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The 20 Best Places to Work in Santa Barbara, CA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (April 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 April 3, 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:

"One of the best places I have EVER worked. Hands down."

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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:

"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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3. 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 wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"I like working for Fidelity. There is an enormous amount of opportunity for women despite the fact it is a male dominated industry. I feel like the compnay is very corporate tho..."

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4. Patagonia

3.7 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 (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.3 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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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:

"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 pro..."

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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:

"Without a doubt, the most phenomenal employer I have ever worked for"

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10. Booz Allen Hamilton

3.4 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 Hamilton is definitely a place I am happy to be, and as a woman, I feel valued and respected."

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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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:

"The pay isn't as high as comparable IT jobs in the area, but that is across the board for women and men. The culture is great, but strangely no working from home. It isn't clien..."

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14. 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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15. 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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16. 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:

"Best company I've ever worked for"

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17. 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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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. TIAA

3.3 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:

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

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20. News America Marketing

3.3 stars

News America Marketing is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Santa Barbara, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for News America Marketing:

"I came from a male dominated field before moving to News America Marketing and it's so refreshing and empowering to see so many women in upper management here. Seeing them every..."

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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 April 3, 2020.

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