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The 20 Best Manufacturing Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (July 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 July 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 (4.1 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. 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 (4.0 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. 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:

"Overall, Trimble is a great place to work if you want to be challenged, be surrounded by incredibly smart people, and learn about other cultures as we have employees from all ov..."

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4. 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:

"Overall good company but experience varies a lot based on manager and department. Considered a good place to work when you’re older, not as attractive to younger generations."

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5. 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:

"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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6. 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 ever..."

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7. Cummins Inc.

3.5 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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.7 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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8. 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:

"Overall I had a positive experience in my 3 years working at Enterprise Fleet Management. I would recommend a career there to other women."

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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:

"I feel like shaw treats women better. Overall they could use some better sick leave and pay."

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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 (3.9 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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11. Rockwell Automation

3.4 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 (3.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 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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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):

"PG&E has many good things going on - there are numerous employee resource groups, including a strong women's network with leadership backing, and plenty of continuing education ..."

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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:

"Although policies favor women, the de facto female:male ratio is very low."

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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 paid time off (3.5 stars) and management opportunities (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. 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).

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

"This really is a great company to work for. I've never felt singled out for who I am or made to feel less than. Great company and great coworkers."

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16. 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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17. 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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18. 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 (4.2 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

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19. Marathon Petroleum Corporation

3.2 stars

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is an oil & energy company headquartered in the Findlay, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for salary satisfaction (4.0 stars) and paid time off (3.8 stars).

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20. British Petroleum (BP)

3.2 stars

British Petroleum (BP) is an oil & energy company headquartered in the Houston, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.6 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for British Petroleum (BP):

"Greatest company i ever worked for bensfits are great treated like a human being not just like an employee"

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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 July 1, 2020.

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