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The 20 Best Places to Work in Ankeny, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (June 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 June 1, 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 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 fa..."

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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:

"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..."

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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:

"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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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 ..."

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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:

"Awesome place to work! Expecting big things in the next couple of years. "

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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:

"I am somewhat new to Deloitte. My entire career has always with Big defense contractors. I don't know if it's the difference between a corporation and a partnership or service..."

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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 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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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:

"There are not many women in leadership roles in this business unit, but that is not true for the company as a whole; that tells me it is possible! This company is emphasizes con..."

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10. 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:

"Agency owner, commission only, pay scales and opportunities constantly changing."

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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..."

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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 started my career with Accenture and it was an amazing journey of learning experience. Perfect blend of exploring new opportunities and fun at work place. I would love to join..."

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13. 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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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:

"Very encouraging and positive work environment. Exciting and fun."

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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. 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 work for a local agent not the actual company."

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17. 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 read..."

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18. 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 ..."

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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:

"Great pay and benefits!"

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

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

"My work area and may other areas at Aetna are dominated by women. Everyone has a fair shot of being promoted. All my direct supervisors are all women."

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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 June 1, 2020.

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