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

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 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 Boston, MA

1. HubSpot

4.3 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 flexible work hours (4.8 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.8 stars).

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

"HubSpot is invested in their people and have a trusted and respected woman at the helm with Katie Burke. Katie is approachable, actively listens, and is also direct and realistic …"

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2. Disruptor Beam

4.2 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 lives by its guiding principles, one of which is "continuous improvement." We thrive on the diversity of our workforce, and spend as much time during recruiting th…"

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3. 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 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:

"Palo Alto Networks is an amazing place to work! The leadership, technology and culture is truly world class and like no place I've experienced. There's a diverse group of extremel…"

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4. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

The 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 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):

"The three things I love most about working at BCG are the focus on people (with a special effort in attracting and retaining female talent), the diversity of its teams, and the vi…"

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5. Intuit

4.1 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 wellness initiatives (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"The best company I have worked for. I certainly don’t feel like I’m just a remote worker even if I’m a seasonal employee. There’s a great culture being fostered through all channe…"

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6. Synchrony

4.1 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 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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7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

4.1 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 wellness initiatives (4.8 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.7 stars).

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8. Johnson & Johnson

4.0 stars

Johnson & Johnson is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"Very inclusive and great place to work! People are great and they place a significant focus on growth/development which is important to me. While the diversity could be better at …"

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9. NetSuite

4.0 stars

NetSuite 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 employer responsiveness (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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

"NetSuite is amazing. They have an organization called "Women in NetSuite" whose goal is to promote the careers and leadership in a normally male dominated industry. Truly the best…"

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10. Salesforce

4.0 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 wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

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

"Salesforce is a great company to launch your career by learning operational excellence in an extremely rigid system. The product is world class and the business outcomes you get t…"

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11. 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:

"I have recently started at Ericsson and am very satisfied with the company's efforts to bring in more talented women to the technology industry. I feel accepted and comfortable on…"

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12. 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 wellness initiatives (4.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.7 stars).

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

"Great company to work for!"

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13. Bain & Company

3.9 stars

Bain & Company is a management consulting 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 (4.6 stars) and social activities and environment (4.6 stars).

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

"Bain has been so supportive of me as a working Mom. They create opportunities and have made a commitment to keeping women at Bain in a way that is sustainable. I love this compa…"

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14. One Medical

3.9 stars

One Medical is a medical practice company with locations in the Boston, MA 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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15. 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 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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16. Hill Holliday

3.9 stars

Hill Holliday is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and social activities and environment (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Hill Holliday:

"All I can say is *applause*. Beginning a job at Hill as a woman is like waking up from a bad dream of female disadvantage. All amazing, accomplished madwomen of the world: APPLY N…"

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17. Edward Jones

3.8 stars

Edward Jones is a financial services company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Edward Jones:

"I love this company, this is my "forever" career. There are numerous opportunities available when you raise your hand & show interest!"

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18. Autodesk

3.8 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 wellness initiatives (4.1 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

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

"Autodesk was a great company to work for. I enjoyed the training tools available such as Lynda.com and lunch and learns. "

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19. SAP

3.8 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.5 stars).

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

"It is truly a company that cares as much of the journey as well as winning. It values its people."

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20. Hasbro

3.8 stars

Hasbro is a consumer goods company with locations in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"Hasbro is welcoming, fair and truly wants to create the best work environment for its employees, regardless of gender."

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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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