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

"Overall GAO respects diversity and attempts to be a diverse and flexible place to work. There are still a few areas that GAO needs to do a better job in terms of diversity and inc…"

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

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

"I have been with the EPA for over 15 years. I have worked in multiple locations and multiple offices across the agency. All but one of my direct supervisors has been a woman. Many…"

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3. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

3.5 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 paid time off (4.3 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

"Sometimes it can be very challenging."

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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:

"Lack of diversity Lots of certifications Learn to use a chainsaw CPR / first responder certified Sets you up to be a park ranger"

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5. General Services Administration (GSA)

3.4 stars

General Services Administration (GSA) is a government administration company headquartered in the Arlington, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for General Services Administration (GSA):

"The best agency in the Federal Government that I have worked in thus far. Management is truly supportive and very family friendly. Telework opportunities are abound. I love my emp…"

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6. 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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7. State of Nevada

3.4 stars

State of Nevada is a government administration company headquartered in the Carson City, NV area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

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8. Hennepin County

3.4 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 (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 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 preferen…"

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9. 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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10. 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 mo…"

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11. County of San Diego

3.3 stars

County of San Diego is a government administration company headquartered in the San Diego, CA area,. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for County of San Diego:

"In my department they are very culturally diverse. 3 coworkers are black, 2 are hispanic, 3 are female. They value inclusiveness. You can also get paid more if you are bilingual. …"

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12. 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 (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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13. United States Senate

3.3 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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14. 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 comp…"

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15. 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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16. Santa Clara County

3.2 stars

Santa Clara County is a government administration company. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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17. Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

3.2 stars

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries is a government administration company headquartered in the Tumwater, WA area,. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Washington State Department of Labor & Industries:

"They provide feminine hygiene products for free in bathrooms, pads and tampons. They provide yoga classes and a wellness room. They are a governement agency but a damn good one at…"

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18. 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 (4.0 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 with …"

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19. 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 (3.7 stars).

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20. City of Phoenix

3.2 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 (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.9 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 s…"

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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 September 1, 2020.

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