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The 20 Best Pharmaceuticals Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (August 2022)

Looking for a new job in pharmaceuticals? Check our list of the most women-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best pharmaceuticals companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Pharmaceuticals companies on this list have 10 or more submissions as of August 1, 2022. Rate your company ›

The 20 best pharmaceuticals companies to work for

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Boston, MA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Vertex Pharmaceuticals:

"I was and continue to be excited about Vertex's mission and commitment to patients. But I have also been impressed with their COVID-19 response, the commitment to implement a long…"

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Sanofi Pasteur is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Lyon area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Sanofi Pasteur:

"It's an honor and a privilege to work for a cause I am passionate about with people I admire at a company I respect."

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Parexel is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Waltham, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.8 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.8 stars).

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Teva Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the North Wales, PA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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GlaxoSmithKline is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Abilene, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for salary satisfaction (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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

"I have been impressed with GSK and their avenues for ensuring that talented women have the opportunity to progress their careers. They have rotational opportunities available, wom…"

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AbbVie is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the North Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

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

"I love working for AbbVie. I have many strong female role models to look up to in management. They just rolled out an incredible family leave policy. I get unlimited sick time to…"

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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Buffalo Grove, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy:

"Diplomat is heavily populated by female employees and the care for the employees is outstanding. The upper management is very balanced and focuses on wellness and work-life balan…"

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Astellas Pharma US is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Northbrook, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for family growth support (4.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.9 stars).

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

"Employees are treated well. Great place to work if you are employed. Contractors are literally 2nd class citizens. Badges are a different color, you are charged more for food in t…"

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Eli Lilly is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Indianapolis, IN area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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Lash Group is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Fort Mill, SC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Lash Group:

"Lash is a fantastic company to work for with plenty of room for growth and advancement."

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PPD is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Austin, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

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

"While being a Clinical Data Manager is a demanding job and the hours are long, I feel that PPD was a great place for women to work. There was equal representation of both male an…"

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Quintiles is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Durham, NC area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.0 stars).

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

"The second I started at Quintiles I knew I'd stay for a long time. All of my managers are female, most of the leadership are strong independent and brilliant women who have shown …"

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Pfizer, Inc. is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Pfizer, Inc.:

"Great company to work for!!"

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Syneos Health is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Morrisville, NC area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and women in leadership (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Syneos Health:

"Although I've worked for Syneos Health as a contractor, I've noticed that it is an excellent place to work. There are lots of women in management positions."

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TrialCard is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Cary, NC area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.8 stars) and support for diversity (4.4 stars).

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Bayer is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Akron, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.2 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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

"A great place to work Male or female."

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inVentiv Health is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Burlington, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and women in leadership (4.0 stars).

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Allergan is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the Parsippany, NJ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and sense of belonging (4.0 stars).

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

"This is the first big company I’ve ever worked for that actually cares about their employees. Reasonable quotas and expectations plus tons of perks!"

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AstraZeneca is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the London, United Kingdom 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 (3.8 stars).

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Novartis is a pharmaceuticals company headquartered in the East Hanover, NJ area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (3.9 stars) and family growth support (3.8 stars).

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

"Love the people and commitment to research and patients. Very supportive of career development based on performance. Have had multiple new job opportunities to grow over 15+ years…"

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