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The 20 Best Places to Work in NYC, As Rated by the Women Who Work There (2019)

The best of the best in the Big Apple

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Looking for a new job in New York City? How about applying to one of the very best places to work?

InHerSight's list of the best places to work in the Big Apple is based on ratings and reviews of more than 120K companies in the United States. We went right to the source to find the most-highly rated workplaces for women in NYC: the women who work there. Our list is based on reviews by the people who work for these companies, not some arbitrary list of superlatives the companies influence. 

Users rate their employer on 16 factors of female friendliness, including equal opportunities for women and men, female representation in leadership, paid time off, flexible work hours, and salary satisfaction.

The 20 best places to work in New York City

1. CA Technologies (4.2 stars)

Number one CA Technologies stands out for its 4.9-star rating for family growth support, which means access to dedicated lactation rooms, child care, expense reimbursement, etc. With more than half of women saying their employer does not offer sufficient lactation space and most employers not offering child care assistance, high scores for this factor are always worth noting. 

2. LinkedIn (4.2 stars)

LinkedIn employees love the company’s wellness initiatives and social environment. One very satisfied rater writes:

It's a pleasure to be working at a company which prioritizes talent irrespective of gender or any other racial factors. Great work-culture and lots of opportunities to learn and grow on a personal and professional level.

3. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) (4.2 stars)

Coming in at number three, BCG is another company that makes our top companies lists on the regular, most recently making our top 20 companies for maternity and adoptive leave, outranking the likes of Facebook, Indeed.com, and LinkedIn.

4. Facebook (4.0 stars)

Here’s what one very satisfied rater thinks about her time at Facebook:

Overall, the education and emphasis on managing bias is huge. I've felt very accepted and able to speak my mind. While there is not as much representation of women in management and leadership as I would like, the culture is extremely supportive and inclusive, and I hope that in time there will be more women in leadership. There are also a number of inspiring women in technical leadership roles to look up to.

5. Johnson & Johnson (4.0 stars)

Rounding out the top five on our list of the best companies to work for in NYC is J&J.

At Johnson & Johnson, workers love the maternity and adoptive leave policy, paid time off, wellness initiatives, and management opportunities. 

One woman writes of her experience:

I am female, an Army veteran and LGBT. I am treated as an equal and my wife is able to share my benefits. Whether we adopt or we have a child, I will be able to get full maternity leave. Many women hold Vice President and General Manager positions. It is a very empowering place to work.

6. American Express (3.9 stars)

AmEx gets great scores for maternity and adoptive leave and paid time off (4.4 stars each) and for great coworkers, family growth support, equal opportunities, and management opportunities (4.1 stars each). 

7. Ericsson (3.9 stars)

Women who work for Ericsson rate the company most highly for family support factors, like the ability to telecommute, paid time off, flexible work hours, supportive coworkers, maternity and adoptive leave, and equal opportunities for women and men to rise within the ranks.

Ericsson also ranks number 12 on our 2019 list of the best companies for working moms.

8. lululemon athletica (3.9 stars)

lululemon employs an enthusiastic workforce, racking up 4.0+ scores in nine of our 16 categories, including a 4.8-star ratings for wellness initiatives, 4.7 stars for female representation in the company’s leadership, 4.6 stars for management opportunities, and 4.3 stars for employer responsiveness, or how the company handles issues like discrimination.

9. Salesforce (3.9 stars)

Salesforce gets pretty spiffy scores around here. It ranks in the top 10 on our 2019 list of the top 20 companies where women are most satisfied with their pay and on our 2019 list of the best companies for maternity and adoptive leave.

10. Bozzuto (3.8 stars)

Real estate company Bozzuto gets a stellar 4.5-star aggregate rating for career opportunities for women, getting near-perfect score for management opportunities, female representation in leadership, and equal opportunities for women and men. 

Here’s what one new hire writes about working for Bozzuto: 

I have not been working for Bozzuto for very long, but I have not once been unhappy about coming to work. I enjoy my job, and I like my coworkers.

11. Capital One (3.8 stars)

This NYC employer gets strong scores for great coworkers, a social environment, learning opportunities, and salary satisfaction. In fact, Capital One notably ranks number two on our list of the top 10 financial services companies where women are most satisfied with their pay

12. Edward Jones (3.8 stars)

A strongly rated PTO policy plus learning opportunities, flexible work schedules, and a corporate mentorship program make Edward Jones one of the best places to work in NYC. 

13. Fidelity Investments (3.8 stars)

We found this review of Fidelity Investments particularly helpful:

Fidelity hires great people to work with and offers 401K matching, health dental and vision insurance that are par-none. They also offer student loan repayment assistance and many other corporate perks. The pay, however, is below average and the work can be very emotionally taxing. That said, I do know that many people who work outside of customer service really love their jobs, so it may just depend on what arm of the company you work for.

14. Google (3.8 stars)

Google gets its highest employee ratings for its wellness initiatives, maternity and adoptive leave, family growth support, and social activities and environment.

15. PayPal (3.8 stars)

Women who work here love the mat leave policy, paid time off, and the family growth support (all great for working moms). PayPal also makes our list of the top tech companies where women are most satisfied with their pay.

One woman reviews the company this way:

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.

16. Principal Financial Group (3.8 stars)

Principal Financial Group’s best scores are for its paid time off policy, maternity and adoptive leave, management opportunities, female representation in leadership, and family growth support.

So it’s no surprise that this company also makes our 2019 list of the best companies for working moms.

17. Teach for America (3.8 stars)

NYC-based Teach for America gets an overall 3.8 stars from the women who work there, with its best scores in management opportunities, female representation in leadership, and equal opportunities for women and men.  

18. Alliance Data (3.7 stars)

Check out this review from a senior-level employee at Alliance: 

I love this place! So much so that I've been here over 15 years. The people are friendly, easy going, super fun, and pretty smart. We do really cool work for our clients and work with some of the biggest brands in the world. Our executives are pretty cool too and very approachable! The company not only cares about their employees by offering a wealth of benefits and perks, but we are a huge giver to the communities in which we live and work, across the globe.

19. Care.com (3.7 stars)

Care.com gets a standout 4.5 stars for female representation in leadership. Following that, Care.com gets 4.3 stars for flexible work hours (one of the top four things women want most at work) and 4.3 stars for equal opportunities for women and men (one of the top four predictors of women’s overall job satisfaction).

20. Deloitte (3.7 stars)

Here’s what two reviewers say about Deloitte:

Deloitte is the best company that I have ever worked for, and from my experience in the federal sector, they truly care about their employees and the employee experience. As a woman and as an employee, I feel empowered. It’s not perfect, but I can’t recommend it enough if consulting is your desired career path.

You start with five weeks of PTO and they give 16 weeks of paid family leave. You are immediately assigned a mentor who you speak with at least once a month. There are awesome social events every few weeks and everyone is just great to work with and be around. I can't think of a better environment to be in as a young woman.

Methodology

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.

InHerSight has ratings and reviews of more than 120K companies in the United States.

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By Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza

Content Strategist, InHerSight

Emily is on staff at InHerSight where she researches and writes about data that describes women in the workplace, women's compensation and contract literacy, and women's rights in the workplace. 

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