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The 20 Best Places to Work in Columbia, MD As Rated by the Women Who Work There (March 2021)

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 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 March 7, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Columbia, MD

1. 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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2. 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 wellness initiatives (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.7 stars).

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

"Excellent company for women; many women in leadership positions. Great place to be a working mother!"

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3. The Motley Fool

4.3 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.9 stars).

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

"I have never been at a company where the employees work harder to make it a great place to work. Leaders listen. Teams listen. And everyone has the best intentions when it comes t…"

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4. The Women's Center

4.3 stars

The Women's Center is a mental health care company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and social activities and environment (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Women's Center:

"The Women’s Center is incredible because the entire focus of the agency is to provide services to marginalized individuals, and this shines through in the way they treat their emp…"

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5. Network for Good

4.2 stars

Network for Good is a computer software company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and the people you work with (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Network for Good:

"Great culture. Very engaged and supportive workforce."

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6. ACLU

4.2 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 female representation in leadership (4.5 stars).

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7. University of Maryland Baltimore County

4.2 stars

University of Maryland Baltimore County is a higher education company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for University of Maryland Baltimore County:

"There are many women in leadership roles here. The only reason I did not rate higher for opportunity to take on those roles is that people are so happy that there is not frequent …"

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8. McKinstry

4.2 stars

McKinstry is a construction company with locations in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.1 stars) and flexible work hours (4.1 stars).

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

"Fantastic place to work that is committed to diversity and inclusion and is constantly evolving to do things better! Very open culture with amazing people that treat each other we…"

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9. WeddingWire

4.2 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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10. 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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.5 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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11. Salesforce

4.1 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 paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 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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12. Novo Nordisk

4.1 stars

Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Columbia, MD 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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13. Expel, Inc

4.1 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 ability to telecommute (4.9 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 stars).

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

"Expel is easily the best company I've worked for, especially in the cyber security industry. Women are valued and treated with respect at all levels of the organization. I feel sa…"

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14. Virgin America

4.1 stars

Virgin America is an airlines/aviation 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 (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

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15. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

4.1 stars

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) 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 female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA):

"Amazing place to work with a female leader who is fearless."

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16. American Express

4.0 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 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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17. TD Ameritrade

4.0 stars

TD Ameritrade 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 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:

"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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18. ServiceNow

4.0 stars

ServiceNow 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Company benefits cover generous mental health. Diversity & Inclusion is not a buzzword; we mean it and we mean for colleagues to belong. What happens at ServiceNow is you're welco…"

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19. 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

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

"Great place to work."

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20. DocuSign

4.0 stars

DocuSign is a computer software company with locations in the Columbia, MD 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).

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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 March 7, 2021.

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