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The 20 Best Consumer Goods Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2021)

Looking for a new job in consumer goods? 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 consumer goods companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Consumer Goods companies on this list have 20 or more submissions as of January 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best consumer goods companies to work for

1. Mary Kay Inc.

4.2 stars

Mary Kay Inc. is a cosmetics company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.5 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Mary Kay Inc.:

"I have met some of the nicest women in my life in Mary Kay. "

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2. Patagonia

4.1 stars

Patagonia is a sporting goods company headquartered in the Ventura, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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3. Malouf

4.0 stars

Malouf is a consumer goods company headquartered in the Logan, UT area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.7 stars) and sense of belonging (4.6 stars).

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

"Malouf is a great place to work because it is a company that cares not only about their product but about their people. They are continually looking at ways to improve in all area…"

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4. lululemon athletica

3.9 stars

lululemon athletica is a retail company headquartered in the Vancouver, Canada area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.7 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for lululemon athletica:

"A company that cares about all people as human beings and works to empower no only the employees but also the customers, excellent work environment. "

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5. Zappos

3.8 stars

Zappos is a retail company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and social activities and environment (4.7 stars).

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6. Hasbro

3.9 stars

Hasbro is a consumer goods company headquartered in the Pawtucket, RI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and the people you work with (4.1 stars).

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

"Going through some growth challenges but a fantastic place to work"

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7. L.L.Bean

3.8 stars

L.L.Bean is a retail company headquartered in the Freeport, ME area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for L.L.Bean:

"There are many more women than men in leadership positions in my department. Our unit leader/VP is female and is wonderful at her job. L.L.Bean is a great place for women (and peo…"

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8. Custom Ink

3.8 stars

Custom Ink is a retail company headquartered in the Fairfax, VA 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:

"This company strives to make all employees happy and keep them healthy. Free healthy snacks, catered food days, on site gym, standing desks, work from home options, and free mens…"

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9. General Mills

3.8 stars

General Mills is a consumer goods company headquartered in the Minneapolis, MN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for General Mills:

"Very smart people, talented management staff. Too deep in the weeds at times which can lead to over analyzing and slowness to react. Maximum flexibility for moms/dads, including V…"

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10. LEGO Group

3.7 stars

LEGO Group is a consumer goods company headquartered in the Enfield, CT area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and social activities and environment (4.2 stars).

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11. In-N-Out Burger

3.7 stars

In-N-Out Burger is a food production company headquartered in the Irvine, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for In-N-Out Burger:

"In-N-Out Burger is an amazing place to work! The company and everyone in it truest cares about your well being."

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12. American Girl

3.7 stars

American Girl is a consumer goods company headquartered in the Middleton, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for American Girl:

"American Girl values their employees and work hard to make AG a great place to work. This job is perfect for students or someone looking to get some extra work in."

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13. Nestlé Purina

3.7 stars

Nestlé Purina is a consumer goods company headquartered in the St. Louis, MO area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Nestlé Purina :

"Exceptional culture"

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14. Vera Bradley

3.7 stars

Vera Bradley is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the Roanoke, IN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Vera Bradley:

"This is hands down the best company I have ever worked for."

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15. Buffalo Exchange

3.7 stars

Buffalo Exchange is a retail company headquartered in the Tucson, AZ area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Buffalo Exchange:

"Great for women!"

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16. Footlocker.com / Eastbay

3.7 stars

Footlocker.com / Eastbay is a retail company headquartered in the Wausau, WI area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Footlocker.com / Eastbay:

"I worked there for many years in a variety of positions and departments, I started at an entry level position and quickly advanced to management. It isn't an easy job but the comp…"

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17. Mattel, Inc

3.6 stars

Mattel, Inc is a consumer goods company headquartered in the El Segundo, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and family growth support (3.9 stars).

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18. L'Oréal

3.6 stars

L'Oréal is a cosmetics company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for L'Oréal:

"L'Oreal has been increasingly more inclusive and open to new ways of working. There is focus on improving representation across multiple dimensions of diversity and on simplifyin…"

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19. E & J Gallo Winery

3.6 stars

E & J Gallo Winery is a wine and spirits company headquartered in the Modesto, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for E & J Gallo Winery:

"World Class employer, excellent choice for women, excellent people!"

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20. Amway

3.6 stars

Amway is a consumer goods company headquartered in the Ada, MI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"R&D is AMAZING. So diverse, so respectful, still a bit too Christian for my liking but it is in west Michigan... and it is WAY better than most other companies around. "

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Companies with at least 20 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of January 1, 2021.

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