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The 20 Best Places to Work in Washington, D.C. As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Washington, D.C. 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 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Washington, D.C.

1. Expel, Inc

4.7 stars

Expel, Inc is a computer & network security company with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (5.0 stars) and employer responsiveness (5.0 stars).

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

"Having worked with the management in the past, I've seen their commitment to diversity in all areas, including hiring, promotions and management opportunities."

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2. Crumpton Group LLC

4.4 stars

Crumpton Group LLC is an international affairs company with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (5.0 stars).

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

"Management went above and beyond to accommodate a move out of town and enabled me to keep working remotely. Environment is intellectually challenging, and you must be able to stan…"

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3. Gallup

4.4 stars

Gallup is a management consulting company with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

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

"Excellent company for women; many women in leadership positions. Great place to be a working mother!"

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4. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Washington, D.C. 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:

"This is a GREAT place to work and the opportunities are many"

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5. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

4.2 stars

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a management consulting company with locations in the Washington, D.C. 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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6. WeddingWire

4.1 stars

WeddingWire is an internet company with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.5 stars).

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

"WeddingWire’s environment was always so fun! I loved all my conworkers sons generally liked being there everyday! The perks were awesome! It can be very stressful though"

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7. ACLU

4.1 stars

ACLU is a non-profit organization management company with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

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8. US Government Accountability Office (GAO)

4.0 stars

US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a government administration company with locations in the Washington, D.C. 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 US Government Accountability Office (GAO):

"GAO has come a long way, baby. GAO faces basic federal government constraints regarding paid maternity leave (its not legal for them to offer). Additionally, there are fewer women…"

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9. The Motley Fool

4.0 stars

The Motley Fool is an online media company with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Motley Fool:

"It's a company that tries really hard to do the right thing."

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10. Salesforce

4.0 stars

Salesforce is an internet company with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

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

"Amazing values and benefits"

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11. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company with locations in the Washington, D.C. 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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12. Bain & Company

3.9 stars

Bain & Company is a management consulting company with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and social activities and environment (4.6 stars).

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

"Bain has been so supportive of me as a working Mom. They create opportunities and have made a commitment to keeping women at Bain in a way that is sustainable. I love this compa…"

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13. Facebook

3.9 stars

Facebook is an internet company with locations in the Washington, D.C. 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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14. Concur

3.9 stars

Concur is a computer software company with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.8 stars) and the people you work with (4.4 stars).

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

"Best employer ever!!"

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15. American Express

3.9 stars

American Express is a financial services company with locations in the Washington, D.C. 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 absolutely recommend working at American Express. It's full on corporate though so be prepared for many restrictions and red tape - it's not a place where you can be creative. L…"

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16. One Medical

3.9 stars

One Medical is a medical practice company with locations in the Washington, D.C. 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:

"My coworkers and manager are incredible people. They are the reason jnahve stayed so long. I can't imagine my life without then, but the company as a whole has a lot of problems a…"

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17. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Washington, D.C. 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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18. Workday

3.9 stars

Workday is a computer software company with locations in the Washington, D.C. 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 Workday:

"They are growing and with scale comes opportunities for everyone at Workday. As a working bay area parent, I joined not only because of the role and the team, but because the comp…"

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19. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

3.8 stars

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an aviation & aerospace company with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

"Its the best place if you are in STEM to work. There is no glass ceilings and I know women who I went to school with be amazed when I tell them I have on site child care."

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20. Custom Ink

3.8 stars

Custom Ink is a retail company with locations in the Washington, D.C. 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:

"They are heavily invested in the professional growth of their team, are flexible, kind, and understanding, and leadership makes time to meet and listen to you. "

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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 1, 2020.

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