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

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Alexandria, VA 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 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Alexandria, VA

1. Expel, Inc

4.7 stars

Expel, Inc is a computer & network security company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (5.0 stars) and employer responsiveness (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Expel, Inc:

"Everyone involved in the company displays, and to my best knowledge harbors, no negative opinions or stereotypes in regards to women in the professional world at any level. There…"

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2. Crumpton Group LLC

4.4 stars

Crumpton Group LLC is an international affairs company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Crumpton Group LLC:

"A cool place to work with interesting colleagues, challenging projects, and high-profile clients. If you like learning from real experts in intelligence and how to craft business …"

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3. Gallup

4.4 stars

Gallup is a management consulting company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

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

"You don't get paid time off but you set your own hours so you can choose to work extra hours to make up for time off. And they give lots of bonuses and ect. They also pay for coll…"

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4. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Palo Alto Networks:

"I've finally found the kind of company I am so proud to be part of and feel at home. The leadership, technology, culture, and people I get to work with everyday inspire me and ma…"

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5. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a management consulting company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG):

"BCG is really a great place for women. We have a real support group, Partners listen to us and more and more of us grow through the ranks. I left to go back to school but I will b…"

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6. Intuit

4.1 stars

Intuit is a computer software company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"Intuit gives employees 8 weeks of paid maternity leave. They have private rooms with locks, sinks and fridges for pumping. "

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7. WeddingWire

4.1 stars

WeddingWire is an internet company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.5 stars).

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

"WeddingWire’s environment was always so fun! I loved all my conworkers sons generally liked being there everyday! The perks were awesome! It can be very stressful though"

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8. ACLU

4.1 stars

ACLU is a non-profit organization management company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

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9. US Government Accountability Office (GAO)

4.0 stars

US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a government administration company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Government Accountability Office (GAO):

"While I may not have children yet, I have still benefitted greatly from the work-life balance and opportunities for women that are promoted at GAO. Of my last three reports, women…"

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10. The Motley Fool

4.0 stars

The Motley Fool is an online media company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Motley Fool:

"Overall, a very good place to work. In most departments, there's a lot of work flexibility if you need that to help balance family/work needs. No one will blink if you say "..…"

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11. Salesforce

4.0 stars

Salesforce is an internet company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

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

"Working at Salesforce is as good as it gets for women! Conversations are heart-centered with the whole person in mind. "

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12. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Alexandria, VA 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:

"Working for lululemon was one of the greatest experiences of my career. I learned more about myself in my time with lululemon than any other previous life experience and I was exp…"

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13. Bain & Company

3.9 stars

Bain & Company is a management consulting company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and social activities and environment (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Bain & Company:

"Bain & Company is a great environment for women. There are numerous promotional opportunities and mentoring opportunities. Working from home isn't available for every employee whi…"

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14. Facebook

3.9 stars

Facebook is an internet company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and family growth support (4.3 stars).

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

"This is the best place I have ever worked at! Love it here!"

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15. Concur

3.9 stars

Concur is a computer software company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.8 stars) and the people you work with (4.4 stars).

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

"Excellent company with great benefits and vacation. Management is knowledgeable and approachable. Plenty of room for advancement if you work hard and are open about career path. C…"

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16. American Express

3.9 stars

American Express is a financial services company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"The CEO is genuinely a decent human being and that's evident in the company values and ethos. They care about gender equality which is important but there are still too many male…"

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17. One Medical

3.9 stars

One Medical is a medical practice company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for One Medical:

"My coworkers and manager are incredible people. They are the reason jnahve stayed so long. I can't imagine my life without then, but the company as a whole has a lot of problems a…"

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18. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

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

"In the time I have been here, I have had strong female managers at the VP level in the company. I have strongly felt that there is equal opportunity for advancement and assignmen…"

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19. Workday

3.9 stars

Workday is a computer software company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 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 Workday:

"They are growing and with scale comes opportunities for everyone at Workday. As a working bay area parent, I joined not only because of the role and the team, but because the comp…"

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20. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

3.8 stars

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an aviation & aerospace company with locations in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

"Its the best place if you are in STEM to work. There is no glass ceilings and I know women who I went to school with be amazed when I tell them I have on site child care."

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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 1, 2020.

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