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The 20 Best Government Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2021)

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, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best government companies to work for

AmeriCorps is a government administration company that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for learning opportunities (4.6 stars) and women in leadership (4.5 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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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 flexible work hours (4.5 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 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 (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

"The EPA was a wonderful place to work as a woman in STEM. There were high level women to look up to and lots of flexibility. I was listened to and taken seriously. "

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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 support for diversity (4.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

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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 (5.0 stars) and women in leadership (4.2 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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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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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 paid time off (4.1 stars) and support for diversity (3.9 stars).

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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 flexible work hours (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

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

"I have been overwhelmed with the support of the management of Lockheed Martin. I just recently had my first child and they went out of their way to make my life easier before and …"

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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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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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.0 stars).

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a government administration company headquartered in the Silver Spring, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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State of Texas is a government administration company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 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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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 women in leadership (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.7 stars).

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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 (4.3 stars) and women in leadership (4.0 stars).

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

"I loved it! It was the best job I've ever had!"

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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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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 (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

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

"The women that complain about their careers in the Air Force are generally women who are easily offended, but if you have a thick skin, you'll do just fine. I work in a job that i…"

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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 sense of belonging (4.6 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 stars).

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

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State of Arizona is a government administration company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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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 (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.3 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, 2021.

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