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The 20 Best Places to Work in Santa Barbara, CA
As Rated by Women (October 2022)

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Santa Barbara, CA is driven by ratings and reviews from the women who work at the companies mentioned.

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 October 1, 2022. 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 (4.6 stars).

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

"Procore is a pretty amazing place to work. I've worked at fun young startups with great perks, and older companies with a more experienced leadership team and high salaries, but t…"

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

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

"Wonderful company and coworkers."

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Sanofi is a pharmaceuticals 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 support for diversity (4.9 stars).

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

"It's an honor to be employed at such a respectable scientific institution with such highly regarded colleagues."

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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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 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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Bread Financial 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 (4.6 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 stars).

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

"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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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 women in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for lululemon athletica:

"A company that cares about all people as human beings and works to empower no only the employees but also the customers, excellent work environment. "

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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 family growth support (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars).

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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 support for diversity (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.2 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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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 headquartered 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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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 women in leadership (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Fidelity Investments:

"Fidelity is a great place to work that does a wonderful job taking care of all of its employees, including women. "

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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 (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.4 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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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 flexible work hours (4.2 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.2 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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Eaton is an electrical/electronic manufacturing 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 (4.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

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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 (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.5 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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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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Starkey Hearing Technologies 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 management opportunities (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

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Ralph Lauren is an apparel & fashion company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Ralph Lauren:

"Great work place the managers were very understanding and tried to work with you"

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Recreational Equipment, Inc (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 (4.2 stars) and sense of belonging (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Recreational Equipment, Inc (REI):

"I have worked at REI for a short time now, but even in the first few days of training I knew that I liked them as a company. Even in my first month of working at our store the man…"

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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 support for diversity (4.6 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.5 stars).

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of October 1, 2022.

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