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

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Knoxville, TN 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 Knoxville, TN

1. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Knoxville, TN 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:

"Wonderful company culture!"

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2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

3.7 stars

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee is an insurance company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee:

"I'm so grateful to work for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - this company is an OUTSTANDING champion for diversity and women's leadership development and career development acr…"

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3. Scripps Networks Interactive

3.6 stars

Scripps Networks Interactive is a broadcast media company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Scripps Networks Interactive:

"I’ve been with Scripps (now Discovery) for 7 years and feel the company is above average on how women in the workplace are treated. I’ve had two babies while employed there. They …"

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4. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Knoxville, TN 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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5. Humana

3.6 stars

Humana is an insurance company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

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

"Excellent Employer "

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6. Accenture

3.5 stars

Accenture is an information technology and services company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"Big efforts to hire more women and to promote them. It is a lot easier to hire and promote women than it is men, but the imbalance at senior levels is still large. Some of it is p…"

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7. Travelers

3.5 stars

Travelers is an insurance company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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

"Travelers is a good company HOWEVER, when I was there a male manager was eventually fired for feeling up women. It took a LONG time for them to get rid of him, which was sickenin…"

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8. Vera Bradley

3.5 stars

Vera Bradley is an apparel & fashion company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Vera Bradley:

"This is hands down the best company I have ever worked for."

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9. ADP

3.5 stars

ADP is a human resources company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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

"ADP is a great place to learn, lead and excel."

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10. Maurices

3.5 stars

Maurices is a retail company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

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

"Maurices is an excellent company to work for, it’s proven in its long employment history for many of their employees. They genuinely listen to their employees, seeks out feedback,…"

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11. CH2M

3.5 stars

CH2M is a civil engineering company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for CH2M:

"CH2M is focused on a diverse workplace. Opportunities have opened up for me that I wouldn't have expected in such a male dominated field."

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12. Radio Systems Corporation

3.5 stars

Radio Systems Corporation is a consumer goods company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Radio Systems Corporation:

"For several years, I had a manager who told me I was doing great and to keep doing what I was doing. Then I got a new manager who told me I had been doing everything wrong. But co…"

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13. Booz Allen Hamilton

3.5 stars

Booz Allen Hamilton is a management consulting company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Booz Allen Hamilton:

"Great place to work, and most gender-neutral environment of any place I've ever worked (i.e., women get just as much respect as men, and have plenty of promotion opportunities). …"

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14. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3.5 stars

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an education management company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

"I always enjoyed working at HMH. The mission of educating students is a noble one. However, they have been going through periodic reorganizations every few years. At each of these…"

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15. Quintiles

3.5 stars

Quintiles is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (3.9 stars) and flexible work hours (3.9 stars).

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

"I worked on several contracts for Quintiles selling pharmaceuticals. The management is second to none and extremely supportive. Quintiles is wonderful at placing sales reps and…"

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16. Brunswick Corporation

3.5 stars

Brunswick Corporation is a consumer goods company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.0 stars) and employer responsiveness (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Brunswick Corporation:

"Currently working at Brunswick Corporation for nearly 2 years. I highly recommend Brunswick as a place to work. The culture is inviting and the new corporate headquarters is moder…"

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17. REI

3.5 stars

REI is a retail company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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

"Rei is all around a great place to work. The only trouble I get about being a female bike tech is from costumers, but that is very rare"

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18. Colonial Life

3.4 stars

Colonial Life is an insurance company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Colonial Life:

"Probably the best job I've ever had. More than 1/2 of the people who work out of there are women. My boss is super understanding & awesome. "

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19. Kimberly-Clark

3.4 stars

Kimberly-Clark is a consumer goods company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kimberly-Clark:

"KC is a great place to work and everyone is valued as a part of the daily culture. We look at problems as process issues not people issues. The company is constantly working to ma…"

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20. Youth Villages

3.4 stars

Youth Villages is a non-profit organization management company with locations in the Knoxville, TN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Youth Villages:

"Youth Villages is a phenomenal company to work for. Only improvement needed is more diversity on the board and the C-Suite."

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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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