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The 20 Best Places to Work in Santa Monica, CA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 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 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 September 2, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Santa Monica, CA

1. Ultimate Software

4.7 stars

Ultimate Software is a computer software company with locations in the Santa Monica, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.9 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Ultimate Software:

"Fantasia company with endless opportunities. There is a lot of opportunity throughout the company for whatever you’re looking for in your career. The flexibility is amazing. Every…"

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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:

"There needs to be more leadership roles and growth opportunities for remote team members. "

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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:

"I'm early in my career and have only worked at one other tech company (for about 2 years) prior to joining Palo Alto Networks. Although I don't have too much to compare it to, I c…"

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4. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

The 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG):

"Fabulous organization with a collegial work environment. "

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5. Intuit

4.1 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 wellness initiatives (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.4 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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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:

"The only real issue is that the traditional IT brocode needs to be broken. Mansplaining should be called out and eliminated. Someone please note how gendered the social activities…"

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7. NetSuite

4.0 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 employer responsiveness (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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

"NetSuite has a culture of hiring talented people and letting them dig in, work hard and see where it can take them. Where many software companies limit women's advancement or move…"

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8. 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 (4.5 stars).

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

"Hilti has been a wonderful employer through the several stages of my life. When I started straight out of college, they supported my development by helping pay for my master's deg…"

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9. 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:

"Great place to work!"

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10. 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:

"Working for lululemon was one of the greatest experiences of my career. I learned more about myself in my time with lululemon than any other previous life experience and I was exp…"

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11. 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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12. 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:

"Women are still underrepresented as a group in the company, but my experience has been entirely positive so far and the teams I work on has been very balanced. Great perks, events…"

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13. 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:

"I worked for American Express before starting a family so I never had an opportunity to judge how well the company *actually* treated working mothers or how their careers suffered…"

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14. One Medical

3.9 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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15. 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:

"This is the best place I have ever worked, NO CONTEST. Management is absolutely wonderful and could not be more understanding and accommodating. Sick kid? Take the day off. Or …"

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16. 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 has the best benefit package I have ever seen!"

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17. 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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18. 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:

"Fantastic, heartfelt community @ CustomInk. Compensation and professional development could be better."

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19. 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 (4.4 stars).

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

"2U is an excellent place to work for women."

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20. 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:

"Edward Jones is a family values oriented workplace. There need to be more women in the industry and Edward Jones has some strong policies and initiatives in place to reduce the ge…"

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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 September 2, 2020.

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