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The 20 Best Aviation & Aerospace Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

Looking for a new job in aviation & aerospace? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best aviation & aerospace companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Aviation & Aerospace companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of September 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best aviation & aerospace companies to work for

1. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

3.8 stars

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered 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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2. NetJets

3.5 stars

NetJets is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Columbus, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and employer responsiveness (4.2 stars).

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

"This is a great company to work for. I don't feel that I am held back because I am a woman here."

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3. UTC Aerospace Systems

3.1 stars

UTC Aerospace Systems is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Charlotte, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for UTC Aerospace Systems:

"8 weeks paid maternity if you give birth, additional 4 for either parent when you add to your family (adoption or birth) so up to 12 weeks if you physically give birth."

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4. Collins Aerospace

3.1 stars

Collins Aerospace is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Cedar Rapids, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and flexible work hours (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Collins Aerospace:

"I love my company and the various opportunities I have been presented. If you work hard the company will work hard for you."

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5. United Technologies Corporation

3.1 stars

United Technologies Corporation is an aviation & aerospace company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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

"I loved working at United Technologies and I wish I still worked for the company but my factory shutdown and moved to Mexico."

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6. Boeing

3.0 stars

Boeing is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.0 stars) and paid time off (3.7 stars).

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

"Great experience working for Boeing."

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7. Pratt & Whitney

3.0 stars

Pratt & Whitney is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the East Hartford, CT area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Pratt & Whitney:

"Progressive for an engineering and manufacturing company. Multiple policy changes in the past 5 years have bolstered recruitment and it’s a welcomed change. The culture change is …"

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8. Moog, Inc

2.9 stars

Moog, Inc is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the East Aurora, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.6 stars) and flexible work hours (3.6 stars).

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

"Moog is an AWESOME place to work. The opportunities for growth are there and the people I work with are really great!"

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9. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

2.9 stars

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and salary satisfaction (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

"Besides the non existent maternity leave (I have to use my personal vacation time if I want to be paid for it) and the terrible excuse for a lactation room that my facility has, i…"

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10. Textron Aviation

2.8 stars

Textron Aviation is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Wichita, KS area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.2 stars).

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11. United Technologies

2.8 stars

United Technologies is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Farmington, CT area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

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

"This is the best job I've ever had. I have a great boss and great co-workers. I hope to retire from there someday. "

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12. Gulfstream Aerospace

2.8 stars

Gulfstream Aerospace is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Savannah, GA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.5 stars) and the people you work with (3.4 stars).

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13. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

2.7 stars

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Stratford, CT area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 stars) and paid time off (3.2 stars).

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14. Rolls-Royce

2.7 stars

Rolls-Royce is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Canton, MI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.2 stars) and management opportunities (3.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Rolls-Royce:

"Loved every minute of every day!!"

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15. Honeywell Aerospace

2.7 stars

Honeywell Aerospace is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Phoenix, AZ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Honeywell Aerospace:

"I worked my way up in this company through 3 positions in five years. I was given opportunities for classes that many others passed on that allowed me to move through the ranks. …"

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16. Textron

2.7 stars

Textron is an aviation & aerospace company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 stars).

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17. SpaceX

2.7 stars

SpaceX is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Cape Canaveral, FL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.4 stars).

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

"Good place to work. Some departments were much more of a boys club than others (Structures is mostly dudes, Avionics and Propulsion were a bit more friendly), but if you show rea…"

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18. Panasonic Avionics Corporation

2.6 stars

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Lake Forest, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (3.4 stars) and paid time off (3.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Panasonic Avionics Corporation:

"I am actually surprised to see such negative comments. It might depend on the team and location where you're working at but I don't feel discriminated in any way. Moreover, I feel…"

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19. Zodiac Aerospace

2.4 stars

Zodiac Aerospace is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Paris, France area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (2.9 stars).

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20. Spirit AeroSystems

2.4 stars

Spirit AeroSystems is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Kinston, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (2.8 stars).

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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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