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The 20 Best Small Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

Looking for a company that’s just the right fit for you? InHerSight’s list of the best small companies to work for is based on millions of ratings and reviews from the women who actually work there.

Companies are rated on 16 factors of female friendliness, like the ability to work remotely, learning opportunities, female representation in leadership, management opportunities, salary satisfaction, and more. Rate your company ›

The 20 best small companies to work for

1. Carewell

4.7 stars

Carewell is a health, wellness and fitness company headquartered in the Charlotte, NC area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and female representation in leadership (5.0 stars).

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

"I have never worked at a company that so focuses on empowering their employees. I'm encouraged to follow the passions, projects, and roles that I truly want. The team is composed …"

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2. Expel, Inc

4.7 stars

Expel, Inc is a computer & network security company headquartered in the Herndon, VA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (5.0 stars) and employer responsiveness (5.0 stars).

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

"Expel is a growing startup in information security with fantastic people. We recognize the benefits of a diverse team."

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3. ABC Pet Resort & Spa

4.6 stars

ABC Pet Resort & Spa is a consumer services company headquartered in the Houston, TX area, that employs 2 to 10 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for ABC Pet Resort & Spa:

"The company philosophy is to serve our pet parents, as we become servant-leaders amongst our team. Wonderful, happy culture loving pets!"

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4. Khan Academy

4.5 stars

Khan Academy is an e-learning company headquartered in the Mountain View, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.9 stars) and paid time off (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Khan Academy:

"Definitely a culture that elevates women and provides plenty of opportunity to grow – while working on a significant and meaningful mission!"

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5. Pink Callers

4.5 stars

Pink Callers is a telecommunications company headquartered in the Middleburg, VA area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (5.0 stars) and ability to telecommute (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Pink Callers:

"Working for Pink Callers has been the most amazing experience! I love the companies values and their dedication to its employees!"

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6. Vodori

4.5 stars

Vodori is a computer software company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (5.0 stars).

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

"Smart and friendly peers. Flexibility of when to work and how to work. Management open to ideas and change. Refreshing. "

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7. Kink.com

4.5 stars

Kink.com is an entertainment company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kink.com:

"I am delighted to constantly tell people that this is the best job I've ever had."

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8. Influence & Co.

4.4 stars

Influence & Co. is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Columbia, MO area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and female representation in leadership (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Influence & Co.:

"Influence & Co. is a growing start-up company. Though there is still room for improvement, it is an excellent place to work."

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9. Lever

4.4 stars

Lever is an internet company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.8 stars).

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

"Lever is hands down the best company I've worked for. Full stop. _And_ it's been the best company I've worked for in how supportive it is of women in the workplace. I'm really …"

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10. Greenhouse Software, Inc

4.4 stars

Greenhouse Software, Inc is a computer software company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (5.0 stars) and flexible work hours (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Greenhouse Software, Inc:

"One of the few places where I didn't feel like I had to prove myself because I'm a woman"

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11. EMD Diamonds

4.4 stars

EMD Diamonds is a luxury goods & jewelry company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for family growth support (4.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for EMD Diamonds:

"Really fun place to work with really nice people, a great "get things done" environment . There was a really nice cohesive feeling in the office and the team in general felt like …"

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12. MVP Network Consulting

4.4 stars

MVP Network Consulting is an information technology and services company headquartered in the Buffalo, NY area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for MVP Network Consulting:

"Before coming to MVP I 'job hopped,' rarely staying in any one place for longer than a year. I've now been with MVP for over five years, and it is hands down my favorite employer.…"

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13. Crumpton Group LLC

4.4 stars

Crumpton Group LLC is an international affairs company headquartered in the Arlington, VA area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (5.0 stars).

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

"Management went above and beyond to accommodate a move out of town and enabled me to keep working remotely. Environment is intellectually challenging, and you must be able to stan…"

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14. The Zebra

4.4 stars

The Zebra is an insurance company headquartered in the Austin, TX area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and flexible work hours (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Zebra:

"Best place and a group of people (especially women) I have ever worked with/for."

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15. Sterling-Rice Group

4.3 stars

Sterling-Rice Group is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Boulder, CO area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Sterling-Rice Group:

"I'm impressed with how management and HR really care about us moms and how we're doing. When I returned from having a baby they were flexible with me and very caring. They even ad…"

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16. Even

4.3 stars

Even is a financial services company that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.8 stars) and the people you work with (4.8 stars).

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

"I am lucky to work at a company with such a powerful mission: to make the math/finances of being middle class easier. Being poor is expensive and everyone at the company is aligne…"

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17. Cloud for Good

4.3 stars

Cloud for Good is an information technology and services company headquartered in the Asheville, NC area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cloud for Good:

"Cloud for Good intentionally cultivates an environment where everyone can succeed. The company invests in working groups addressing core values, diversity and inclusion, and care …"

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18. Disruptor Beam

4.2 stars

Disruptor Beam is a computer games company headquartered in the Framingham Center, MA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.8 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Disruptor Beam:

"Game Companies traditionally have a low percentage of women working in them (on the order of 10% or so). While Disruptor Beam's ratio of female colleagues (~30%) is still below wh…"

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19. Widen Enterprises

4.2 stars

Widen Enterprises is a computer software company headquartered in the Madison, WI area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Widen Enterprises:

"Widen has created a culture that focuses on positivity and allowing everyone to reach their potential. Both men and women have the opportunity to thrive here."

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20. Grailed

4.2 stars

Grailed is an apparel & fashion company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (5.0 stars) and social activities and environment (4.9 stars).

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

"Grailed is an amazing place to work filled with emotionally intelligent, smart, kind, hardworking and fun people. The company does a great job at leveling people up and providing …"

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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 September 1, 2020.

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