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The 20 Best Government Companies to Work For
As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2022)

Looking for a new job in government? Check our list of the most women-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best government companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Government companies on this list have 20 or more submissions as of September 1, 2022. Rate your company ›

The 20 best government companies to work for

State of Colorado is a government administration company headquartered in the Fort Collins, CO area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.9 stars) and women in leadership (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for State of Colorado:

"Government is in general a good option for people raising a family, and the Department of Human Services has strong female representation at all levels of employment. "

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Fairfax County Government is a government administration company headquartered in the Fairfax, VA area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 stars).

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DC Government is a government administration company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and women in leadership (4.4 stars).

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United States Senate is a government administration company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.8 stars) and employer responsiveness (4.3 stars).

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US Forest Service is a government administration company headquartered in the Albuquerque, NM area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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County of Riverside is a government administration company headquartered in the Riverside, CA area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

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Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is a government administration company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.7 stars) and women in leadership (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS):

"I love my job, my superiors, and over all the workforce I work in. Just wish the paid was better. Economically, it’s hard to survive. But at the end of the day I don’t do my job f…"

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AmeriCorps is a government administration company that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

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

"This is a volunteer position. We get a living stipend and then when we complete our required hours, we receive an educational award, to be used for college or to pay school loans.…"

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Department of Social Services (DSS) is a public policy company headquartered in the Greenway area that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars).

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Florida Department of Corrections is a law enforcement company. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and women in leadership (4.1 stars).

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Raytheon is a defense & space company headquartered in the Waltham, MA area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and flexible work hours (3.6 stars).

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

"As a senior leader I am aware of efforts to maintain a respectful workplace and to remove bias from hiring, promotions and raises. When I was hired as a director, of the 7 direct…"

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a government administration company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.9 stars) and learning opportunities (3.8 stars).

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US Department of State is an international affairs company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for learning opportunities (3.9 stars) and sense of belonging (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Department of State:

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State of Missouri is a government administration company headquartered in the Jefferson City, MO area that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for State of Missouri:

"I love my job!"

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U.S. Census Bureau is a government administration company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for U.S. Census Bureau:

"Overall LOVE THIS COMPANY!! I can't explain how good to me they were. While working for them, my car was stolen and totalled out (non-work related), they laid me off and helped me…"

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United Nations (UN) is an international affairs company headquartered in the New York City, NY area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for salary satisfaction (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.7 stars).

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State of Connecticut is a government administration company headquartered in the Hartford, CT area that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

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State of Minnesota is a government administration company headquartered in the Saint Paul, MN area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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Montgomery County Government is a government administration company headquartered in the Rockville, MD area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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Florida Department of Children and Families is a government administration company headquartered in the Tallahassee, FL area that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.3 stars) and women in leadership (4.1 stars).

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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 September 1, 2022.

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