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The 20 Best Places to Work in Irvine, CA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (April 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 April 4, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Irvine, CA

1. Ultimate Software

4.8 stars

Ultimate Software is a computer software company with locations in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 5001 to 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:

"Fantasia company with endless opportunities. There is a lot of opportunity throughout the company for whatever you’re looking for in your career. The flexibility is amazing. Eve..."

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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:

"As with an company there is always opportunities of improvement. Especially with leaders promoting their "friends". this happens anywhere, no matter where you go. The plus is I..."

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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:

"Nice place with equal opportunity. I was hired by females and my manager is female. Nice to see that Rapid does not follow the typical male driven business model!!"

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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 flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

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

"Palo Alto Networks is an extraordinary company to work for. The Executive leadership team has a vision that I align with and want to work hard for."

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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 (4.6 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 a truely outstanding company with great flextime offers. Leadership is seriously committed to make it work for both females and males. I was offered a very senior role wh..."

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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 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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

"The only real issue is that the traditional IT brocode needs to be broken. Mansplaining should be called out and eliminated. Someone please note how gendered the social activiti..."

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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:

"I've read the past 2 years, Hilti has further improved their policies to provide better work-life balance and to allow paid parental time off (for both mothers and fathers). Thi..."

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10. 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 (4.5 stars) and family growth support (4.4 stars).

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

"Overall, the education and emphasis on managing bias is huge. I've felt very accepted and able to speak my mind. While there is not as much representation of women in management..."

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11. 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 (4.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

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

"One Medical Group truly stands behind the motto: "Doctor's Office Reinvented." This is a very fun-filled friendly environment that strongly believes in the growth and developmen..."

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12. 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 a great company to work for, indeed there are things to improve however I see an effort to do so and keep our people happy which shows that the company cares for wha..."

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13. 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:

"creates a great and positive culture with employees"

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14. 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:

"American Express has a wonderful remote working policy, decent paid time off and flex time policies in the summer, and advancement opportunities."

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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 positiv..."

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16. 2U

3.9 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:

"Newly revamped maternity leave is much improved. Ability to work from home would be benefit to company and employees."

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17. 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:

"Joining 17hats has been the best decision I have made in my career. From the people, to the management, to the culture, 17hats is amazing! The culture is fun even and fosters le..."

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18. 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. Wh..."

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19. 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 paid time off (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

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

"This company strives to make all employees happy and keep them healthy. Free healthy snacks, catered food days, on site gym, standing desks, work from home options, and free me..."

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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:

"Edward Jones is a family values oriented workplace. There need to be more women in the industry and Edward Jones has some strong policies and initiatives in place to reduce the ..."

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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 April 4, 2020.

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