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The 20 Best Places to Work in West Des Moines, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (August 2022)

Our list of the most women-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 18 factors of women-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 at least 10 submissions from current or former employees as of August 1, 2022. Rate your company ›

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

Palo Alto Networks is a computer & network security company with locations in the West Des Moines, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.8 stars).

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

"Go Palo Alto Networks!"

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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 the people you work with (4.8 stars) and flexible work hours (4.8 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 we…"

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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 support for diversity (4.8 stars) and women in leadership (4.6 stars).

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

"I am proud to work for a wonderful company that gives opportunities to people of all backgrounds, races, religions, sexual preferences and sexes. It's a great place for hard work…"

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Workiva is a computer software company with locations in the West Des Moines, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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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 women in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (4.7 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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Black Hills Energy is a utilities 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 (4.6 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Black Hills Energy:

"Black Hills Energy is truly an amazing company. This is a company that is interested in making meaningful and effective change. Black Hills is working to attract top candidates …"

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TIAA 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.9 stars) and paid time off (4.5 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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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 (4.5 stars) and women in leadership (4.3 stars).

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Medtronic is a medical devices company with locations in the West Des Moines, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.5 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"Medtronic has made a goal to have women in 40% of management positions by 2020, and has been putting many initiatives in place for career development to reach this goal. "

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Microsoft is a computer software 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 (4.5 stars) and support for diversity (4.4 stars).

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

"Its been three months but overall I think the company is great. I think that because I am a woman I will get talked down to, teased or straight up ignored by other people in the o…"

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Citi 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.7 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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

"I was surprised when I started working at Citi... most of my co-workers are women, on top jobs, with families. After a few months I know why. They are flexible, pay well, and just…"

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Schneider Electric is an electrical/electronic manufacturing company with locations in the West Des Moines, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Schneider Electric:

"I am very impressed with how many women are in key rolls at Schneider electric. I myself am a woman in software development and i find no difference in the way I am treated vs th…"

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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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

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

"Exelon is an excellent place for all people to work. This is a great diversified work place that have a very good pay structure."

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Altria 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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

"Wish I found this place five years ago!!"

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RSM US LLP is an accounting company with locations in the West Des Moines, IA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

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

"I am beyond happy with the support and professionalism that my workplace offers. "

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Hach is an environmental services company with locations in the West Des Moines, IA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for learning opportunities (4.2 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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Mercer is a human resources company with locations in the West Des Moines, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for women in leadership (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

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

"Mercer is a wholey owned subsidiary of Marsh & McClennan Companies, and MMC reflects the same values globally as I see locally at my Mercer location. I'm proud to have worked her…"

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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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.6 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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Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield 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 wellness initiatives (4.9 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield:

"Wellmark is a great place to work because they treat their employees and members well. They put a lot of emphasis on inclusion, going so far as to have an Inclusion Council. They …"

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Bank of America is a banking company with locations in the West Des Moines, IA area, that employs 10000+ people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.6 stars) and paid time off (4.3 stars).

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

"Neither I nor anyone I'm acquainted with have ever experienced gender-based discrimination where I work. The diversity and inclusion efforts on Bank of America's part are genuine …"

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of August 1, 2022.

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