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The 20 Best Places to Work in Philadelphia, According to the Women Who Work There (2019)

The top 20 employers in the City of Brotherly—or rather, Sisterly—Love

Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza
Content Strategist, InHerSight

Philadelphia skyline

The companies that make our list are the Philly employers most highly rated by the women who work there. If you're looking for a job in Philadelphia, this list is a great place to start.

From major tech companies like Dell and Palo Alto Networks and financial services companies like Edward Jones, Capital One, and USAA, to trendy brands like lululemon, Philly is a great city for women in the workforce.

The 20 best places to work in Philadelphia

1. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

Number-one BCG also makes InHerSight’s 2019 list of the best companies to work for in NYC and in Los Angeles, our 2019 list of the best companies for working moms, and our list of the top 20 companies where women are most satisfied with their pay. They’re kind of a big deal.

Here’s what one former employee says about the company:

Overall, I consider BCG an excellent place to work for females—both consultants and administrative professionals. Diversity and inclusion are becoming even more important by the day, and there are always mentors, you just have to seek them out. I have since left BCG, and appreciate now more than ever the quality of the people and the supportiveness of the culture!

2. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

No surprises: Women who work at lululemon love the company’s wellness initiatives and its female representation in leadership. 

Here’s what one woman writes about her experience with lululemon:

A company that cares about all people as human beings and works to empower not only the employees but also the customers, excellent work environment.

3. Bozzuto

3.8 stars

We like this super-detailed review of Bozzuto:

One of my favorite things about working for Bozzuto is how extremely female-dominated this company is. Seeing women, especially women of color, in management positions is very empowering. I came from another property management company where female employees were stuck in entry-level/"training" positions unless they were open to flirting with the men on top. It is wonderful working for a company that celebrates its employees, accepts our feedback, and provides real opportunities for growth. They recently switched to having PTO, which is such a major thing because it accommodates everyone's lifestyles (as much as it can being in sales). It is also a testament how most employees in this company have been here for quite a long time, and they are its biggest cheerleaders! I feel appreciated and recognized by my direct management, who are women as well.

4. Capital One

3.8 stars

Capital One ranks number four on our list of the top 10 financial services companies where women are most satisfied with their salaries

The women who work here also love the maternity and adoptive leave policy, its paid time off, and—a stand-out here—it’s family growth support initiatives, which we define as things like access to dedicated lactation rooms, child care, expense reimbursement, etc.

5. Custom Ink

3.8 stars

Number five on our list of the best places to work in Philadelphia is Custom Ink.

Custom Ink employees give this company high marks for its paid time off policy, equal opportunities for women and men, and a great social environment in the office. 

Here’s some insight into the company we find helpful:

They are heavily invested in the professional growth of their team, are flexible, kind, and understanding, and leadership makes time to meet and listen to you.

6. Edward Jones 

3.8 stars

Here’s what a very-satisfied rater says about her experience with Edward Jones’ mat leave execution:

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 4-month maternity leave as well as full benefits for domestic partners!

7. Fidelity Investments

3.8 stars

Fidelity also makes our 2019 list of the best companies for maternity and adoptive leave and our list of the top 10 financial services companies where women are most satisfied with their pay. Cheers to that.

8. Teach For America

3.8 stars

Teach For America gets its best scores for management opportunities, female representation in leadership, equal opportunities for women and men, and paid time off. This might be the right avenue for you if you’re interested in growing and advancing your career.

9. USAA

3.8 stars

USAA ranks number seven on InHerSight’s list of financial services companies where women are happy with their compensation. Notably, this organization is also highly rated for its parental leave and family growth support policies.

10. Deloitte

3.7 stars

Rounding out the top 10 best employers in Philly is Deloitte.

This consulting firm often appears on our live list of the most female-friendly management consultancies. Deloitte stands out on our list for its 3.9-star rating for learning opportunities.

Read more: How to Find a Job You Love (No, Really)

11. Genentech

3.7 stars

Genentech gets great scores for paid time off, wellness initiatives, maternity and adoptive leave, and family growth support. We’re behind that all the way.

12. Stitch Fix

3.7 star

Stitch Fix stands out on our list of the best places to work in Philly for its near-perfect (4.8 stars) score for female representation in leadership. Similarly, the subscription company gets 4.3 and 4.2 stars, respectively, for equal opportunities for women and men and management opportunities. Yes, please!

13. American Heart Association

3.6 stars

The American Heart Association gets 4.8 stars for female representation in leadership, 4.6 stars for management opportunities for women, and 4.3 stars for equal opportunities for women and men. 

Read more: Ask a Recruiter: How Do I Change Careers?

14. Dell

3.6 stars

Women who work at Dell love this company’s PTO package, the ability to telecommute (the latter is one of the top things working moms look for in an employer), and its wellness initiatives. 

This tech company also ranks on our 2019 list of the best places to work in St. Louis.

15. Southwest Airlines

Here’s what one woman who works in tech for Southwest Airlines has to say about her time there:

The tech industry is generally not the most welcoming to women. I have felt valued and respected from the moment I began. My manager, director, and CIO are all women and mothers who demonstrate amazing leadership and an inspiring dedication to work and family. I would enthusiastically recommend Southwest to anyone.

16. Accenture

Women who work at this IT services firm rate it most highly for its paid time off policy, maternity and adoptive leave, the ability to telecommute, and equal opportunities for women and men.

17. ADP

ADP stands out on our list because the company offers a tuition reimbursement programs—great for those who want to continue their education, and a mentorship program.

18. athenahealth 

This company’s paid time off, mat leave, flexible work hours, and the ability to telecommute, make it one of the best places to work in Philly.

19. Avanade

We like this insightful review from one mid-level employee:

I only just joined Avanade but I'm very impressed with what I've seen so far. The things that matter most to me in an organization is opportunities for growth and a supportive workplace culture. This place ticks both boxes thoroughly. I appreciate their zero tolerance for disrespectful behavior and their robust library and resources for continuing education and professional development. My team is great and I'm fortunate to be within a unit lead by visionary, female executives.

20. CDW

CDW stands out on our list of the best places to work in Philadelphia for its highly rated workforce—great coworkers are one of the top predictors of women’s job satisfaction—and for its highly rated family growth support initiatives.

Methodology

Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 50 current or former U.S.-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of July 25, 2019.

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