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The 20 Best Places to Work in Des Plaines, IL As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2021)

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Des Plaines, IL is based on ratings and reviews from the women who work there.

InHerSight users rate their employers on 18 factors of women-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 September 9, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Des Plaines, IL

Brad's Deals is an internet company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (5.0 stars) and ability to telecommute (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Brad's Deals:

"High growth, fast paced company. Ability to come in and make a difference every day. Great work life balance. "

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Chicago Marketing, Inc is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.9 stars).

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

"Easily the best company I have ever worked for. In other companies I have felt like I was just a number in the system. At Chicago Marketing every person is valued. The culture is …"

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Vodori is a computer software company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and paid time off (5.0 stars).

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

"Vodori is a great place to work. It's a small, growing company so there are tons of opportunities to try out new things and take on roles that challenge you to grow. The people …"

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LinkedIn is an internet company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

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

"Genuine investment in professional growth and consistent promotion of women into leadership."

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Baird is a financial services company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL 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).

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Milhouse Engineering & Construction is a civil engineering company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Milhouse Engineering & Construction:

"Milhouse has a great diverse environment and progressive family oriented culture!!! To be successful one must be a self-starter and comfortable in a growing fast paced high qualit…"

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Synchrony is a financial services company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 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 Synchrony:

"Synchrony Financial has been a joy to work for. SO many strong, powerful, and diverse women in management. "

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MKTG is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.7 stars) and women in leadership (4.7 stars).

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

"MKTG is perfect for those who need flexibility. You set your availability. My coworkers are great, and we have brand ambassador appreciation events quarterly. I can reach my boss …"

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Brunswick Corporation is a consumer goods company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.7 stars) and family growth support (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Brunswick Corporation:

"I have been working at Brunswick for over 2+ years. I highly recommend Brunswick as a place to work. The leadership team is encouraging, supportive and values their employees. I a…"

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VSP Global is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL 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 VSP Global:

"This is honestly one of the best places I've ever worked."

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NetApp is an information technology and services company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.5 stars) and flexible work hours (4.4 stars).

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

"As a female in a technical support organization, my opinion is respected and valued. I have been given equal opportunities to grow and be promoted. 10 years in and I am still a…"

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Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL 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:

"An amazing group of females work here. I am very proud to be a part of it. "

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Virgin America is an airlines/aviation company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

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ThoughtWorks is an information technology and services company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (5.0 stars) and social activities and environment (4.8 stars).

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

"This is a great place to work with very thoughtful and thorough policies. There is a vocal and demonstrative move toward recruiting (and retaining) women in technical and leadersh…"

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Neighborhoods.com is a real estate company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Neighborhoods.com:

"We have a very open and supportive environment. We hire smart, hardworking, and most of all caring and supportive people. We are small, but growing, and there is definitely opport…"

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Biogen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL 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 Biogen:

"Amazing company to work for with many opportunities for growth and a lot of support!"

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TD Ameritrade is a financial services company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.4 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

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

"I was very sick during my pregnancy. Literally the whole time. Management and HR at TDAmeritrade were very accommodating to me. I ended up having to leave because the pregnancy co…"

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Kemper is an insurance company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.4 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.4 stars).

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

"IT Department is experiencing growth like the rest of the company. Lots of opportunities. Performance is recognized for those who take ownership."

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Principal Financial Group is a financial services company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Principal Financial Group:

"I love working here but wish they offered better maternity leave, longer and fully paid, not just short term disability. "

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Paylocity is a human resources company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL 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 Paylocity:

"Great place to work and very woman friendly. Sometimes I think there are more female managers than male! Lots of opportunity. "

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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 September 9, 2021.

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