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

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

InHerSight users rate their employers on 18 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 at least 10 submissions from current or former employees as of October 2, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Santa Monica, CA

1. UKG

4.6 stars

UKG is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.8 stars).

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

"Overall ultimate software is a great workplace for women. I believe it may have predominantly a female workforce. We have a women in leadership program that has several outings …"

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2. Amrock

4.6 stars

Amrock is a real estate company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and management opportunities (4.8 stars).

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

"Amrock is an amazing place to work. Leadership truly cares about the company and the people who work here."

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3. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"Culture is diverse and fantastically supportive. I feel like a valued contributor who happens to be a woman. The Womens Network Community events are well attended, informative, an…"

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4. Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a management consulting company with locations in the Santa Monica, 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 Boston Consulting Group (BCG):

"Fabulous organization with a collegial work environment. "

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5. Intuit

4.2 stars

Intuit is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.6 stars).

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

"Intuit gives employees 8 weeks of paid maternity leave. They have private rooms with locks, sinks and fridges for pumping. "

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6. Synchrony

4.1 stars

Synchrony is a financial services company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.6 stars).

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

"At Synchrony we are ALL equal and have the same opportunities! There is never a shortage of women in charge."

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7. Ericsson

3.9 stars

Ericsson is a telecommunications company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.4 stars).

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

"Excellent support from colleagues in and out of the office. Ericsson's culture is collaborative but allows you room to work independently within the group's collective strategy. …"

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8. NetSuite

3.9 stars

NetSuite is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

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

"NetSuite is amazing. They have an organization called "Women in NetSuite" whose goal is to promote the careers and leadership in a normally male dominated industry. Truly the best…"

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9. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Santa Monica, 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 an incredible company to work for. I learned so much from being there. The only reason I left is because I needed to be able to have a job with more flexibility on we…"

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10. Beachbody

3.9 stars

Beachbody is a health, wellness and fitness company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.4 stars).

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11. Facebook

3.9 stars

Facebook is an internet company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and family growth support (4.3 stars).

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

"I really think Facebook is leading the tech industry in terms of its commitment and progress so far towards more gender equality in the workplace. My direct manager, my manager's …"

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12. American Express

3.9 stars

American Express is a financial services company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for American Express:

"American Express has a wonderful remote working policy, decent paid time off and flex time policies in the summer, and advancement opportunities."

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13. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

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

"In the time I have been here, I have had strong female managers at the VP level in the company. I have strongly felt that there is equal opportunity for advancement and assignmen…"

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14. Hilti

3.9 stars

Hilti is a construction company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars).

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

"Amazin company. Always have found the flexibility I need as mother of three."

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15. 17hats

3.9 stars

17hats is an internet company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for 17hats:

"17hats is a fun and innovative place to work! Ideas are welcome, we have regular group outings, breakfasts and more. I can't say enough good things about the people I work with wh…"

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16. Cars.com

3.8 stars

Cars.com is an internet company with locations in the Santa Monica, 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 (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cars.com:

"As a contributor on several levels, I feel valued as an employees. My concerns are heard throughout the organization whether it comes from pilot programs or later development of p…"

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17. Custom Ink

3.8 stars

Custom Ink is a retail company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Custom Ink:

"I love being here. I believe in what we do everyday and I'm still able to be a mom and pursue a fully rewarding career. "

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18. One Medical

3.8 stars

One Medical is a medical practice company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for One Medical:

"Eclectic group with room for growth just unwillingness to grow is certain districts. No flexibility on schedule or the opportunity to work from home. Management can be too lenient…"

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19. Edward Jones

3.8 stars

Edward Jones is a financial services company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Edward Jones:

"I love this company, this is my "forever" career. There are numerous opportunities available when you raise your hand & show interest!"

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20. 2U

3.8 stars

2U is an e-learning company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and social activities and environment (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for 2U:

"2U is very female friendly and overall treats employees very well. They are very humanistic and put a lot of resources into making sure employee needs are met. Very generous with …"

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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 2, 2020.

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