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

Looking for a new job in media? 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 media companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Media companies on this list have been rated by 20 or more participants as of December 1, 2019. Rate your company ›

The 20 best media companies to work for

1. Sterling-Rice Group

4.3 stars

Sterling-Rice Group is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Boulder, CO area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Sterling-Rice Group:

"I'm impressed with how management and HR really care about us moms and how we're doing. When I returned from having a baby they were flexible with me and very caring. They even ..."

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2. Chronicle Books

4.1 stars

Chronicle Books is a publishing company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.7 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Chronicle Books:

"Chronicle Books is a supportive, collaborative, and incredibly nice place to work. I feel lucky to work with smart and funny colleagues who are passionate about creating and pub..."

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3. XO Group Inc.

4.0 stars

XO Group Inc. is an online media company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars).

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4. Netflix

3.9 stars

Netflix is an entertainment company headquartered in the Los Gatos, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"Best place I have ever worked after 15 years working in the bay area. I only wished that I had been working here when my 2 kids were born. I couldn't ask for a more supportive e..."

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5. Comcast Spotlight

3.7 stars

Comcast Spotlight is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Comcast Spotlight:

"Great place to work"

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6. Alliance Data

3.7 stars

Alliance Data is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Plano, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.2 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Alliance Data:

"Great workplace with women leaders across the businesses. Fantastic work culture!"

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7. Turner (Turner Broadcasting System)

3.6 stars

Turner (Turner Broadcasting System) is a broadcast media company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Turner (Turner Broadcasting System):

"Turner is much better than many companies based in Georgia. It does well with maternity leave, family planning and telecommuting. Every day support is dependent on the team. I a..."

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8. Red Ventures

3.6 stars

Red Ventures is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Fort Mill, SC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.4 stars) and social activities and environment (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Red Ventures:

"There's no women in IT or highest management positions "

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9. Horizon Media

3.6 stars

Horizon Media is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Los Angeles, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.7 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.3 stars).

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10. Discovery Communications

3.5 stars

Discovery Communications is a broadcast media company headquartered in the Silver Spring, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and family growth support (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Discovery Communications:

"My supervisor did not have children so her lack of empathy for me and the mothers on my team was tough to manage at times. She even called herself and "old fashion manager" and ..."

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11. Nielsen

3.5 stars

Nielsen is an information services company headquartered in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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

"In general, Nielsen is a female friendly company. Coming from the CEO, the company is supporting Diversity and Inclusion and specifically the opportunities for women. There is s..."

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12. DigitasLBi

3.4 stars

DigitasLBi is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Boston, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and social activities and environment (4.0 stars).

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

"Great place to work. While they admittedly still are challenged by some key workplace issues, vocally working to address them and welcome constructive feedback to help solve as ..."

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13. Penguin Random House

3.4 stars

Penguin Random House is a publishing company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Penguin Random House:

"I'm proud to work in a department where we all happen to be women, our directors our women and our sales director is a woman. This industry is definitely woman dominant but the ..."

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14. Sony Pictures Entertainment

3.4 stars

Sony Pictures Entertainment is an entertainment company headquartered in the Culver City, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Sony Pictures Entertainment:

"Great place for the female employee!"

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15. Epsilon

3.4 stars

Epsilon is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Irving, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and ability to telecommute (3.8 stars).

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

"Epsilon has a lot of really talented members, but they have a management issue in that their mid-level management isn't really empowered. They also seem to have a rather archaic..."

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16. Viacom

3.4 stars

Viacom is an entertainment company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 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 Viacom:

"I have been fortunate enough to work with some very successful individuals, female and male alike. However, my female leaders are a true inspiration for all young women to aspir..."

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17. Clearlink

3.4 stars

Clearlink is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Orem, UT area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.2 stars) and the people you work with (4.1 stars).

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

"It seems like the top levels of management are a bit of a "good ol' boys" club. Many of the people who receive frequent promotions are bros who are friendly with the boss. There..."

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18. Experian

3.4 stars

Experian is an information services company headquartered in the Costa Mesa, CA 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 Experian:

"Focus on the bottom line has impacted employee satisfaction. "

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19. Cox Communications

3.4 stars

Cox Communications is a broadcast media company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.7 stars).

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

"It was a great place to work until the company consolidation. "

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20. Starcom MediaVest Group

3.3 stars

Starcom MediaVest Group is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Starcom MediaVest Group:

"People are smart and benefits are good. Compensation and career path management is challenging because it's very unstructured - no formal raise timing, long periods of wage fre..."

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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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