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The 20 Best Places to Work in Schenectady, NY As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2021)

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Schenectady, NY 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 September 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Schenectady, NY

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 (4.6 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

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

"By far, the best job I ever had."

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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 sense of belonging (4.8 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for lululemon athletica:

"Wonderful company culture!"

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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 sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Alliance Data:

"This is a great place to work! The culture and the people are wonderful!"

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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 salary satisfaction (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.5 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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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 (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"Cengage has been a wonderful place to work for many reasons however the higher ed market is extremely challenging and it has been nearly impossible to make one's numbers over the …"

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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 (4.5 stars) and women in leadership (4.3 stars).

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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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"The best company I've ever worked for in terms of gender equality. Actively working to make it better; corporate bonuses depend on achieving these goals. "

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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 sense of belonging (4.8 stars) and women in leadership (4.7 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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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 (4.3 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.3 stars).

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

"I really love the culture at Dell. I'm very new but have zero complaints."

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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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.6 stars).

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

"The tech industry is generally not the most welcoming to women. I have felt valued and respected from the moment I began. My manager, director, and CIO are all women and mothers w…"

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TIAA is a financial services 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 (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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

"MANY WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP... AS A WOMAN I FEEL I HAVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES. "

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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 support for diversity (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"Humana offers female empowerment at every level and in whatever form you look for it. There are women in management, formal mentoring programs, social networking groups, great ben…"

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Schneider Electric is an electrical/electronic manufacturing company with locations in the Schenectady, NY 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 Schneider Electric:

"Great Company! A large company that shows their appreciation to their employees regularly. Love seeing so many women in leadership roles."

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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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TD Bank is a banking company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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

"I love being part of a team that inspires each other to do great things! I work hard to produce quality results and really need to feel appreciated to thrive. "

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Aetna is an insurance company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

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

"Aetna employs many women and many women, including many women with young children, hold management positions. Culture is very progressive and inclusive, placing high value on equa…"

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Medtronic is a medical devices company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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

"Everyone fits in here!"

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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 (4.6 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

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

"Travelers is a great company to work for!"

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MetLife is an insurance company with locations in the Schenectady, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"A very equal opportunity and positive environment."

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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 (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for T-Mobile:

"Great company, even small groups specifically dedicated to women in leadership, currently my district manager and her boss are both women, plenty of female store managers, adoptio…"

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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 September 1, 2021.

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