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

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Charlottesville, VA 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 Charlottesville, VA

1. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA 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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2. Custom Ink

3.8 stars

Custom Ink is a retail company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Custom Ink:

"They are heavily invested in the professional growth of their team, are flexible, kind, and understanding, and leadership makes time to meet and listen to you. "

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3. WillowTree

3.7 stars

WillowTree is a computer software company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for learning opportunities (4.5 stars) and social activities and environment (4.1 stars).

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

"WillowTree is an amazing and diverse environement of brilliant individuals. It's incredibly rewarding to feel so comfortable, appreciated, and accepted at my place of work."

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4. Genentech

3.7 stars

Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA 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:

"The best company I've ever worked for in terms of gender equality. Actively working to make it better; corporate bonuses depend on achieving these goals. "

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5. The Princeton Review

3.6 stars

The Princeton Review is an education management company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA 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:

"Meaningful work, but industry is facing headwinds."

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6. Booz Allen Hamilton

3.5 stars

Booz Allen Hamilton is a management consulting company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Booz Allen Hamilton:

"Booz Allen Hamilton is definitely a place I am happy to be, and as a woman, I feel valued and respected."

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7. PRA Health Sciences

3.5 stars

PRA Health Sciences is a research company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for PRA Health Sciences:

"PRA Health Sciences is a great place to work! Working there is like having a second family. Employees truly care about each other’s well being, personal growth, and success."

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8. Aetna

3.5 stars

Aetna is an insurance company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA 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:

"My work area and may other areas at Aetna are dominated by women. Everyone has a fair shot of being promoted. All my direct supervisors are all women."

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9. International Rescue Committee

3.4 stars

International Rescue Committee is a non-profit organization management company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for International Rescue Committee:

"The IRC has generous policies on paid vacation, paid sick leave and parental leave agency-wide... a huge plus. Flexible working schedule varies greatly by the demands of the posi…"

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10. TIAA

3.4 stars

TIAA is a financial services company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA 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 (4.2 stars).

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

"I enjoyed being there and being on a large project. As a contractor I was treated very well and with respect as a woman and leader. "

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11. L'Occitane en Provence

3.3 stars

L'Occitane en Provence is a cosmetics company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for L'Occitane en Provence:

"L'Occitane is an amazing company to work for, and I love working for a company that values me. "

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12. CarMax

3.3 stars

CarMax is a retail company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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

"Carmax is one of the most amazing places to work! It is really a family feel in a corporate setting. I have never felt so welcome at any other job that I have worked at."

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13. Philips

3.3 stars

Philips is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and flexible work hours (3.7 stars).

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

"Philips recently began offering two weeks of paid parental leave, which is almost unheard of where I live! I also feel that the flexible work environment and easygoing management…"

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14. NiSource

3.3 stars

NiSource is a company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area,. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.8 stars).

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15. Comcast

3.3 stars

Comcast is a telecommunications company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.0 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

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

"Amazing culture. World class people and diversity. Opportunity for advancement for ALL."

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16. U.S. Cellular

3.3 stars

U.S. Cellular is a wireless company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA 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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17. The Nature Conservancy

3.3 stars

The Nature Conservancy is a non-profit organization management company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and flexible work hours (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Nature Conservancy:

"Overall a great place to work with good people for an important mission. Flexibility often depends on supervisor. Company has been improving support for women in recent years and …"

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18. Sheetz

3.3 stars

Sheetz is a retail company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA 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:

"A great job with great benefits! Not in my area or I’d go back"

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19. Wells Fargo

3.2 stars

Wells Fargo is a financial services company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Wells Fargo:

"Wells Fargo is a fantastic place to work as a woman. Gender is not a factor in promotions/salary/respect , in my experience. I am currently on my 7th week of my 16 week maternity …"

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20. Altria

3.2 stars

Altria is a consumer goods company with locations in the Charlottesville, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"They have a lot of work to do with improving diversity and providing equal opportunities for women in advancement. Salary is good, but annual merit increases are minimal, even as…"

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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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