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The 20 Best Places to Work in Columbus, IN As Rated by the Women Who Work There (May 2021)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Columbus, IN 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 May 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Columbus, IN

1. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Columbus, IN 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:

"Signing on with Palo Alto Networks is the best move I have ever made in my career. The culture here is so unique and no matter where you go in the world, you always get greeted by…"

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2. Novo Nordisk

4.1 stars

Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Columbus, IN 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:

"Novo has great benefits, especially for working parents. The only downside is that the leadership lacks female representation."

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3. American Express

4.0 stars

American Express is a financial services company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars).

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

"I love the company I work for! I am in a male dominated environment but the men who work for me, those I work with, and the leaders I work for are true men and leaders who always …"

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4. TD Ameritrade

4.0 stars

TD Ameritrade is a financial services company with locations in the Columbus, IN 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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5. Salesforce

3.9 stars

Salesforce is an internet company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and family growth support (4.3 stars).

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

"Salesforce is an amazing organization but it does take some serious grit to work here."

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6. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.7 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for lululemon athletica:

"Love working here! The people are amazing and benefits are awesome! Just need more consistency when it comes to my pay check and my hours every week."

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7. Cengage Learning

3.9 stars

Cengage Learning is an e-learning company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cengage Learning:

"I love my job. I drink the company coolaid. I love what I do, I love what this company does. It's not perfect, but I'm surrounded by people who care and who want to make a differe…"

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8. Teach For America

3.9 stars

Teach For America is an education management company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Teach For America:

"Incredible employer - non-profit that treats employees and has resources that are similar to the private sector. Amazing place to work with passionate, smart leaders."

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9. DocuSign

3.9 stars

DocuSign is a computer software company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.7 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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10. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.8 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.3 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

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11. Evolent Health

3.8 stars

Evolent Health is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Evolent Health:

"I loved this job and this company. I hope to work for them again. I resigned due to health issues that started the day I started my training. I went through most of my training wi…"

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12. Availity

3.8 stars

Availity is an information technology and services company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars) and employer responsiveness (3.8 stars).

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13. Genentech

3.8 stars

Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Columbus, IN 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 Genentech:

"my input and expertise are sought, valued, and respected. I have many incredible women who act as role models and mentors. I have never been called but by when I am assertive or d…"

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14. Vera Bradley

3.8 stars

Vera Bradley is an apparel & fashion company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Vera Bradley:

"Vera Bradley is such a kind company! It was my first job out of college as a CSR and the job was stressful in dealing with customers everyday for 40 hours a week. However, managem…"

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15. Eli Lilly

3.8 stars

Eli Lilly is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Columbus, IN 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).

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16. IST Management Services

3.8 stars

IST Management Services is an outsourcing/offshoring company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for IST Management Services:

"IST Management Services is a really great place to work at. The team I work with are awesome and I definitely recommend the company."

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17. DEFENDERS

3.8 stars

DEFENDERS is a consumer services company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.7 stars) and family growth support (3.9 stars).

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

"Defenders has a huge representation of women in leadership and absolutely empowers us."

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18. Southwest Airlines

3.7 stars

Southwest Airlines is an airlines/aviation company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Southwest Airlines:

"Best all around company to work for."

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19. TIAA

3.7 stars

TIAA is a financial services company with locations in the Columbus, IN 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 TIAA:

"MANY WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP... AS A WOMAN I FEEL I HAVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES. "

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20. CDM Smith

3.7 stars

CDM Smith is a civil engineering company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.0 stars) and ability to telecommute (3.7 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 May 1, 2021.

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