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The 20 Best Places to Work in Roanoke, VA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (March 2021)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Roanoke, VA 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 March 2, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Roanoke, VA

1. Novo Nordisk

4.1 stars

Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Roanoke, VA 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 Novo Nordisk:

"Novo has great benefits, especially for working parents. The only downside is that the leadership lacks female representation."

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2. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for salary satisfaction (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.4 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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3. Cengage Learning

3.9 stars

Cengage Learning is an e-learning company with locations in the Roanoke, VA 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 Cengage Learning:

"I love my job. I drink the company coolaid. I love what I do, I love what this company does. It's not perfect, but I'm surrounded by people who care and who want to make a differe…"

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4. Edward Jones

3.9 stars

Edward Jones is a financial services company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Edward Jones:

"I love my firm. I am proud of our culture, character, ethics, and integrity."

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5. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.8 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Roanoke, VA 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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6. Genentech

3.8 stars

Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Roanoke, VA 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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7. Humana

3.7 stars

Humana is an insurance company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"Humana is the best company for work at home. They also have a very equal policy toward men and women. I am very proud to be a part of such an advanced company!"

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8. Aetna

3.6 stars

Aetna is an insurance company with locations in the Roanoke, VA 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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9. The Princeton Review

3.5 stars

The Princeton Review is an education management company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Princeton Review:

"The Princeton Review is a progressive company with women in executive positions comparable to that of their male counterparts. The overall outlook of the management team is progr…"

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10. Mutual of Omaha

3.5 stars

Mutual of Omaha is an insurance company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Mutual of Omaha:

"We have a lot of female minorities in leadership roles."

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11. Deloitte

3.5 stars

Deloitte is a management consulting company with locations in the Roanoke, VA 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 (4.3 stars).

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

"excellent place for women"

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12. Mondelez International

3.5 stars

Mondelez International is a food production company with locations in the Roanoke, VA 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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13. Mars

3.5 stars

Mars is a food production company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars).

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

"Mars is an amazing place for women. As a woman in engineering I was given many opportunities to progress in my career and mentors to provide guidance."

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14. Rackspace

3.5 stars

Rackspace is an information technology and services company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"This company emphasizes work life balance. I have never worked in an environment until now that I don't feel guilty when taking care of my kids. I can see myself here for the rest…"

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15. Goodwill Industries of the Valleys

3.5 stars

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is a non-profit organization management company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 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 Goodwill Industries of the Valleys:

"Goodwill has been given me the hand up that I have been patiently waiting for. Thankyou Goodwill."

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16. McGraw-Hill Education

3.5 stars

McGraw-Hill Education is an education management company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.7 stars) and flexible work hours (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for McGraw-Hill Education:

"There's definitely a "boy's club" among senior leadership, but women are somewhat represented as executives and definitely on the management level. We've also recently hired a fem…"

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17. inVentiv Health

3.4 stars

inVentiv Health is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.8 stars).

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18. Pearson

3.4 stars

Pearson is an education management company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and flexible work hours (3.7 stars).

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

"I've worked on muy role for five years, I love my job, i love my boss, I love my team. I get to work remote, they are very accepting of women and we are treated as equals. "

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19. Aflac

3.4 stars

Aflac is an insurance company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

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

"I love working at Aflac. In our region, women make up 5 of the 6 district managers. Aflac is very flexible with schedules and is a family oriented company. They even allow me t…"

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20. Verizon

3.4 stars

Verizon is an information technology and services company with locations in the Roanoke, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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

"Need to be committed to your job, the hourly will not get you by and pay your bills. You need to be motivated and be able to keep your morals while selling every day."

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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 March 2, 2021.

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