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The 20 Best Places to Work in Schenectady, NY As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Schenectady, NY 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 19, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Schenectady, NY

1. Etsy

4.2 stars

Etsy is an internet company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars) and family growth support (4.5 stars).

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

"Etsy is an incredible company to work for. From top down, the entire team puts their best foot forward for the sake of the product, which creates a positive, cross-functional, inc…"

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2. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Schenectady, NY 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:

"Wonderful company culture!"

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3. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Schenectady, NY 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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4. Alliance Data

3.7 stars

Alliance Data is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Schenectady, NY 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 w…"

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5. Genentech

3.7 stars

Genentech is a biotechnology company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 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 Genentech:

"Female manager didn't support me as an employee with my maternity leave. It came across as a huge burden to her and I was laid off when she heard that I wanted to have a 2nd baby."

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6. Cengage Learning

3.7 stars

Cengage Learning is an e-learning company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cengage Learning:

"Overall, I think the company is very fair and treats its employees equally. I really like the culture. We even get 1 paid day off a year to volunteer. I love giving back to the co…"

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7. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Schenectady, NY 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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8. Deloitte

3.6 stars

Deloitte is a management consulting company with locations in the Schenectady, NY 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 (4.3 stars).

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

"I am somewhat new to Deloitte. My entire career has always with Big defense contractors. I don't know if it's the difference between a corporation and a partnership or services …"

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9. AstraZeneca

3.6 stars

AstraZeneca is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Schenectady, NY 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 (4.0 stars).

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10. Southwest Airlines

3.6 stars

Southwest Airlines is an airlines/aviation company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Southwest Airlines:

"Women get paid equally to men here, which is a huge plus. Maternity issues could be better, especially for flight crew. Still great overall. We even have special women's groups…"

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11. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc

3.6 stars

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biotechnology company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"Excellent company. You will work hard. It will be compensated well. Perks were well received. "

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12. Humana

3.6 stars

Humana is an insurance company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

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

"In regard to flextime, wellness, and PTO - excellent. Quite difficult to move up from my role. Great learning opportunity."

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13. Dell Technologies

3.6 stars

Dell Technologies is an information technology and services company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Dell Technologies:

"Work life balance (amount of hours to get job done) heavily depends on the manager. For the most part, you are able to work from wherever, whenever though. "

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14. Accenture

3.5 stars

Accenture is an information technology and services company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"An amazing place to work and would always want to go back and join as soon as its possible."

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15. Amgen

3.5 stars

Amgen is a biotechnology company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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

"Overall, this company is quite progressive, and a good place to work. However, with regard to equality in pay for women, they are not open to an in depth review, and I am aware …"

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16. T-Mobile

3.5 stars

T-Mobile is a telecommunications company with locations in the Schenectady, NY 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:

"While the company is very equality focused i have heard my manager decline to hire women who specify they have a family and family priorities as he anticipates them being unreliab…"

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17. Travelers

3.5 stars

Travelers is an insurance company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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

"Travelers offers a professional and positive work environment for women. I would like to see Travelers take steps to be as progressive as other companies who offer paid maternity/…"

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18. Vera Bradley

3.5 stars

Vera Bradley is an apparel & fashion company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Vera Bradley:

"This is hands down the best company I have ever worked for."

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19. Maurices

3.5 stars

Maurices is a retail company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

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

"Maurices is and has been an amazing company to work for. It is a very positive environment, uplifting, caring, people first, and loves the customer and employees. They help you le…"

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20. TD Bank

3.5 stars

TD Bank is a banking company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

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

"Amazing company to work for. Best employer I've ever had. "

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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 19, 2020.

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