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The 20 Best Places to Work in Charleston, WV As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

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 December 1, 2019. 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:

"It's awesome to work for such a strong, determined woman who is a trailblazer in so many ways."

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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 management opportunities (4.3 stars).

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

"CareFirst of Maryland has paid a great deal of attention to the worker's experience, which I appreciate. The company regularly asks for workers to submit anonymous feedback and ..."

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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. 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:

"Novo has great benefits, especially for working parents. The only downside is that the leadership lacks female representation."

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5. 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 i..."

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6. 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:

"Great maternity benefits Work-life balance is a priority Continous opportunities for professional growth Many employee network resource groups to engage with "

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7. American Heart Association

3.5 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:

"Working for a company that helps educate and save women's lives each and every day. The NYC office is made up of primarily women that strive each day to make all women healthie..."

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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:

"Few female leaders; however, I never encountered sexism from anyone at the firm. I worked in many different groups and I was always treated like an equal and provided with growt..."

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9. Amgen

3.5 stars

Amgen 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 wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"Overall, this company is quite progressive, and a good place to work. However, with regard to equality in pay for women, they are not open to an in depth review, and I am awar..."

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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:

"In our office we have females, males, minorities and majorities at every level. We have every race and there is mutual respect throughout the office. We engage in many activit..."

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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. 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 (4.1 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

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

"HMH is by far the best company I've ever worked for. They care about the quality of their publications, they care about their employees, and truly listen. "

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13. Aetna

3.4 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 paid time off (4.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.0 stars).

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

"I've been with this company for twelve years now. It's never been a great job & speaking honestly, I'm not a huge cheerleader for the actual company or the insurance industry. T..."

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14. Medtronic

3.3 stars

Medtronic is a medical devices company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.6 stars).

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

"Everyone fits in here!"

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15. 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 (4.1 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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

"Strayer is an incredible place to work! "

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16. 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:

"Very lucky to work in such a happy, healthy environment "

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17. U.S. Cellular

3.2 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (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..."

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18. Sheetz

3.2 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:

"Solid company to work for, I have no complaints. I have not had a pregnancy/childbirth while working there, I don't know about their policies on maternity leave and lactation ro..."

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19. Smith & Nephew

3.2 stars

Smith & Nephew is a medical devices company with locations in the Charleston, WV area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and flexible work hours (3.8 stars).

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

"Smith&Nephew was a great place to work. I thought I had opportunity for advancement and I thoroughly enjoyed working there."

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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 paid time off (3.7 stars).

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

"Overall, Fifth Third is a great place to work. I have no children, so I'm not particularly concerned about parental leave, etc, but I do believe it is something that all organiz..."

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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 December 1, 2019.

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