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

"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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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:

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

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4. Lever

4.4 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 paid time off (4.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.8 stars).

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

"The company in and of itself is supportive and amazing in terms of perks, flexibility and supporting women, especially in leadership. Even more powerful is the people that I work …"

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5. 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:

"I honestly feel that I work for the best company ever. Corporate treats us like royalty! And therefore they get our loyalty! I've never been happier in a career. "

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6. 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 (4.9 stars) and social activities and environment (4.8 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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7. 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 (4.8 stars).

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

"Sage Intacct has a lot of women in leadership/senior roles! Inspiring and unique in high tech!"

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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 am lucky to work at a company with such a powerful mission: to make the math/finances of being middle class easier. Being poor is expensive and everyone at the company is aligne…"

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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 paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"Palo Alto Networks is a wonderful company to work for. I have such respect for the executive management team, and the culture they foster and nurture. Growth opportunities seem…"

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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 (4.8 stars).

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

"I feel like we put a lot of emphasis on creating a great place for female employees. This survey is an example of how much the company and it's employees care about each other and…"

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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 work …"

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12. 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:

"Etsy is an incredible company to work for. From top down, the entire team puts their best foot forward for the sake of the product, which creates a positive, cross-functional, inc…"

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13. 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 (4.7 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):

"BCG is a truely outstanding company with great flextime offers. Leadership is seriously committed to make it work for both females and males. I was offered a very senior role whil…"

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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:

"Intuit gives employees 8 weeks of paid maternity leave. They have private rooms with locks, sinks and fridges for pumping. "

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15. 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 (4.7 stars).

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

"I'm am so lucky and honored to work at Chronicle Books. I am the envy of many, and it's well deserved. "

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16. Flexport

4.1 stars

Flexport is a logistics and supply chain company with locations in the Oakland, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and the people you work with (4.4 stars).

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

"Flexport is a great place for women to work and grow their career"

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17. 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:

"Very fun and upbeat environment. Motivation is in the air with wide open rooms of just standing desks where you see early, mid to even senior level employees. Can personalize your…"

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18. 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 paid time off (4.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.6 stars).

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

"Women that work there at the same level you are tend to be more caty than the managers. It's all micromanaging though. "

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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:

"An incredible company with tons of opportunities for growth And learning. Lots of variety in the types of projects you can work on. Amazing thought leadership and a proven stellar…"

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20. Gusto

4.0 stars

Gusto is a financial services 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 (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (5.0 stars).

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

"Gusto is such a great place to work, especially as a woman. They're very focused on D&I and diversifying, but also keeping women top of mind. The paid parental leave is OUT OF THI…"

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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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