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The 20 Best Manufacturing Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (April 2020)

Looking for a new job in manufacturing? 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 manufacturing companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Manufacturing companies on this list have been rated by 20 or more participants as of April 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best manufacturing companies to work for

1. Trimble

3.6 stars

Trimble is an electrical/electronic manufacturing company headquartered in the Sunnyvale, CA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.2 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

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

"There is room for improvement but women, and diversity and inclusion in general, is getting more focus these day and I'm definitely seeing some improvements. The customer base h..."

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2. Direct Energy

3.6 stars

Direct Energy is a utilities company headquartered in the Houston, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and the people you work with (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Direct Energy:

"Direct energy is a great place to work. Men and Women are seen equally. There are lactation rooms, a wellness room, and great maternity and paternity leave. I'm certain about a..."

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3. Cox Automotive

3.5 stars

Cox Automotive is an automotive company headquartered in the Sewickley, PA area, that employs 2 to 10 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

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4. Cummins Inc.

3.5 stars

Cummins Inc. is an automotive company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cummins Inc.:

"If you are a server in hospitality you have close to no opportunities to try new things or move up. Even if you have a bachelors degree you are at the bottom of the totem pole a..."

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5. Ingersoll Rand

3.5 stars

Ingersoll Rand is an electrical/electronic manufacturing company headquartered in the Davidson, NC area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Ingersoll Rand:

"I have worked for IR at their corporate location for almost 2 years and it's been a great experience. The people and culture are wonderful - they have supported me through a lo..."

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6. Enterprise Fleet Management

3.5 stars

Enterprise Fleet Management is an automotive company headquartered in the St. Louis, MO area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Enterprise Fleet Management:

"Amazing company. I am proud to be an employee for such a great company. The only thing that i would love to see eventually implemented would be more child care incentive pro..."

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7. General Electric (GE)

3.4 stars

General Electric (GE) is an electrical/electronic manufacturing company headquartered in the Fairfield, CT area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for General Electric (GE):

"A typical office environment with cubicles and desk work, however open communication between all team members (including management) and other departments is encouraged. Birthda..."

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8. Cummins

3.4 stars

Cummins is an automotive company headquartered in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.6 stars) and paid time off (3.6 stars).

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

"This is one of the most diverse and equality driven companies I have ever worked for. -K"

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9. Exelon

3.4 stars

Exelon is a utilities company headquartered in the Chicago, IL 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 Exelon:

"Exelon is an excellent place for all people to work. This is a great diversified work place that have a very good pay structure."

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10. Rockwell Automation

3.3 stars

Rockwell Automation is an industrial automation company headquartered in the Milwaukee, WI area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.7 stars) and ability to telecommute (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Rockwell Automation:

"Middle management had a lot of opportunities for female leadership, but top executive was all white men, leaving something to be desired. Culture at work was great, generally a ..."

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11. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

3.2 stars

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is a utilities company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E):

"As a woman,I do get regularly talked down too treated as though I am less knowledgeable. Sexism runs deep with some of these people."

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12. American Electric Power (AEP)

3.2 stars

American Electric Power (AEP) is a utilities company headquartered in the Columbus, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (3.9 stars).

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13. Schneider Electric

3.2 stars

Schneider Electric is an electrical/electronic manufacturing company headquartered in the Andover, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Schneider Electric:

"Great place to work and grow"

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14. ExxonMobil

3.2 stars

ExxonMobil is an oil & energy company headquartered in the Irving, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.5 stars) and paid time off (3.5 stars).

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

"By and large this company has policies that are supportive of women, but actual implementation and practice of these policies is perceived to be unevenly applied. "

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15. DuPont

3.2 stars

DuPont is a chemicals company headquartered in the Wilmington, DE area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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

"For the MOST part, an A+ company. But it is hard for 12 hour swing shifters to find safe, reliable childcare. I'm lucky that my job allows for my husband to stay at home, but 1 ..."

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16. Enterprise Car Sales

3.2 stars

Enterprise Car Sales is an automotive company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Enterprise Car Sales:

"It’s an easy part time job. Not very demanding but every employee plays an important role."

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17. Shell

3.2 stars

Shell is an oil & energy company headquartered in the Chennai area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

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

"Wonderful opportunity."

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18. BASF

3.1 stars

BASF is a chemicals company headquartered in the Florham Park, NJ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

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

"They are great if you work for them full-time, but I worked for them through an employment agency for six years and was never hired as a full-time employee, so the benefits the ..."

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19. Collins Aerospace

3.1 stars

Collins Aerospace is an aviation & aerospace company headquartered in the Cedar Rapids, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.7 stars) and flexible work hours (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Collins Aerospace:

"Overall, they are very fair to both men and women. Vacation and health insurance are not the best, but they are not the worst either. There is room for improvement with health i..."

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20. John Deere

3.1 stars

John Deere is a machinery company headquartered in the Moline, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and salary satisfaction (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for John Deere:

"The sky is the limit on intelligent co-workers, it is an amazing place to learn. No regrets on this opportunity. The strong work ethic is rewarded, I wish they had more wom..."

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 20 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of April 1, 2020.

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