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The 20 Best Places to Work in Santa Maria, CA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (April 2020)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Santa Maria, 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 6, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Santa Maria, CA

1. AstraZeneca

3.7 stars

AstraZeneca is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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2. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Santa Maria, 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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3. MINDBODY, Inc

3.5 stars

MINDBODY, Inc is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.5 stars) and the people you work with (4.1 stars).

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

"MINDBODY is a great place to work. I've been at the company 6 years and it gets better every year. The CEO is really focused on taking care of the MINDBODY team and genuinely ..."

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4. Vacasa

3.5 stars

Vacasa is a hospitality company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.1 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

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

"Vacasa is a tech start up vacation rental managment company. I have been here 5 years and have been given the opportunity to work my way up from housekeeper to opperations. We h..."

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5. Booz Allen Hamilton

3.4 stars

Booz Allen Hamilton is a management consulting company with locations in the Santa Maria, 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:

"Of the five leaders above my level in my personal chain, three of them are women. "

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6. TransUnion

3.4 stars

TransUnion is an information technology and services company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"Great place to work!"

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7. Insperity

3.4 stars

Insperity is a management consulting company with locations in the Santa Maria, 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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8. Comcast

3.3 stars

Comcast is a media production company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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

"occasional individual issues, but responsive management, comfortable with alternate gender expression, many top achievers/leaders are women. merit/metrics based promotion, compe..."

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9. UnitedHealth Group

3.3 stars

UnitedHealth Group is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

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

"This is a great place to work if you are okay with the call center environment. It is a supportive, collaborative and helpful place. They really want to help you get wherever yo..."

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10. Wells Fargo

3.2 stars

Wells Fargo is a financial services company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Wells Fargo:

"People are able to express exactly how they feel without fear of being treated differently. I work at the Salt Lake call center, not a branch."

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11. Sunrun

3.2 stars

Sunrun is a renewables & environment company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.7 stars).

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

"Sunrun is a great company to work for, and the hard work you invest into Sunrun is invested right back. This year is my fourth year working for Sunrun, and it’s been wonderful j..."

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12. Raytheon

3.2 stars

Raytheon is a defense & space company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and flexible work hours (3.7 stars).

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

"Raytheon definitely has room to grow - I see very little women representation in leadership roles, although I don’t see a reason why. It is a “former” good ol boys industry, so ..."

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13. Tetra Tech

3.2 stars

Tetra Tech is a renewables & environment company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.1 stars) and flexible work hours (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Tetra Tech:

"The company is very even in its opportunities for both men and women; however, the lack of paid maternity leave and other support for new mothers makes a strong statement as to ..."

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14. Verizon

3.2 stars

Verizon is an information technology and services company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.7 stars).

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

"As an early-career, short-term contractor on a mobile app, I only witnessed a segment of the company and its policies in practice. That said, I'm happy to note that I actively s..."

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15. Converse

3.2 stars

Converse is an apparel & fashion company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.7 stars).

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16. Old Navy

3.2 stars

Old Navy is a retail company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Old Navy:

"Old navy cards are the most annoying things to deal with on shift because 95% of the customers i am forced to harass dont want to open one up. I apologize to every customer i ha..."

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17. Umpqua Bank

3.1 stars

Umpqua Bank is a banking company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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

"I love that my amazing boss is a strong, intelligent woman, and her boss is a strong intelligent woman. I love that we work in an environment that constantly strives to improve..."

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18. Kellogg Company

3.1 stars

Kellogg Company is a consumer goods company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and salary satisfaction (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kellogg Company:

"Great teammates!"

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19. Kaplan

3.1 stars

Kaplan is an education management company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.1 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

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20. Banana Republic

3.1 stars

Banana Republic is a retail company with locations in the Santa Maria, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.2 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Banana Republic:

"The store location I work for and represent is not only customer centric and focused, but also very supportive of its employees and developing relationships with It's staff. The..."

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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 6, 2020.

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