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The 20 Best Places to Work in Des Moines, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Des Moines, 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 December 1, 2019. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Des Moines, IA

1. Palo Alto Networks

4.3 stars

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security 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 (4.6 stars) and flexible work hours (4.5 stars).

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

"This is the greatest company I've ever worked for. The CEO is amazing and my chain of command is excellent. "

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2. Principal Financial Group

3.8 stars

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 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 love working here but wish they offered better maternity leave, longer and fully paid, not just short term disability. "

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3. Procter and Gamble

3.7 stars

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

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

"There are some structural things (e.g. Technical Career System) that seem to support/reinforce gender biases.."

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4. Deloitte

3.7 stars

Deloitte is a management consulting 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 (4.3 stars).

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

"excellent place for women"

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5. EverFi

3.6 stars

EverFi is an e-learning company with locations in the Des Moines, 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 (4.5 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. Novo Nordisk

3.6 stars

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 paid time off (4.0 stars) and salary satisfaction (4.0 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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7. Turner Construction Company

3.6 stars

Turner Construction Company is a construction company with locations in the Des Moines, 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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8. McKinstry

3.6 stars

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 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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9. Voya Financial

3.5 stars

Voya Financial 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 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:

"A company that practices what the promote. A strong culture based on integrity, customer service, and community involvement. Products and services are offered to employees along..."

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10. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.5 stars

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 (4.3 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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11. Farm Bureau Financial Services

3.5 stars

Farm Bureau Financial Services is an insurance company with locations in the Des Moines, 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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12. Accenture

3.5 stars

Accenture is an information technology and services 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 (4.1 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

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

"Few female leaders; however, I never encountered sexism from anyone at the firm. I worked in many different groups and I was always treated like an equal and provided with growt..."

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13. Maurices

3.5 stars

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

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

"My boss always says, "I want you to feel empowered in making decisions, working forward, and working up." I feel like this could be the company motto- I've never worked somewher..."

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14. Nebraska Furniture Mart

3.5 stars

Nebraska Furniture Mart is a retail company with locations in the Des Moines, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Nebraska Furniture Mart:

"Great place to work! Great pay for a retail job, good benefits, and we like to have fun!"

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15. CH2M

3.5 stars

CH2M is a civil engineering company with locations in the Des Moines, 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. Vera Bradley

3.5 stars

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 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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17. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

3.5 stars

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company 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 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. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3.5 stars

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an education management 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 (4.1 stars) and ability to telecommute (4.1 stars).

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

"HMH is by far the best company I've ever worked for. They care about the quality of their publications, they care about their employees, and truly listen. "

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19. Mercer

3.5 stars

Mercer is a human resources company with locations in the Des Moines, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

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

"Mercer continues to evolve as a family friendly workplace that is respectful of families, singles, and couples. While not a leader, a very good follower when it comes to innovat..."

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20. REI

3.4 stars

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 (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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

"REI is definitely a forward-thinking company. I see many females rise into solid careers here. A few years ago I worked with a man who thought he could get away with sexist comm..."

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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 December 1, 2019.

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