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The 20 Best Education Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (April 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 April 1, 2020. 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 paid time off (4.4 stars) and social activities and environment (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. 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:

"This is a GREAT place to work, especially if you have kids!"

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3. 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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4. 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:

"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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5. 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:

"Working with VIPKID is a great job. The hours in the US are early, and they have a strict policy about missing courses. But, it’s been a great and fulfilling job (I teach the hi..."

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6. 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:

"The benefits are outstanding and an overall great place to work. That's why some many have been working there' for many years!"

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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:

"I love this company and they make it easy to balance life and work - if you need to work from home to take care of a sick child, managers will work with you so you can telecommu..."

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8. 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:

"Overall, I think the company is very fair and treats its employees equally. I really like the culture. We even get 1 paid day off a year to volunteer. I love giving back to the ..."

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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 (4.6 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

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

"Wonderful company to work for with many, many full time work from home positions (and do not have to be in SLC area). It is very obvious the management cares for its employees a..."

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10. 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 (4.3 stars).

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

"EF has a tremendous amount of women employees and women in leadership."

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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 good place to start a career after college, but the pay is not very competitive."

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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 learning opportunities (4.0 stars).

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

"Family friendly environment. They want you to take care of yourself so you can do the best possible job at work."

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13. 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:

"Great pay and benefits!"

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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. 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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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):

"MIT is a wonderful employer. They care about their employees, and while not perfect, strive to be a better environment. Very pleased with the organization. "

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18. 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:

"Emory is a great place for women to work. The healthcare, leave and work/life flexibility are great. And they go to all employees, whatever their gender. Paternity leave is offe..."

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19. PRA Health Sciences

3.4 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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20. 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 equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars) and female representation in leadership (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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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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