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

Our list of the most women-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 women-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 July 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Chicago, IL

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 women 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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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 (4.9 stars).

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

"Easily the best company I have ever worked for. In other companies I have felt like I was just a number in the system. At Chicago Marketing every person is valued. The culture is …"

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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. It's a small, growing company so there are tons of opportunities to try out new things and take on roles that challenge you to grow. The people …"

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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 (4.8 stars).

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

"Love the culture that includes act like an owner, take intelligent risks and collaboration."

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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 (4.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.7 stars).

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

"I feel as a seasoned professional, I am able to share my knowledge freely and be creative in devloping my team and others. I am also able to still learn everyday new and differen…"

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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:

"Synchrony Financial has been a joy to work for. SO many strong, powerful, and diverse women in management. "

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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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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 (4.7 stars) and women in leadership (4.7 stars).

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

"MKTG is perfect for those who need flexibility. You set your availability. My coworkers are great, and we have brand ambassador appreciation events quarterly. I can reach my boss …"

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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 (4.7 stars) and family growth support (4.6 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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VSP Global is a hospital & health care 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 VSP Global:

"This is honestly one of the best places I've ever worked."

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NetApp is an information technology and services 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 NetApp:

"As a female in a technical support organization, my opinion is respected and valued. I have been given equal opportunities to grow and be promoted. 10 years in and I am still a…"

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Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals 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 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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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 (4.6 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

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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 (5.0 stars) and social activities and environment (4.8 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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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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

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

"While we could use a few more women in management, the overall culture of Neighborhoods.com is incredibly open and welcoming. Pair this with the generous benefits package, and yo…"

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Biogen is a biotechnology 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 Biogen:

"Best place I’ve ever worked! Biogen knows how to take care of their employees."

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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 (4.4 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

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

"The first company I've ever worked for that actively fosters inclusivity. Paid maternity leave, paid community volunteer oppertunities, openly supports the LGTBQ community , fre…"

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Kemper is an insurance company with locations in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.4 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.4 stars).

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

"Great place to work"

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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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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

"American Express has a wonderful remote working policy, decent paid time off and flex time policies in the summer, and advancement opportunities."

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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 (4.5 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 stars).

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

"I am proud to work for a wonderful company that gives opportunities to people of all backgrounds, races, religions, sexual preferences and sexes. It's a great place for hard work…"

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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 July 1, 2021.

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