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The 20 Best Places to Work in Akron, OH As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Akron, OH is based on ratings and reviews from the women who work there.

InHerSight users rate their employers on 16 factors of female-friendliness, including paid time off, management opportunities, equal opportunities for women and men, the ability to work remotely, maternity and adoptive leave, flexible work hours, and more.

The companies on this list have ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former employees as of September 2, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Akron, OH

1. Synchrony

4.1 stars

Synchrony is a financial services company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Synchrony:

"Offering 6 weeks paid parental leave for men & women (in addition to 6-8 weeks for mothers that have birth) including adoptive parents is a huge deal! Grateful to look up to our f…"

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2. Progressive Insurance

4.0 stars

Progressive Insurance is an insurance company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Progressive Insurance:

"I’ve been grateful to work for a company that values diversity and inclusion. The work environment is great and peers and leadership are supportive. One of the best companies to b…"

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3. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for lululemon athletica:

"A company that cares about all people as human beings and works to empower no only the employees but also the customers, excellent work environment. "

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4. Fidelity Investments

3.8 stars

Fidelity Investments is a financial services company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Fidelity Investments:

"Overall, Fidelity really cares about their employees. They provide AWESOME benefits and the pay is very competitive. However, I do wish they had a better representation of women …"

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5. NFP

3.7 stars

NFP is an insurance company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for NFP:

"while there is work to be done, I beleive NFP and its leadership want to help craft a place where all people regardless of gender, race or ethnicity can be successful!"

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6. Quicken Loans

3.7 stars

Quicken Loans is a financial services company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Quicken Loans:

"Grew me in ways I couldn’t imagine"

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7. Genentech

3.7 stars

Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Genentech:

"The best company I've ever worked for in terms of gender equality. Actively working to make it better; corporate bonuses depend on achieving these goals. "

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8. TD Ameritrade

3.7 stars

TD Ameritrade is a financial services company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for TD Ameritrade:

"I was very sick during my pregnancy. Literally the whole time. Management and HR at TDAmeritrade were very accommodating to me. I ended up having to leave because the pregnancy co…"

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9. Cengage Learning

3.7 stars

Cengage Learning is an e-learning company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cengage Learning:

"While Cengage does need to include more women in the c-suite, it's mid level management and even individual contributor female ratios are excellent. I am a member of a very strong…"

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10. EverFi

3.6 stars

EverFi is an e-learning company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for EverFi:

"EverFi is an amazing company and its particularly wonderful for women. Lots of flexibility and great representation among senior leadership. "

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11. Deloitte

3.6 stars

Deloitte is a management consulting company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Deloitte:

"Great place to work. It is hard to rise to the top if you aren't physically present because you are taking care of kids."

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12. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

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13. Plante Moran

3.6 stars

Plante Moran is an accounting company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Plante Moran:

"Amazing place to work. I feel very supported as a woman and a mother here. Growth opportunities are abundant & clearly mapped out."

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14. American Heart Association

3.6 stars

American Heart Association is a health, wellness and fitness company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for American Heart Association:

"AHA/ASA are very female friendly, and the majority of our staff are females. Also, top management is represented by women, as well. "

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15. Novo Nordisk

3.6 stars

Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and salary satisfaction (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Novo Nordisk:

"It's a great company that could use more female leadership as well as more familiar friendly positions for people who are looking to move into leadership. Overall I'm very satisfi…"

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16. Hyland, creator of OnBase

3.6 stars

Hyland, creator of OnBase is a computer software company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.6 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Hyland, creator of OnBase:

"i love my job and the people i work with. for what i do and the 6 years i have been there, i should be paid more."

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17. The Princeton Review

3.6 stars

The Princeton Review is an education management company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and the people you work with (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Princeton Review:

"Teachers/tutors with The Princeton Review never feel pressured to accept work that will upset work/life balance. My rate of pay is calculated based on the time and hours I put in …"

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18. Humana

3.6 stars

Humana is an insurance company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Humana:

"Great place to work. I wasn’t happy with how often leadership changed in my department. There were a minimum of 3 reorganization’s every year and it made it feel like we were spin…"

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19. Dell Technologies

3.6 stars

Dell Technologies is an information technology and services company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Dell Technologies:

"Dell changed my life. I will always be beholden to them for the opportunities I was afforded. As a senior leader in technology, I would recommend them as an employer to anyone wit…"

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20. CDW

3.5 stars

CDW is an information technology and services company with locations in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for CDW:

"CDW is an excellent company to be apart of-they have a great work culture there."

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of September 2, 2020.

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