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

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Columbia, MD 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 Columbia, MD

1. Expel, Inc

4.7 stars

Expel, Inc is a computer & network security company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (5.0 stars) and employer responsiveness (5.0 stars).

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

"Having worked with the management in the past, I've seen their commitment to diversity in all areas, including hiring, promotions and management opportunities."

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2. Crumpton Group LLC

4.4 stars

Crumpton Group LLC is an international affairs company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (5.0 stars).

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

"A cool place to work with interesting colleagues, challenging projects, and high-profile clients. If you like learning from real experts in intelligence and how to craft business …"

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3. Gallup

4.4 stars

Gallup is a management consulting company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

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

"Though I haven't worked many places, I can confidently say that Gallup is one of the best companies there is to work for. Between the culture of strengths and the growth and devel…"

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4. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Palo Alto Networks:

"I've finally found the kind of company I am so proud to be part of and feel at home. The leadership, technology, culture, and people I get to work with everyday inspire me and ma…"

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5. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a management consulting company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG):

"This job has made me the envy of my Working Mom friends"

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6. WeddingWire

4.1 stars

WeddingWire is an internet company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.5 stars).

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

"WeddingWire’s environment was always so fun! I loved all my conworkers sons generally liked being there everyday! The perks were awesome! It can be very stressful though"

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7. ACLU

4.1 stars

ACLU is a non-profit organization management company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

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8. US Government Accountability Office (GAO)

4.0 stars

US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a government administration company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Government Accountability Office (GAO):

"GAO has come a long way, baby. GAO faces basic federal government constraints regarding paid maternity leave (its not legal for them to offer). Additionally, there are fewer women…"

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9. The Motley Fool

4.0 stars

The Motley Fool is an online media company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Motley Fool:

"The company's not perfect, but it's a really good place to work, they are growing, and it's financially stable. They have been working on trying to build a more diverse and inclu…"

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10. Salesforce

4.0 stars

Salesforce is an internet company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

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

"Working at Salesforce is as good as it gets for women! Conversations are heart-centered with the whole person in mind. "

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11. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Columbia, MD 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:

"Great company to work for!"

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12. Bain & Company

3.9 stars

Bain & Company is a management consulting company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and social activities and environment (4.6 stars).

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

"Bain has been so supportive of me as a working Mom. They create opportunities and have made a commitment to keeping women at Bain in a way that is sustainable. I love this compa…"

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13. Facebook

3.9 stars

Facebook is an internet company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and family growth support (4.3 stars).

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

"This is the best place I have ever worked at! Love it here!"

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14. Concur

3.9 stars

Concur is a computer software company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.8 stars) and the people you work with (4.4 stars).

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

"I've grown to be a leader at Concur, inspired by healthy representation of female leaders within the company (including our President!). I absolutely love working here - it's mor…"

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15. American Express

3.9 stars

American Express is a financial services company with locations in the Columbia, MD 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 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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16. One Medical

3.9 stars

One Medical is a medical practice company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for One Medical:

"One Medical Group truly stands behind the motto: "Doctor's Office Reinvented." This is a very fun-filled friendly environment that strongly believes in the growth and development …"

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17. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

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

"I have been impressed with GSK and their avenues for ensuring that talented women have the opportunity to progress their careers. They have rotational opportunities available, wom…"

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18. Workday

3.9 stars

Workday is a computer software company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 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 Workday:

"It's a little ridiculous how a company that has grown so quickly from their initial IPO in 2012 has managed to maintain, and in some cases, expand on it's inclusive culture. Whet…"

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19. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

3.8 stars

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an aviation & aerospace company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

"Its the best place if you are in STEM to work. There is no glass ceilings and I know women who I went to school with be amazed when I tell them I have on site child care."

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20. Custom Ink

3.8 stars

Custom Ink is a retail company with locations in the Columbia, MD 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:

"I absolutely love this job. There are so many perks to the job such as lactation rooms, on site gym, meals 2x a week, snacks at all times (some healthy, some not so healthy), an e…"

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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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