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

Looking for a new job in government administration? 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 administration companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Government Administration companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of January 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best government administration companies to work for

1. US Government Accountability Office (GAO)

4.0 stars

US Government Accountability Office (GAO) 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 paid time off (4.6 stars) and flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Government Accountability Office (GAO):

"GAO has come a long way, baby. GAO faces basic federal government constraints regarding paid maternity leave (its not legal for them to offer). Additionally, there are fewer wom..."

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2. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

3.7 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 paid time off (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

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

"The EPA regional office operates like a corporation, but has government constraints for company-sponsored outings and social events as well as limits on how much it can offer fo..."

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3. Hennepin County

3.5 stars

Hennepin County is a government administration company headquartered in the Minneapolis, MN area, that employs 5001 to 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 Hennepin County:

"While Hennepin County is an overall great place to work, men are given opportunities far more often than women. This is often not based on merits and seems to be due to a prefer..."

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4. AmeriCorps

3.4 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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5. Commonwealth of Virginia

3.4 stars

Commonwealth of Virginia is a government administration company headquartered in the Richmond, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Commonwealth of Virginia:

"Great benefits and lots of leave time. My office is very friendly and we are like a family. I only wish we received more pay, overtime and bonuses"

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6. Orange County Government

3.3 stars

Orange County Government is a government administration company headquartered in the Orlando, FL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Orange County Government:

"There is a high percentage of women in this work place"

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7. 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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8. US Department of the Interior (DOI)

3.3 stars

US Department of the Interior (DOI) 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 flexible work hours (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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9. United States Senate

3.2 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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

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10. 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:

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

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11. 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 (4.1 stars) and the people you work with (3.7 stars).

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

"The bureaucracy sometimes gets in the way of getting things done, but it’s one of the most ethical places I’ve worked at, plus there’s a lot of training for employees"

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12. 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 (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"The State of Mn just approved 6 weeks of parental leave because the unions pushed for it. The pay is pretty good. The paid leave and health insurance is good. However there is..."

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13. Johnson County, KS Government

3.2 stars

Johnson County, KS Government is a government administration company headquartered in the Olathe, KS area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.6 stars).

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14. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

3.1 stars

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is a government administration company headquartered in the Olympia, WA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

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

"WA DOH is mostly women... all my bosses are women until you get to the govenor appointed positions. They also have infants at work where you can bring your baby with you up to 6..."

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15. State of Vermont

3.1 stars

State of Vermont is a government administration company headquartered in the Montpelier, VT area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

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16. 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 paid time off (4.1 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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17. Contra Costa County

3.1 stars

Contra Costa County is a government administration company headquartered in the Martinez, CA 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 (4.2 stars).

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18. City of Phoenix

3.1 stars

City of Phoenix is a government administration company headquartered in the Phoenix, AZ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

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

"The city of Phoenix is so large and has so many departments, I can only speak from my own experience. But the city has a transparent pay scale, and unless you are coming in with..."

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19. State of Maine

3.1 stars

State of Maine is a government administration company headquartered in the Augusta, ME 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 (3.9 stars).

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20. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

3.1 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 (4.0 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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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of January 1, 2020.

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