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The 20 Best Places to Work in West Des Moines, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (September 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 September 1, 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 offers a beautiful work environment and is the ideology of how a tech company should operate. The company offers an excellent Total Rewards package that offers…"

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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 (4.2 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 under…"

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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:

"A bit of an old boys club for opportunities for women and in general most people who work there look the same. However they are at least friendly and there is a strong culture, al…"

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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 we…"

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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:

"Deloitte is overall a great place to work as a woman. One development area ;) is to see more women at the top."

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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:

"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. 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:

"It has been a great experience. Everyone is very helpful and communication is great!"

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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:

"There are a lot of men but women look out for each other. The opportunities are what you make of it. It's highly technical where I worked so not knowing programming/IT infrastruct…"

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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:

"Amazing company with tons of opportunities developmentally, professionally, and socially. A great representation of women in leadership, and heavy focus of culture and inclusion a…"

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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:

"Vera Bradley is such a kind company! It was my first job out of college as a CSR and the job was stressful in dealing with customers everyday for 40 hours a week. However, managem…"

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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:

"My boss always says, "I want you to feel empowered in making decisions, working forward, and working up." I feel like this could be the company motto- I've never worked somewhere …"

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14. 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:

"A great place to work for women as an employee and as a temp consultant"

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15. 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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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 w…"

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17. 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 has recently taken steps that limit the amount of vacation that you can carry to the next year which can negatively impact your maternity leave. If you purchase ST disa…"

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18. 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

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

"Overall pleasant job with opportunities to learn and grow in your career. This particular department had less remote opportunity than others. New CVS benefits are worse than exist…"

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19. 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, ev…"

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20. REI

3.5 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 (4.1 stars) and the people you work with (4.0 stars).

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

"This company sets the bar for a great work/life balance. Excellent work culture."

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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 1, 2020.

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