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The 20 Best Places to Work in Des Plaines, IL As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Des Plaines, IL 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 September 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Des Plaines, IL

1. Vodori

4.5 stars

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 maternity and adoptive leave (5.0 stars).

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

"Smart and friendly peers. Flexibility of when to work and how to work. Management open to ideas and change. Refreshing. "

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2. LinkedIn

4.2 stars

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 wellness initiatives (4.7 stars) and social activities and environment (4.6 stars).

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

"Love the culture that includes act like an owner, take intelligent risks and collaboration."

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3. Assurance Agency

4.2 stars

Assurance Agency is an insurance company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.7 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Assurance Agency:

"This is overall a great place to work. Management is not a micro-management type of environment. Allows work from home for bad weather days/sick days and also allows set days to …"

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4. Chicago Marketing, Inc

4.2 stars

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 management opportunities (4.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars).

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

"Surprised to see some comments. I actually interviewed and the hiring manager was training a new Marketing director, a woman, I was up front about needing flexibility due to bei…"

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5. Neighborhoods.com

4.2 stars

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 paid time off (4.9 stars) and flexible work hours (4.9 stars).

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

"Neighborhoods.com is a great place to work. There is a lot of opportunity for growth, flexible schedules and a great vacation/PTO policy. There are other great perks such as a top…"

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6. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a management consulting company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG):

"This job has made me the envy of my Working Mom friends"

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7. Synchrony

4.1 stars

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 paid time off (4.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.6 stars).

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

"Great place to work, flexibility with being remote, always learning, great culture."

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8. ThoughtWorks

4.1 stars

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 (4.9 stars) and social activities and environment (4.7 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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9. Castlight Health

4.0 stars

Castlight Health is a computer software company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"16 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave. Lots of remote workers. Great company to work for, just not a lot of upward mobility."

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10. Ceridian

4.0 stars

Ceridian 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 (4.8 stars) and family growth support (4.6 stars).

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

"Great company to work for especially if you have found expertise in technology, marketing, sales, or product management. "

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11. NetSuite

4.0 stars

NetSuite is a computer software company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for employer responsiveness (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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

"Like all tech companies, there are areas to improve, however NetSuite is already working from a position of strength. I'm most impressed by the Board and Sr. Executive level of su…"

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12. Salesforce

4.0 stars

Salesforce 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

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

"Salesforce is a great company to launch your career by learning operational excellence in an extremely rigid system. The product is world class and the business outcomes you get t…"

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13. Ericsson

3.9 stars

Ericsson is a telecommunications company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.4 stars).

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

"Ericsson is a great company to work for! We currently have low gender diversity but our leadership team has set strong goals to improve the female representation throughout the co…"

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14. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL 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 amazing place to work. I would 100% stay if I was compensated appropriately but unfortunately because it is retail the compensation is not the best choice at my ag…"

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15. Bain & Company

3.9 stars

Bain & Company is a management consulting company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and social activities and environment (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Bain & Company:

"There are a growing number of senior female partners, and so many of them got promoted while working part-time! They keep women on client work instead of "mommy tracking" them. Th…"

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16. Facebook

3.9 stars

Facebook is an internet company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and family growth support (4.3 stars).

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

"Facebook is an amazing place to work, but I wish there were more women managers. I don't know any."

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17. LSI (formerly Lending Solutions, Inc.)

3.9 stars

LSI (formerly Lending Solutions, Inc.) is a financial services company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for LSI (formerly Lending Solutions, Inc.):

"This company is incredibly committed to equal opportunities and the continued development of all its employees. I've honestly never worked for a more proactive, progressive, carin…"

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18. American Express

3.9 stars

American Express 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 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. L…"

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19. One Medical

3.9 stars

One Medical is a medical practice company with locations in the Des Plaines, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

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

"Eclectic group with room for growth just unwillingness to grow is certain districts. No flexibility on schedule or the opportunity to work from home. Management can be too lenient…"

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20. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline 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 paid time off (4.4 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

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

"I have been impressed with GSK and their avenues for ensuring that talented women have the opportunity to progress their careers. They have rotational opportunities available, wom…"

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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 September 1, 2020.

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