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The 20 Best Places to Work in Oakland, CA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (May 2022)

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Oakland, CA 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 May 1, 2022. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Oakland, CA

Octane AI is an internet company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and ability to telecommute (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Octane AI:

"Joined octane AI a few months ago and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. The culture, the people, management, the role everything that I was looking for. So happy to have found such an amazing c…"

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Degreed 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 (5.0 stars) and paid time off (5.0 stars).

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

"Degreed is the most woman-friendly company I've ever worked for, in the tech sector or otherwise. "

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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 (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.9 stars).

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

"Working here is a revelation in how a company can care about its employees, and still be productive."

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Crunchbase is an information technology and 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 (5.0 stars) and ability to telecommute (5.0 stars).

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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 paid time off (5.0 stars) and flexible work hours (4.9 stars).

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

"Khan Academy is one of the most supportive environments imaginable for women. It helps that there is equal representation of women on the senior leadership staff. From benefit…"

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Basis Technologies is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.9 stars).

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

"I've never worked at a company with so many women in leadership positions! I didn't even realize how nice it would be until it happened at Basis. It's also a very consciously …"

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Lever is a computer software company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 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 Lever:

"Lever is an incredibly diversity-focused and diversity-first workplace. Lever is constantly reflecting on our own goals and performance in this area, and recently promoted one of …"

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Avail is a leisure, travel & tourism company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.9 stars).

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

"Avail genuinely is a great place to work - the company has built an inclusive culture, across gender, sexual orientation, age and ethnicity across all levels in the organization a…"

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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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.9 stars).

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

"Best workplace to be as a freelancer. Would wish to have a second chance to work for them as a copywriter."

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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 (4.7 stars).

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

"I love working for weebly. Radical Respect is a value here and we really do live our values. It's been amazing seeing us focus on diversity, wellness, and respect here."

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AdRoll is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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Nitro, Inc 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 ability to telecommute (4.9 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Nitro, Inc:

"Nitro walks the walk when it comes to empowering women and women in leadership. The C level includes several women; many leadership positions across the company are held by women.…"

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Onward Search is a staffing and recruiting company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 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 Onward Search:

"I'm a female senior leader within the Onward Search organization. I helped start the company. I was promoted quickly. I am well-respected throughout the organization. I am treated…"

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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 paid time off (5.0 stars) and women in leadership (4.8 stars).

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

"Having worked at a number of tech companies in the Bay Area, Eventbrite is the first that is has a 50/50 gender split. Women are well represented throughout the company at ev…"

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Nasdaq is a financial services company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.9 stars) and support for diversity (4.8 stars).

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

"Nasdaq's commitment to diversity has come a long way in recent years, and the increasing representation of women at the top ranks has grown significantly. The culture has improved…"

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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 employer responsiveness (4.7 stars).

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

"I absolutely love my job and this company. I have 2 daughters so I need the flexibility to care for them. Yet, I want a challenging career that I've worked for my entire life. …"

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Baird is a financial services company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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MKTG is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.8 stars) and women in leadership (4.8 stars).

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

"MKTG is perfect for those who need flexibility. You set your availability. My coworkers are great, and we have brand ambassador appreciation events quarterly. I can reach my boss …"

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Databricks 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 ability to telecommute (4.9 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

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

"Very supportive leadership with a recent focus on improving our Diversity & Inclusion efforts. I feel like I have what I need to do my best work and the flexibility to support my …"

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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:

"Thankful to be surrounded by intelligent, curious, hardworking folx. Love that we're always encouraged to measure success based on the progress of our mission statement."

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