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The 20 Best Places to Work in Irvine, CA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Irvine, CA 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 Irvine, CA

1. Ultimate Software

4.7 stars

Ultimate Software is a computer software company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.9 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Ultimate Software:

"Grateful to work for a company that encourages professional growth no matter what path you decide to take."

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2. Amrock

4.6 stars

Amrock is a real estate company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and management opportunities (4.8 stars).

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

"This is a pretty silly survey - it's 2016, we're all equal, for goodness sake. Men don't have any more benefits or rights than women and vise versa. Same thing with race. If you w…"

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3. Rapid Response Monitoring

4.6 stars

Rapid Response Monitoring is a public safety company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Rapid Response Monitoring:

"I really appreciate that your gender has no bearing on your opportunity here. Many female leaders here that have nothing but good things to say. The company is growing so the pr…"

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4. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

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

"Love working here! Love the challenges that come up with rapid grow!!!"

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5. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a management consulting company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG):

"BCG is truly distinctive in its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and particularly in investing in women. Throughout my career, I've chosen to balance my work and home life thr…"

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6. Zillow

4.1 stars

Zillow is an internet company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.9 stars) and paid time off (4.7 stars).

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

"Zillow is a fantastic place for women. Four months paid maternity leave. My VP is a woman. I work with many badass women. I feel super valued and respected. I love my company. "

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7. Synchrony

4.1 stars

Synchrony is a financial services company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.6 stars).

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

"Aside from the awful hours (I worked 4:30 pm-1 am and the only days off were Thursdays and sundays) it was a wonderful place to work. The leadership and management was amazing an…"

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8. NetSuite

4.0 stars

NetSuite is a computer software company with locations in the Irvine, CA 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:

"GREAT PLACE TO WORK!"

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9. Hilti

3.9 stars

Hilti is a construction company with locations in the Irvine, CA 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 (4.5 stars).

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

"The one pit fall is 4 weeks of training in Tulsa. I dont know how they expect single moms to accomplish this. You will deal with sexism on jobsites with customers but internall…"

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10. Ericsson

3.9 stars

Ericsson is a telecommunications company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.4 stars).

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

"Ericsson is exceptionally good place to work."

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11. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Irvine, CA 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:

"Great company to work for in terms of company culture and core values however pay isn’t great."

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12. Facebook

3.9 stars

Facebook is an internet company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and family growth support (4.3 stars).

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

"I really think Facebook is leading the tech industry in terms of its commitment and progress so far towards more gender equality in the workplace. My direct manager, my manager's …"

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13. American Express

3.9 stars

American Express is a financial services company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 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 American Express:

"The CEO is genuinely a decent human being and that's evident in the company values and ethos. They care about gender equality which is important but there are still too many male…"

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14. One Medical

3.9 stars

One Medical is a medical practice company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for One Medical:

"My coworkers and manager are incredible people. They are the reason jnahve stayed so long. I can't imagine my life without then, but the company as a whole has a lot of problems a…"

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15. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Irvine, CA 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:

"GSK is a wonderful and notorious corporation with whom I'm grateful to be in collaboration. They are constantly challenging themselves to be better and move forward in a positive …"

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16. 17hats

3.9 stars

17hats is an internet company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for 17hats:

"Best company to work for! Management cares about your work-life balance and provides endless support. Wonderful flexibility and exceptional benefits. "

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17. Workday

3.9 stars

Workday is a computer software company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 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 Workday:

"It's a little ridiculous how a company that has grown so quickly from their initial IPO in 2012 has managed to maintain, and in some cases, expand on it's inclusive culture. Whet…"

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18. Custom Ink

3.8 stars

Custom Ink is a retail company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Custom Ink:

"They are heavily invested in the professional growth of their team, are flexible, kind, and understanding, and leadership makes time to meet and listen to you. "

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19. 2U

3.8 stars

2U is an e-learning company with locations in the Irvine, CA 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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20. Edward Jones

3.8 stars

Edward Jones is a financial services company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Edward Jones:

"I love this company, this is my "forever" career. There are numerous opportunities available when you raise your hand & show interest!"

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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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