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The 20 Best Manufacturing Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

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 December 1, 2019. 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 (4.1 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

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

"Great company made up of innovative, forward thinkers, at all levels. Great work-life balance, option to telecommute as needed. Fast-paced, dynamic work environment. I would ..."

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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. 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:

"Generally a good experience. Fair pay and good benefits. Fairly typical issues with being overlooked as a woman for potential growth opportunities or promotions."

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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 (4.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.0 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 ex..."

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5. 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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6. 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:

"Women at EFM are able to make it to a management level with ease. Beyond that, it seems like it is mainly men. Most offices work very well, but they are a bit dis-jointed with..."

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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. 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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9. 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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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 ability to telecommute (3.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (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):

"While women are still underrepresented in IT, PG&E has good opportunities for women who have the skills, education and experience for the job. I have rarely felt discriminated ..."

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12. 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 equal opportunities for women and men (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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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:

"I am very impressed with how many women are in key rolls at Schneider electric. I myself am a woman in software development and i find no difference in the way I am treated vs ..."

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14. 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:

"The flexible work schedule was the best. Full support by management for maternity leave and ability to work from home. Many female managers at several levels of the organization. "

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15. 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 (3.9 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

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

"Wonderful opportunity."

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16. John Deere

3.2 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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17. 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 (3.6 stars).

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

"I sense that other areas of BP may not be so inclusive but the GBS was very women-friendly and empowering. "

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18. Collins Aerospace

3.2 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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19. Enterprise Car Sales

3.1 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 (4.0 stars).

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

"I loved working for Enterprise. I didn't always love my specific job but overall the company was great and even allowed/enabled me to transfer when my husband's job (Active Duty..."

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20. American Electric Power (AEP)

3.1 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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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 December 1, 2019.

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