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

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 been rated by 10 or more participants as of December 3, 2019. Rate your company ›

The 5 best sporting goods companies to work for

1. Patagonia

3.8 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 (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

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

"Men in the workplace seemed to be held to a different (lower) standard of behavior, particularly in regard to professionalism and productivity. Complaints about the behavior of ..."

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2. Nike

3.3 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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars) and paid time off (3.7 stars).

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

"Work life balance is a high priority for me and Nike sets me up to be both successful at my job and a successful parent. Flex work hours, telecommuting and family friendly acti..."

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3. Adidas

3.2 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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.7 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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4. New Balance

3.1 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 paid time off (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (3.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for New Balance:

"Great company, horrible people to work with in the customer care department."

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5. Road Runner Sports

2.3 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 flexible work hours (3.3 stars) and paid time off (3.2 stars).

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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 3, 2019.

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