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The 20 Best Places to Work in Santa Barbara, CA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (July 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 July 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 (5.0 stars) and social activities and environment (4.8 stars).

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

"I have not felt excluded, patronized, or belittled here at all. I can't say that about any other job I've had. It's as though I am genderless. Such a great feeling. I see this a..."

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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:

"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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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 ..."

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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:

"Very progressive company with family values in mind. They are an amazing company to work for."

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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 place! So much so that I've been here over 15 years. The people are friendly, easy going, super fun and pretty smart. We do really cool work for our clients and work..."

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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:

"Honestly I love it here. It’s my favorite job I’ve had just because of the people I’m surrounded by every day. Everyone is genuinely so kind and also just flat out wants you to ..."

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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:

"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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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 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:

"Amazing place to work that is truly dedicated to inclusion!"

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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 (4.3 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.2 stars).

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

"Sonos is a wonderful place to work! We are learning and evolving as the market shifts and how we can best attract and retain the best talent. I'm optimistic we can only get bet..."

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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 (3.8 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

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

"Booz Allen is one of the most inclusive companies I'm aware of. My experience has been nothing but positive."

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12. REI

3.4 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 (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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

"It can vary a lot depending on specific store and leadership team within the store."

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13. 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:

"Citi is just an overall great place to work for women. The only complaint I have are the salary levels, but not in comparison to men in the same level within Citi, but in compar..."

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14. 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..."

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15. 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

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

"Like most companies it is what you make it."

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16. Insperity

3.4 stars

Insperity is a management consulting 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 (4.6 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

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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 (4.0 stars).

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

"I enjoyed the environment and people. I do wish they were more supportive of students completing graduate programs in the call center departments."

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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:

"It’s a really awesome work environment, the work is fairly simple, benefits are good, and the pay is competitive."

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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 July 1, 2020.

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