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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?

We used our database of ratings on more than 100K companies in the United States to find the most-highly rated workplaces in NYC. Our list is based on reviews by the women who work for these companies, not some arbitrary list of superlatives the companies influence. We went right to the source: employees.

The 20 best places to work in New York City

1. EMD Diamonds

4.4 stars

Number one on our list of the best places to work in NYC is luxury goods and jewelry purveyor EMD Diamonds. Women who work here rate this company most highly for its family growth support, maternity and adoptive leave, and great coworkers. 

2. Greenhouse Software, Inc.

4.4 stars

Computer software maker Greenhouse Software, Inc., comes in at number two. This company gets a perfect 5.0 stars for its paid time off policy, and near-perfect scores (4.9 stars) for its flexible work hours and social activities and environment. 

One rater writes:

I really love working at Greenhouse. It's my first job in tech, and so I was wary of the "startup bro" culture you always hear about, but it hasn't been an issue at all for me. People are respectful and open and transparent and real.

3. Palo Alto Networks

4.4 stars

Employees who work at Palo Alto really love their jobs. This company also makes our list of the best places to work in Los Angeles, the best companies for working moms, and the best companies that offer telecommuting jobs.

4. CA Technologies

4.2 stars

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. 

5. LinkedIn

4.2 stars

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

Love the culture that includes act like an owner, take intelligent risks and collaboration.

6. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

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,, and LinkedIn.

7. Etsy

4.1 stars

Here’s what one employee has to say about Etsy’s highly rated parental leave policy:

Etsy is a caring and supportive workplace for parents. Employees are eligible for 26 weeks of fully paid leave when they become a parent through birth or adoption, regardless of their gender, country of residence or family circumstance. Truly amazing!

8. Synchrony

4.1 stars

Women who work for this financial services company love the female representation in leadership and equal opportunities for women and men. Us too!


4.1 stars

TNTP is a national nonprofit that helps school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. TNTP reports that 90 percent of its leadership team and 78 percent of its executives are female. Here’s something else to love, from a very satisfied employee:

I have tremendous respect for all of my coworkers, which I feel like is pretty rare. Aside from a great mission and set of people to collaborate with, I'm pretty satisfied with my promotion (which I didn't have to advocate for—my boss brought it up), the kick-a** women in senior leadership roles I can look up to, and the fact that I can set my own hours and work remotely from anywhere in the U.S.

10. Zillow

4.1 stars

Women who work at Zillow highly rate its parental leave and paid time off policies. The cherries on top are the company’s wellness initiatives and social environment. 

11. Bain & Company

4.0 stars

Bain & Company is a Boston-based management consulting firm that gets its highest marks for a lively social environment, respectful coworkers, and great mat leave policy.

Here’s what one employee writes about her experience:

There are a growing number of senior female partners, and so many of them got promoted while working part-time! They keep women on client work instead of "mommy tracking" them. The company really is committed to making sure women can balance motherhood along with a rewarding career.

12. Eileen Fisher

4.0 stars

Eileen Fisher gets 4.7 stars for female representation in leadership, 4.6 stars for paid time off, and maternity and adoptive leave. 

13. 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.

14. Johnson & Johnson

4.0 stars

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.

15. Netsuite

4.0 stars

Not only does NetSuite make our list of the best places to work in NYC, it also comes in at number 11 on our list of the best places to work in LA. This company gets 4.7 stars for employer responsiveness, or how an employer responds when made aware of serious problems like sexual harassment and discrimination.

16. ThoughtWorks

4.0 stars

ThoughtWorks employees give this company 4.9 stars for great coworkers—respectful, professional, and unbiased colleagues and 4.0 stars for female representation in leadership. That is something we can get behind!

17. XO Group Inc.

4.0 stars

One of the only NYC-based companies on our list, XO Group gets its top scores for paid time off, maternity and adoptive leave, and social activities and engagement. 

18. 2U

3.9 stars

Here’s what one employee of this e-learning company has to say about her time there:

This is a fast growing company and benefits are improving with scale. There is a people-first culture and leadership truly wants to see diverse groups well represented throughout the company. While women are slightly underrepresented in the c-suite, they are very well represented in the leadership tier right below that. I have never been made to feel that my career path would be limited or slowed down because I am a woman.

19. AdRoll

3.9 stars

Supportive, respectful coworkers, a great paid time off policy, flexible work hours, and a lively social environment make AdRoll one the of the best places to work in New York.

20. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)

3.9 stars

What do women love about this company? The management opportunities, equal opportunities for women and men, paid time off, and female representation in leadership. 

Here’s what one rater writes about Allianz:

This was an amazing company to work for! They genuinely care about the best interest of not only the company, but the employee as well. Great benefits, good starting pay, awesome leaders.


Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 50 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Data accurate as of June 28, 2019.

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