Best / Worst Companies for Women?

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Dec 19, 2017 273 Comments

I’ve worked at a couple toxic companies and I’m wondering which companies are female friendly and not full of tech bros? GitHub, Google, and Oath seem good. Are there any others people can recommend? Also, which companies should I avoid?

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  • Microsoft / Eng Gs4478
    i’m wondering which companies are friendly for 30y males, who like hiking and biking and not full of tech bros, SJWs and feminists?
    Dec 19, 2017 10
    • Amazon vdudbsh
      All of them?
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Qualtrics watery
      Damn, so salty.
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Engineer at AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Hey watery, y’all make some good surveys!
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Coursera YjCR60
      This totally by a tech bro in denial
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Microsoft Best
      Which tech companies don't have all these weirdo dudes who pretend they like going outside.

      I was promised a cave. And instead I got granola bullshit.
      Dec 19, 2017
  • Facebook Atnn72
    Facebook
    Dec 19, 2017 11
    • Facebook awhellno
      It's true. I think a lot of it is Sheryl's influence, and there's a growing number of woman M1s.
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Facebook awhellno
      @noice if that's not the definition of a feminist, what is?
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Amazon C Martel
      Definitely FB the loser has been SJW playpen
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Facebook CywT56
      ROFL "I'm not a feminist, I just believe women should be treated better". Brilliant.
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Nordstrom peaches3
      “proud feminist dude” ahahahahhahahahahahahahahahha
      Dec 20, 2017
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Microsoft
      Lololz

      Microsoft

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      Amazon
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      Amazon to the country club.
      Lololzmore
      Disgusting. Stfu. Wrapped.
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Microsoft / Product
      Freya ❤️

      Microsoft Product

      BIO
      Goddess of love and fertility, war and wealth
      Freya ❤️more
      I think he meant that 96% of women would never even consider fucking him so he is 96% bitter about women. I’m sure he’s just confused. That happens to guys sometimes. 😉
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Lyft LadyDev
      Once again, Microsoft is slow to catch up with the times. 😆
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Yahoo Yolo47
      Ahh how ignorant and petty of you. Guess you needed some attention during this lonely holiday season since no woman would want you with that kind of attitude. 🙄
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Cisco cysco
      You just dig a grave for yourself with this comment.
      Dec 23, 2017
  • Postmates psdb0
    Avoid Postmates
    Dec 19, 2017 16
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      Links? Stories? 😱😱😱
      Jan 18, 2018
    • Postmates PoachMe
      Lol the CEO publicly cusses out engineers IN PERSON, regularly yells like an unhinged toddler, and threatens to fire people. That’s only part of it. I know two women that felt extremely uncomfortable at an offsite because of the behavior of a male coworker who got too friendly and other female coworkers that have confided about being undermined and having their work publicly called out when it never happens to their male coworkers. The fact that there’s an entire topic in the company blind channel on who the hottest people are is disgusting and proof of the kind of culture we have.
      Jan 18, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      😥 I'm sorry to hear! Thanks for sharing.
      Jan 18, 2018
    • Capital One / Eng SCp087
      Wow. After all these years and he still hasn't grown the fuck up.
      Jan 18, 2018
    • New / Eng zyzzyva!
      Thanks for all the advice. Love Blind!!!
      Aug 15, 2018
  • Post-Susan Fowler Uber is a utopia for women. Boy has the pendulum swung the other way. Management is desparate to hire women to improve PR. You can basically do no work and not get fired as managers are afraid of retaluation. You can come and leave whenever you want. Nobody would dare offend you as HR is on hyper policing mode. Complaints again male employees are ruled in favor of women with no investigation. You will get promoted easily, raises easily. Come to Uber!
    Dec 21, 2017 11
    • Airbnb KttnPoodl
      You people are so clueless. This is just modern day feminism. Nothing new here.
      Dec 22, 2017
    • Qualtrics watery
      It's really not. Most people don't want this.
      Dec 22, 2017
    • Airbnb KttnPoodl
      I don’t know what most people want. I know what feminists want. You just feel weird about it because you probably call yourself a feminist and just now realize what you’ve associated yourself with.
      Dec 22, 2017
    • Apple Galah
      Sounds like a terrible place for women still. 👎🏻
      Dec 24, 2017
    • Google / Eng lululemunz
      @KttbPoodl too real.
      Dec 28, 2017
  • Intel techymechy
    Depends....I believe that the best company for all employees is the best company for women. Intel has the most stupid, discriminatory policies towards white/Asian males and the most overt, coddling of URM'S imaginable. This was done by the BOZO management. This can change in an instant...

