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

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

The 20 best education companies to work for

1. 2U

3.8 stars

2U is an e-learning company headquartered in the Landover, MD area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and social activities and environment (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for 2U:

"2U is an excellent place to work for women."

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2. RTI International

3.8 stars

RTI International is a research company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.4 stars) and flexible work hours (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for RTI International:

"Some senior level employees are in roles they are not qualified for, don't understand and/or only got through being with the company for a long time. Many of these individuals ..."

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3. Princeton University

3.8 stars

Princeton University is a higher education company headquartered in the Princeton, NJ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.3 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Princeton University:

"Great place to work if you support the University' ideals."

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4. Teach For America

3.8 stars

Teach For America is an education management company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.5 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Teach For America:

"On most teams, there is work from home flexibility but depends. Some roles can be completely remote. "

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5. Southern New Hampshire University

3.8 stars

Southern New Hampshire University is a higher education company headquartered in the Manchester, NH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Southern New Hampshire University:

"Great university to work for. Very proactive, student focused and up to pace wirh today's technologies and needs."

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6. Cengage Learning

3.6 stars

Cengage Learning is an e-learning company headquartered in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cengage Learning:

"I love my job. I drink the company coolaid. I love what I do, I love what this company does. It's not perfect, but I'm surrounded by people who care and who want to make a diffe..."

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7. Relias

3.6 stars

Relias is an e-learning company headquartered in the Morrisville, NC area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"It's a good place to work because the perks are nice. It's a high performing work environment with very little diversity in management. However, it still functions as a smal..."

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8. Harvard University

3.6 stars

Harvard University is a higher education company headquartered in the Cambridge, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and learning opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Harvard University:

"As a fundraiser in higher education, I am almost always surrounded by women. That said, only at Harvard have I found a place where you are as likely to find women in the top pos..."

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9. Western Governors University

3.6 stars

Western Governors University is a higher education company headquartered in the Salt Lake City, UT area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Western Governors University:

"WGU does extremely well in some areas (telecommuting, flexibility, paid time off), but doesn't offer paid maternity/adoptive leave, child care or reimbursement. While many women..."

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10. VIPKID

3.6 stars

VIPKID is an e-learning company headquartered in the Beijing, China area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.9 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.7 stars).

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

"Teach one on one in China on your own schedule. I enjoy it! Easy to work from home. But the hoops required for pay increases are tough. I don't think I get paid enough for my e..."

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11. Cornell University

3.5 stars

Cornell University is a higher education company headquartered in the Ithaca, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and learning opportunities (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cornell University:

"I am a forestry research tech and tree climbing instructor for Cornell. Both of my supervisors are male in traditionally male-dominated fields but both hire, train and promote ..."

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12. EF Education First

3.5 stars

EF Education First is an education management company headquartered in the 19678 area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for EF Education First:

"While EF has some serious problems with employee turnover, they are a very female friendly place to work. "

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13. Connections Education

3.5 stars

Connections Education is an education management company headquartered in the Baltimore, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.7 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Connections Education:

"This is a great company. I really enjoy the people I work with here and feel that there are ample opportunities for advancement. This company is very flexible and understandin..."

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14. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3.5 stars

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an education management company headquartered in the Boston, MA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

"Houghton Mifflin offered a great teaching experience for me, without being the teacher in charge in the classroom. I had the opportunity to receive materials needed, workshops, ..."

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15. McGraw-Hill Education

3.5 stars

McGraw-Hill Education is an education management company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for McGraw-Hill Education:

"The work schedule can be very demanding, but it's certainly flexible, and full-time telecommuting is an option. Women don't seem to have any harder a time getting ahead here tha..."

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16. PRA Health Sciences

3.5 stars

PRA Health Sciences is a research company headquartered in the Raleigh, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for PRA Health Sciences:

"Excellent work environment in Blue Bell, PA but increases are below average even if your a hard worker."

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17. Oregon State University

3.5 stars

Oregon State University is a higher education company headquartered in the Corvallis, OR area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Oregon State University:

"Great place to work. Just wish I weren't grant funded only."

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18. General Assembly

3.4 stars

General Assembly is an education management company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.3 stars) and flexible work hours (4.0 stars).

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

"The engineering team at GA does not have many women, but my experience on the team has been great on the whole. Our women's groups cover multiple teams and departments and are g..."

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19. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

3.4 stars

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a higher education company headquartered in the Cambridge, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and flexible work hours (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):

"I work in the Division of Student Life. Not sure about other departments, labs, centers."

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20. Emory University

3.4 stars

Emory University is a higher education company headquartered in the North Druid Hills, GA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and flexible work hours (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Emory University:

"The university provides a fantastic opportunity to women. Speaking only of my own department, it is very obvious why people tend to stay a long time at the University and I thin..."

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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 July 1, 2020.

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