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The 6 Best Military Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (August 2020)

Looking for a new job in military? 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 military companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Military companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of August 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 6 best military companies to work for

1. US Coast Guard

3.2 stars

US Coast Guard is a military company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Coast Guard:

"Compared to other branches of the military, the Coast Guard is a different world. Your "shipmates" (even if you are both at desks) really look out for you, especially for the wome…"

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2. US Department of Defense (DOD)

2.9 stars

US Department of Defense (DOD) is a military company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Department of Defense (DOD):

"I loved my experience working for the DOD and with the military community."

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3. US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

2.9 stars

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a military company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE):

"Could use some more family friendly programs, but upper management is listening and actively working with us to help find solutions. "

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4. US Army

2.9 stars

US Army is a military company headquartered in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Army:

"A lot of people are very sensitive to me being a female. I'm judge harsher than my co-workers but I'm treated nicer. "

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5. US Navy

2.9 stars

US Navy is a military company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Navy:

"Best years of my life!"

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6. US Marine Corps

2.8 stars

US Marine Corps is a military company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.0 stars) and paid time off (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for US Marine Corps:

"I’m very happy and proud of my experiences while serving. I’d recommend any young man/woman enlist for at least one term."

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of August 1, 2020.

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