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The 20 Best Places to Work in Durham, NC As Rated by the Women Who Work There (May 2022)

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 May 1, 2022. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Durham, NC

Written Word Media is an online media company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (5.0 stars) and employer responsiveness (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Written Word Media:

"I have been at Written Word Media for over 5 years and it is an amazing place to work. It is a very supportive environment and you are surrounded by great people. I genuinely love…"

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InHerSight is an online media company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 2 to 10 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (5.0 stars).

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

"InHerSight, Inc."

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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:

"I enjoy the small company atmosphere, and ongoing efforts to continually improve on all fronts."

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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:

"It was a great place to work before management changed & then sold off."

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Optimere is an internet company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.8 stars) and employer responsiveness (4.7 stars).

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

"Excellent benefits that are gender neutral. Lots of support from management and really love the flexibility of schedule. It is a really small team and I wish the pay was a bit bet…"

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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:

"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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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:

"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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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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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 (4.5 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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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 (4.6 stars).

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

"Pendo is a great place for women."

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The Princeton Review is an education management company with locations in the Durham, NC 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 The Princeton Review:

"The Princeton Review is a progressive company with women in executive positions comparable to that of their male counterparts. The overall outlook of the management team is progr…"

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CDW 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 sense of belonging (4.7 stars) and support for diversity (4.7 stars).

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

"As a woman I feel many of the new fathers around here do not get the equal amount of paternal leave. They get 1 week paid regaurdless of tenure with company. While many women here…"

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YMCA of the Triangle is a non-profit organization management 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 (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for YMCA of the Triangle:

"Great place to work, fun, gym membership and childcare available, flexible, multitude of positions that fit your needs/personality. Lots of room to grow and try out other position…"

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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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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 women in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 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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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 (4.9 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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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:

"This is the best place I have ever worked, NO CONTEST. Management is absolutely wonderful and could not be more understanding and accommodating. Sick kid? Take the day off. Or …"

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Citrix is a computer software company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

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

"Wonderful company and coworkers."

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Dell Technologies is an information technology and services company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.4 stars).

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

"IT is still a predominantly male field where sexism is prevalent, but you would never know it working for Dell. Dell not only compensates and promotes it's female employees at the…"

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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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 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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