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The 20 Best Manufacturing Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (October 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 20 or more submissions as of October 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best manufacturing companies to work for

1. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

3.8 stars

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an aviation & aerospace 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

"Its the best place if you are in STEM to work. There is no glass ceilings and I know women who I went to school with be amazed when I tell them I have on site child care."

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2. 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 (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cox Automotive:

"The top 2 leaders of my business unit are women. My director and her boss are both women. It's an incredibly inclusive workplace! Hormone medications and gender surgeries are paid…"

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3. Trimble

3.5 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 (4.2 stars).

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

"High tech company offers equal opportunity to all. There are female VPs, Directors and others in leadership roles as well as career growth potential and equal pay for equal roles.…"

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4. Direct Energy

3.5 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 (4.6 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 ado…"

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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:

"Ingersoll Rand has joined an initiative call paradigm for parity to help have gender equality in our organization and others. We have set lofty goals to achieve by 2020 and everyo…"

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6. Exelon

3.5 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 (4.1 stars).

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

"Amazing company with tons of opportunities developmentally, professionally, and socially. A great representation of women in leadership, and heavy focus of culture and inclusion a…"

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7. Cummins Inc.

3.4 stars

Cummins Inc. is an automotive company headquartered in the Columbus, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

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

"Cummins Inc. and its' subsidiaries pride themselves on equality and diversity around the world. We have women in leadership roles across the company including many in the top exec…"

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8. Enterprise Fleet Management

3.4 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 progr…"

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9. Shaw Industries

3.4 stars

Shaw Industries is a textiles company headquartered in the Dalton, GA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and learning opportunities (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Shaw Industries:

"Great company for men and women alike for many reasons! "

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10. 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):

"Great company to work for."

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11. 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 ability to telecommute (3.7 stars) and flexible work hours (3.7 stars).

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

"Respect, High Tech, great team, innovative, ethical. if you are looking for that it's a great place to work, at least for an EMEA location."

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12. 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):

"The utility industry is one dominated by engineers and construction professionals but PG&E is committed to inclusion for all. Women populate the highest levels of the organizatio…"

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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 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.8 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 sense of belonging (4.0 stars) and paid time off (3.6 stars).

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

"I’ve truly been amazed at how well the company cares for its people. With my first baby, I had the option for up to 10 months off, no questions asked. Everyone was so supportive, …"

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15. Conservice

3.2 stars

Conservice is a utilities company headquartered in the Killeen, TX area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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16. 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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

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

"Shell offers 16 weeks of fully paid maternity leave (and 8 weeks fully paid parental leave for the non-birthing parent) as a global minimum standard. The company also has a very a…"

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17. Daimler Trucks North America

3.2 stars

Daimler Trucks North America is an automotive company headquartered in the Fort Mill, SC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and flexible work hours (3.6 stars).

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18. 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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

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19. BASF

3.2 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 (4.0 stars).

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20. Duke Energy Corporation

3.2 stars

Duke Energy Corporation is a utilities company headquartered in the Charlotte, NC 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 Duke Energy Corporation:

"My teams were the best! Focus on well-being, family, and job satisfaction... what a wonderful, purposeful place to be each day!"

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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 October 1, 2020.

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