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The 20 Best Places to Work in Rochester, NY As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

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 December 6, 2019. 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:

"Lululemon is a company that very obviously values all people. There are ample opportunities for development and enhancement. The company supports you as an individual while enco..."

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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 (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"Working for a company that offers 16 weeks paid leave for the primary caregiver of a newborn or an adopted child is amazing. Jones really values their employees and they make i..."

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3. Biogen

3.7 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 wellness initiatives (4.2 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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4. AstraZeneca

3.6 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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5. 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:

"Teachers/tutors with The Princeton Review never feel pressured to accept work that will upset work/life balance. My rate of pay is calculated based on the time and hours I put i..."

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6. Dell

3.5 stars

Dell 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 (4.1 stars).

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

"I didn't realize how great it was until I left :) "

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7. 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:

"Wegmans is a great place to work. On the store operations side of things, many struggle to find an appropriate work-life balance with 50 hour (salaried without overtime) work we..."

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8. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.5 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 (4.1 stars).

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9. 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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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:

"While there are opportunities to work from home/virtually and they are pretty flexible with time off (as long as you make up the work) it is hard to really succeed and move up i..."

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11. 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 (4.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

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

"Paychex is a very generous company. It is very family centric. They have excellent benefits and are very concerned about work life balance."

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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:

"I love working here and the way we are supported."

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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 maternity and adoptive leave (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. 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:

"This is a large company and every location is different. There needs to be more female and minority representation at higher level positions, that is not happening fast enough. ..."

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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. Mercer

3.5 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:

"Mercer continues to evolve as a family friendly workplace that is respectful of families, singles, and couples. While not a leader, a very good follower when it comes to innovat..."

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17. Aetna

3.4 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 paid time off (4.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (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. T..."

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18. 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 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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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:

"I feel grateful that I have the opportunity to work for New York Life. I know people think NYL and they thing Life Insurance, and Life Insurance only. It is so much more dynamic..."

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20. IBM

3.3 stars

IBM 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 (4.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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

"Lots of women executives and women in leadership roles, but not many women account partners- I wonder why that is. I've worked for IBM for two years and have had many opportunit..."

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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 December 6, 2019.

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