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The 7 Best Military Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2021)

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 10 or more submissions as of January 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 7 best military companies to work for

1. Air Force Research Laboratory

3.1 stars

Air Force Research Laboratory is a military company headquartered in the Dayton, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and wellness initiatives (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Air Force Research Laboratory:

"Outstanding place to work. Your performance drives your salary and whether you get promoted. Lab Demo personnel system is the best US Government personnel system I've ever work…"

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2. US Coast Guard

2.9 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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.5 stars).

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3. 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):

"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 and …"

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4. 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 salary satisfaction (3.1 stars).

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5. 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 support for diversity (4.0 stars).

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

"After working in public service for 5 other organizations, the US Army is the first to specifically address and rectify issues of gender inequality. I feel I have the most equal o…"

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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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7. US Navy

2.8 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:

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of January 1, 2021.

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