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

"Lululemon is a company that very obviously values all people. There are ample opportunities for development and enhancement. The company supports you as an individual while enco..."

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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:

"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. The..."

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3. 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:

"Great maternity benefits Work-life balance is a priority Continous opportunities for professional growth Many employee network resource groups to engage with "

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4. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.5 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 (4.1 stars).

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5. 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:

"Few female leaders; however, I never encountered sexism from anyone at the firm. I worked in many different groups and I was always treated like an equal and provided with growt..."

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6. 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:

"My boss always says, "I want you to feel empowered in making decisions, working forward, and working up." I feel like this could be the company motto- I've never worked somewher..."

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7. 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:

"While there are opportunities to work from home/virtually and they are pretty flexible with time off (as long as you make up the work) it is hard to really succeed and move up i..."

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8. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

3.5 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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9. 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:

"Radio Systems has been an incredible place for me to learn and grow in my career!"

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10. 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:

"In our office we have females, males, minorities and majorities at every level. We have every race and there is mutual respect throughout the office. We engage in many activit..."

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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. 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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13. Kimberly-Clark

3.5 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:

"I love working here! I have never received or heard about any type of discrimination at any point. Everyone respects one another equally, no matter the sex"

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14. 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:

"Great company, great benefits. However, I left because I was not being promoted or being compensated for the amount of work I was doing. Every month I had greater responsibiliti..."

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15. 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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16. 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:

"HMH is by far the best company I've ever worked for. They care about the quality of their publications, they care about their employees, and truly listen. "

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17. 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:

"Ultimately it depends on the kind of work you do. But all in all this primarily white male leadership team recognizes it's need for balance. The best part is the ability to Tele..."

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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 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:

"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. 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:

"REI is definitely a forward-thinking company. I see many females rise into solid careers here. A few years ago I worked with a man who thought he could get away with sexist comm..."

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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 January 2, 2020.

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