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The 20 Best Places to Work in Waterloo, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (July 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 July 6, 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 (4.1 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 und..."

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2. 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 the..."

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3. 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:

"Great place to work. Though I have a long commute to and from work."

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4. 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:

"I enjoyed being there and being on a large project. As a contractor I was treated very well and with respect as a woman and leader. "

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5. News America Marketing

3.3 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 (4.3 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..."

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6. 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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7. 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 (4.0 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..."

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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 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 U.S. Cellular:

"Great company to work for although retail doesn't have much room for advancement without taking a paycut. "

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9. Wells Fargo

3.3 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 gets a hugely bad reputation, but it's the best place I've ever worked. Women and men are treated as equals in terms of opportunity for advancement, and the benefits..."

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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:

"There was so much room for growth within the industry here! Anything remotely close to this position full time is worth it! "

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11. Old Navy

3.2 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:

"It is a great company if you work hard, and ask for growing opportunities. You can’t just sit around expecting to move up."

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12. 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 wom..."

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13. The Dow Chemical Company

3.1 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:

"Dow has many upper management women in the company. Along with mentoring opportunities to help you achieve your goals. Engineering is a tough business but they strive to make it..."

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14. 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:

"This company has good intentions, but it can't break the "boys club" mentality that's part of its roots. They've made some strides, but no real fundamental changes to make this ..."

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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. SalonCentric

3.1 stars

SalonCentric is a retail company with locations in the Waterloo, IA area,. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

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

"She is amazing 😉"

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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 management opportunities (3.8 stars).

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

"Excellent benefits from day one. By end of 2018, starting wage increases to $15 per hour. 12 paid bank holidays but branches still must open in inclement weather conditions."

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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:

"The most inclusive, progressive company I've ever worked for! I highly recommend!"

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19. Experis

3.0 stars

Experis 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

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

"Experis is full of female leadership, all the way up through our umbrella company, ManpowerGroup. Not only that, but it is diverse and inclusive of everyone from top level to en..."

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20. 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:

"I've been with the company for a little over two years now. Most of my coworkers are women, and both of my bosses are women. I believe the next tire rep is a male, but from the ..."

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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 6, 2020.

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