work with iconic products and brands from their childhoods, but also to shape the future direction of the company. In 2018, the Chicago-headquartered company launched its first business dedicated exclusively to growing organic and natural brands, and a significant emphasis is placed on charitable initiatives and employee volunteerism, as well, especially around the issue of tackling of world hunger.
46. 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.
47. Qualcomm Incorporated
Before there were smartphones or autonomous cars, there was the technology that Qualcomm built — and it's tech continues to serve as the foundation for some of tech's most exciting opportunities today. From artificial intelligence to extended reality applications, women at Qualcomm get to have a direct hand in pioneering a world of possibility. 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."
48. 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."
49. Capital Group
Could you say with confidence that your company is the "best employer out there for women"? Women who work at Capital Group, one of the world's oldest and largest financial services companies, can. One FGB'er wrote in her review that at the end of the day, she feels above all "respected" at Capital Group, adding that "the culture is supportive and the company is only getting more flexible." In fact, "respect" is one of the most frequently occurring words across employee reviews here. Another testified that "there is an immense culture of respect at the firm, and associates are encouraged to speak their mind and contribute to creative solutions and projects."
50. Mentor Graphics
Women who work at 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.
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