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The 20 Best Places to Work in West Des Moines, IA As Rated by the Women Who Work There (July 2021)

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 July 3, 2021. Rate your company ›

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

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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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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (4.4 stars).

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

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my 3 plus years as an FTE at Palo Alto Networks. I work with a great team, and it is exciting to be part of the industry leader in Cyber Security."

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

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Novo Nordisk:

"Novo Nordisk is an amazing organization! I have been in the company for 18 years and had all the opportunities to grow as female leader. Company is very generous in terms of rewa…"

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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 sense of belonging (4.5 stars) and support for diversity (4.5 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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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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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 (4.6 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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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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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 sense of belonging (4.8 stars) and women in leadership (4.7 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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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 support for diversity (4.5 stars) and women in leadership (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for AmeriHealth Caritas:

"This is the first company I've worked for where I feel like the company cares about you, values your work, and treats everyone fairly. Everyone from higher up is respectful and ni…"

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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 (4.4 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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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 (4.8 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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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 (4.5 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 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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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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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 (4.6 stars) and support for diversity (4.6 stars).

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

"Teleworking and having management who put their families first allow you to put yours first too. It creates a positive working environment where you feel wanted and supported."

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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 support for diversity (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars).

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

"I've really enjoyed my time with Microsoft. Thier inclusive training really leads to better hires. I would recommend working for this employer."

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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 women in leadership (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

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

"My work area and may other areas at Aetna are dominated by women. Everyone has a fair shot of being promoted. All my direct supervisors are all women."

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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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

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

"Everyone fits in here!"

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MetLife 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 support for diversity (4.7 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.2 stars).

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

"Fortune 500 company that cares for their employees!"

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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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 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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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 (4.7 stars) and support for diversity (4.4 stars).

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

"One of the best places I’ve work for all around"

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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 July 3, 2021.

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