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The 20 Best Places to Work in Columbia, SC As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Columbia, SC 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 December 1, 2019. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Columbia, SC

1. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

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

"Lululemon is a company that very obviously values all people. There are ample opportunities for development and enhancement. The company supports you as an individual while enco..."

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2. USAA

3.8 stars

USAA is a financial services company with locations in the Columbia, SC 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 USAA:

"USAA is a great place to work!"

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3. Cielo Talent

3.7 stars

Cielo Talent is a human resources company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cielo Talent:

"Cielo is the best position I have ever held. It has fantastic benefits, a comfortable work environment, and the flexibility I need in a schedule to be able to care for my family..."

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4. TD Ameritrade

3.6 stars

TD Ameritrade is a financial services company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.1 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 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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5. The Princeton Review

3.6 stars

The Princeton Review is an education management company with locations in the Columbia, SC 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:

"Teachers/tutors with The Princeton Review never feel pressured to accept work that will upset work/life balance. My rate of pay is calculated based on the time and hours I put i..."

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6. Lexington Medical Center

3.5 stars

Lexington Medical Center is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

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

"I love my job and where I work! We have the best people!!"

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7. Aflac

3.5 stars

Aflac is an insurance company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

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

"From the time I started here I knew I was right at home! If you're a woman that wan't to get into business and marketing this is the place to be. This is definitely a place wher..."

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8. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.5 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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9. Accenture

3.5 stars

Accenture is an information technology and services company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"Few female leaders; however, I never encountered sexism from anyone at the firm. I worked in many different groups and I was always treated like an equal and provided with growt..."

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10. T-Mobile

3.5 stars

T-Mobile is a telecommunications company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for T-Mobile:

"I love working here and the way we are supported."

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11. Amgen

3.5 stars

Amgen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"Overall, this company is quite progressive, and a good place to work. However, with regard to equality in pay for women, they are not open to an in depth review, and I am awar..."

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12. TD Bank

3.5 stars

TD Bank is a banking company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

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

"Amazing place to work no matter your gender. Everything goes off of the work you put in."

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13. Shaw Industries

3.5 stars

Shaw Industries is a textiles company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and learning opportunities (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Shaw Industries:

"Great company for men and women alike for many reasons! "

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14. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3.5 stars

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an education management company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

"HMH is by far the best company I've ever worked for. They care about the quality of their publications, they care about their employees, and truly listen. "

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15. Booz Allen Hamilton

3.4 stars

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

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

"Ultimately it depends on the kind of work you do. But all in all this primarily white male leadership team recognizes it's need for balance. The best part is the ability to Tele..."

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16. Aetna

3.4 stars

Aetna is an insurance company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.0 stars).

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

"I've been with this company for twelve years now. It's never been a great job & speaking honestly, I'm not a huge cheerleader for the actual company or the insurance industry. T..."

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17. Colonial Life

3.4 stars

Colonial Life is an insurance company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Colonial Life:

"Probably the best job I've ever had. More than 1/2 of the people who work out of there are women. My boss is super understanding & awesome. "

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18. AmeriHealth Caritas

3.4 stars

AmeriHealth Caritas is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for AmeriHealth Caritas:

"This is the first company I've worked for where I feel like the company cares about you, values your work, and treats everyone fairly. Everyone from higher up is respectful and ..."

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19. Mars

3.4 stars

Mars is a food production company with locations in the Columbia, SC 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 (4.1 stars).

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

"Great place to work, with fantastic people and great opportunities for learning and growth. Pay and time off were mediocre, but overall benefits were great. All said and done,..."

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20. Mutual of Omaha

3.4 stars

Mutual of Omaha is an insurance company with locations in the Columbia, SC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Mutual of Omaha:

"We have a lot of female minorities in leadership roles."

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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 December 1, 2019.

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