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The 20 Best Places to Work in Ankeny, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

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

InHerSight users rate their employers on 16 factors of female-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 ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former employees as of September 13, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Ankeny, IA

1. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security 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 paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"Palo Alto Networks is hands down the best place I have ever worked. Challenging work, given space and freedom to do the work, and everyone wants to see each other succeed. No po…"

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2. Principal Financial Group

3.8 stars

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 paid time off (4.3 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

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

"I feel that Principal is ahead of the game. Very flexible hours and it's clear my life outside of work matters. It's great to feel that they think about me as a whole person and n…"

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3. Procter and Gamble

3.7 stars

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 (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"The culture varies greatly across teams. I've experienced excellent and poor managers. Everyone is very intelligent, motivated, and career-driven. The organization is still very c…"

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4. McKinstry

3.6 stars

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 wellness initiatives (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.2 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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5. EverFi

3.6 stars

EverFi is an e-learning company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.6 stars).

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

"EverFi is an amazing company and its particularly wonderful for women. Lots of flexibility and great representation among senior leadership. "

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6. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 stars

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 (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

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7. Deloitte

3.6 stars

Deloitte is a management consulting 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 (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

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

"Deloitte is overall a great place to work as a woman. One development area ;) is to see more women at the top."

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8. Novo Nordisk

3.6 stars

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 paid time off (4.0 stars) and salary satisfaction (4.0 stars).

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

"An amazing group of females work here. I am very proud to be a part of it. "

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9. Farm Bureau Financial Services

3.5 stars

Farm Bureau Financial Services is an insurance company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.1 stars) and family growth support (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Farm Bureau Financial Services:

"It has been a great experience. Everyone is very helpful and communication is great!"

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10. Accenture

3.5 stars

Accenture is an information technology and services company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.1 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"Been with Accenture for 20+ years and seen the company change and become more responsive to the needs of the women in the company. From my own experience, and everyone is unique…"

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11. Exelon

3.5 stars

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 paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"Amazing company with tons of opportunities developmentally, professionally, and socially. A great representation of women in leadership, and heavy focus of culture and inclusion a…"

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12. Vera Bradley

3.5 stars

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 female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.6 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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13. Maurices

3.5 stars

Maurices is a retail company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 stars).

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

"I love working here, sometimes it can be stressful. But I enjoy being able to empower women and make them feel better about themselves!"

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14. AmeriHealth Caritas

3.5 stars

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 female representation in leadership (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

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

"This is the first company I've worked for where I feel like the company cares about you, values your work, and treats everyone fairly. Everyone from higher up is respectful and ni…"

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15. CH2M

3.5 stars

CH2M is a civil engineering company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for CH2M:

"CH2M is focused on a diverse workplace. Opportunities have opened up for me that I wouldn't have expected in such a male dominated field."

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16. Voya Financial

3.5 stars

Voya Financial 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 paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

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

"I was very happy working at VOYA. Management was fair, personable and attentive. Co- workers were fun and became family. I was sad to leave and will contact VOYA when I am ready …"

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17. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

3.5 stars

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company is an insurance company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company:

"I love working here. There are opportunities for advancement and I have access to a lot of resources."

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18. Aetna

3.5 stars

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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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

"Aetna employs many women and many women, including many women with young children, hold management positions. Culture is very progressive and inclusive, placing high value on equa…"

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19. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3.5 stars

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an education management company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

"Houghton Mifflin offered a great teaching experience for me, without being the teacher in charge in the classroom. I had the opportunity to receive materials needed, workshops, ev…"

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20. REI

3.5 stars

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 the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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

"Working for REI is a dream. I love my job and feel supported, everyday."

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of September 13, 2020.

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