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The 20 Best Places to Work in Des Moines, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (October 2021)

Our list of the most women-friendly employers in Des Moines, 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 October 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Des Moines, IA

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the Des Moines, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.8 stars).

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

"I have worked here for a little over a year and have had a great experience so far. I have felt supported by management at all levels and in different departments. I feel enabled …"

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McKinstry is a construction company with locations in the Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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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Principal Financial Group is a financial services company with locations in the Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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 (4.5 stars).

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

"I have worked at other company's that it is a "boy's club". Women were targeted when an issue was brought up. This is not Black Hills Energy's culture. The culture is inclusive, t…"

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Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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:

"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, managem…"

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TIAA is a financial services company with locations in the Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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 Schneider Electric:

"Great place to work and grow"

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AmeriHealth Caritas is a hospital & health care company with locations in the Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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 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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Altria is a consumer goods company with locations in the Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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:

"It's hard to find a company that puts its employees first the way Citi does. "

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Microsoft is a computer software company with locations in the Des Moines, 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:

"Microsoft has been amazingly flexible in my 5+ years here. They went so far as to let me work from home remotely when my husband got a job where we needed to move. 5 months of mat…"

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Medtronic is a medical devices company with locations in the Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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:

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

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Aetna is an insurance company with locations in the Des Moines, 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:

"I've been with this company for twelve years now. It's never been a great job & speaking honestly, I'm not a huge cheerleader for the actual company or the insurance industry. Tha…"

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