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

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 18 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 at least 10 submissions from current or former employees as of March 2, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Ankeny, IA

1. McKinstry

4.2 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 the people you work with (4.1 stars) and flexible work hours (4.1 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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2. 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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.5 stars).

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

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my 3 plus years as an FTE at Palo Alto Networks. I work with a great team, and it is exciting to be part of the industry leader in Cyber Security."

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3. Novo Nordisk

4.1 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Novo has great benefits, especially for working parents. The only downside is that the leadership lacks female representation."

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4. Black Hills Energy

4.1 stars

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

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

"Honestly, I had more female executives above me than male. Nothing against the guys, but this was an interesting opposite."

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5. Workiva

4.0 stars

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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6. Principal Financial Group

4.0 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 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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7. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.8 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 female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

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8. Vera Bradley

3.8 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 sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and female representation 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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9. AmeriHealth Caritas

3.7 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 support for diversity (4.5 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.3 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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10. TIAA

3.7 stars

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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 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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11. Exelon

3.7 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.2 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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12. Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

3.7 stars

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an insurance company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield:

"Wellmark is a great place to work because they treat their employees and members well. They put a lot of emphasis on inclusion, going so far as to have an Inclusion Council. They …"

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13. Altria

3.7 stars

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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14. Aetna

3.6 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 female representation in leadership (3.9 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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

"Highly supportive of female leadership. Many key roles held by women, including the president of the company. If you have the skills, you can advance."

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15. Citi

3.6 stars

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 (4.3 stars) and support for diversity (4.6 stars).

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

"Teleworking and having management who put their families first allow you to put yours first too. It creates a positive working environment where you feel wanted and supported."

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16. Medtronic

3.6 stars

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 (3.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.6 stars).

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

"Medtronic has made a goal to have women in 40% of management positions by 2020, and has been putting many initiatives in place for career development to reach this goal. "

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17. Microsoft

3.6 stars

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 (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars).

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

"I've really enjoyed my time with Microsoft. Thier inclusive training really leads to better hires. I would recommend working for this employer."

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18. Farm Bureau Financial Services

3.6 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 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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19. Bank of America

3.6 stars

Bank of America is a banking company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and support for diversity (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Bank of America:

"Great fit for someone who like fast paced environments with occasionally pressure for producing referrals."

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20. RSM US LLP

3.5 stars

RSM US LLP is an accounting 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 maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for RSM US LLP:

"Best place I've worked, as a woman who plans to start a family, I couldn't be more pleased with the flexibility, work/life balance, and working environment. There are certainly op…"

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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 March 2, 2021.

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