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The 20 Best Places to Work in Oakland, CA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2021)

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 September 1, 2021. 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:

"Strong focus on overall wellness. It's important to them that you love your work and the people you work with. While we don't rank the highest in pay, it is matrixed so it's fai…"

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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:

"I am delighted to constantly tell people that this is the best job I've ever had."

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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 paid time off (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.9 stars).

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

"Lever is the only company I've ever worked for where engineering consistently has over 40% of people that identify as women! Additionally, our CEO and 50% of management identif…"

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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:

"Fanstatic place to work for anyone who wants to make a difference!"

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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 (4.9 stars) and the people you work with (4.9 stars).

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

"I've never worked at a company with such a strong, supportive network of women / female identifiers. We meet on a monthly basis to talk through what's going well, challenges we're…"

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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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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 (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Onward Search:

"I work with my best friends, mentors I trust and partner with our leadership whom ask for advice, listen to department leaders, receive feedback and takes all views into considera…"

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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 (4.8 stars).

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

"The best company I've ever worked for"

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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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and paid time off (5.0 stars).

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

"Eventbrite is hands down the best place I've ever had to fortune to work! "

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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 has made great strides in the area of diversity in the last handful of years (our CEO and CFO are both women!!!)."

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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:

"Sage Intacct is overall a great place to work for. Great flexibility. We work hard to play hard. Culture here is amazing!"

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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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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:

"I am neither part of an under represented minority nor am I female. However, I've always been attracted to diverse environments that see the value in finding a diverse employee b…"

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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:

"The best place I have ever worked!"

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Squarespace is an internet company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.8 stars).

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

"There are more women leaders now than 2 years ago. They are amazing and wonderful role models of calm, compassion and fierceness. We have stellar female leads in technical are…"

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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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.7 stars).

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

"Intuit is liberal on the outside, but conservative on the inside. So, by that I mean Intuit allows their employees to be themselves without a whole lot of hoopla. As a physicall…"

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Synchrony is a financial services company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 10000+ 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 Synchrony:

"Offering 6 weeks paid parental leave for men & women (in addition to 6-8 weeks for mothers that have birth) including adoptive parents is a huge deal! Grateful to look up to our f…"

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Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.7 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, it…"

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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 (4.9 stars) and the people you work with (4.7 stars).

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

"Procore is a great place to work for men and women!"

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of September 1, 2021.

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