Job hunting in the City of Angels? Want to know how your company stacks up against the competition? Want to know which employees are loving their workplaces?
We pulled a list of the 20 companies with a presence in Los Angeles and the greater LA area where employees rate their work experiences the highest.
The companies on our list are rated by InHerSight users on 16 factors of female-friendliness, including paid time off, management opportunities, flexible work hours, mentorship and sponsorship programs, learning opportunities, maternity and adoptive leave, and more.
The 20 best companies to work for Los Angeles
Ultimate Software employees love where they work. Not only does this company clock in as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles, it’s number two on our national list of companies where women are happiest with their pay and number one on our list of tech companies where women are happiest with their pay. It’s also number one on our 2019 list of the best companies for working moms.
Like Ultimate Software, Amrock employs an enthusiastic team. This LA employer makes our list of the best companies for working moms and our list of companies where women are most satisfied with their pay.
Rapid Response is a security monitoring company with offices in the LA suburb of Corona. Women who work here rate this company highest for its paid time off policy, management opportunities, and equal opportunities for women and men.
Employees who work at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) rate this company most highly for its maternity and adoptive leave policy, great coworkers, and paid time off.
LA residents, rejoice! This software company (behind products like TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint) is most highly rated for its wellness initiatives, which include access to a private health clinic, access to more than 8,500 fitness centers across the country plus on-site fitness centers, healthy subsidized meals on campus, flu shots, health program reimbursement up to $1,000, and more.
This LA employer gets its highest marks for its famous maternity and adoptive leave policy (17.4 weeks), wellness initiatives, paid time off, family growth support, and its social activities and environment.
Though based in New York City, American Express has a large presence in Los Angeles. This is the only financial services company to make this list of the best places to work in LA, though not the only list it’s made—AmEx ranks number one on our list of financial services companies where women are most satisfied with their pay.
Workers at this LA employer love Ericsson’s telecommute / remote work and paid time off policies.
Here’s what one employee has to say:
Ericsson is a great company to work for. People are friendly and support is always at hand when you need it. I am very proud to work at Ericsson.
Employees at lululemon love the company’s wellness initiatives, the female representation in leadership, and the management opportunities.
Here’s what one rater says:
Amazing place to work to gain leadership skills and be an entrepreneur with the comfort of a corporation behind you.
10. Custom Ink
Custom Ink is highly rated by the women who work there for its environment, including great coworkers and social activities, and its PTO policy.
Here’s a review we like:
This company strives to make all employees happy and keep them healthy. Free healthy snacks, catered food days, on-site gym, standing desks, work from home options, and free menstrual products in the restroom.
11. Edward Jones
Here’s what one working mom says about her time at financial services company Edward Jones:
I’ve never felt so supported with any other employer. I have a very young child, so I must be flexible in my work. No one puts you on the “Mommy Plan” when it comes to growth and leadership opportunities.They support a full four-month maternity leave as well as full benefits for domestic partners.
Fidelity’s 4.5-star rated maternity and adoptive leave policy includes 16 weeks fully paid maternity leave, six weeks fully paid paternity leave, and six weeks fully paid adoptive leave. Fidelity Investments also gets strong scores for its wellness initiatives, like subsidized gym memberships, yoga and meditation classes, and on-site health and wellness centers.
Here’s an insightful review from a woman who worked at Fidelity:
Fidelity is a great place to work for anyone. They are very inclusive of all genders and have great support for women and the LBGTQ community. Healthcare is awesome. I think everyone would agree that the pay isn’t always the highest, but with all of the benefits offered it could actually mean more for some people than if they worked somewhere else. Generally overall very satisfied with my choice of working there.
Women who work for Google love the wellness initiatives, the maternity and adoptive leave policies, family growth support, and social activities and environment. Also highly rated are the learning opportunities (unique on this list of LA companies) and great, supportive coworkers.
Here’s what one reviewer says about working for Google:
Everyone there knows what they’re doing, and all of the systems just work well as long as you get your work done. It’s not your typical corporate setting, so you can really make your work experience your own.
PayPal gets good marks for career opportunities, personal development, and family support.
Here’s what one very satisfied rater says about working at PayPal:
As a woman, this is a great place to work. Very much equal opportunities and pay. I had more female managers than male. Great compensation plans and access to support for moms.
USAA makes our list of the best companies to work for in Los Angeles for its wellness initiatives, mat leave and family growth support, paid time off, and management opportunities.
One employee writes of her time there:
USAA has been in my family for over 20 years. My father started as an employee. And I watched how well they treated him and my family. Now that I am working for them, they are providing for myself and my family. The company is incredible! Very family oriented and focus on keeping a strong work and home balance with incredible benefits to match!!
16. Alliance Data
Alliance gets 4.2 stars for female representation in leadership and 4.0 stars each for equal opportunities for women and men and for management opportunities.
One of the “big four” consultancies, Deloitte makes our top 20.
Here’s what one senior-level employee writes about working at Deloitte:
Deloitte is a wonderful company to work for. I have been with them for almost 10 years now. The people are very inclusive and open to others' ideas and beliefs. In fact, they feel it makes us that much better to bring in unique perspectives.
Biotech company Genentech gets its best scores for paid time off, wellness initiatives, maternity leave, and family growth support.
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Household name Procter and Gamble gets good scores for its learning opportunities, flexible work hours, and employer responsiveness, or how the company responds when issues like discrimination are escalated.
The American Heart Association gets a near-perfect 4.8 stars for female representation in leadership. Behind that, this organization gets its best scores for equal opportunities for women and men, and for management opportunities for women.
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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 50 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of July 25, 2019.
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