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The 20 Best Places to Work in Durham, NC As Rated by the Women Who Work There (July 2020)

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 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 July 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Durham, NC

1. CA Technologies

4.2 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 family growth support (4.8 stars).

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

"Great environment and plenty of opportunities to grow within this global company. Your ideas are heard when it comes to innovation, and leadership seems to genuinely be open to..."

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2. 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 the people you work with (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"I have been amazed by the genuine kindness and collaboration at PANW. This is the first company I have worked at where people are genuinely supportive and really work together. ..."

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3. NetSuite

4.0 stars

NetSuite 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 employer responsiveness (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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

"I recognize NetSuite's initiatives to add benefits, opportunities, more valuable regardless of race and gender. I recognize that as a woman, NetSuite is trying to consider my ne..."

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4. 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 wellness initiatives (4.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.7 stars).

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

"Many of the perks, such as paid time off and maternity leave, are only available for those in higher positions, and it’s more than many other retailers. The hours are more flexi..."

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5. 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 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:

"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 assignm..."

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6. 2U

3.8 stars

2U is an e-learning company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and social activities and environment (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for 2U:

"2U is an excellent place to work for women."

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7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

3.8 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 wellness initiatives (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars).

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8. RTI International

3.8 stars

RTI International is a research company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.4 stars) and flexible work hours (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for RTI International:

"Great place to work-- women well represented and respected. No paid maternal or paternal leave though which is completely strange given the priorities here for health and family. "

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9. Fidelity Investments

3.8 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 female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

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

"Great company, pay, PTO, maternity leave. Really nothing bad to say."

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10. Dude Solutions

3.8 stars

Dude Solutions 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 (4.4 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Dude Solutions:

"Excellent culture with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Flexible work hours, ability to work from anywhere, fairly competitive salary, and great benefits!"

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11. Pendo

3.8 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:

"Coming from past experiences where I've been held to a higher standard than my male counterparts and only men were in leadership, I am currently very satisfied with Pendo. I fee..."

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12. Cielo Talent

3.7 stars

Cielo Talent is a human resources 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 management opportunities (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cielo Talent:

"My manager is probably the best boss I have ever had. She is supportive and flexible. She takes my career goals into consideration and talks openly with me about my professiona..."

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13. Genentech

3.7 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 paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"Female manager didn't support me as an employee with my maternity leave. It came across as a huge burden to her and I was laid off when she heard that I wanted to have a 2nd baby."

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14. Cengage Learning

3.6 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 the people you work with (4.2 stars).

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

"Overall, I think the company is very fair and treats its employees equally. I really like the culture. We even get 1 paid day off a year to volunteer. I love giving back to the ..."

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15. Relias

3.6 stars

Relias is an e-learning company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 501 to 1000 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 Relias:

"I love this company and they make it easy to balance life and work - if you need to work from home to take care of a sick child, managers will work with you so you can telecommu..."

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16. Deloitte

3.6 stars

Deloitte is a management consulting 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 (4.3 stars).

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

"I have never felt discriminated against because of my gender. Deloitte works very hard to commit to a corporate climate of acceptance and diversity."

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17. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 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 paid time off (4.2 stars).

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18. Biogen

3.6 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 paid time off (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 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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19. AstraZeneca

3.6 stars

AstraZeneca is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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20. Spoonflower

3.6 stars

Spoonflower is an internet company with locations in the Durham, NC area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.7 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.5 stars).

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

"I absolutely love being surrounded by so many bad-ass boss ladies. This place runs on girl-power which is the main reason I applied in the first place."

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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 July 1, 2020.

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