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

Our list of the most female-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 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 February 9, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Palo Alto, CA

1. Octane AI

4.8 stars

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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2. Kink.com

4.6 stars

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 (4.9 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kink.com:

"Working at Kink has been and continues to be an incredible experience as a woman working in technology. At the individual level, there is room and encouragement to grow profession…"

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3. Lever

4.6 stars

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

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

"I have been in the tech industry for more than a decade, and Lever is the first place I've ever worked for where the values are adhered to and continually referred to in decision …"

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4. Khan Academy

4.6 stars

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 (4.9 stars) and flexible work hours (4.8 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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5. Chegg Inc.

4.5 stars

Chegg Inc. 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 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 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 (4.8 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 Palo Alto, 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:

"Great company to work for!"

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8. LinkedIn

4.4 stars

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 (4.7 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 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:

"The culture and opportunities for women and men alike at Sage Intacct are phenomenal."

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10. Databricks

4.3 stars

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 (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

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

"Very supportive leadership with a recent focus on improving our Diversity & Inclusion efforts. I feel like I have what I need to do my best work and the flexibility to support my …"

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11. Even

4.3 stars

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 think Even's company culture is based on a level of trust that allows for flexible work schedules and flexible allowances for different needs of individuals across the team. We …"

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12. Squarespace

4.3 stars

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 (4.7 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 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 (4.9 stars).

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

"I have not felt excluded, patronized, or belittled here at all. I can't say that about any other job I've had. It's as though I am genderless. Such a great feeling. I see this as …"

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14. Synchrony

4.3 stars

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:

"Amazing benefits and equal opportunity for women and minorities"

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15. Eventbrite

4.3 stars

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 (4.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.8 stars).

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

"Having worked at a number of tech companies in the Bay Area, Eventbrite is the first that is has a 50/50 gender split. Women are well represented throughout the company at ev…"

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16. Salesforce

4.2 stars

Salesforce 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and sense of belonging (4.5 stars).

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

"A really wonderful place to work that cares deeply about equality. "

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17. Lending Club

4.2 stars

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

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18. AdRoll

4.2 stars

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

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19. MKTG

4.2 stars

MKTG is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Palo Alto, 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 is perfect for those who need flexibility. You set your availability. My coworkers are great, and we have brand ambassador appreciation events quarterly. I can reach my boss …"

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20. SAP

4.2 stars

SAP 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 ability to telecommute (4.5 stars) and flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

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

"I enjoy working at SAP and appreciate how you are evaluated on what you can contribute. Plus, the benefits are nice as well as the flexible working environment."

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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 February 9, 2021.

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