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The 15 Best Chemicals Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

Looking for a new job in chemicals? 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 chemicals companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Chemicals companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of September 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 15 best chemicals companies to work for

1. Bayer CropScience

3.3 stars

Bayer CropScience is a chemicals company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Bayer CropScience:

"I am looking for a new opportunity in the Administration, Marketing or Customer Service fields."

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2. DuPont

3.2 stars

DuPont is a chemicals company headquartered in the Wilmington, DE 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 (3.8 stars).

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

"The flexible work schedule was the best. Full support by management for maternity leave and ability to work from home. Many female managers at several levels of the organization. "

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3. BASF

3.2 stars

BASF is a chemicals company headquartered in the Florham Park, NJ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

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

"They are great if you work for them full-time, but I worked for them through an employment agency for six years and was never hired as a full-time employee, so the benefits the re…"

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4. The Dow Chemical Company

3.2 stars

The Dow Chemical Company is a chemicals company headquartered in the Midland, MI 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 The Dow Chemical Company:

"Opportunities are the same for women and men, as long as a person behaves emotionlessly, has an empowered mindset and outwardly displays confidence, always. This is not a natural …"

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5. Eastman Chemical

3.1 stars

Eastman Chemical is a chemicals company headquartered in the Kingsport, TN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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6. NCH Corporation

3.1 stars

NCH Corporation is a chemicals company headquartered in the Bislton area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.4 stars) and employer responsiveness (3.9 stars).

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

"Overall a great place to work. Focus on teamwork and individual growth. Go above and beyond to treat thei employees well."

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7. The Lubrizol Corporation

3.0 stars

The Lubrizol Corporation is a chemicals company headquartered in the Wickliffe, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.5 stars).

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8. Air Products

2.9 stars

Air Products is a chemicals company headquartered in the Allentown, PA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (3.6 stars) and ability to telecommute (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Air Products:

"Overall the company does a lot to make diversity and inclusion a priority. However, as one of the few female engineers who wanted to stay on a technical path, I was not convinced…"

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9. Sherwin-Williams

2.9 stars

Sherwin-Williams is a chemicals company headquartered in the Cleveland, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Sherwin-Williams:

"They pretty much only hire women to fill their quota. "

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10. Praxair

2.8 stars

Praxair is a chemicals company headquartered in the Allentown, PA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.4 stars) and flexible work hours (3.1 stars).

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

"Everyone is friendly and I don't feel people see gender all that much. Overall so proud to work for this amazing company."

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11. Ecolab

2.7 stars

Ecolab is a chemicals company headquartered in the Saint Paul, MN 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 (3.1 stars).

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

"It does feel as though Ecolab is working to become more woman friendly it’s just taking time to work it’s way into the executive level. The old boys club is definitely on its way …"

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12. PPG Industries

2.5 stars

PPG Industries is a chemicals company headquartered in the Pittsburgh, PA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.1 stars) and paid time off (3.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for PPG Industries:

"I see plenty of qualified females around me and above me in leadership and management roles as well as lab technicians and chemists. I will say that when I started in my departmen…"

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13. TASC

2.5 stars

TASC is a chemicals company headquartered in the Seabrook, TX area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.2 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.1 stars).

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

"Overall, it’s a good company. It could use some improvements in some areas when it comes to understanding its employees needs, but company function is pretty well managed."

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14. Airgas

2.4 stars

Airgas is a chemicals company headquartered in the Wayne, PA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.3 stars) and management opportunities (3.1 stars).

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

"I love Airgas and the support I receive from upper management as well as the field. This was not the case when I was expecting and sadly, the manager I did have at the time as wel…"

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15. Univar

2.3 stars

Univar is a chemicals company headquartered in the Redmond, WA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.2 stars) and management opportunities (2.9 stars).

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

"Pay is great for the work. Most people are fine to work with. Cons: can have poor communication between teams, and lacking in the ability to find new team members who haven't work…"

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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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