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The 20 Best Places to Work in Durham, NC As Rated by the Women Who Work There (October 2021)

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Durham, NC 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 October 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Durham, NC

James C. Greene Company is an insurance company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 11 to 50 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 James C. Greene Company:

"The management change was very much needed. New management has an open door policy, doesn't take other people's credit, and are interested in helping the company and employees…"

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CA Technologies is a computer software company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.9 stars).

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

"Great place to work. Plenty of opportunities to learn and grow your career; lots of talented and interesting people. Fast-paced and results driven culture, but also offers excepti…"

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Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Palo Alto Networks:

"Culture is diverse and fantastically supportive. I feel like a valued contributor who happens to be a woman. The Womens Network Community events are well attended, informative, an…"

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Smashing Boxes is a computer software company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and flexible work hours (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Smashing Boxes:

"SB is a WONDERFUL place to work as a woman. I feel valued and that I can make an impact on a daily basis."

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NetApp is an information technology and services company with locations in the Durham, NC 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 Durham, NC 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:

"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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Biogen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Durham, NC 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:

"Best place I’ve ever worked! Biogen knows how to take care of their employees."

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The Body Shop is a retail company with locations in the Durham, NC 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 The Body Shop:

"Work life balance"

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is an insurance company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for family growth support (4.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina:

"Amazing work environment, team, opportunities. Somewhere you could easily go every day!"

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Pendo is a computer software company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.8 stars) and the people you work with (4.5 stars).

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

"Pendo is a great place for women."

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Bandwidth is a computer software company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

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

"Bandwidth is the best!! My authenticity is always welcomed, and leadership is extremely down to earth. I feel supported as a whole person."

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

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

"Amazing place to work to gain leadership skills and be an entrepreneur with the comfort of a corporation behind you."

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GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for salary satisfaction (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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

"In the time I have been here, I have had strong female managers at the VP level in the company. I have strongly felt that there is equal opportunity for advancement and assignmen…"

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Cengage Learning is an e-learning company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.4 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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Fidelity Investments is a financial services company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and women in leadership (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Fidelity Investments:

"Fidelity is a great place to work that does a wonderful job taking care of all of its employees, including women. "

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Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.5 stars) and women in leadership (4.3 stars).

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TransLoc is an information technology and services company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (5.0 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.7 stars).

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Evolent Health is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 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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American Heart Association is a health, wellness and fitness company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.8 stars) and sense of belonging (4.5 stars).

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

"I've never been part of a large organization where, even at the top, women outnumber men by such a large number! Way to go, AHA!"

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Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Durham, NC 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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