    I cannot recommend Intel as a place to work. Look for companies which have broad based employee happiness. This indicates good management. Don't look for companies that are focusing on a select group of employees-this indicates BOZO msnsgement.
    Dec 19, 2017 7
    • Google / Eng
      lena33

      Google Eng

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      lena33more
      I had bad experience with Intel - couldn't pass further than recruiter. I'm FullStack and have 95% response rate on recruiter phase. Not with Intel:) I tried hard: found a guy i worked with and ask for referral. No luck:) Maybe i didn't pass their description of incompetent woman:)
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Capital One / Eng COINYE
      This kind of shit gives women in tech a bad rap. Shame on Intel.
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Microsoft
      JoanHarris

      Microsoft

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      Goddess of sexual pleasure and other pleasant things. I have left Microsoft and am working at Amazon but, of course, my opinions are my own.
      JoanHarrismore
      Don’t worry boys, I’m sure a few incompetent women in management will mesh well with the scads of incompetent men who were already there.
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

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      Engineer at AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Maybe we don’t hire people on the basis of sex/orientation/skin color/religion? You know, the thing that was preached several decades ago? Perhaps we have bar raisers and only hire at a certain bar. If the workforce ends up being all white, Asian, and middle eastern dude, so be it.
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Intel Boo-boo
      There are lots of very competent women and URM'S at Intel, but the bar has been lowered to nonexistent for hiring women and URM'S and this has been extended , as techymechy stated, to overt cuddling and promotion. The discrimination against white/Asian males is over-the-top obvious to support the woman/URM hiring processes.
      Dec 22, 2017
  • Salesforce Dred
    Salesforce invented equality for all. It's taken very seriously here.
    Dec 19, 2017 6
    • Facebook / Eng E12
      Can’t tell if sarcastic or idiot?
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Amazon Decjcka
      Sarcastic or not, Salesforce does take it seriously
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Salesforce Mr. India
      Sarcastic idiot
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Salesforce / Eng mebi
      Depends on the group. Some are not.
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Salesforce Mehehhh
      Really like it here
      Dec 21, 2017
  • Qualtrics watery
    Probably avoid MS.
    Just as a psa, what I want from a female friendly company is NOT one that forces diversity or lowers the car.
    Companies that train to avoid biases, have younger professionals, but don't hire for numbers are my ideal.

    It's okay if a company has more guys, as long as they're not toxic.

    It's an odd balance.
    Dec 19, 2017 4
    • I think this is sensible. You don't care about the demographics, and neither should your company, but you don't want to work with assholes.
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Qualtrics watery
      Exactly. I think a lot of people think that people want a hostile take over. While there are people in that mindset, the vast majority of people in general just want to grow their careers, and have cool coworkers
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Adobe Advocate
      Interesting take coming from someone who works at a Utah County company where there could be Provo all star misogyny. What is culture like at Q?
      Dec 27, 2017
    • Qualtrics watery
      It's great in Seattle, awful in Utah. If you're female in Utah, you're expected to be in sales.
      Dec 27, 2017
  • Uber enuff
    Read this entire thread. Biggest takeaway is to avoid Microsoft.
    Dec 21, 2017 3
    • Microsoft / Eng _-#
      Are you afraid of equality or grown-ups?
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Guidewire Lawn
      One can’t help but notice the number of Trumpsters and misogynists from Microsoft on blind.
      Dec 23, 2017
    • Qualtrics watery
      I love those Microsoft autists, but I wish they weren't such dicks.
      Dec 26, 2017
  • F5 Networks / Sales
    UrMomma

