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

Looking for a new job in health? 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 health companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Health companies on this list have 20 or more submissions as of January 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best health companies to work for

1. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

4.6 stars

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Memphis, TN area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:

"One would think St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be a wonderful place to work. But unless you are in the clique you are destined to be fired. You are expected to be the…"

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2. Johnson & Johnson

4.0 stars

Johnson & Johnson is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the New Brunswick, NJ area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and support for diversity (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Johnson & Johnson:

"Great company to women, equal pay and opportunities, a lot of flexibility to provide work/life balance. A walk the talk company, which make us proud of working on. As a working mo…"

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3. GlaxoSmithKline

3.9 stars

GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Abilene, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for salary satisfaction (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"This is the best place I have ever worked, NO CONTEST. Management is absolutely wonderful and could not be more understanding and accommodating. Sick kid? Take the day off. Or …"

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4. Planned Parenthood Federation of America

3.8 stars

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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5. Evolent Health

3.9 stars

Evolent Health is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Arlington, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Evolent Health:

"I loved this job and this company. I hope to work for them again. I resigned due to health issues that started the day I started my training. I went through most of my training wi…"

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6. Novo Nordisk

3.8 stars

Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and flexible work hours (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Novo Nordisk:

"An amazing group of females work here. I am very proud to be a part of it. "

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7. Eli Lilly

3.8 stars

Eli Lilly is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Indianapolis, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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8. Boston Scientific

3.8 stars

Boston Scientific is a medical devices company headquartered in the Marlborough, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Boston Scientific:

"Excellent company. Patient first mentality. Approachable leadership. Transparent goals."

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9. AmeriHealth Caritas

3.8 stars

AmeriHealth Caritas is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Philadelphia, PA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.5 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for AmeriHealth Caritas:

"This is the first company I've worked for where I feel like the company cares about you, values your work, and treats everyone fairly. Everyone from higher up is respectful and ni…"

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10. ARUP Laboratories

3.7 stars

ARUP Laboratories is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Salt Lake City, UT area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.0 stars).

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11. Seattle Children's

3.7 stars

Seattle Children's is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Seattle, WA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.7 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

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12. Baptist Health South Florida

3.7 stars

Baptist Health South Florida is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the South Miami, FL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.6 stars) and support for diversity (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Baptist Health South Florida:

"They offer one week of maternity leave - which isn't required and nice. But bare minimum needed to make some of these lists for best employers for women and moms. Compared to othe…"

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13. The Advisory Board Company

3.6 stars

The Advisory Board Company is a hospital & health care 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 ability to telecommute (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Advisory Board Company:

"I have been working in the Performance Technology team for almost 2 years now. Being in Technology I always prepare myself for gender bias - working here I was pleasantly surprise…"

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14. Quintiles

3.6 stars

Quintiles is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Durham, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (3.9 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.8 stars).

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

"The second I started at Quintiles I knew I'd stay for a long time. All of my managers are female, most of the leadership are strong independent and brilliant women who have shown …"

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15. AbbVie

3.6 stars

AbbVie is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the North Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.5 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

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

"I love working for AbbVie. I have many strong female role models to look up to in management. They just rolled out an incredible family leave policy. I get unlimited sick time to…"

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16. PPD

3.6 stars

PPD is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Austin, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

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

"While being a Clinical Data Manager is a demanding job and the hours are long, I feel that PPD was a great place for women to work. There was equal representation of both male an…"

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17. HealthPartners

3.6 stars

HealthPartners is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Bloomington, MN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

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

"Fantastic company which supports and promotes women! "

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18. Medtronic

3.6 stars

Medtronic is a medical devices company headquartered in the Minneapolis, MN area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.6 stars).

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

"Everyone fits in here!"

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19. Houston Methodist

3.5 stars

Houston Methodist is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Houston, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Houston Methodist:

"Great place to work but need more childcare help for parents"

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20. Cook Children's Health Care System

3.7 stars

Cook Children's Health Care System is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Fort Worth, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.0 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 January 1, 2021.

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