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

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto, CA

Octane AI is an internet company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto, 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:

"There is so much opportunity to grow at Kink! I can honestly say I love my job!"

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Lever is a computer software company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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 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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Khan Academy is an e-learning company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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:

"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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Avail is a leisure, travel & tourism company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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:

"Avail is an incredible place to work. The company has a start-up feel with big company dreams. Leadership takes time to create an inclusive and diverse environment in all aspects …"

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Weebly is an internet company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto, 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'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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LinkedIn is an internet company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto, 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 a place where I get to bring my whole self to work. My boss expresses appreciation for my work while also challenging me to tackle new opportunities and refine the e…"

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Nasdaq is a financial services company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto, 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:

"Databricks is a wonderful company to work for and honored to be part of such a wonderful team."

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Even is a financial services company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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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Squarespace is an internet company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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:

"Love it. The company ethics, the benefits, and the people I work with are what keep me here. My biggest complaint is the schedule, but that's all part of the job."

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Intuit is a computer software company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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:

"This place is truly one of a kind — especially in the male-driven Silicon Valley."

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Synchrony is a financial services company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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:

"Synchrony Financial has been a joy to work for. SO many strong, powerful, and diverse women in management. "

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Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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 GREAT place to work and the opportunities are many"

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Procore Technologies is a computer software company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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:

"I love it here! "

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