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The 20 Best Places to Work in Durham, NC As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 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 September 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 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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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. I …"

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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:

"NetSuite has a culture of hiring talented people and letting them dig in, work hard and see where it can take them. Where many software companies limit women's advancement or move…"

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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:

"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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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 assignmen…"

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6. 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:

"While Pendo isn't perfect, it is the best place I've worked at by a landslide. I feel seen and appriciated, have great learning opportunities and enjoy the people I work with very…"

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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. 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:

"This is a fast growing company and benefits are improving with scale. There is a people-first culture and leadership truly wants to see diverse groups well represented throughout …"

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9. 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:

"Pay was great and hours are somewhat flexible, but working evenings and weekends is mandatory."

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10. 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:

"The job itself was torturous, but that’s just customer service. There were many women in leadership positions, and networking groups for female employees—which I participated in. …"

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11. 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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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:

"Cielo is the best position I have ever held. It has fantastic benefits, a comfortable work environment, and the flexibility I need in a schedule to be able to care for my family w…"

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13. Biogen

3.7 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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14. 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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15. Cengage Learning

3.7 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:

"Fun and fast paced, continual learning, great smart, funny, and helpful colleagues."

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16. 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:

"It's a good place to work because the perks are nice. It's a high performing work environment with very little diversity in management. However, it still functions as a smalle…"

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17. 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:

"excellent place for women"

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18. 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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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 (4.0 stars).

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20. American Heart Association

3.6 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 management opportunities (4.5 stars).

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

"While women are greatly supported there is a huge lack of cultural diversity. Only white, thin, “pretty” women get promoted."

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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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