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The 20 Best Places to Work in Madison, WI As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Madison, WI 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 December 3, 2019. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Madison, WI

1. Promega

4.4 stars

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 (4.9 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 ev..."

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2. Widen Enterprises

4.2 stars

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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 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..."

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3. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

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 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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4. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

3.9 stars

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a religious institutions company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.8 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship:

"While working from home has it perks, what I miss is a community of women learning to lead together. I also wish there were more women in higher places of leadership in my regio..."

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5. Exact Sciences

3.7 stars

Exact Sciences is a biotechnology company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

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6. Genentech

3.7 stars

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 paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"Female manager didn't support me as an employee with my maternity leave. It came across as a huge burden to her and I was laid off when she heard that I wanted to have a 2nd baby."

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7. Yelp

3.6 stars

Yelp is an internet company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and social activities and environment (4.4 stars).

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

"Overall pretty darn fair as far as gender equally is concerned. Some improvements can be made though. Hours could be much more flexible and telecommuting is totally possible, bu..."

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8. Novo Nordisk

3.6 stars

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 paid time off (4.0 stars) and salary satisfaction (4.0 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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9. The Princeton Review

3.6 stars

The Princeton Review is an education management company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and the people you work with (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Princeton Review:

"Teachers/tutors with The Princeton Review never feel pressured to accept work that will upset work/life balance. My rate of pay is calculated based on the time and hours I put i..."

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10. American Girl

3.6 stars

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 female representation in leadership (4.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 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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11. TDS Telecommunications Corp.

3.6 stars

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 (4.0 stars) and salary satisfaction (4.0 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 awe..."

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12. McKinstry

3.6 stars

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 wellness initiatives (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.2 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 ..."

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13. NetApp

3.6 stars

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 flexible work hours (3.9 stars) and the people you work with (3.9 stars).

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

"I am very sad that NetApp has had so many layoffs. I would have liked to retire there. Ever since Dan left, executive leadership has not been as competent and has taken us down..."

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14. American Heart Association

3.5 stars

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 female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (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 healthie..."

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15. Aflac

3.5 stars

Aflac is an insurance company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

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

"From the time I started here I knew I was right at home! If you're a woman that wan't to get into business and marketing this is the place to be. This is definitely a place wher..."

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16. CDW

3.5 stars

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 female representation in leadership (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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

"Great company, strong female leadership, great work/life balance"

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17. Caravel Autism Health

3.5 stars

Caravel Autism Health is a mental health care company with locations in the Madison, WI area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Caravel Autism Health:

"While the owners are all male, this company has many woman in leadership roles. Caravel mentors it's staff and provides multiple opportunities for personal and professional gro..."

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18. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.5 stars

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

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19. Accenture

3.5 stars

Accenture 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 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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20. Maurices

3.5 stars

Maurices is a retail company with locations in the Madison, WI 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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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 December 3, 2019.

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