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The 20 Best Places to Work in Madison, WI As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2021)

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Madison, WI is based on ratings and reviews from the women who work there.

InHerSight users rate their employers on 18 factors of women-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 at least 10 submissions from current or former employees as of September 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Madison, WI

Promega is a biotechnology company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (5.0 stars).

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

"Promega corporation is an amazing biotech company to work for, it is privately owned with lots of benefits. Lactation and relaxation rooms for employees. As well as gyms in ever…"

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Widen Enterprises is a computer software company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Widen Enterprises:

"Support and encouragement to continue to push for change and the growth of the business is promoted from day one. Culture emphasis is a huge part of what makes this a successful c…"

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McKinstry is a construction company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.8 stars) and flexible work hours (4.8 stars).

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

"Fantastic place to work that is committed to diversity and inclusion and is constantly evolving to do things better! Very open culture with amazing people that treat each other we…"

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NetApp is an information technology and services company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.5 stars) and flexible work hours (4.4 stars).

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

"As a female in a technical support organization, my opinion is respected and valued. I have been given equal opportunities to grow and be promoted. 10 years in and I am still a…"

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Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Novo Nordisk:

"Novo has great benefits, especially for working parents. The only downside is that the leadership lacks female representation."

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lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.8 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for lululemon athletica:

"Amazing place to work to gain leadership skills and be an entrepreneur with the comfort of a corporation behind you."

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Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.5 stars) and women in leadership (4.3 stars).

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TDS Telecommunications Corp. is a telecommunications company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for TDS Telecommunications Corp.:

"Love working here! I see just as many female faces as male, and the CIO is a woman. In addition, they participate in diversity initiatives outside the company in Madison. An aweso…"

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American Heart Association is a health, wellness and fitness company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.8 stars) and sense of belonging (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for American Heart Association:

"Working for a company that helps educate and save women's lives each and every day. The NYC office is made up of primarily women that strive each day to make all women healthier …"

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Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"my input and expertise are sought, valued, and respected. I have many incredible women who act as role models and mentors. I have never been called but by when I am assertive or d…"

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CUNA Mutual Group is an insurance company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.5 stars) and learning opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for CUNA Mutual Group:

"Some paid maternity leave, generous vacation and sick time."

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TIAA is a financial services company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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

"MANY WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP... AS A WOMAN I FEEL I HAVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES. "

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CDW is an information technology and services company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

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

"While tech is a male dominated industry, and Sales is mostly male, we have multiple female VPs and women are well respected throughout the organization at all levels."

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American Girl is a consumer goods company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for American Girl:

"American Girl values their employees and work hard to make AG a great place to work. This job is perfect for students or someone looking to get some extra work in."

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ManpowerGroup is a staffing and recruiting company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"They have always been extremely helpful and engaged when you ask questions. Even though it's a temp service, it's the best I've ever worked for."

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Altria is a consumer goods company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Wish I found this place five years ago!!"

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Amgen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"Overall, this company is quite progressive, and a good place to work. However, with regard to equality in pay for women, they are not open to an in depth review, and I am aware …"

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American Family Insurance is an insurance company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.7 stars) and support for diversity (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for American Family Insurance:

"My employer makes our office an enjoyable and exciting place to work. I feel valued and appreciated for my hard work."

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PPD is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

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

"While being a Clinical Data Manager is a demanding job and the hours are long, I feel that PPD was a great place for women to work. There was equal representation of both male an…"

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The Hershey Company is a consumer goods company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Hershey Company:

"From bottom to top, The Hershey Company is very good to female employees. Very good to ALL employees, actually."

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