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The 8 Best Design Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (March 2021)

Looking for a new job in design? 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 design companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Design companies on this list have 10 or more submissions as of March 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 8 best design companies to work for

1. Optum Technology Solutions

3.5 stars

Optum Technology Solutions is a design company headquartered in the New Orleans, LA area, that employs 2 to 10 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.7 stars) and ability to telecommute (3.7 stars).

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2. Arup

3.3 stars

Arup is a design company headquartered in the London, United Kingdom area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.6 stars) and social activities and environment (3.7 stars).

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3. Stantec

3.2 stars

Stantec is a design company headquartered in the Albany, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (3.4 stars) and paid time off (3.7 stars).

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

"Amazing company"

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4. HDR

3.2 stars

HDR is a design company headquartered in the Omaha, NE area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (3.3 stars).

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5. Huge

3.1 stars

Huge is a design company headquartered in the Brooklyn, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and social activities and environment (4.0 stars).

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

"Love it here."

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6. California Closets

3.0 stars

California Closets is a design company that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (3.7 stars).

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7. Checkers Foods

2.7 stars

Checkers Foods is a design company headquartered in the Wichita, KS area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Checkers Foods:

"For an entry level position, there's tons of flexibility and frequent pay hikes. I feel like a real part of a team here. Love my boss. "

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8. Richmond Public Schools

2.3 stars

Richmond Public Schools is a design company that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.4 stars) and management opportunities (3.3 stars).

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of March 1, 2021.

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