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

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Charleston, WV 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 Charleston, WV

1. Jan Dils Attorneys at Law

4.1 stars

Jan Dils Attorneys at Law is a legal services company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Jan Dils Attorneys at Law:

"Highly involved in community events, flexible schedules that help with work/life balance, gym membership reimbursement and fair vacation time. Allows me to be a single mom and ha…"

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2. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

3.8 stars

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an insurance company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield:

"It's a good company to work for overall."

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3. Genentech

3.7 stars

Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 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 Genentech:

"Female manager didn't support me as an employee with my maternity leave. It came across as a huge burden to her and I was laid off when she heard that I wanted to have a 2nd baby."

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4. American Heart Association

3.6 stars

American Heart Association is a health, wellness and fitness company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

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

"AHA/ASA are very female friendly, and the majority of our staff are females. Also, top management is represented by women, as well. "

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5. Novo Nordisk

3.6 stars

Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and salary satisfaction (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Novo Nordisk:

"It is excellent. Opportunities are plentiful and it is a respectful work environment. It would be nice to see a woman again at the global executive leadership level. "

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6. The Princeton Review

3.6 stars

The Princeton Review is an education management company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and the people you work with (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Princeton Review:

"Teachers/tutors with The Princeton Review never feel pressured to accept work that will upset work/life balance. My rate of pay is calculated based on the time and hours I put in …"

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7. Humana

3.6 stars

Humana is an insurance company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

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

"57% female but not in technical roles. Much of that is in the clinical space. 6 weeks fully paid maternity and paternity leave. High deductible insurance which is unpleasant. …"

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8. Accenture

3.5 stars

Accenture is an information technology and services company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"There are a lot of men but women look out for each other. The opportunities are what you make of it. It's highly technical where I worked so not knowing programming/IT infrastruct…"

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9. Amgen

3.5 stars

Amgen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"Work life balance for sure. I learned a lot while I was there the total of 13 years"

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10. Travelers

3.5 stars

Travelers is an insurance company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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

"Travelers is extremely female-friendly and promotes using PTO to keep a good work-life balance."

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11. CH2M

3.5 stars

CH2M is a civil engineering company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for CH2M:

"CH2M is focused on a diverse workplace. Opportunities have opened up for me that I wouldn't have expected in such a male dominated field."

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12. Aetna

3.5 stars

Aetna is an insurance company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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

"Aetna is, overall, a great employer. Several women led resource groups and a majority of mid to high level management positions are held by women. While not available in all posit…"

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13. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3.5 stars

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an education management company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

"Houghton Mifflin offered a great teaching experience for me, without being the teacher in charge in the classroom. I had the opportunity to receive materials needed, workshops, ev…"

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14. Terex

3.4 stars

Terex is a machinery company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

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

"This is a great company to work for... pay and benefits are good."

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15. Medtronic

3.3 stars

Medtronic is a medical devices company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.7 stars).

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

"lot of things to learn and grow in healthcare. Culturally diverse team and good work culture. They are passionate about their products"

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16. Strayer University

3.3 stars

Strayer University is a higher education company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Strayer University:

"Strayer is an incredible place to work! "

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17. U.S. Cellular

3.3 stars

U.S. Cellular is a wireless company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for U.S. Cellular:

"They claim to offer things like telecommuting and flexible schedules, but directors/managers often do not allow associates to take advantage of these opportunities. I think the p…"

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18. UnitedHealth Group

3.3 stars

UnitedHealth Group is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

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

"I love that the leadership for UHC in Ohio is full of women. The flexibility and opportunities to work from Home are so great. I am so grateful to work for this company."

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19. Sheetz

3.3 stars

Sheetz is a retail company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

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

"Very fair work place no matter what your gender you are."

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20. Fifth Third Bank

3.2 stars

Fifth Third Bank is a financial services company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Fifth Third Bank:

"Fifth third was a great company to work for as long as your family life doesn’t interfere with that of the manager at the 250 branch. Allowing her to leave when her children are s…"

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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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