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The 20 Best Places to Work in Rochester, NY As Rated by the Women Who Work There (May 2020)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Rochester, NY 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 May 3, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Rochester, NY

1. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Rochester, NY 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:

"Many of the perks, such as paid time off and maternity leave, are only available for those in higher positions, and it’s more than many other retailers. The hours are more flexi..."

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2. Edward Jones

3.8 stars

Edward Jones is a financial services company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"No where do women have EXACTLY the same opportunity of pay. Also we have FOUR MONTHS FULL PAY Maternity Leave - OR - Current Commission WHICHEVER is HIGHER. I don't know of anot..."

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3. AstraZeneca

3.7 stars

AstraZeneca is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Rochester, NY 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).

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4. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Rochester, NY 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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5. Biogen

3.6 stars

Biogen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Rochester, NY 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:

"Amazing company to work for with many opportunities for growth and a lot of support!"

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6. The Princeton Review

3.6 stars

The Princeton Review is an education management company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and the people you work with (4.3 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 pro..."

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7. Dell Technologies

3.6 stars

Dell Technologies is an information technology and services company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Dell Technologies:

"This is a tech company, but I see women very well represented in senior roles in engineering, manufacturing, and management. There could be more women at the very top levels (ex..."

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8. Wegmans Food Markets

3.5 stars

Wegmans Food Markets is a retail company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Wegmans Food Markets:

"Wonderful place to work! They show their appreciation for you in their actions, but not always in your own compensation. Not a bad gig for part time work. I received a job all t..."

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9. Thomson Reuters

3.5 stars

Thomson Reuters is an information technology and services company with locations in the Rochester, NY 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 Thomson Reuters:

"I love TR. my group is male dominated still, but I largely feel supported and not belittled or underestimated."

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10. ADP

3.5 stars

ADP is a human resources company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

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

"Women everywhere. No question women are valued. The opportunities are there, you have to be very pro company and put in the work but there seems to be no lack of opportunity."

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11. Maurices

3.5 stars

Maurices is a retail company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

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

"My boss always says, "I want you to feel empowered in making decisions, working forward, and working up." I feel like this could be the company motto- I've never worked somewher..."

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12. T-Mobile

3.5 stars

T-Mobile is a telecommunications company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for T-Mobile:

"Overall, an excellent company to work for. Very diverse and inclusive. "

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13. Cornell University

3.5 stars

Cornell University is a higher education company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and learning opportunities (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cornell University:

"I am a forestry research tech and tree climbing instructor for Cornell. Both of my supervisors are male in traditionally male-dominated fields but both hire, train and promote ..."

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14. Paychex

3.5 stars

Paychex is a human resources company with locations in the Rochester, NY 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 (4.0 stars).

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

"Great opportunity for all people as long as you are willing to work hard. My managers have been very understanding with time off for children and a flexible schedule. Harassment..."

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15. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3.5 stars

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an education management company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

"HMH is by far the best company I've ever worked for. They care about the quality of their publications, they care about their employees, and truly listen. "

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16. Aetna

3.5 stars

Aetna is an insurance company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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

"As a employee of over 15 yrs of service starting starting in customer service and working my way up thru various management functions (mind you with a high school diploma only),..."

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17. A Place for Mom

3.4 stars

A Place for Mom is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.9 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for A Place for Mom:

"Change in owners....bad leads and marketing."

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18. Mercer

3.4 stars

Mercer is a human resources company with locations in the Rochester, NY 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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19. New York Life Insurance Company

3.4 stars

New York Life Insurance Company is a financial services company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for New York Life Insurance Company:

"Very good company on the agent and mid-level management for women. However, there is very little representation of women in the upper levels of management and corporate areas."

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20. Insperity

3.4 stars

Insperity is a management consulting company with locations in the Rochester, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 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 May 3, 2020.

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