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The 20 Best Places to Work in Norfolk, VA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

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 September 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Norfolk, VA

1. Amplified IT

4.1 stars

Amplified IT is an information technology and services company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.8 stars) and flexible work hours (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Amplified IT:

"Our leadership is making great strides this year, through several initiatives to empower women. Our people operations team is dedicated and focused on making this a great place fo…"

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2. 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 female representation in leadership (4.4 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

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

"NFCU is one of the best places to work, with the best benefits. They are very family oriented and offer 12 weeks Paid Maternity Leave, 4 week Paid Parental Leave, 12 week Paid Ad…"

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3. USAA

3.7 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars).

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

"Everything was great except the disability leave. Pray you never get sick while working here. "

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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:

"The best company I've ever worked for in terms of gender equality. Actively working to make it better; corporate bonuses depend on achieving these goals. "

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5. Cengage Learning

3.7 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 (4.2 stars).

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

"Overall, I think the company is very fair and treats its employees equally. I really like the culture. We even get 1 paid day off a year to volunteer. I love giving back to the co…"

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6. 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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7. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 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 (4.2 stars).

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8. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

3.6 stars

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is a non-profit organization management company with locations in the Norfolk, VA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA):

"Amazing place to work with a female leader who is fearless."

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9. 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:

"The Princeton Review is a progressive company with women in executive positions comparable to that of their male counterparts. The overall outlook of the management team is progr…"

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10. 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:

"I worked at Humana for 12 years and I had great experiences there. There are plenty of learning opportunities. They are a little behind in full time WAH opportunities but they are…"

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11. Dell Technologies

3.6 stars

Dell Technologies 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 (4.0 stars).

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

"I have worked in the high tech world for my 30 year career and Dell has one of the most progressive environments for women that I've encountered. Excellent benefits and a good opp…"

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12. 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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13. 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:

"Great organization, but with so many employees it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle."

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14. 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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15. Booz Allen Hamilton

3.5 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 (3.9 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

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

"BAH does a lot of hiring for anticipated work but does not have support to keep people if the work does not come thru."

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16. Aetna

3.5 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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

"My work area and may other areas at Aetna are dominated by women. Everyone has a fair shot of being promoted. All my direct supervisors are all women."

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17. 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 paid time off (3.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (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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18. 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:

"I have been working at Brunswick for over 2+ years. I highly recommend Brunswick as a place to work. The leadership team is encouraging, supportive and values their employees. I a…"

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19. REI

3.5 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 (4.1 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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

"REI was a fantastic company to work for, no matter what gender you may identify as. They take care of their employees, and genuinely care about their wellbeing. REI values their …"

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20. Mercer

3.4 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:

"My colleagues are kind and supportive. I have seen many successful and hard working women in Principal positions and as regional leaders. "

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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 September 1, 2020.

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