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The 20 Best Places to Work in Des Moines, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (July 2020)

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 July 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Des Moines, IA

1. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 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 (4.5 stars) and paid time off (4.4 stars).

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

"I've finally found the kind of company I am so proud to be part of and feel at home. The leadership, technology, culture, and people I get to work with everyday inspire me and ..."

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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:

"The culture varies greatly across teams. I've experienced excellent and poor managers. Everyone is very intelligent, motivated, and career-driven. The organization is still very..."

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4. 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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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 (4.6 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 Des Moines, 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:

"Great consulting practice with many opportunities to work with intelligent and accomplished colleagues. Not enough focus placed on making the performance management system work ..."

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7. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 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 (4.2 stars).

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8. 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:

"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. 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:

"4 months of maternity leave, tons of wellness/lactation rooms at Accenture/Accenture Federal Service owned buildings, lots of women at the executive level, great benefits and a ..."

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10. 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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11. Exelon

3.5 stars

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 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 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 i..."

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12. 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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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:

"Maurices is an excellent company to work for, it’s proven in its long employment history for many of their employees. They genuinely listen to their employees, seeks out feedbac..."

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14. 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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15. 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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16. 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 (4.2 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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17. AmeriHealth Caritas

3.5 stars

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 female representation in leadership (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 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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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 (4.2 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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19. Aetna

3.5 stars

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 paid time off (4.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.0 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. T..."

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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:

"While working there I never once felt like I was looked down upon for being a woman. It felt very equal there. It is a retail job so the hours are pretty rough for a mom. M..."

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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 July 1, 2020.

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