Two N.J. companies named to Fairygodboss’ Best Companies for Women list

Several others land on website’s specialty rankings

By Meg Fry
New Jersey | Jun 6, 2019 at 12:36 pm

More than 500 reviews by female employees earned two New Jersey companies — ADP in Roseland and Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick — spots on Fairygodboss’ Best Companies for Women list this year, the New York City-based website announced Wednesday.

“From our research at Fairygodboss, we know that women’s job satisfaction is directly related to the amount of gender equality she experiences at work,” Georgene Huang, Fairygodboss’ co-founder and CEO, said.

Fairygodboss averaged female employees’ responses to three questions about their perceived gender equality at work, their CEO’s support of gender diversity and whether or not they would recommend other women work at their employer to compile the list, with each company being given a score between 0 and 100.

ADP, a payroll and human resources management company, ranked No. 6 out of 30 selected companies, earning an average score of 91; Johnson & Johnson, a multinational medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company, ranked No. 21 by earning an average score of 80.

“We’re excited to showcase these top companies and CEOs as leaders in the movement for gender equality in the workplace, and they should be proud that their female employees feel so strongly that they’re great places for women to work,” Huang said.

On a scale from 1 to 5, ADP is rated 4.4 overall on Fairygodboss.com, with nearly 482 female employees submitting reviews for the company that employs nearly 54 percent women and nearly 31 percent women in senior management positions.

The company also earned the No. 8 spot (out of 15 companies) on Fairygodboss’ Best Companies Where CEOs Support Gender Diversity list this year.

Johnson & Johnson is rated 4.3 overall on Fairygodboss.com, with nearly 49 female employees submitting reviews for the company that employs nearly 45 percent women and nearly 44 percent women in senior management positions.

Both companies were positively reviewed for their variety of and commitment to flexible work options, as well as their extensive maternity, paternity and adoptive leave policies.

Such factors also led to Cognizant, a technology solutions corporation in Teaneck, earning the No. 15 spot (out of 20 companies) on Fairygodboss’ Best Technology Companies list this year, and to Accenture, a professional services company in Florham Park, and KPMG, one of the Big Four auditors in Short Hills, to earn the No. 6 and the No. 10 spot (out of 10 companies), respectively, on Fairygodboss’ Best Consulting Companies list, too.

Co-created in 2015 while Huang herself was interviewing for jobs (and two months pregnant), Fairygodboss is a New York City-based website that aims to increase transparency and parity in the workforce via job and company reviews for women by the women that work in them.

Based entirely on employees’ anonymous feedback, the site provides potential employees with the inside scoop on salaries, corporate culture, benefits, flexible work arrangements, childcare and parental leave policies, job postings and more, as well as community discussion boards and career-related content and research.

Employers are encouraged to register with the site not only to better recruit more diverse talent to their companies, but also to improve their brands, connect with consumers and market their most helpful policies and employee benefits.

Meg Fry | mfry@roi-nj.com | megfry3