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The 5 Best Military Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (April 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 April 1, 2020. 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 (4.3 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):

"I am a member of the United States Navy. It is the best Job I have ever had. There are a ridiculous amount of opportunities and benefits if you are willing to work for them."

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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 (3.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.7 stars).

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

"I think that everybody's experience is different depending on the people that you work with and your chain of command. I have heard some horror stories, but I had a pleasant exp..."

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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:

"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..."

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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 (3.6 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 April 1, 2020.

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