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The 20 Best Construction Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (April 2020)

Looking for a new job in construction? 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 construction companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Construction companies on this list have been rated by 20 or more participants as of April 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best construction companies to work for

1. Hilti

3.9 stars

Hilti is a construction company headquartered in the Schaan, Liechtenstein area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars).

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

"I've read the past 2 years, Hilti has further improved their policies to provide better work-life balance and to allow paid parental time off (for both mothers and fathers). Thi..."

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2. CH2M

3.5 stars

CH2M is a civil engineering company headquartered in the Englewood, CO area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for CH2M:

"CH2M is focused on a diverse workplace. Opportunities have opened up for me that I wouldn't have expected in such a male dominated field."

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3. Kimley-Horn and Associates

3.3 stars

Kimley-Horn and Associates is a civil engineering company headquartered in the Cary, NC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kimley-Horn and Associates:

"There is a LIFT (Lasting Impact for Tomorrow) initiative that supports women in their respective practices as civil engineers. Kimley-Horn aggressively seeks to remain transpare..."

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4. 3M

3.3 stars

3M is a mechanical or industrial engineering company headquartered in the Alexandria, MN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for 3M:

"3M is a great company that makes a strong effort to support women, promote diversity and inclusion, and to establish a strong code of conduct. There retention rates are quite hi..."

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5. Gensler

3.3 stars

Gensler is an architecture & planning company headquartered in the Los Angeles, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.0 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.8 stars).

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

"I've been here for six months and here is what I've seen: Equal female and male leadership at the very top Female leadership at the local level Patience and mentor ship from ..."

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6. Burns & McDonnell

3.1 stars

Burns & McDonnell is a civil engineering company headquartered in the Chesterfield, MO area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for salary satisfaction (3.7 stars) and the people you work with (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Burns & McDonnell:

"The people and the social aspect of the job were great! I felt like I had a family there and have stayed in contact with a lot of the people there even though I'm no longer ther..."

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7. Owens Corning

3.1 stars

Owens Corning is a building materials company headquartered in the Toledo, OH area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for employer responsiveness (3.8 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Owens Corning:

"A whole bunch of productuve team players work at Owens Corning. It has excellent benefits and values it's employee health, welfare and work experiences . It really is a great co..."

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8. HNTB

3.1 stars

HNTB is a civil engineering company headquartered in the Kansas City, MO area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and the people you work with (3.7 stars).

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9. United Rentals, Inc.

3.0 stars

United Rentals, Inc. is a construction company headquartered in the Stamford, CT 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 (3.6 stars).

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10. Arcadis

3.0 stars

Arcadis is a civil engineering company headquartered in the Highlands Ranch, CO area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.0 stars) and flexible work hours (3.9 stars).

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

"Great work from home options. Women aren't promoted as quickly as men, but the company knows it and is working towards educating staff on unconscious bias. A great place to make..."

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11. Marshalls plc

3.0 stars

Marshalls plc is a building materials company headquartered in the Elland area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Marshalls plc:

"I truly enjoyed my work, my co workers and especially my customers I believe if men tra"

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12. Black & Veatch

2.9 stars

Black & Veatch is a construction company headquartered in the Overland Park, KS area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.7 stars) and flexible work hours (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Black & Veatch:

"B&V knows the value of recruiting and keeping female talent. They are actively taking steps to improve their diversity. The employee resource groups are valued and making a diff..."

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13. Bosch

2.9 stars

Bosch is a mechanical or industrial engineering company headquartered in the Farmington Hills, MI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.5 stars) and salary satisfaction (3.3 stars).

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

"Great place to work for men. Not a horrible place to work for women."

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14. Jacobs

2.9 stars

Jacobs is a construction company headquartered in the Dallas, TX area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.9 stars) and flexible work hours (3.7 stars).

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

"A lot of these criteria for rating didn't seem to have anything to do with being specifically female friendly. Although, I guess I don't know exactly how a place can be female f..."

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15. Skanska

2.9 stars

Skanska is a construction company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.7 stars) and the people you work with (3.4 stars).

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16. Dillons Grocery Store

2.8 stars

Dillons Grocery Store is an architecture & planning company headquartered in the Lawrence, KS area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Dillons Grocery Store:

"Last two presidents were women and the majority of store managers are women. "

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17. Kiewit

2.8 stars

Kiewit is a construction company headquartered in the Omaha, NE area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and learning opportunities (3.3 stars).

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

"Great place to work, interesting projects and rewarding to be a part of the team. Long hours and high stress"

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18. AECOM

2.8 stars

AECOM is a civil engineering company headquartered in the Los Angeles, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (3.4 stars) and the people you work with (3.2 stars).

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

"Aecom gives everyone growth opportunities equally. You can further your education, move into higher positions, flexible with family issues and start and stop times."

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19. D.R. Horton

2.8 stars

D.R. Horton is a construction company headquartered in the Fort Worth, TX area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.5 stars) and paid time off (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for D.R. Horton:

"I am so blessed to have worked for such a wonderful company for the last three years. The mentorship, support and growth that this company supports is unheard of in the professi..."

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20. Bechtel Corporation

2.7 stars

Bechtel Corporation is a construction company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and salary satisfaction (3.3 stars).

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

"I love this company. Great network of female leaders across the globe. Has women's network, women's leadership conference, and great leadership development through Bechtel Unive..."

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 20 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of April 1, 2020.

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