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

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Norfolk, VA 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 Norfolk, VA

1. USAA

3.8 stars

USAA is a financial services company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

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

"USAA is a great place to work!"

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2. Procter and Gamble

3.7 stars

Procter and Gamble is a consumer goods company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Procter and Gamble:

"There are some structural things (e.g. Technical Career System) that seem to support/reinforce gender biases.."

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3. Navy Federal Credit Union

3.7 stars

Navy Federal Credit Union is a financial services company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Navy Federal Credit Union:

"I really enjoy working here. When it comes to a female friendly workplace, I'd say this is a great place. "

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4. Genentech

3.7 stars

Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Norfolk, VA 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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5. Cengage Learning

3.6 stars

Cengage Learning is an e-learning company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cengage Learning:

"At the early levels and middle-management, this company has visibly more women than men in most areas. At the VP level, however, the male-female ratio thins out, and by the exe..."

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6. The Princeton Review

3.6 stars

The Princeton Review is an education management company with locations in the Norfolk, VA 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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7. Humana

3.6 stars

Humana is an insurance company with locations in the Norfolk, VA 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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8. Dell

3.5 stars

Dell is an information technology and services company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

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

"I didn't realize how great it was until I left :) "

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9. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.5 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Norfolk, VA 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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10. ADP

3.5 stars

ADP is a human resources company with locations in the Norfolk, VA 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:

"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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11. Unilever

3.5 stars

Unilever is a consumer goods company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

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

"The best experience of my life so far! A company that cares about the employe and pleasant environment!"

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12. CH2M

3.5 stars

CH2M is a civil engineering company with locations in the Norfolk, VA 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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13. Vera Bradley

3.5 stars

Vera Bradley is an apparel & fashion company with locations in the Norfolk, VA 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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14. Brunswick Corporation

3.5 stars

Brunswick Corporation is a consumer goods company with locations in the Norfolk, VA 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. Mercer

3.5 stars

Mercer is a human resources company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

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

"Mercer continues to evolve as a family friendly workplace that is respectful of families, singles, and couples. While not a leader, a very good follower when it comes to innovat..."

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16. REI

3.4 stars

REI is a retail company with locations in the Norfolk, VA 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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17. Booz Allen Hamilton

3.4 stars

Booz Allen Hamilton is a management consulting company with locations in the Norfolk, VA 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. Aetna

3.4 stars

Aetna is an insurance company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.0 stars).

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

"I've been with this company for twelve years now. It's never been a great job & speaking honestly, I'm not a huge cheerleader for the actual company or the insurance industry. T..."

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19. A Place for Mom

3.4 stars

A Place for Mom is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for A Place for Mom:

"Change in owners....bad leads and marketing."

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20. Patient First

3.4 stars

Patient First is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Patient First:

"Great company."

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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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