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The 20 Best Places to Work in Palo Alto, CA
As Rated by Women (October 2022)

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Palo Alto, CA is driven by ratings and reviews from the women who work at the companies mentioned.

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 October 1, 2022. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Palo Alto, CA

BetterUp is a professional training & coaching company with locations in the Palo Alto, CA area that employs 201 to 500 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 BetterUp:

"BetterUp is an incredible place to work. Mission-driven and full of the warmest, most innovative and operationally excellent people I've ever met."

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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:

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

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

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Galileo Learning is an education management 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 the people you work with (5.0 stars).

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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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Basis Technologies is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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 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 Lever:

"Working at Lever has been an incredible experience. There is a big focus on equity and it's clear that leadership decisions are made with that in mind. All of my co-workers are …"

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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 wellness initiatives (4.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars).

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

"Best company I've ever worked at. Manager is fair and highly supportive. Company doesn't have a lot of women in executive positions which is common in the industry but the number …"

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CrowdStrike is a computer & network security 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 (5.0 stars) and learning opportunities (4.9 stars).

She Leads: Phyllis Ferrantello Is a Regional Sales Manager at CrowdStrike

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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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AdRoll is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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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Yahoo! Inc. 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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars).

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

"I really enjoyed the 8 years at Yahoo. Many great experiences and worked with great people. However, don’t think the promotions were merited fairly. There was favoritism"

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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 (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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Smith & Nephew is a medical devices 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 (4.8 stars) and support for diversity (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Smith & Nephew:

"Smith&Nephew was a great place to work. I thought I had opportunity for advancement and I thoroughly enjoyed working there."

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Nitro, Inc is a computer software company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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).

Inside Look: 4 Women on the Flexible, Remote-First Culture at Nitro

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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 (4.7 stars) and support for diversity (4.7 stars).

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

"I've been promoted 3 times already in my 6.5 year career with Onward Search. Management recognizes employees who are dedicated & work hard and will reward them. The Management tea…"

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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 paid time off (5.0 stars) and women 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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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 (4.9 stars).

How Palo Alto Networks Lives Its Vision, According to 3 Women Employees

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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 October 1, 2022.

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