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

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 20 or more submissions as of March 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best government companies to work for

1. Rapid Response Monitoring

4.8 stars

Rapid Response Monitoring is a public safety company headquartered in the Corona, CA 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:

"I really appreciate that your gender has no bearing on your opportunity here. Many female leaders here that have nothing but good things to say. The company is growing so the pr…"

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2. Sandia National Laboratories

3.6 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 flexible work hours (4.3 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.3 stars).

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3. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

3.5 stars

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 (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 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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4. AmeriCorps

3.5 stars

AmeriCorps is a government administration company that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for learning opportunities (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.4 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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5. United States Senate

3.5 stars

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 (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

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6. Raytheon

3.4 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:

"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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7. State of Oregon

3.4 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 (4.3 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 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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8. US Forest Service

3.4 stars

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 (3.9 stars) and support for diversity (4.3 stars).

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9. 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 management opportunities (3.9 stars) and learning opportunities (3.6 stars).

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10. Lockheed Martin

3.3 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 flexible work hours (3.6 stars) and paid time off (3.7 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 indust…"

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11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

3.3 stars

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 (3.9 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

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12. State of Texas

3.2 stars

State of Texas is a government administration company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.5 stars).

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13. DC Government

3.2 stars

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 female representation in leadership (3.7 stars) and paid time off (3.7 stars).

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14. 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 support for diversity (3.5 stars).

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

"I enjoy working for the Air Force and I feel very blessed to have such a supportive department, supervisors and women in strong leadership positions at my base. A lot of activitie…"

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15. State of Minnesota

3.1 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 (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

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16. State of Indiana

3.1 stars

State of Indiana is a government relations company headquartered in the Indianapolis, IN 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 (3.7 stars).

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17. State of Arizona

3.1 stars

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 (4.2 stars).

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18. City of Austin

3.1 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:

"Great place to work and retire from but not close to home"

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19. State of Montana

3.1 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 female representation in leadership (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 stars).

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20. 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 female representation in leadership (3.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 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 e…"

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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 March 1, 2021.

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