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The 20 Best Places to Work in Portland, ME As Rated by the Women Who Work There (July 2020)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Portland, ME 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 July 4, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Portland, ME

1. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for lululemon athletica:

"Many of the perks, such as paid time off and maternity leave, are only available for those in higher positions, and it’s more than many other retailers. The hours are more flexi..."

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2. Martin's Point Health Care

3.8 stars

Martin's Point Health Care is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

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3. Genentech

3.7 stars

Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"The best company I've ever worked for in terms of gender equality. Actively working to make it better; corporate bonuses depend on achieving these goals. "

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4. Procter and Gamble

3.7 stars

Procter and Gamble is a consumer goods company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Procter and Gamble:

"For generations Procter and Gamble has provided extensive growth opportunities for all their employees and I feel so honored to work here. "

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5. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

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6. American Heart Association

3.6 stars

American Heart Association is a health, wellness and fitness company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for American Heart Association:

"Working for a company that helps educate and save women's lives each and every day. The NYC office is made up of primarily women that strive each day to make all women healthie..."

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7. Sun Life Financial

3.5 stars

Sun Life Financial is a financial services company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Sun Life Financial:

"They really go out of their way to make the company diverse and inclusive at all levels. Great place to work."

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8. Unum

3.5 stars

Unum is an insurance company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

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

"Unum as a whole is an amazing employee to work for. The company’s benefits provided and the options available are above and beyond expectations for most Fortune 500 companies. ..."

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9. Amgen

3.5 stars

Amgen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"Overall, this company is quite progressive, and a good place to work. However, with regard to equality in pay for women, they are not open to an in depth review, and I am awar..."

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10. TD Bank

3.5 stars

TD Bank is a banking company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for TD Bank:

"I enjoyed my time here very much."

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11. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

3.5 stars

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is a health, wellness and fitness company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care:

"This is a great place to work. They are progressive. They really support feedback and our always motivated to improve"

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12. Aetna

3.5 stars

Aetna is an insurance company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.0 stars).

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

"Overall pleasant job with opportunities to learn and grow in your career. This particular department had less remote opportunity than others. New CVS benefits are worse than exi..."

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13. Microsoft

3.4 stars

Microsoft is a computer software company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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

"As a senior female at Microsoft I am heard, supported, respected, and considered. We are still few in number in the STEM fields. There are times when we must speak up in ways ..."

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14. AbbVie

3.4 stars

AbbVie is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

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

"Love the people here!"

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15. Vacasa

3.4 stars

Vacasa is a hospitality company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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

"Vacasa is an inclusive work environment for women. They did a study in 2018 for women in leadership, and it was publicly announced that we're not doing a great job of keeping th..."

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16. Mercer

3.4 stars

Mercer is a human resources company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

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

"I have been with Mercer for 22 years now. Mercer is a human and caring employer. We are empowered and recognized for our involvement and our performance. It's give and take. I ..."

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17. IDEXX Laboratories

3.4 stars

IDEXX Laboratories is a biotechnology company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for IDEXX Laboratories:

"Always room for improvement, but good culture and overall good flexibility for working moms (at my level anyway) one of the best companies in Maine to work for. "

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18. Cerner Corporation

3.4 stars

Cerner Corporation is an information technology and services company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.3 stars) and family growth support (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cerner Corporation:

"I have never felt inferior because of my gender nor felt like I have ever been taken less seriously. We have strong local female leaders, but not many in the big C Suite at head..."

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19. Wayfair

3.4 stars

Wayfair is an internet company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

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

"There is strong, high-level woman representation within my company."

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20. Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

3.4 stars

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is an individual & family services company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England:

"Great company for those with disabilities."

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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 July 4, 2020.

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