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The 20 Best Places to Work in Santa Barbara, CA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2021)

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Santa Barbara, CA is based on ratings and reviews from the women who work there.

InHerSight users rate their employers on 18 factors of women-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 September 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Santa Barbara, CA

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 the people you work with (4.7 stars).

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

"I love it here! "

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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 (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

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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 sense of belonging (4.8 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 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 flexibl…"

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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 sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 stars).

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

"Absolutely wonderful company to work for"

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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 (4.6 stars) and women in leadership (4.3 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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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 (4.5 stars) and women in leadership (4.3 stars).

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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 (4.7 stars) and social activities and environment (4.5 stars).

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

"I have been very happy working at AppFolio. I am impressed by the positive encouraging dynamic that our team has, and while striving for excellence is important here, mistakes are…"

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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 (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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

"MANY WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP... AS A WOMAN I FEEL I HAVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES. "

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Vaco is a staffing and recruiting company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.8 stars) and the people you work with (4.4 stars).

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

"More than half of the leadership team is made up of women, including several who "climbed the ladder" from entry-level roles. There is no hiding from recognition at Vaco. If you…"

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Citrix is a computer software 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 (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

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

"Wonderful company and coworkers."

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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 ability to telecommute (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 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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MassMutual Financial Group 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 support for diversity (4.4 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for MassMutual Financial Group:

"Excellent entry level pay. The company us very professionally operated. Wonderful people to work with. Not many women but the women who were there held high positions."

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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 (4.6 stars) and support for diversity (4.6 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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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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"I adored working for Sonos. The people, the product, the leadership. Everything about it was outstanding and will always be one of the best places I have ever had the pleasure of …"

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Medtronic is a medical devices company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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

"Medtronic has made a goal to have women in 40% of management positions by 2020, and has been putting many initiatives in place for career development to reach this goal. "

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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 (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

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

"I learned a great deal about different technologies and improved my ability to read and assist clients."

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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 sense of belonging (4.1 stars).

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

"Rei is all around a great place to work. The only trouble I get about being a female bike tech is from costumers, but that is very rare"

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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 paid time off (4.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 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 in …"

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Bank of America is a banking company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Bank of America:

"4 month maternity and paternity leave. Equal opportunities. Amazing women in leadership roles. Its the best job I've had."

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Arthrex is a medical devices company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.5 stars) and learning opportunities (4.3 stars).

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