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

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 August 1, 2020. 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:

"In the last 5 plus years the organization has transformed into a family friendly work environment where I feel like I can be awesome at work and be active in my kids' lives. It's …"

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2. Chicago Marketing, Inc

4.2 stars

Chicago Marketing, Inc is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Downers Grove, IL area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Chicago Marketing, Inc:

"I love the company I work for. They believe in great values, fill the workplace with great people, and genuinely care about their employees."

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3. 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 (4.7 stars).

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

"Incredibly supportive for working parents, especially mothers. "

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4. 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 social activities and environment (4.7 stars).

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5. Netflix

3.9 stars

Netflix is an entertainment company headquartered in the Los Gatos, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"Great facility. Great environment. Recommend working here."

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6. MKTG

3.9 stars

MKTG 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 female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

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

"MKTG deserves every bit of the stellar work place reputation it has earned. Working at MKTG has been a pleasure despite the less than competitive wages."

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7. 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 (4.8 stars) and the people you work with (4.4 stars).

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

"I worked there for 20plus years. I loved it. Unfortunately for me the company changed their model and I did not along with many others fit into their new model."

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8. 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:

"I love this place! So much so that I've been here over 15 years. The people are friendly, easy going, super fun and pretty smart. We do really cool work for our clients and work w…"

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9. 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 paid time off (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 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 am …"

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10. 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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11. 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 (4.3 stars) and social activities and environment (4.3 stars).

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

"Free tampons and pads in the restroom, great response to constructive feedback. Wonderful corporate response and connection to ground level personelle. I only wish there were …"

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12. 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 fr…"

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13. HBO

3.5 stars

HBO 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 (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars).

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

"No comment"

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14. 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 sti…"

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15. 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 me…"

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16. 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 (3.9 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 a …"

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17. 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 w…"

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18. 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've worked at three major media corps and Viacom is by far the best. My coworkers are also the best."

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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 (3.8 stars).

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

"Great, family-oriented company. Mangers tend to skew in a more traditional sense in way of work. It was harder to adjust as a younger employee that could be more nimble. Excellent…"

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20. 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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

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

"Great place for the female 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 August 1, 2020.

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