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The 20 Best Places to Work in Columbus, IN As Rated by the Women Who Work There (July 2020)

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 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 July 11, 2020. 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 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:

"Palo Alto Networks is hands down the best place I have ever worked. Challenging work, given space and freedom to do the work, and everyone wants to see each other succeed. No ..."

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2. 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 wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

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

"A really wonderful place to work that cares deeply about equality. "

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3. 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 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 an incredible company to work for. I learned so much from being there. The only reason I left is because I needed to be able to have a job with more flexibility on ..."

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4. American Express

3.9 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 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:

"I absolutely recommend working at American Express. It's full on corporate though so be prepared for many restrictions and red tape - it's not a place where you can be creative...."

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5. Teach For America

3.8 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 management opportunities (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.4 stars).

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

"Demanding but flexible"

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6. Genentech

3.7 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 paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 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..."

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7. TD Ameritrade

3.7 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"It is an amazing place to work at as a female. Always looking to push people to be their best, they have a lot of opportunity for growth, women are in senior (and higher) leader..."

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8. Cengage Learning

3.6 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 the people you work with (4.2 stars).

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

"Cengage could certainly benefit from having more gender diversity on the executive team, but overall it is a fantastic place for women to work."

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9. EverFi

3.6 stars

EverFi is an e-learning company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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

"EverFi is an amazing company and its particularly wonderful for women. Lots of flexibility and great representation among senior leadership. "

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10. Deloitte

3.6 stars

Deloitte is a management consulting 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 (4.3 stars).

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

"Wonderful professional environment, however, still struggles with seeing more female executive leadership. "

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11. Eli Lilly

3.6 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Eli Lilly:

"While I loved working for Lilly, after having left, I recognized how too heavy it is with men. My leadership team had 3 women of 15. My current leadership team at another compan..."

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12. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 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 paid time off (4.2 stars).

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13. AstraZeneca

3.6 stars

AstraZeneca 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 (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

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14. Southwest Airlines

3.6 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

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

"Women are forced to where heels and pantyhose which is ridiculous, especially given the psychical nature of our jobs"

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15. Western Governors University

3.6 stars

Western Governors University is a higher education company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Western Governors University:

"The only male I had in my chain of command was the CEO. Everyone between myself and him was a female. It was a great place to work and be a woman."

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16. Novo Nordisk

3.6 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 paid time off (4.0 stars) and salary satisfaction (4.0 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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17. The Princeton Review

3.6 stars

The Princeton Review 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 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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18. Dell Technologies

3.6 stars

Dell Technologies is an information technology and services company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Dell Technologies:

"Have enjoyed the flexible work arrangements, travel opportunities and trust from leadership to get my job done in the way that's best for me and my family."

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19. Humana

3.6 stars

Humana is an insurance company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

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

"Humana is the best company for work at home. They also have a very equal policy toward men and women. I am very proud to be a part of such an advanced company!"

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20. Direct Energy

3.6 stars

Direct Energy is a utilities company with locations in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Direct Energy:

"Direct energy is a great place to work. Men and Women are seen equally. There are lactation rooms, a wellness room, and great maternity and paternity leave. I'm certain about a..."

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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 July 11, 2020.

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