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The 20 Best Places to Work in Chicago, IL As Rated by the Women Who Work There (February 2021)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Chicago, IL is based on ratings and reviews from the women who work there.

InHerSight users rate their employers on 18 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 at least 10 submissions from current or former employees as of February 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Chicago, IL

1. Brad's Deals

4.8 stars

Brad's Deals is an internet company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (5.0 stars) and ability to telecommute (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Brad's Deals:

"100% coverage for your maternity leave for a boot-strapped company is pretty remarkable, plus the ability for flex time makes balancing everything I need and want to do easier. N…"

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2. Milhouse Engineering & Construction

4.5 stars

Milhouse Engineering & Construction is a civil engineering company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Milhouse Engineering & Construction:

"Milhouse has been one of the best companies I have ever worked for. There are so many things I love about working here, but what stands out the most is our caring and intelligent …"

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3. Chicago Marketing, Inc

4.5 stars

Chicago Marketing, Inc is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Chicago Marketing, Inc:

"The over all atmosphere of this company is great, I started entry level because I was new to the job force coming from Purdue. Chicago Marketing has a wonderful team who not only …"

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4. Vodori

4.5 stars

Vodori is a computer software company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and paid time off (5.0 stars).

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

"Vodori is a great place to work! We have happy hours every Friday and a team meeting where the leadership shares information about the company. Overall I would highly recommend wo…"

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5. LinkedIn

4.4 stars

LinkedIn is an internet company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.7 stars).

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

"Genuine investment in professional growth and consistent promotion of women into leadership."

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6. Synchrony

4.3 stars

Synchrony is a financial services company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Tough job, but the perks are amazing!! Each step above is celebrated!! Great place to work!!"

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7. Salesforce

4.2 stars

Salesforce is an internet company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and sense of belonging (4.5 stars).

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

"Extremely talented employees who love the work they do- it's infectious! Lots of growth opportunities and excellent pay."

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8. MKTG

4.2 stars

MKTG is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.5 stars).

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

"MKTG deserves every bit of the stellar work place reputation it has earned. Working at MKTG has been a pleasure despite the less than competitive wages."

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9. Brunswick Corporation

4.2 stars

Brunswick Corporation is a consumer goods company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (3.8 stars) and family growth support (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Brunswick Corporation:

"I have been working at Brunswick for over 2+ years. I highly recommend Brunswick as a place to work. The leadership team is encouraging, supportive and values their employees. I a…"

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10. SAP

4.1 stars

SAP is a computer software company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.5 stars) and flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

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

"I haven't had to use parental leave, but my understanding is that it's pretty good. I love the diversity at SAP, and the fact that they've been offering "domestic partnership" be…"

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11. Virgin America

4.1 stars

Virgin America is an airlines/aviation company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

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12. ThoughtWorks

4.1 stars

ThoughtWorks is an information technology and services company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.9 stars) and social activities and environment (4.7 stars).

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

"An incredible company with tons of opportunities for growth And learning. Lots of variety in the types of projects you can work on. Amazing thought leadership and a proven stellar…"

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13. Neighborhoods.com

4.1 stars

Neighborhoods.com is a real estate company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and flexible work hours (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Neighborhoods.com:

"Neighborhoods.com is a great place to work. There is a lot of opportunity for growth, flexible schedules and a great vacation/PTO policy. There are other great perks such as a top…"

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14. Baird

4.1 stars

Baird is a financial services company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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15. American Express

4.1 stars

American Express is a financial services company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars).

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

"American Express gives a great maternity leave of 6 months for both men and woman !"

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16. TD Ameritrade

4.0 stars

TD Ameritrade is a financial services company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.2 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for TD Ameritrade:

"TD has one of the best maternity benefit offerings I've ever seen. They are accommodating to family crisis' and understanding of missed time for such commitments "

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17. Paycom

4.0 stars

Paycom is a computer software company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.7 stars) and sense of belonging (4.6 stars).

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

"I consider it a great privilege to work for Paycom. This is a Tech company with a fast pace, big goals and a lot of need. As a mom I am able to be fulfilled professionally and als…"

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18. Alfred Benesch & Company

4.0 stars

Alfred Benesch & Company is a civil engineering company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Benesch has been a very inclusive place that has allowed me to grow my career. From management opportunities to flexible work arrangements and leadership who truly care about the …"

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19. Razorfish

4.0 stars

Razorfish is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and flexible work hours (4.0 stars).

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20. Principal Financial Group

4.0 stars

Principal Financial Group is a financial services company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Principal is a very interesting place to work. The work load is sometimes unbearable but the staff is wonderful. Most of the leaders in Raleigh are women and they are very under…"

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of February 1, 2021.

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