Two Des Moines based businesses are ranked in the top five of 'America's Best Employers' by Forbe's Magazine. The publication lists Principal Financial Group and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield in the top five of U.S. companies to work for. Wellmark came in at number three, followed by Principal at number four.

In addition to those two companies, the University of Iowa ranked at number 42 for midsize companies, and University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City ranked 48th on the large company list. In all, eleven Iowa companies made the prestigious list. It was compiled by surveying 30,000 employees of companies with over 1,000 workers.

Other Iowa businesses that made the list include Iowa State University, Hy-Vee, Pella Corp., Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Wells Enterprises, Kum and Go, and Merideth Corp. You can view the complete rankings for large companies HERE, and for mid-size companies HERE.

The bottom line? We have some great places to work here in the Hawkeye state!


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