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8 Companies Getting Creative to Recruit + Retain Women

Posted by Glassdoor Team

Career Advice Experts

March 3, 2020

It's Women's History Month and in addition to celebrating the rich history of women in the U.S., UK and Australia, many companies are doubling down on their commitment to female leaders. It has become a moral and strategic imperative to hire, empower and promote women in the workplace. In fact, employers worldwide are focusing more and more on recruiting and retaining female employees. They're going beyond the basic benefits, to really foster inclusive environments.

Here are 8 companies that have gotten creative to recruit and retain women. Oh, and they're all hiring now.  Find a job that fits your life today.

Levi Strauss
Cool Offering: In February 2020, Levi announced eight weeks of paid time off per year to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition. “Some of the most important investments we make are in the well-being of our employees. We are introducing paid family leave to offer our employees the flexibility to care for ill family members without worrying about the stability of their job or finances,” said Chip Bergh, president and chief executive officer of Levi Strauss & Co.
Open Roles: Sales Stylist, Wholesale Account Associate, Technical Product Manager, Product Developer, Senior Director of Strategy Holiday Retail Sales Associate, Associate Director of Digital Design, Director of Diversity Inclusion & Belonging, Assistant Marketing Manager of SEO & more.
What Employees Say: “The team and atmosphere is great and definitely a good place to gain experience and develop soft skills. The management team pushes you to strive for results for the store but not in a demeaning way and are all really chill. Overall, it is a great first job experience.” —Current Sales Stylist

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Cool Offering: The Act Two career relaunch program at NBCUniversal is a 6-month paid, fixed-term role for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for personal reasons such as caregiving. The program is open to women and men who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce (in an office/corporate environment) for at least 2 years.
Open Roles: Financial Analyst, Program Manager, Sr. Digital Editorial Producer, Communications Coordinator, Digital Finance manager, Assignment Editor, Manager of Brand Strategy, Cyber Security Manager, Research Analyst & more.
What Employees Say: “Great Benefits, great work atmosphere. Invests in employees.” —Current Employee

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Cool Offering: Through the Recharge program, PayPal encourages skilled technologists who have taken a career break for personal or family reasons to feel equipped to return to the workforce. “Through Recharge, we offer the opportunity to participate in a bootcamp and apply for a 16-week paid program geared toward helping qualified technologists make a smooth transition back into the workforce.”
Open Roles: Manager of Sales Analytics & Insights, Software Engineer, Program Manager of Global Merchant Services, Risk Management Intern, Sr. Product Manager, Lead Solutions Consultant Payments, Business Development Director, Sr. Android Engineer, Head of P2P Social Products, Data Analyst, Finance & Accounting Intern, Creative Lab Strategist & more.
What Employees Say: “Employee-friendly, flexible, mission/ values-driven, offers career advancement opportunities, technologically advanced, innovative, excellent culture, great pay & benefits, free learning resources (like safari books, linkedin learning, slack channels), lunch & learn sessions, free cereal/ snacks, fruits, multiple growth tracks/ learning paths to choose from, free vending machines for accessories, reasonable work-life balance.” —Former Employee

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Cool Offering: In addition to offering robust fertility benefits and surrogacy assistance, Pinterest offers onsite classes such as meditation, yoga, and massage at various locations. Employees can also connect with a coach for a confidential conversation about your performance, growth, work relationships, or managing work responsibilities using the tool, Bravely. Plus, when the 16-week Parental Leave for new moms comes to an end, they can take advantage of Pinterest’s 4 week, ‘Gradual Return to Work’ program.
Open Roles: Brand Writer, Product Manager of Ads, Global Travel Manager, Motion Designer of Brand Creative, Sales Content Marketing Manager, Software Engineer, Intellectual Property Operations Specialist, Fullstack Engineer, Customer Operations & more.
What Employees Say: “In my time at Pinterest, I've grown tremendously through the support of my team. I've been given the chance to work on high impact, challenging problems, and can see the direct throughline of my output to the company's mission. My time at Pinterest has flown by, mainly because of the great and challenging work, the great coworkers, and a product I personally use and can stand behind.” —Current Senior Technical Sourcer

