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

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Cambridge, 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 July 3, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Cambridge, MA

1. HubSpot

4.3 stars

HubSpot is an information technology and services company with locations in the Cambridge, 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 making an active and concerted effort to improve gender equity in the workplace, but as in all tech startups, we still have room to grow. I know that our leadership i..."

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2. Disruptor Beam

4.2 stars

Disruptor Beam is a computer games company with locations in the Cambridge, 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:

"Game Companies traditionally have a low percentage of women working in them (on the order of 10% or so). While Disruptor Beam's ratio of female colleagues (~30%) is still below ..."

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3. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

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

"This is a GREAT place to work and the opportunities are many"

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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 Cambridge, 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):

"BCG is truly committed to making this a great place to work for women. This is reinforced continually by leadership and the fact that they are regularly launching new initiative..."

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5. Intuit

4.1 stars

Intuit is a computer software company with locations in the Cambridge, 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:

"Intuit is liberal on the outside, but conservative on the inside. So, by that I mean Intuit allows their employees to be themselves without a whole lot of hoopla. As a physica..."

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6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

4.1 stars

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an insurance company with locations in the Cambridge, 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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7. Synchrony

4.1 stars

Synchrony is a financial services company with locations in the Cambridge, 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:

"Great place to work, flexibility with being remote, always learning, great culture."

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8. Johnson & Johnson

4.0 stars

Johnson & Johnson is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Cambridge, 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:

"One of those companies that you feel good working for."

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9. Bain & Company

4.0 stars

Bain & Company is a management consulting company with locations in the Cambridge, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 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 w..."

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10. NetSuite

4.0 stars

NetSuite is a computer software company with locations in the Cambridge, 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 a great company to be part of, no matter who you are! Our WIN initiative (Women in NetSuite) provides an environment of mentoring, learning, sharing and connection s..."

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11. Salesforce

3.9 stars

Salesforce is an internet company with locations in the Cambridge, 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 doing great things for Women in the workplace. However, I continue to see a disproportionate number of men getting promoted and given bigger projects. And when w..."

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12. Ericsson

3.9 stars

Ericsson is a telecommunications company with locations in the Cambridge, 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:

"Diversity is in place and always encouraged. "

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13. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

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

"creates a great and positive culture with employees"

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14. One Medical

3.9 stars

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

"Eclectic group with room for growth just unwillingness to grow is certain districts. No flexibility on schedule or the opportunity to work from home. Management can be too lenie..."

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15. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Cambridge, 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:

"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 assignm..."

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16. Hill Holliday

3.9 stars

Hill Holliday is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Cambridge, 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:

"It really is a great place to work, especially in the New York office. Wonderful people, an amazingly flexible schedule you won't get anywhere else, A+ PTO policies, the whole p..."

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17. Edward Jones

3.8 stars

Edward Jones is a financial services company with locations in the Cambridge, 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:

"An amazing firm! We just need more women to join us!!"

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18. Autodesk

3.8 stars

Autodesk is a computer software company with locations in the Cambridge, 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 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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19. Warby Parker

3.8 stars

Warby Parker is an apparel & fashion company with locations in the Cambridge, MA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.5 stars) and social activities and environment (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Warby Parker:

"The company is perfect aside if low pay for support personnel "

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20. Hasbro

3.8 stars

Hasbro is a consumer goods company with locations in the Cambridge, 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:

"Great company, great leadership and great values! Best place I've ever worked."

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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 July 3, 2020.

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