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The 20 Best Places to Work in Santa Barbara, CA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Santa Barbara, CA 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 Santa Barbara, CA

1. Procore Technologies

4.4 stars

Procore Technologies is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and social activities and environment (4.8 stars).

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

"Unlimited PVT, $25 Mind Body credit each month, onsite massages, acupuncture, haircuts, eyebrow waxing, workout classes every day after work, yoga, healthy snacks in kitchens, GRE…"

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2. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA 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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3. Patagonia

3.8 stars

Patagonia is a sporting goods company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 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 Patagonia:

"Men in the workplace seemed to be held to a different (lower) standard of behavior, particularly in regard to professionalism and productivity. Complaints about the behavior of th…"

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4. Fidelity Investments

3.8 stars

Fidelity Investments is a financial services company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA 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:

"This was the best company to work for. There was a little rigidity with scheduling, but my boss worked with me if I needed to leave early. I loved working at Fidelity"

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5. Alliance Data

3.7 stars

Alliance Data is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.2 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Alliance Data:

"I love this company! I have been here 15 years and I have grown in every role that I've had. My manager has been extremely influential in my career. She is a mentor, a coach and m…"

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6. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA 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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7. AppFolio

3.6 stars

AppFolio is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

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

"Great company."

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8. The Princeton Review

3.6 stars

The Princeton Review is an education management company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA 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 progr…"

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9. T-Mobile

3.5 stars

T-Mobile is a telecommunications company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

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

"Best Places to Work SC 2018"

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10. Sonos, Inc

3.5 stars

Sonos, Inc is a consumer electronics company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.2 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.2 stars).

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

"Sonos has a lot of the good things and good people that make it a good choice for women, but the company has grown up with a large majority of male leaders. There is some movement…"

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11. Booz Allen Hamilton

3.5 stars

Booz Allen Hamilton is a management consulting company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Booz Allen Hamilton:

"Booz Allen has many great programs in place for women - I work on a project team lead by 100% women, my manager, manager's manager, and HER manager are all women, and the head of …"

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12. REI

3.5 stars

REI is a retail company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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

"One of the best companies I have worked for. My only complaint is that growth can be slow from the retail side and compensation could be better."

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13. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

3.4 stars

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a hospitality company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.1 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants:

"Honestly it’s a great company to work for! There still has yet to be some women in certain positions in the company, but over-all its truly an inclusive and wonderful company."

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14. RevLocal

3.4 stars

RevLocal is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

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

"RevLocal is the best company I’ve ever worked for and it’s not even close. The company culture is so amazing. Leadership genuinely values every single employee and it’s felt by ev…"

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15. Epsilon

3.4 stars

Epsilon is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and ability to telecommute (3.8 stars).

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

"Epsilon has a lot of really talented members, but they have a management issue in that their mid-level management isn't really empowered. They also seem to have a rather archaic w…"

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16. Citi

3.4 stars

Citi is a financial services company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA 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 (4.2 stars).

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

"It's hard to find a company that puts its employees first the way Citi does. "

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17. TIAA

3.4 stars

TIAA is a financial services company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA 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 (4.2 stars).

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

"I enjoyed being there and being on a large project. As a contractor I was treated very well and with respect as a woman and leader. "

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18. University of California, Santa Barbara

3.4 stars

University of California, Santa Barbara is a higher education company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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19. Kaiser Permanente

3.4 stars

Kaiser Permanente is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kaiser Permanente:

"Great pay and benefits"

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20. Yardi Systems

3.4 stars

Yardi Systems is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Yardi Systems:

"Working at Yardi is great because there are many opportunities to move on up if you're interested in being in management. As for the work environment, this will really depend on c…"

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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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