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The 20 Best Places to Work in Portland, ME As Rated by the Women Who Work There (February 2021)

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 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 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Portland, ME

1. Martin's Point Health Care

4.0 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 paid time off (4.1 stars).

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2. 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 sense of belonging (4.7 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

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

"Working for lululemon was one of the greatest experiences of my career. I learned more about myself in my time with lululemon than any other previous life experience and I was exp…"

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3. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.8 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 female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

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4. American Heart Association

3.8 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 sense of belonging (4.5 stars).

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

"I've never been part of a large organization where, even at the top, women outnumber men by such a large number! Way to go, AHA!"

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5. Genentech

3.8 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 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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6. Unum

3.7 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:

"Working in the Unum office meets every thing described in the quiz and plus some. An equal opportunity for all gender identities, ethnic groups and more. The only drawback is that…"

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7. Vaco

3.7 stars

Vaco is a staffing and recruiting company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and the people you work with (3.9 stars).

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

"More than half of the leadership team is made up of women, including several who "climbed the ladder" from entry-level roles. There is no hiding from recognition at Vaco. If you…"

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8. Amgen

3.7 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 (4.5 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 aware …"

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9. TD Bank

3.6 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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"TD is extremely committed to its employees. On top of all the great benefits already offered, the company also recently implemented a 16 week paid parental leave policy. "

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10. WEX

3.6 stars

WEX is a financial services company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.3 stars).

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11. Aetna

3.6 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 female representation in leadership (3.9 stars) and paid time off (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. Tha…"

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12. AbbVie

3.6 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 support for diversity (4.5 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

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

"I love working for AbbVie. I have many strong female role models to look up to in management. They just rolled out an incredible family leave policy. I get unlimited sick time to…"

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13. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

3.6 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 (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

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14. Sun Life Financial

3.6 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 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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15. Microsoft

3.6 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 support for diversity (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars).

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

"I've worked for and with Microsoft over many years. Even as the company continues to change and evolve, for the better it seems to me, I'll say that even during the rough patche, …"

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16. Bank of America

3.5 stars

Bank of America is a banking company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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

"Two of my three inter banking center superiors were females, and my regional superiors were females three times through. When I left the company, I decided to do so because at the…"

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17. Procter and Gamble

3.5 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:

"P&G in a corporate setting has been great! Very woman friendly. I've had lots of female managers to look up to in my 10 years with the company. I did come from the plant though, t…"

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18. 3M

3.5 stars

3M is a mechanical or industrial engineering company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for 3M:

"Manufacturing has a very male-centric history. In the last few years, I've been pleasantly surprised by 3ms inclusive atmosphere even at the most basic, floor level. I am treated …"

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19. Mondelez International

3.5 stars

Mondelez International is a food production company with locations in the Portland, ME area, that employs 5001 to 10000 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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20. Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

3.5 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 (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 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 at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of February 1, 2021.

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