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The 5 Best Sporting Goods Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2021)

Looking for a new job in sporting goods? 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 sporting goods companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Sporting Goods companies on this list have 10 or more submissions as of January 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 5 best sporting goods companies to work for

1. Patagonia

4.1 stars

Patagonia is a sporting goods company headquartered in the Ventura, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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2. Nike

3.2 stars

Nike is a sporting goods company headquartered in the Beaverton, OR area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

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

"Nike has made massive strides in becoming a Women-centered company. The executive table is now 50/50 male/female represented. Many in senior leadership are women with a large numb…"

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3. Road Runner Sports

3.2 stars

Road Runner Sports is a sporting goods company headquartered in the San Diego, CA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (3.3 stars).

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4. Adidas

3.0 stars

Adidas is a sporting goods company headquartered in the Rolling Meadows, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.4 stars).

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

"3 year contract between adidas and Orlando City Soccer Club that was not renewed, since Manager had other agendas in mind"

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5. New Balance

2.8 stars

New Balance is a sporting goods company headquartered in the Boston, MA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.5 stars).

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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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