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The 20 Best Places to Work in Boston, MA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (February 2021)

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

InHerSight users rate their employers on 18 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 at least 10 submissions from current or former employees as of February 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Boston, MA

1. Intuit

4.5 stars

Intuit is a computer software company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 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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2. HubSpot

4.4 stars

HubSpot is an information technology and services company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.8 stars).

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

"I love working at HubSpot. I am constantly reflecting on how lucky I am to have landed at a company after college that cares so much about its employees. Looking around the organi…"

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3. Disruptor Beam

4.3 stars

Disruptor Beam is a computer games company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.8 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Disruptor Beam:

"Disruptor Beam does try to live by high standards. It has values that it talks about, and lives by."

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4. Synchrony

4.3 stars

Synchrony is a financial services company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Aside from the awful hours (I worked 4:30 pm-1 am and the only days off were Thursdays and sundays) it was a wonderful place to work. The leadership and management was amazing an…"

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5. Salesforce

4.2 stars

Salesforce is an internet company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and sense of belonging (4.5 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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6. Onward Search

4.2 stars

Onward Search is a staffing and recruiting company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.1 stars) and employer responsiveness (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Onward Search:

"Finally happy. I love working here. This is a company that actually cares about it's employees, great benefits, summer fridays, maternity, etc. We have pizza parties, meetings tha…"

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7. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.5 stars).

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

"This is the greatest company I've ever worked for. The CEO is amazing and my chain of command is excellent. "

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8. Pluralsight

4.1 stars

Pluralsight is an information technology and services company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars) and social activities and environment (4.1 stars).

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

"Best place I’ve ever worked!"

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9. SAP

4.1 stars

SAP is a computer software company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.5 stars) and flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

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

"SAP truly invests in its people to help them be successful i.e. employee benefits, learning and development opportunities, and more."

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10. Virgin America

4.1 stars

Virgin America is an airlines/aviation company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

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11. ServiceNow

4.0 stars

ServiceNow is a computer software company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Company benefits cover generous mental health. Diversity & Inclusion is not a buzzword; we mean it and we mean for colleagues to belong. What happens at ServiceNow is you're welco…"

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12. DocuSign

4.0 stars

DocuSign is a computer software company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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13. Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.0 stars

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a management consulting company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"BCG is a truely outstanding company with great flextime offers. Leadership is seriously committed to make it work for both females and males. I was offered a very senior role whil…"

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14. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

4.0 stars

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an insurance company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.8 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

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15. Autodesk

3.9 stars

Autodesk is a computer software company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.1 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.1 stars).

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

"Autodesk makes a point to publicly express the importance of closing the wage gap and providing equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. …"

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16. Biogen

3.9 stars

Biogen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Best place I’ve ever worked! Biogen knows how to take care of their employees."

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17. Ericsson

3.9 stars

Ericsson is a telecommunications company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.4 stars).

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

"A great place to work indeed"

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18. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for salary satisfaction (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"I have been impressed with GSK and their avenues for ensuring that talented women have the opportunity to progress their careers. They have rotational opportunities available, wom…"

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19. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.7 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 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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20. Cengage Learning

3.9 stars

Cengage Learning is an e-learning company with locations in the Boston, MA 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 (4.1 stars).

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

"Cengage has been a wonderful place to work for many reasons however the higher ed market is extremely challenging and it has been nearly impossible to make one's numbers over the …"

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of February 1, 2021.

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