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The 20 Best Places to Work in Portland, ME As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 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 September 1, 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:

"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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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:

"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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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:

"The culture varies greatly across teams. I've experienced excellent and poor managers. Everyone is very intelligent, motivated, and career-driven. The organization is still very c…"

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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:

"For Admin, its not a great place to work. Hierarchy is very important at AHA. They don't let you work from home (even if your manager is OK with it) unless its an emergency and th…"

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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. 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 (4.5 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. 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 I see a fantastic place to work. They respect and value women's. When they say they value a work life balance they really mean it."

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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:

"Corporate is corporate. What made this job amazing was my manager/supervisor. She is a TRUE example of leadership. "

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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 (4.2 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. 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 (3.8 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. 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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

"My work area and may other areas at Aetna are dominated by women. Everyone has a fair shot of being promoted. All my direct supervisors are all women."

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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:

"The parental leave time is fantastic. Lots of strong women in top leadership. Women's resource group is available. Raises are hard to come by. The people are great."

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15. 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 th…"

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16. 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 (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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

"Vacasa is a tech start up vacation rental managment company. I have been here 5 years and have been given the opportunity to work my way up from housekeeper to opperations. We hav…"

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17. 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:

"The work life balance is really poor but I love everything else about the company. "

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18. 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:

"Great place to work, female friendly"

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19. 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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20. 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 (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

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

"I have worked several places this was the best. They hired me when I was pregnant. They gave me paid 8 weeks maturity. Let me use my vacation time with short notice for a day or t…"

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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 September 1, 2020.

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