    F5 Networks Sales

    BIO
    Just lurking...
    UrMommamore
    Uber. ;-)
    Dec 19, 2017 1
    • haha. if you love sexual joke, join at Uber
      Dec 19, 2017
  • Amazon 1023
    ~(Best companies for men) = (best companies for men)
    Dec 19, 2017 3
    • New Lildev
      OP
      🤔
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Amazon kharri
      Huh?
      Dec 19, 2017
    • Yahoo xHif38
      ~denotes complimentary set in logic
      Dec 20, 2017
  • Amazon xAkn50
    Facebook is the best!
    Dec 19, 2017 1
    • Oracle Tomorrow
      Really? My interactions and experience with Facebook employees (in person and on Blind) have been generally negative. Everyone there seems to have big egos and not very kind.
      Dec 21, 2017
  • Google / Eng ungoogley
    "not full of tech Bros"...? Like it or not, this is a fairly male dominated industry. Considering that, I'm not sure how exactly you plan on getting away from "tech bros".
    Dec 20, 2017 3
    • Qualtrics watery
      I think tech bro is a personality type.
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Uber Warl0ck
      Legalize tech bros
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Microsoft / Product
      Freya ❤️

      Microsoft Product

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      Goddess of love and fertility, war and wealth
      Freya ❤️more
      Tech bros are a specific variety of douchey, arrogant tech worker
      Dec 20, 2017
  • Yahoo <0.o>
    I had a conversation about this the other day with some female coworkers and managers who said that that Oath is one of the better companies for women in tech. You often see some horror stories on here from those who work at other large companies but those things don't appear to be happening at Oath. It certainly depends upon the specific team but, within groups that I frequently work with, everyone is professional and just wants to work together and get things accomplished
    Dec 19, 2017 3
    • Yahoo Cakers
      I agree with this. As a woman, all my years at yahoo I have never ever felt discriminated against or condescended in any shape or form. Not sure about oath yet.
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Lyft LadyDev
      That’s amazing! More companies should be like this.
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Salesforce Mehehhh
      I loved yahoo and you can see your median pay and I was not paid less than my male coworkers
      Dec 21, 2017
  • Ellie Mae jigsaw
    LinkedIn is great for women!
    Dec 19, 2017 0
  • Medallia ELJy64
    Microsoft is bad for women
    Dec 19, 2017 9
    • Puget Sound Energy
      anonymuz

      Puget Sound Energy

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      Microsoft
      anonymuzmore
      (women and men)
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Microsoft
      Lololz

      Microsoft

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      Amazon
      BIO
      Amazon to the country club.
      Lololzmore
      Not true
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Lyft LadyDev
      Based on the comments I read on here, working at Microsoft seems like pure hell. Blind is littered with comments about Microsoft not being a good place for women, and just an unhealthy environment in general.
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Microsoft
      ശശി

      Microsoft

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      Amazon
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      Manager of small dev team in Azure
      ശശിmore
      Lyft, take these comments with a grain of salt. I can confirm that some teams are pure hell. Some teams are great. There are some great engineers here, a good deal of diverse projects to work on. I would say it is one of the best companies to work for.
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Medallia ELJy64
      It’s really varies among teams, but how do you ensure candidates that you are joining a great team? The employee’s experience is as important as branding, it needs to be consistent. Microsoft needs to bring the next level game on to get the very top level talent. Starting from people who play politics all day long and doing no work ( plenty and plenty of them) . It’s a culture change and it needs to start from the top.
      Dec 23, 2017
  • Tableau Muskie777
    Dec 19, 2017 10
    • Tableau Muskie777
      Re Quiet rooms: yes, they are for (but not exclusively) lactating women. At one point, they were exclusive and called “Mother’s Rooms”. Then Tableau changed them to be multi-use and called them “Quiet Rooms” (which is an industry common term).

