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The 5 Best Military Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

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 December 1, 2019. Rate your company ›

The 5 best military companies to work for

1. US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

3.0 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 (3.6 stars).

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

"I think the Corps overall provides a professional working environment for women, and there are ample benefits such as good annual leave (2.5-5 weeks/year depending on your time ..."

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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 (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 stars).

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

"The organization and administration is great. My first line supervisor clearly dislikes having to talk to me and my female partner, however is all buddy buddy with male shift an..."

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3. 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:

"Of course one's experience in the Navy will vary wildly depending on rate, command, sea/shore, and personal levels of motivation; however, I can honestly say, being the daughter..."

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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:

"This is one of the only careers where I can be completely equal to a man. I have the same opportunities and benefits as everyone else. Of course, there's still people who can't ..."

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5. 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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.7 stars).

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

"The USMC has received a lot of negative attention in the media lately. Although there is a culture of men silently attacking women online, this is not just a Corps-wide problem:..."

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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 December 1, 2019.

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