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Cool Offering: “We have expanded our employee benefits over the past few years based on direct employee feedback—adding a 401(k) match, an ESPP, a wellness subsidy, additional paid parental leave, an educational reimbursement each year, commuter benefits, paid volunteer time off, and more,” says CEO Dan Springer. Their big investment? An inclusive policy to accommodate employees welcoming a new child through birth, surrogacy, or adoption that offers up to six months paid parental leave for primary caregivers and two months paid leave for secondary caregivers.
Open Roles: Senior Data Product Manager, Regional Vice President Small to Medium Government, Head of Talent Outreach and Inclusion, Strategic Account Manager, Web Operations Analytics Intern, Product Manager, Scrum Master, Data Solutions Engineer, Staff Accountant, Senior Financial Analyst & more.
What Employees Say: “DocuSign is an incredible company. I've never been a part of a company where everyone is so genuinely supportive and willing to go out of there way to help others out. The culture and tone are set from the top down -- you truly feel empowered to do the best work of your life here. It's an extremely exciting time for the company as we are expanding our offerings and ability to help customers become more agreeable. Plenty of opportunity for growth, great benefits and compensation packages.” —Current Customer Success Manager

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Cool Offering: As one of several programs one of many programs Intel deploys to attract talented women and underrepresented minorities to Intel, they offer thousands of dollars in cash bonuses to employees who refer women, minorities, and veterans to its workforce. Intel will pay up to $4,000 in bonuses to employees who refer a woman, minority, or veteran to its workforce, the company confirmed in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.
Open Roles: Head of Social Media Editorial and Planning, Process Engineer, Photonic Circuit Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, Manufacturing Equipment Technician, Global Events General Manager, Packaging Engineer, Admin Support, Research Scientist, VP of Client Roadmap Planning & more.
What Employees Say: “People are incredible. The environment is incredible. If you have an opportunity to work here do it!!!” —

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HERE Technologies
Cool Offering: HERE’s Women's Initiative Network (WIN) connects our female employees with mentors and sponsors. WIN also organizes an annual global tech event called WITness that provides a platform for women at HERE to share technical, business, career and personal knowledge and insights.
Open Roles: Sr. Account Executive, Software Engineer II, Principal DevOps Engineer, Lead Site Reliability Engineer, Senior manager Continuous Improvement, Sales Support Specialist, HR Manager, GRC Specialist, Information Security Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “I work remotely, but it's very easy to get in touch with my supervisor and HR whenever I need to. The company is quite forward-thinking and emphasizes inclusivity and diversity and really seems to value its employees. Even as a part-time remote worker, I feel like part of the organization. The work is interesting if a bit repetitive sometimes, but I enjoy the many webinars and other virtual events that are available.” —Current Employee

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Cool Offering: “We recognize that one of the most special events in an individual's life is the birth or adoption of a child. Our parental leave policy is: "take care of your baby and yourself." New parents generally take 4 - 8 months,” according to the Netflix Benefits site. Employees can take up to 12 months of parental leave. “Netflix offers a global family forming benefit to support employees during your fertility, surrogacy, or adoption journey. This benefit is available to employees and their spouse/domestic partner, regardless of marital status, gender, or sexual orientation. We recognize these pathways are challenging from both a financial and emotional perspective. Netflix also offers an allowance through Carrot to support you in covering the costs of your family forming journey.”
Open Roles: Legal Coordinator, Mobility and Employment Tax Manager, Sr. Software Engineer, Interactive Title Producer, Senior Fullstack Engineer, Senior Data Engineer, Senior Data Scientist, AV Engineer, Manager of Transaction Management, Design Manager, Director of Business Development, Director of Product, Workflow Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “Full transparency, freedom of responsibility, complete exposure and cross-collaboration to ignite innovation and inclusion.” —Current Manager

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