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The 20 Best Places to Work in Washington, D.C. As Rated by the Women Who Work There (June 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 June 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 51 to 200 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 st..."

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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:

"Though I haven't worked many places, I can confidently say that Gallup is one of the best companies there is to work for. Between the culture of strengths and the growth and dev..."

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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 flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

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

"Palo Alto Networks is a wonderful company to work for. I have such respect for the executive management team, and the culture they foster and nurture. Growth opportunities se..."

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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):

"Overall, I consider BCG an excellent place to work for females - both consultants and administrative professionals. Diversity and inclusion are becoming even more important by t..."

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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. 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 wom..."

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8. 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 wellness initiatives (4.9 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

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

"Overall, a very good place to work. In most departments, there's a lot of work flexibility if you need that to help balance family/work needs. No one will blink if you say "..."

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9. ACLU

4.0 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 the people you work with (4.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

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10. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)

4.0 stars

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a defense & space 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 (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL):

"Great work, great people!"

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11. Facebook

4.0 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 (4.5 stars) and family growth support (4.4 stars).

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

"Facebook does an incredible job of supporting their employees and going the extra mile to make sure they feel set for success. I was impressed with the level of internal communi..."

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12. Salesforce

3.9 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:

"Salesforce is doing great things for Women in the workplace. However, I continue to see a disproportionate number of men getting promoted and given bigger projects. And when w..."

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13. 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 social activities and environment (4.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 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 com..."

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14. 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:

"I have felt empowered working for lululemon both in my professional life and personal life. I appreciate the focus on both personal and professional growth and development and t..."

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15. 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:

"Excellent company with great benefits and vacation. Management is knowledgeable and approachable. Plenty of room for advancement if you work hard and are open about career path...."

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16. 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:

"The CEO is genuinely a decent human being and that's evident in the company values and ethos. They care about gender equality which is important but there are still too many ma..."

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17. 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..."

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18. 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:

"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. O..."

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19. 2U

3.9 stars

2U is an e-learning 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 (4.4 stars) and social activities and environment (4.4 stars).

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

"Newly revamped maternity leave is much improved. Ability to work from home would be benefit to company and employees."

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20. 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 co..."

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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 June 1, 2020.

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