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The 20 Best Education Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

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 December 1, 2019. Rate your company ›

The 20 best education companies to work for

1. 2U

3.9 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 social activities and environment (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"Newly revamped maternity leave is much improved. Ability to work from home would be benefit to company and employees."

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2. 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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3. 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 (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.4 stars).

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

"Teach For America greatly supports all of their employees regardless of gender; something that I have found extremely unique in comparison with other companies I have worked for."

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4. Western Governors University

3.7 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 (4.6 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 stars).

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

"I work for WGU in a work-from-home, part-time position. I am a mom of young children and it is great to work from home in such a flexible position. My immediate supervisor is fe..."

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5. RTI International

3.7 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 (4.3 stars) and flexible work hours (4.1 stars).

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

"Great place to work-- women well represented and respected. No paid maternal or paternal leave though which is completely strange given the priorities here for health and family. "

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6. VIPKID

3.7 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 (4.8 stars).

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

"VIPKID is a great company that offers competitive pay. You are able to work from home and create your own schedule. If interested Here is a referral link: https://t.vipkid.com..."

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7. Harvard University

3.7 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:

"Most of my higher-ups were women who did a great job. I felt very supported, and I had a lot of female mentors. Would recommend!"

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8. 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 (4.3 stars).

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

"Work/Life Balance is of the utmost importance. We have unlimited PTO and are encourage to take at least one week of vacation by June. Working here is fun, my work is meaningful,..."

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9. 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 (4.1 stars).

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

"At the early levels and middle-management, this company has visibly more women than men in most areas. At the VP level, however, the male-female ratio thins out, and by the exe..."

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10. EF Education First

3.6 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 (4.3 stars).

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

"It was a great place to work as a woman, most of the employees are women. The problems with being an employee at EF are not gender specific, but there are a lot of problems with..."

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11. 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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12. 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 maternity and adoptive leave (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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13. General Assembly

3.5 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:

"If you truly want to innovate and work autonomously, this is a place to be. Finally an environment that embraces diversity."

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14. 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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15. 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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16. 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 (4.1 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

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

"HMH is by far the best company I've ever worked for. They care about the quality of their publications, they care about their employees, and truly listen. "

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17. 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):

"It varies by department and role, but my experience has been exceptionally positive--best in the country."

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18. Arizona State University

3.4 stars

Arizona State University is a higher education company headquartered in the Glendale, AZ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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

"Female interim chair and female dean at the west camps are both wonderful, inspirational and fair-minded women. "

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19. Auburn University

3.4 stars

Auburn University is a higher education company headquartered in the Auburn, AL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for learning opportunities (3.9 stars) and the people you work with (3.9 stars).

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

"Great place to work!"

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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 (4.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.9 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 December 1, 2019.

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