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

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Bethesda, MD 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 Bethesda, MD

1. Expel, Inc

4.7 stars

Expel, Inc is a computer & network security company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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:

"Let's be honest, cybersecurity skews heavily male and there's plenty of macho cowboy bullshit. I'm happy to say that Expel is not like that, or I would not be here. The founders a…"

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2. Pink Callers

4.5 stars

Pink Callers is a telecommunications company with locations in the Bethesda, MD area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (5.0 stars) and ability to telecommute (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Pink Callers:

"Working for Pink Callers has been the most amazing experience! I love the companies values and their dedication to its employees!"

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3. Crumpton Group LLC

4.4 stars

Crumpton Group LLC is an international affairs company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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:

"Management went above and beyond to accommodate a move out of town and enabled me to keep working remotely. Environment is intellectually challenging, and you must be able to stan…"

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4. Gallup

4.4 stars

Gallup is a management consulting company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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:

"Gallup is an excellent company and a fantastic place to work! A huge portion of people in management and upper level positions are women and as far as I've been able to tell there…"

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5. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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:

"Culture is diverse and fantastically supportive. I feel like a valued contributor who happens to be a woman. The Womens Network Community events are well attended, informative, an…"

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6. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a management consulting company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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):

"I'd like to see more females in Exec Leadership positions, but BCG is doing a good job scouting and retaining top female talent."

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7. WeddingWire

4.1 stars

WeddingWire is an internet company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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 Bethesda, MD 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 Bethesda, MD 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 Bethesda, MD 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:

"I have never been at a company where the employees work harder to make it a great place to work. Leaders listen. Teams listen. And everyone has the best intentions when it comes t…"

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11. Salesforce

4.0 stars

Salesforce is an internet company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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:

"Amazing values and benefits"

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12. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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:

"creates a great and positive culture with employees"

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13. Bain & Company

3.9 stars

Bain & Company is a management consulting company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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 Bethesda, MD 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:

"I really think Facebook is leading the tech industry in terms of its commitment and progress so far towards more gender equality in the workplace. My direct manager, my manager's …"

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15. Concur

3.9 stars

Concur is a computer software company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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:

"Wonderful culture, great people, some frustrating processes but otherwise great place to work."

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16. American Express

3.9 stars

American Express is a financial services company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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:

"I love the company I work for! I am in a male dominated environment but the men who work for me, those I work with, and the leaders I work for are true men and leaders who always …"

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17. One Medical

3.9 stars

One Medical is a medical practice company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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 Bethesda, MD 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:

"This is the best place I have ever worked, NO CONTEST. Management is absolutely wonderful and could not be more understanding and accommodating. Sick kid? Take the day off. Or …"

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19. Workday

3.9 stars

Workday is a computer software company with locations in the Bethesda, MD 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:

"It's a little ridiculous how a company that has grown so quickly from their initial IPO in 2012 has managed to maintain, and in some cases, expand on it's inclusive culture. Whet…"

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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 Bethesda, MD 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 2, 2020.

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