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

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Portland, OR 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, OR

1. OCHIN, Inc

4.0 stars

OCHIN, Inc is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for OCHIN, Inc:

"OCHIN is a great company to work for! I believe in our mission, and it's great to see a lot of women in management... (not to mention a brilliant female CEO!)"

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2. Castlight Health

4.0 stars

Castlight Health is a computer software company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Castlight Health:

"16 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave. Lots of remote workers. Great company to work for, just not a lot of upward mobility."

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3. Salesforce

4.0 stars

Salesforce is an internet company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

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

"Salesforce is a great company to launch your career by learning operational excellence in an extremely rigid system. The product is world class and the business outcomes you get t…"

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4. Hilti

3.9 stars

Hilti is a construction company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars).

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

"The one pit fall is 4 weeks of training in Tulsa. I dont know how they expect single moms to accomplish this. You will deal with sexism on jobsites with customers but internall…"

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5. Squarespace

3.9 stars

Squarespace is an internet company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.7 stars) and social activities and environment (4.7 stars).

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

"Love it. The company ethics, the benefits, and the people I work with are what keep me here. My biggest complaint is the schedule, but that's all part of the job."

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6. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Portland, OR 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:

"Female dominated workplace. As with any retail job, management will make or break the team. Sometimes men get promoted faster in the name of ‘diversity & inclusion’."

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7. Ruby Receptionists

3.9 stars

Ruby Receptionists is a telecommunications company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 201 to 500 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 Ruby Receptionists:

"It may sound too good to be true... but it isn't. It's Ruby Receptionists. They really ARE THAT GOOD."

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8. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

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

"In the time I have been here, I have had strong female managers at the VP level in the company. I have strongly felt that there is equal opportunity for advancement and assignmen…"

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9. Principal Financial Group

3.8 stars

Principal Financial Group is a financial services company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Principal Financial Group:

"I feel that Principal is ahead of the game. Very flexible hours and it's clear my life outside of work matters. It's great to feel that they think about me as a whole person and n…"

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10. Autodesk

3.8 stars

Autodesk is a computer software company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.1 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

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

"A pretty good environment, with room for growth"

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11. RTI International

3.8 stars

RTI International is a research company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.4 stars) and flexible work hours (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for RTI International:

"Some senior level employees are in roles they are not qualified for, don't understand and/or only got through being with the company for a long time. Many of these individuals di…"

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12. Google

3.8 stars

Google is an internet company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"As a recently married female in my mid-20s, having kids is in the near future for me. I have a health condition that will be worse when I'm pregnant, as I won't be able to take my…"

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13. Fidelity Investments

3.8 stars

Fidelity Investments is a financial services company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Fidelity Investments:

"There are many women in upper management and Fidelity has great benefits."

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14. CareOregon

3.8 stars

CareOregon is an insurance company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and flexible work hours (4.4 stars).

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

"Fantastic mission and a growing organization."

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15. Cielo Talent

3.7 stars

Cielo Talent is a human resources company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cielo Talent:

"Cielo is the best position I have ever held. It has fantastic benefits, a comfortable work environment, and the flexibility I need in a schedule to be able to care for my family w…"

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16. NAVEX Global

3.7 stars

NAVEX Global is an information technology and services company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for NAVEX Global:

"During the pandemic I've been able to see exactly how much NAVEX Global values it's employees. I am so thankful to be a part of such an amazing organization."

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17. Biogen

3.7 stars

Biogen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"Best place I’ve ever worked! Biogen knows how to take care of their employees."

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18. Genentech

3.7 stars

Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Portland, OR 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:

"my input and expertise are sought, valued, and respected. I have many incredible women who act as role models and mentors. I have never been called but by when I am assertive or d…"

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19. TD Ameritrade

3.7 stars

TD Ameritrade is a financial services company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"The first company I've ever worked for that actively fosters inclusivity. Paid maternity leave, paid community volunteer oppertunities, openly supports the LGTBQ community , fre…"

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20. Cengage Learning

3.7 stars

Cengage Learning is an e-learning company with locations in the Portland, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cengage Learning:

"Fun and fast paced, continual learning, great smart, funny, and helpful colleagues."

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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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