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The 20 Best Places to Work in Ankeny, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (April 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 April 9, 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 flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

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

"Palo Alto Networks is an amazing place to work! The leadership, technology and culture is truly world class and like no place I've experienced. There's a diverse group of extrem..."

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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 (4.1 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 und..."

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3. 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 ..."

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4. Procter and Gamble

3.6 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 (4.0 stars).

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

"Great company!"

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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. 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:

"Wonderful firm that is constantly striving to take care of our people the best we can. Excellent combination of challenging work, learning, travel, flexibility, incredible peopl..."

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7. 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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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:

"It's a great company that could use more female leadership as well as more familiar friendly positions for people who are looking to move into leadership. Overall I'm very satis..."

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9. Turner Construction Company

3.6 stars

Turner Construction Company is a construction company with locations in the Ankeny, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for learning opportunities (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Turner Construction Company:

"Overall I feel supported"

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10. 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:

"Vera Bradley is such a kind company! It was my first job out of college as a CSR and the job was stressful in dealing with customers everyday for 40 hours a week. However, manag..."

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11. 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 (4.3 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 read..."

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12. 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:

"I've been with Accenture for three years now; I joined right out of college and started in the Boston office, and transferred to the Philadelphia office last year to be closer t..."

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13. 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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14. 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:

"Maurice’s empowers and celebrates women!"

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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. 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 (4.1 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 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, ..."

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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:

"Nationwide is an excellent employer with tons of opportunities for people who take initiative and are hard working. I will eventually lose my job in Canton as the company is co..."

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18. 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:

"Exelon is an excellent place for all people to work. This is a great diversified work place that have a very good pay structure."

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19. Aetna

3.4 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 wellness initiatives (4.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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

"Aetna went from being totally amazing to a little better than average over the past 5 years. They no longer provide better short-term disability benefits the longer you work the..."

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20. Microsoft

3.4 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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

"Great place to work. Only left because I could not relocate to Redmond."

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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 April 9, 2020.

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