      Even when they were “Mother’s Rooms” a male colleague on my team (someone I didn’t think was particularly insensitive either) even told me he used the room for naps because “nobody is ever in there”.

      More then one complaint has been made about misuse in these rooms. HR didn’t do anything for a year that I was there and aware of the issue.

      🤷🏽‍♀️
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Amazon ogee
      The same missuse of lactating rooms occurs at Amazon as well.
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Facebook IuTyuB
      WTF? Why do you call them quiet rooms. At FB our quiet rooms are for napping, and mothers rooms are for lactating.
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Tableau Muskie777
      @luTyuB

      Yeah, I think the use of the term “quiet rooms” is a large part of the problem.

      However, as I stated above people (who were not capable of lactating) were using them for napping even when they were called “Mother’s Rooms”.

      Some women tried to lobby for the “Mother’s Room” term to be reinstated, or offer BOTH “Quiet Rooms” and “Mother’s Rooms” (like Amazon/Facebook does). However, at Tableau, HR resisted (just like the GD post pointed out).

      I imagine the reluctance to kick the unreserved men out (or at least inform them what is the appropriate use of these rooms) is tied to the same reason the room name changed from “Mother’s Room” to “Quiet Room” in the first place.

      Bad move Tableau HR...you just made your company super liable to be sued (especially considering that this is a federal mandate).
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Lyft LadyDev
      @muskie777 #Tableau is known for being douchey / bro-y. Well, I’ve heard this about the company several times, at least. Not someplace I would work.
      Dec 21, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng !#b
    What tech companies are all women and profitable?
    Dec 20, 2017 5
    • Expedia JWP2107
      What tech company (or society) is all male and profitable/successful?
      Dec 20, 2017
    • PayPal TeterPhiel
      This ... don’t join Microsoft or you’ll run into this person
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Qualtrics watery
      Boogeyman
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Salesforce Mehehhh
      Stitch fix.
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Oracle Tomorrow
      I saw an article Alibaba liked to hire women...dunno if that’s true.
      Dec 21, 2017
  • Apple Everest199
    Apple under Tim Cook has become very diversity-minded. Like everything else Apple does it's almost become a crusade around here.
    Dec 19, 2017 4
    • Lyft / Other
      Joanne S.

      Lyft Other

      BIO
      Your fave
      Joanne S.more
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Illumina / Other
      GenomeKing

      Illumina Other

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      Illumina
      GenomeKingmore
      Hahaaha didn't apple fire the black lady who accidentally introduced the idea of diversity of ideas?
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Apple / Eng serpentsey
      She wasn’t fired.
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Lyft LadyDev
      Just re-assigned as a volunteer.
      Dec 21, 2017
  • Amazon FekW34
    Thoughts on Amazon?
    Dec 19, 2017 11
    • Amazon / Eng Amazon.com
      Tipi are you in a tech role? Are most of these L6 women around you SDMs or ?
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Amazon tipi
      All sdes
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Microsoft / Product
      Freya ❤️

      Microsoft Product

      BIO
      Goddess of love and fertility, war and wealth
      Freya ❤️more
      L6 female employee. So far my group at Amazon is great compared to Microsoft. Fewer people talk over me and there are a lot more women in power (leadership roles or general thought leadership) compared to my teams at Microsoft.

      Since everyone gets ownership, you don’t have that thing where men swoop in and try to run your space and “leverage” your work - that is refreshing.

      You will work a lot but so far I have been judged on what I do, not my sex. So I’m cool with that.
      Dec 20, 2017
    • Amazon aCqz14
      @Freya how long have you been at Amazon? I remember being optimistic when I joined...
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Amazon kharri
      @acqz - same
      Dec 22, 2017