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The 20 Best Places to Work in Ankeny, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2021)

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Ankeny, IA is based on ratings and reviews from the women who work there.

InHerSight users rate their employers on 18 factors of women-friendliness, including paid time off, management opportunities, equal opportunities for women and men, the ability to work remotely, maternity and adoptive leave, flexible work hours, and more.

The companies on this list have at least 10 submissions from current or former employees as of September 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Ankeny, IA

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Palo Alto Networks:

"Palo Alto Networks is a great place to work. Not only do I feel deeply committed to the mission of protecting our digital way of life, the people, values, and environment are fant…"

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McKinstry is a construction company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.8 stars) and flexible work hours (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for McKinstry:

"Fantastic place to work that is committed to diversity and inclusion and is constantly evolving to do things better! Very open culture with amazing people that treat each other we…"

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Novo Nordisk is a pharmaceuticals company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Novo Nordisk:

"It is excellent. Opportunities are plentiful and it is a respectful work environment. It would be nice to see a woman again at the global executive leadership level. "

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Principal Financial Group is a financial services company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Principal Financial Group:

"Principal is a very interesting place to work. The work load is sometimes unbearable but the staff is wonderful. Most of the leaders in Raleigh are women and they are very under…"

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Workiva is a computer software company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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Black Hills Energy is a utilities company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Black Hills Energy:

"Black Hills Energy is truly an amazing company. This is a company that is interested in making meaningful and effective change. Black Hills is working to attract top candidates …"

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Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.5 stars) and women in leadership (4.3 stars).

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Vera Bradley is an apparel & fashion company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.8 stars) and women in leadership (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Vera Bradley:

"This is hands down the best company I have ever worked for."

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TIAA is a financial services company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.8 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for TIAA:

"MANY WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP... AS A WOMAN I FEEL I HAVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES. "

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Schneider Electric is an electrical/electronic manufacturing company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Schneider Electric:

"I am very impressed with how many women are in key rolls at Schneider electric. I myself am a woman in software development and i find no difference in the way I am treated vs th…"

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AmeriHealth Caritas is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.4 stars) and women in leadership (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for AmeriHealth Caritas:

"A great place to work for women as an employee and as a temp consultant"

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Exelon is a utilities company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Exelon:

"Exelon is an organization that has tremendous benefits for employees and continues to evolve. It has been wonderful to continue to see the continued emphasis on diversity and inc…"

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Altria is a consumer goods company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Altria:

"Wish I found this place five years ago!!"

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Citi is a financial services company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and support for diversity (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Citi:

"Working for Citi as a woman is fantastic, you get 17 weeks of PAID maternity leave. Amazing insurance, paid vacation, sick time and holidays that are available day one, and every …"

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Microsoft is a computer software company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Microsoft:

"Wonderful company to work for. CEO is a visionary, and they give a lot to their philanthropy projects. Great co-workers."

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Aetna is an insurance company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Aetna:

"As a employee of over 15 yrs of service starting starting in customer service and working my way up thru various management functions (mind you with a high school diploma only), t…"

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Medtronic is a medical devices company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Medtronic:

"Everyone fits in here!"

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MetLife is an insurance company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for MetLife:

"Fortune 500 company that cares for their employees!"

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Procter and Gamble is a consumer goods company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Procter and Gamble:

"In the Finance & Accounting function at P&G, the majority of senior leadership is male, which is no surprised based on the fact that F&A was typically a male dominated field."

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REI is a retail company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and sense of belonging (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for REI:

"REI was a fantastic company to work for, no matter what gender you may identify as. They take care of their employees, and genuinely care about their wellbeing. REI values their …"

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of September 1, 2021.

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