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

Our list of the most female-friendly employers in West 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 3, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 20 best places to work in West Des Moines, IA

1. Palo Alto Networks

4.2 stars

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the West 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:

"Palo Alto Networks is an amazing place to work! The leadership, technology and culture is truly world class and like no place I've experienced. There's a diverse group of extrem..."

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2. Principal Financial Group

3.8 stars

Principal Financial Group is a financial services company with locations in the West 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 feel that Principal is ahead of the game. Very flexible hours and it's clear my life outside of work matters. It's great to feel that they think about me as a whole person and..."

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3. Procter and Gamble

3.7 stars

Procter and Gamble is a consumer goods company with locations in the West 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:

"For generations Procter and Gamble has provided extensive growth opportunities for all their employees and I feel so honored to work here. "

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4. McKinstry

3.6 stars

McKinstry is a construction company with locations in the West 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 West 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:

"Awesome place to work! Expecting big things in the next couple of years. "

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6. Deloitte

3.6 stars

Deloitte is a management consulting company with locations in the West 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:

"The company is working to try and get more women into leadership positions. Around the Manager level there is strong turnover regardless of gender as it coincides with when peop..."

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7. Mosaic Sales Solutions

3.6 stars

Mosaic Sales Solutions is a marketing and advertising company with locations in the West 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 West 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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9. Farm Bureau Financial Services

3.5 stars

Farm Bureau Financial Services is an insurance company with locations in the West 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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10. Accenture

3.5 stars

Accenture is an information technology and services company with locations in the West 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:

"Accenture works hard to provide adequate gender and diversity balance in all levels at the company."

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11. Exelon

3.5 stars

Exelon is a utilities company with locations in the West 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 West 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 West 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:

"👗🎽👖👘👙"

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14. CH2M

3.5 stars

CH2M is a civil engineering company with locations in the West 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 West 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 West 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 West 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:

"Lots of female leadership. Flexibility according to family needs (I'm salary schedule 8:30-5:00) but if I need to take off at 2:30, I can make up the hours later. There's room f..."

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18. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3.5 stars

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an education management company with locations in the West 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:

"Houghton Mifflin offered a great teaching experience for me, without being the teacher in charge in the classroom. I had the opportunity to receive materials needed, workshops, ..."

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19. Aetna

3.5 stars

Aetna is an insurance company with locations in the West 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:

"Highly supportive of female leadership. Many key roles held by women, including the president of the company. If you have the skills, you can advance."

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20. REI

3.4 stars

REI is a retail company with locations in the West 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:

"One of the best companies I have worked for. My only complaint is that growth can be slow from the retail side and compensation could be better."

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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 3, 2020.

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