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

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Santa Cruz, 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 October 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Santa Cruz, CA

Khan Academy is an e-learning company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (5.0 stars) and flexible work hours (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Khan Academy:

"Fanstatic place to work for anyone who wants to make a difference!"

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LinkedIn is an internet company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.9 stars).

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

"The best company I've ever worked for"

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Sage Intacct is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.8 stars) and employer responsiveness (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Sage Intacct:

"Sage Intacct is a great place to work! Coworkers are customer focused and it's a collaborative culture where people are willing to help each other to be successful. The company c…"

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Intuit is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Cruz, 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 (4.7 stars).

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

"I love how Intuit is always a leader in its industry. Their focus is on its customers, keeling up on to technology."

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Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Palo Alto Networks:

"Signing on with Palo Alto Networks is the best move I have ever made in my career. The culture here is so unique and no matter where you go in the world, you always get greeted by…"

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Yahoo! Inc. is an internet company with locations in the Santa Cruz, 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 Yahoo! Inc.:

"Very diverse and positive atmosphere. A lot of women in leadership positions."

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Adobe is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars) and family growth support (4.7 stars).

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

"The best work life balance of the Silicon Valley giants."

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McKinstry is a construction company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.8 stars) and flexible work hours (4.8 stars).

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

"Fantastic place to work that is committed to diversity and inclusion and is constantly evolving to do things better! Very open culture with amazing people that treat each other we…"

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VSP Global is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Santa Cruz, 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 VSP Global:

"This is honestly one of the best places I've ever worked."

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NetApp is an information technology and services company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.5 stars) and flexible work hours (4.4 stars).

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

"As a female in a technical support organization, my opinion is respected and valued. I have been given equal opportunities to grow and be promoted. 10 years in and I am still a…"

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Virgin America is an airlines/aviation company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

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Biogen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Santa Cruz, 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 Biogen:

"Best place I’ve ever worked! Biogen knows how to take care of their employees."

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TD Ameritrade is a financial services company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.4 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for TD Ameritrade:

"Amazing company. I love it here!"

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realtor.com is a real estate company with locations in the Santa Cruz, 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 realtor.com:

"The company offers a lot of incentives for simply doing your job. It is a very encouraging environment and I am surrounded by people who want to see me succeed. The only area of f…"

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Cisco is a computer networking company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.6 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars).

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

"very telecommute friendly well balanced place to work."

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Principal Financial Group is a financial services company with locations in the Santa Cruz, 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 Principal Financial Group:

"I am proud to work for a wonderful company that gives opportunities to people of all backgrounds, races, religions, sexual preferences and sexes. It's a great place for hard work…"

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Paycom is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

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

"We work hard and we play hard. The support from peers, leaders and executives demonstrates the care and drive for each individual to be successful in all positions and levels at …"

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Philz Coffee is a retail company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Philz Coffee:

"From our store leadership to our home office leadership, I'm proud to say I see a lot of female representation. I report to a female leader and feel extremely supported. While the…"

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Ericsson is a telecommunications company with locations in the Santa Cruz, CA area, that employs 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 Ericsson:

"A great place to work striving to improve where there are gaps"

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lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Santa Cruz, 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:

"Great company to work for!"

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