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

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 18 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 at least 10 submissions from current or former employees as of March 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Oakland, CA

1. Octane AI

4.8 stars

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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2. Kink.com

4.6 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:

"Kink is not your typical San Francisco tech company with toxic masculine overtones seeping into the crannies of day-to-day work life. Every single day I look forward to coming to …"

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3. Lever

4.6 stars

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 (4.9 stars) and the people you work with (4.6 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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4. Khan Academy

4.6 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 paid time off (4.9 stars) and flexible work hours (4.8 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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5. Chegg Inc.

4.5 stars

Chegg Inc. is an internet 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).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Chegg Inc.:

"Women are empowered here."

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6. 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:

"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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7. Intuit

4.5 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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.3 stars).

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

"Hands down, the best company I've ever worked for. I honestly don't know how people complain. Intuit's culture, competitive pay, work-life balance, perks, and mission to the w…"

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8. LinkedIn

4.4 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.7 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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9. 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 employer responsiveness (4.7 stars).

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

"Sage Intacct is a great place to work! Coworkers are customer focused and it's a collaborative culture where people are willing to help each other to be successful. The company c…"

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10. Databricks

4.3 stars

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 (4.8 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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11. 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:

"The best place I have ever worked!"

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12. Squarespace

4.3 stars

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 (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.7 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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13. Procore Technologies

4.3 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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

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

"Procore is a pretty amazing place to work. I've worked at fun young startups with great perks, and older companies with a more experienced leadership team and high salaries, but t…"

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14. Synchrony

4.3 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Great place to work. They take care of their employees. Equal opportunity for all with a very diverse workforce"

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15. Eventbrite

4.3 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 paid time off (4.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.8 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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16. Lending Club

4.2 stars

Lending Club is an internet 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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17. AdRoll

4.2 stars

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 the people you work with (4.6 stars) and flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

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18. MKTG

4.2 stars

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 (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.5 stars).

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

"MKTG deserves every bit of the stellar work place reputation it has earned. Working at MKTG has been a pleasure despite the less than competitive wages."

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19. Onward Search

4.2 stars

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 the people you work with (4.1 stars) and employer responsiveness (4.4 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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20. McKinstry

4.2 stars

McKinstry is a construction 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 (4.1 stars) and flexible work hours (4.1 stars).

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

"Fantastic place to work that is committed to diversity and inclusion and is constantly evolving to do things better! Very open culture with amazing people that treat each other we…"

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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 March 1, 2021.

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