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

Our list of the most female-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 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 March 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Durham, NC

1. CA Technologies

4.3 stars

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 (4.7 stars).

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

"Surprised by some of the comments here. This company has gone above and beyond to be transparent with data and I have not experienced a situation where men are paid more than wom…"

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2. Smashing Boxes

4.2 stars

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 (4.3 stars).

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

"Good progressive environment for women in tech. Has typical up and down business cycles as an agency. Work can be stressful, but at the end of the day, the team cares about one an…"

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3. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

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

"Palo Alto Networks offers a beautiful work environment and is the ideology of how a tech company should operate. The company offers an excellent Total Rewards package that offers…"

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4. Novo Nordisk

4.1 stars

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:

"Novo Nordisk is an amazing organization! I have been in the company for 18 years and had all the opportunities to grow as female leader. Company is very generous in terms of rewa…"

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5. James C. Greene Company

4.1 stars

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 the people you work with (4.1 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for James C. Greene Company:

"I enjoyed my time here"

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6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

4.0 stars

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 (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 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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7. Pendo

3.9 stars

Pendo is a computer software company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.8 stars) and the people you work with (4.4 stars).

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

"Pendo is a great place for women."

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8. Biogen

3.9 stars

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:

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

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9. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

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 (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.4 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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10. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

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 (4.7 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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11. Cengage Learning

3.9 stars

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 (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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

"While Cengage does need to include more women in the c-suite, it's mid level management and even individual contributor female ratios are excellent. I am a member of a very strong…"

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12. TransLoc

3.9 stars

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 (4.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars).

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13. Fidelity Investments

3.9 stars

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 (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

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

"Amazing place to work for women!"

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14. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.8 stars

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 (4.3 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

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15. IST Management Services

3.8 stars

IST Management Services is an outsourcing/offshoring company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.1 stars) and employer responsiveness (4.2 stars).

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

"As a current employee here at IST, I have had nothing but a positive experience. The environment and team you are surrounded by really makes a difference. They can be very flex…"

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16. Evolent Health

3.8 stars

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 (4.5 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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17. American Heart Association

3.8 stars

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 female representation 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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18. Genentech

3.8 stars

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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19. Kimley-Horn and Associates

3.8 stars

Kimley-Horn and Associates is a civil engineering company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kimley-Horn and Associates:

"Super supportive of women, and great if you have kids. A lot of people I work with have young children and there tends to be a lot of flexibility. This is a hard-working and colla…"

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20. Vera Bradley

3.8 stars

Vera Bradley is an apparel & fashion company with locations in the Durham, NC 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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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of March 1, 2021.

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