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The 20 Best Places to Work in Oakland, CA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (May 2020)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Oakland, CA 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 May 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Oakland, CA

1. Khan Academy

4.5 stars

Khan Academy is an e-learning company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.9 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Khan Academy:

"Definitely a culture that elevates women and provides plenty of opportunity to grow – while working on a significant and meaningful mission!"

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2. Weebly

4.5 stars

Weebly is an internet company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.8 stars).

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

"Great people to work around."

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3. Kink.com

4.5 stars

Kink.com is an entertainment company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kink.com:

"Watching the evolution of this company in the 4 years I've been employed here has been inspiring. Our current culture is very supportive, inclusive, and compassionate. We are en..."

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4. Rodan + Fields Dermatologists

4.4 stars

Rodan + Fields Dermatologists is a health, wellness and fitness company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Rodan + Fields Dermatologists:

"Rodan + Fields is a company founded by women and currently being lead by women. It's a refreshing place to work in being surrounded by SF's male-dominated tech culture. "

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5. Procore Technologies

4.4 stars

Procore Technologies is a computer software company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (5.0 stars) and social activities and environment (4.8 stars).

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

"I have not felt excluded, patronized, or belittled here at all. I can't say that about any other job I've had. It's as though I am genderless. Such a great feeling. I see this a..."

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6. Sage Intacct

4.3 stars

Sage Intacct is a computer software company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.8 stars) and social activities and environment (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Sage Intacct:

"I love working at Sage Intacct! This is the best work culture that I have had the opportunity to be a part of! Overall, the atmosphere is positive. The environment here is colla..."

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7. Lever

4.3 stars

Lever is an internet company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.9 stars) and management opportunities (4.9 stars).

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

"Currently, Lever's executive team is 43% female, the management team is 47% , and the overall gender ratio to 50:50. That is a huge part of what drove me to join at Lever. Being..."

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8. Even

4.3 stars

Even is a financial services company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.8 stars) and the people you work with (4.8 stars).

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

"I love working at Even and I love the people I work with! 🤗"

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9. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.5 stars) and flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Palo Alto Networks:

"This is a place to learn. Many opportunities to grow in your career and build your network. I've never seen such a community of people who genuinely want each other to succeed, ..."

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10. Eventbrite

4.2 stars

Eventbrite is an internet company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.7 stars).

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

"I feel lucky to work for a company with such strong women leaders to look up to."

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11. LinkedIn

4.2 stars

LinkedIn is an internet company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.7 stars) and social activities and environment (4.6 stars).

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

"Great company to work for. Leadership embraces Women in Tech initiatives. Management and colleagues have been very supportive before and after maternity leave. The return to wor..."

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12. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a management consulting company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG):

"I'd like to see more females in Exec Leadership positions, but BCG is doing a good job scouting and retaining top female talent."

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13. Etsy

4.2 stars

Etsy is an internet company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars) and family growth support (4.5 stars).

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

"The only drawback to this company is that it takes forever for consensus on how to get things done. Other than that, Etsy is super supportive and is quite easily the best compa..."

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14. Intuit

4.1 stars

Intuit is a computer software company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"Absolutely love working for Intuit! First job I actually enjoy going to"

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15. Castlight Health

4.1 stars

Castlight Health is a computer software company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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

"Great culture and benefits. Unfortunately they didn’t focus enough on operationalization and allowed politics to infiltrate"

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16. Zillow

4.1 stars

Zillow is an internet company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.9 stars) and paid time off (4.7 stars).

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

"Really happy here! Love seeing how many females we have in senior leadership and how important that fact is to the company. I never feel like being a woman is even a thing here,..."

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17. Synchrony

4.1 stars

Synchrony is a financial services company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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

"At Synchrony we are ALL equal and have the same opportunities! There is never a shortage of women in charge."

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18. Chronicle Books

4.1 stars

Chronicle Books is a publishing company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.7 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Chronicle Books:

"Our employees often describe our company culture as one that fosters creativity and cohesiveness; you see this in the way that the myriad of departments work together to produce..."

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19. ThoughtWorks

4.1 stars

ThoughtWorks is an information technology and services company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.9 stars) and social activities and environment (4.7 stars).

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

"This is a great place to work with very thoughtful and thorough policies. There is a vocal and demonstrative move toward recruiting (and retaining) women in technical and leader..."

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20. PlanGrid

4.0 stars

PlanGrid is a computer software company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars).

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

"PlanGrid is the most progressive and inclusive company I've ever worked for. They have several groups that meet regularly to promote healthy conversation about relevant topics i..."

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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 May 1, 2020.

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