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The 20 Best Places to Work in Portland, ME As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 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 January 8, 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:

"Lululemon is a company that very obviously values all people. There are ample opportunities for development and enhancement. The company supports you as an individual while enco..."

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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. 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 (4.0 stars).

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

"There are some structural things (e.g. Technical Career System) that seem to support/reinforce gender biases.."

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4. 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:

"Female manager didn't support me as an employee with my maternity leave. It came across as a huge burden to her and I was laid off when she heard that I wanted to have a 2nd baby."

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5. 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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6. AbbVie

3.5 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 (3.9 stars).

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

"Love the people here!"

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7. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.5 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 (4.1 stars).

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8. Amgen

3.5 stars

Amgen 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 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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9. 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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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:

"Amazing place to work no matter your gender. Everything goes off of the work you put in."

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11. 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 equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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

"My organization is currently dedicating significant energy and focus to this type of work and I serve on the Women in Leadership ERG. It is a process that is evolving and gainin..."

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12. Vacasa

3.5 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 flexible work hours (4.2 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

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

"Ops department (Housekeeping especially), seems to be run into the ground with little praise. The company has a hard time keeping good housekeeping because of this. I started ..."

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13. Aetna

3.4 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:

"I've been with this company for twelve years now. It's never been a great job & speaking honestly, I'm not a huge cheerleader for the actual company or the insurance industry. T..."

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14. 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:

"Mercer continues to evolve as a family friendly workplace that is respectful of families, singles, and couples. While not a leader, a very good follower when it comes to innovat..."

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15. 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:

"Best career move of my life. "

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16. 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:

"Microsoft has been amazingly flexible in my 5+ years here. They went so far as to let me work from home remotely when my husband got a job where we needed to move. 5 months of m..."

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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 (3.9 stars).

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

"Great place to work, female friendly"

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18. 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 (4.1 stars).

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

"Wayfair was a fantastic company to work for! Health insurance on day one, a snack room complete with a snack wall and a ping pong table! "

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19. Sun Life Financial

3.4 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 (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 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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20. Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

3.4 stars

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is an education management company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and social activities and environment (3.9 stars).

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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 January 8, 2020.

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