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The 20 Best Places to Work in Waterloo, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 2020)

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in Waterloo, 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 September 2, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in Waterloo, IA

1. Principal Financial Group

3.8 stars

Principal Financial Group is a financial services company with locations in the Waterloo, 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 (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Principal Financial Group:

"I work in a call center. For the most part they just want the body in seat and to help people as fast as possible."

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2. CBE Companies

3.7 stars

CBE Companies is a financial services company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for CBE Companies:

"I have worked for CBE Companies for 20+ years. CBE truly is an amazing employer who puts employees first."

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3. Westat

3.4 stars

Westat is a research company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.0 stars) and employer responsiveness (4.0 stars).

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

"I worked on a Westat led project while I was pregnant and my supervisor and the company as a whole was incredibly accomodating. I hold them in high regard and hope to return there…"

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4. Terex

3.4 stars

Terex is a machinery company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.9 stars).

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

"This is a great company to work for... pay and benefits are good."

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5. TIAA

3.4 stars

TIAA is a financial services company with locations in the Waterloo, 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 (4.2 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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6. Tommy Hilfiger

3.3 stars

Tommy Hilfiger is an apparel & fashion company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Tommy Hilfiger:

"This is a wonderful place to work. Great health benefits (I couldn't answer properly to maternity leave, child care, etc. because I have no children and that's not important for m…"

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7. RSM US LLP

3.3 stars

RSM US LLP is an accounting company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for RSM US LLP:

"Good benefits, but stuck in an old boys club culture so meaningful increases in women in leadership roles and getting promoted was / is sorely lacking. "

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8. U.S. Cellular

3.3 stars

U.S. Cellular is a wireless company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for U.S. Cellular:

"Lots of opportunities for advancement into management. Great work environment, very supportive - excellent salary and benefits. "

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9. Wells Fargo

3.2 stars

Wells Fargo is a financial services company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Wells Fargo:

"Wells Fargo is fairly generous with paid time off, 4 months fully paid maternity leave, and a designated pumping room. There seem to be more women being promoted to leadership pos…"

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10. Allstate Insurance

3.2 stars

Allstate Insurance is an insurance company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Allstate Insurance:

"Overall Allstate has been a great company to work for. I have been very happy working for them."

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11. News America Marketing

3.2 stars

News America Marketing is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for News America Marketing:

"I came from a male dominated field before moving to News America Marketing and it's so refreshing and empowering to see so many women in upper management here. Seeing them every d…"

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12. The Dow Chemical Company

3.2 stars

The Dow Chemical Company is a chemicals company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Dow Chemical Company:

"Overall I enjoyed working for the company."

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13. Old Navy

3.1 stars

Old Navy is a retail company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Old Navy:

"I've worked at Old Navy through high school and into college. It's a great place to work part time and I would highly recommend to others."

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14. John Deere

3.1 stars

John Deere is a machinery company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and salary satisfaction (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for John Deere:

"The sky is the limit on intelligent co-workers, it is an amazing place to learn. No regrets on this opportunity. The strong work ethic is rewarded, I wish they had more women…"

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15. Kaplan

3.1 stars

Kaplan is an education management company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.1 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

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16. TEKsystems

3.1 stars

TEKsystems is an information technology and services company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for social activities and environment (4.0 stars) and the people you work with (3.7 stars).

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

"The job is for sure a grind but the people are great and you can make a lot of money!"

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17. Regions Bank

3.1 stars

Regions Bank is a banking company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.2 stars) and sense of belonging (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Regions Bank:

"Great women leadership. A place to truly grow if you work hard."

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18. Kelly Services

3.0 stars

Kelly Services is a staffing and recruiting company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Kelly Services:

"Very good company if you want to work on your own time and days but the pay gets me especially since I work with highschool students. I should get paid more than $60 a day or $30 …"

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19. Elements Massage

3.0 stars

Elements Massage is a health, wellness and fitness company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area, that employs 11 to 50 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Elements Massage:

"Very strong women in management positions. Almost all our staff are women"

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20. SalonCentric

3.0 stars

SalonCentric is a retail company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area,. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

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

"Saloncentric is overall a great place to work. They are not without challenges."

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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 September 2, 2020.

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