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The 20 Best Places to Work in Knoxville, TN As Rated by the Women Who Work There (April 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 April 2, 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:

"I have felt empowered working for lululemon both in my professional life and personal life. I appreciate the focus on both personal and professional growth and development and t..."

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2. 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:

"It's been acquired by Discovery now, so I'm not sure how much it's changed since I left, but when I was employed there, it was a great place to work! I only left because I was o..."

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3. 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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4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

3.6 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 (4.5 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

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

"My only comment is that for a company that is 75%, there are very few women in executive level positions. "

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5. Humana

3.5 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 (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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

"57% female but not in technical roles. Much of that is in the clinical space. 6 weeks fully paid maternity and paternity leave. High deductible insurance which is unpleasant..."

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6. 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:

"Vera Bradley is such a kind company! It was my first job out of college as a CSR and the job was stressful in dealing with customers everyday for 40 hours a week. However, manag..."

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7. 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:

"Been with Accenture for 20+ years and seen the company change and become more responsive to the needs of the women in the company. From my own experience, and everyone is uniq..."

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8. 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 paid time off (4.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

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

"Women everywhere. No question women are valued. The opportunities are there, you have to be very pro company and put in the work but there seems to be no lack of opportunity."

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9. 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:

"Absolutely the best employer, hands down."

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10. 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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11. 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:

"RSC has been a life-changing career move for me. In addition to the dogs-at-work policy (which, believe me stands out in its own)- we have a brand new gym on-site, trainers, cla..."

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12. 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 (4.1 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

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

"Great pay and benefits!"

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13. 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 a..."

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14. 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 mod..."

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15. 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 (3.8 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 sicken..."

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16. Booz Allen Hamilton

3.4 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 (3.8 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

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

"I have been employed by Booz Allen Hamilton for over 13 years and it's a great firm. The firm has excellent benefits and from what I've seen in the last 13 years things are equ..."

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17. 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 the people you work with (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

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

"Such a lovely group of people, who go out of their way to make you feel like you’re part of their family and team. Considerate and kind to everyone, regardless of any demographi..."

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18. 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 wellness initiatives (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.8 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 ..."

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19. REI

3.4 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 (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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

"Working for REI is a dream. I love my job and feel supported, everyday."

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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 (4.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

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

"I really like working at Youth Villages. My only issue is the ability to have a social life. If you want a partner you better hope this person is understanding, because you are ..."

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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 2, 2020.

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