InHerSight.com's Top 10 IT Companies for Women to Work For in 2017
InHerSight.com's Top 10 IT Companies for Women to Work For in 2017
Each year we read about "Fortune's Best 100 Companies to Work For" in the United States. Google has been No. 1 for eight of the last 11 years; others like NetApp, SAS and Salesforce are regulars on that list. Now there's a list especially for women professionals. Every day thousands of women come to InHerSight.com, an anonymous company review platform for women, to rate their companies on 14 metrics—from flexible work hours and the ability to telecommute to maternity leave policies, management opportunities and salary satisfaction. More than 150,000 women have contributed to InHerSight's growing database of 30,000 companies. The following eWEEK slide show lists the top 10 technology companies for women based on findings from InHerSight.com.
Procore Technologies: 4.4 out of 5 stars
This Carpinteria, Calif.-based construction management software company gets consistently high scores from the women working there, particularly for its unlimited PTO policy and multitude of personal and professional development activities. Development activities include wine tastings, kickboxing classes and salsa dancing, as well as professional development in communication, presentation, technical skills and mentorship. In addition, Procore credits women in top leadership from the company's start for helping to build and maintain its female-friendly culture.
CA Technologies: 4.3 out of 5 stars
This New York City-based enterprise software provider has its best scores for paid time off and family growth support. The company doesn't track vacation via any formal system and believes that its employees are driven to achieve their goals and objectives and can deliver better results when their workplace flexes to allow employees to meet their needs both at work and home. Another great benefit are the subsidized onsite Montessori-certified Children's Centers in the company's larger offices. The centers offer the highest quality childcare, development and education while enabling parents to maintain contact with their children throughout the working day.
Hubspot: 4.3 out of 5 stars
This Cambridge, Mass.-based global inbound marketing and sales platform gets its highest scores for the ability to telecommute, paid time off and flexible work hours. HubSpot values working parents, offering flex time, flexible working hours and work from home options for all HubSpot employees, as well as 12 weeks of paid maternity leave. The company also champions women and their career growth on all fronts and through its Women@HubSpot group, the company organizes programming that promotes and empowers women by identifying opportunities toward career growth.
Facebook: 4.0 out of 5 stars
This Menlo Park, Calif.-based tech titan surprisingly gets its highest scores for family growth support and maternity policies. Facebook offers an industry-leading 16 weeks of paid parental leave. New parents receive $4,000 to spend on their children and subsidized day care, plus $20,000 worth of family planning benefits (which covers egg freezing, sperm retrieval procedures and fees to use a surrogacy agency). In addition, Facebook employees have the flexibility to set personalized work schedules, and the company measures progress by impact—not hours.
LinkedIn: 4.0 out of 5 stars
This Mountain View, Calif., professional social networking website gets its highest scores for wellness benefits, social activities and environment. From fitness to mindfulness, LinkedIn provides motivation, education and a host of offerings so its employees can attain a healthier, more productive lifestyle. Examples include on-site fitness centers offering classes ranging from meditation to high-intensity TRX to yoga and even Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Thai boxing, and a perk allowance employees can use annually to pay for gym memberships, personal trainers, fitness classes, various types of lessons (such as swim and tennis) and massages. They also host an average of 48 events per year (e.g., Bring Your Parents to Work Day) in each of their 30 offices, all facilitated by a network of 250 "culture champions."
Ericsson: 3.9 out of 5 stars
This Swedish provider of communications equipment, software and services, with U.S. headquarters in Plano, Texas, has its highest scores for the option to telecommute and paid time off. Ericsson offers an average of three weeks of vacation, a week of sick days, a week to take care of sick family members, six personal days and one paid volunteering day annually. In addition, Ericsson is working hard to increase its number of female employees, publicly stating a goal of increasing the number of female employees at all levels of the company to 30 percent by 2020.
Google: 3.8 out of 5 stars
Google, best known for its search engine but also owns brands such as YouTube, Waze and Nest, gets its highest scores for wellness initiatives and maternity and adoptive leave policies. Google grants biological moms 18 weeks of fully paid and vested maternity leave. Google wants its employees to "live a healthy life" and supports this by offering onsite wellness and health care services, including physicians, chiropractors, physical therapy, massage services, on-site fitness centers and classes, as well as a wide assortment of on campus cafes and micro kitchens that provide nutritious meals and snacks for employees in many of its locations.
PayPal: 3.8 out of 5 stars
This San Jose, Calif., enabler of digital and mobile payments received its highest scores for maternity and adoptive leave and wellness initiatives. The company offers 16 weeks of maternity leave and a four-week paid phase back time. It should be noted that PayPal has above average scores for its mentorship programs, offering a series of individual, group and peer mentoring opportunities for women through its UNITY ERG. PayPal also has above average percentages of women working there: 44 percent of its workforce is female.
Salesforce: 3.7 out of 5 stars
This San Francisco-based enterprise sales software company has its highest ratings for wellness initiatives and paid time off. In addition to a generous paid time off policy, all Salesforce employees receive seven days of paid time off every year to spend giving back to nonprofit causes that are meaningful to them. Wellbeing is a core value at Salesforce, and the company offers a number of programs to encourage employees to be healthy, happy and thrive in and out of the office, such as thousands of square feet dedicated as "Mindful Zones" where employees can go to meditate, unplug and refuel. Salesforce's Wellness Reimbursement Program provides employees with the opportunity to practice mindfulness on their own time. The company reimburses up to $100 a month for fitness activities, massages, nutritional counseling, smoking-cessation programs, weight-management programs and more.
Dell: 3.6 out of 5 stars
This Round Rock, Texas-based end-to-end computing solutions company received its highest scores for providing the option to telecommute and paid time off. Dell wants 50 percent of its workforce telecommuting by 2020; the average Dell employee works remotely 10 times a month, and this volume of remote work saves employees $12 million in fuel costs and 136 million miles of travel per year. At Dell, flexibility is not limited to a project or initiative but expands to a culture that enables team members to be successful whenever and wherever best fits their work-life needs.SUMMARY: Dell Helps Employees Achieve Work-Life Balance With Telecommuting Options