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

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

The 20 best government companies to work for

1. Rapid Response Monitoring

4.6 stars

Rapid Response Monitoring is a public safety company headquartered in the Syracuse, NY area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Rapid Response Monitoring:

"Excellent opportunity and treat employees with respect"

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2. AmeriCorps

3.5 stars

AmeriCorps is a government administration company that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.4 stars).

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

"It's a wonderful started point for people of all genders. "

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3. Sandia National Laboratories

3.4 stars

Sandia National Laboratories is a defense & space company headquartered in the Albuquerque, NM area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Sandia National Laboratories:

"Sandia is a pretty good place for women, and working at being even better. A good chunk of the top leadership are women (for now) and the family/sick leave policies are quite go..."

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4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

3.3 stars

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 paid time off (3.9 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

"I have a wonderful team and boss- I think that makes the biggest difference. Wish we had paid maternity leave instead of having to beg people for sick leave, so I can afford my ..."

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5. City of Austin

3.2 stars

City of Austin is a government administration company headquartered in the Austin, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for City of Austin:

"Civil Service and EMS department culture mandate equal opportunities for men and women, although it is still a male dominated field. Public safety roles (police/fire/EMS) are co..."

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6. US Coast Guard

3.2 stars

US Coast Guard is a military company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Coast Guard:

"Compared to other branches of the military, the Coast Guard is a different world. Your "shipmates" (even if you are both at desks) really look out for you, especially for the wo..."

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7. State of Oregon

3.2 stars

State of Oregon is a government administration company headquartered in the Salem, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

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

"Great supportive environment. I like my job."

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8. Raytheon

3.2 stars

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 (3.9 stars) and flexible work hours (3.7 stars).

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

"Large company, many locations, so the opportunities to move, relocate and/or change roles within the company. Flexible work schedule with every other Friday off. Very happy wi..."

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9. State of Minnesota

3.2 stars

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 paid time off (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"Very good place to work as a woman, but surprisingly behind the times for persons who identify as non binary. They require that all employees select either M or F for gender wit..."

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10. US Air Force

3.1 stars

US Air Force is a defense & space company headquartered in the Universal City, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Air Force:

"It's not simply the organization that could improve, but there are few "old school" people that still feel and treat women should not be military. It's supervision and leadersh..."

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11. Florida Department of Children and Families

3.1 stars

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 female representation in leadership (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Florida Department of Children and Families:

"I have worked here for several years. As a woman and a mom, I find that the flexibility is better here than most places of employment. If you stayed focused during your work day..."

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12. Lockheed Martin

3.1 stars

Lockheed Martin is a defense & space company headquartered in the Bethesda, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.7 stars) and flexible work hours (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Lockheed Martin:

"Lockheed Martin is a great place to work. If you work hard and deliver results, there are no limits to what you can accomplish. It is certainly a male-dominated company and indu..."

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13. Northrop Grumman

3.1 stars

Northrop Grumman is a defense & space company headquartered in the Falls Church, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.5 stars) and flexible work hours (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Northrop Grumman:

"NYC is very flexible and accommodating for families and individuals. My manager understands that all employees need a good work/life balance. It's the first large company I've..."

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14. Social Security Administration

3.1 stars

Social Security Administration is a government administration company headquartered in the Baltimore, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Social Security Administration:

"Federal employee deserve paternity and maternity leave"

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15. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

3.0 stars

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a government administration company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Internal Revenue Service (IRS):

"This is a great place to work. You get paid based on time in, totally not biased. It's all equal."

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16. State of Montana

3.0 stars

State of Montana is a government administration company headquartered in the Helena, MT area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 stars).

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

"Mostly a positive place to work, but in the higher levels of management, work culture, direction and policies differ dramatically depending on the Administration."

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17. National Park Service

3.0 stars

National Park Service 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 paid time off (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for National Park Service:

"Working at Valley Forge National Historical Park as an intern was a wonderful learning experience!"

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18. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA)

3.0 stars

Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 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 paid time off (3.7 stars) and management opportunities (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA):

"I had the privilege to work with several wonderful people at FEMA, with a few becoming life mentors and good friends. It was a very pleasant place to work where it wasn't the s..."

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19. City of San Antonio

3.0 stars

City of San Antonio is a government administration company headquartered in the San Antonio, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.0 stars) and paid time off (3.6 stars).

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20. BAE Systems

3.0 stars

BAE Systems is a defense & space company headquartered in the Arlington, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for BAE Systems:

"Every company has room to grow, more some than others. For such a large and global company, I feel that BAE does a good job in equal opportunities. Having the flexibility in tel..."

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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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