Satisfied In Silicon Valley: Tech Firms Where Women Love Working

November 25, 2014  |  

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The tech sector isn’t exactly known for its diversity. At most Silicon Valley firms minorities and women are grossly underrepresented. But there are, however, a few tech firms that are great places for women to work.

Glassdoor looked at salary and benefit reviews as well as job satisfaction to come up with a new ranking. “Rather than simply ask if men out-earn or radically outnumber women at a particular company (though the complete blog post offers data on these questions too), Glassdoor also focused on satisfaction, comparing how male employees’ feelings about 25 large tech companies matched up with those of their female colleagues. If women and men are equally pleased to be working at a given organization, that has to say something positive about the environment for female employees, the thinking went,” reports Inc.

Of the 25 companies Glassdoor looked at, four stood out as having female employees who were more satisfied with their jobs and the company as a whole than their male peers. These were:

–Texas Instruments

–Epic Systems (women engineer salary: $87,742; men: $90,000)

–Hewlett-Packard (women: $91,730; men: $96,423)

–Intel (women: $89,736; men: $88,649)

Another group of companies also ranked well on the Glassdoor list, showing results that indicate, in a head-to-head comparison of the genders’ satisfaction numbers, women and men are equally happy:

–Dell

–IBM

–Twitter

–Oracle (women: $99,748; men: $105,759)

Qualcomm (women: $84,231; men: $88,665)

–Yahoo (women: $105,000; men: $103,600).

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