Sure, connecting with like-minded peers is great, but there’s also a lot to be said for getting to know co-workers from all different backgrounds and walks of life. After all, you not only want to get along with the people you work with—you want to learn something from them too.
These 20 companies see the value in that very thing. They champion diversity and foster a pervasive culture of inclusivity. Their team members always manage to come together—while celebrating all of the things that make them different.
And, the best part? They’re all hiring right now. So, dust off your resume and get ready to add your own story to these awesome and diverse teams.
BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with a reputation for responsibility, sustainability, and unparalleled investment expertise.
BlackRock’s focus on diversity is deeply embedded in the firm’s culture–and every employee plays a critical role. To meet the needs of its global clients, BlackRock focuses on hiring diverse talent from varied backgrounds. The firm emphasizes inclusivity and promotes supportive, multicultural networks for veterans, women, disabled, and LGBTQ employees—just to name a few.
“For a finance company, we don’t have the typical culture. You’re really able to bring your whole self to work, which I think is amazing. I’m able to express myself in all that I do,” says Lauren Reeves, Analyst, Software Engineer, Aladdin Product Group at BlackRock.
2. Gap Inc.
Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969 with a simple idea—to make it easier to find a pair of jeans and a commitment to do more. Over the last 46 years, the company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with five brands—Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix. Gap's clothes are available in 90 countries worldwide through 3,300 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites and is still growing.
Gap’s products are diverse, and so is the company’s team. But, these differences are the very thing that brings employees closer together. “The diversity and backgrounds of the people here lend itself to ensuring you have a full experience at work,” shares Angela Rapadas, Director of Customer Success, “We believe in the vision and philosophy of our founders—we all want to do the right thing and act with integrity.”
Veterinary Specialty Center is a locally-owned, multidisciplinary animal hospital that offers specialty services, emergency and critical care, and rehabilitation services. Management maintains a good relationship with employees, taking into consideration their concerns and suggestions to expand services and invest in state-of-the-art medical equipment to improve medical procedures and outcomes—and to expand employee programs and benefits.
At Veterinary Specialty Center, people from vastly different backgrounds bond over their passion for veterinary medicine and their desire to provide top-quality care for their patients. In this welcoming work environment, employees can feel free to be themselves. “VSC opens their doors to everyone. I know that firsthand because two and a half years ago I came out as transgender to the entire staff and I was greeted with nothing but open arms and support,” shares Corban, Manager of Sterile Processing.
4. Point B
Point B is a 100% employee-owned firm that helps organizations form, execute, and thrive. With an integrated set of businesses that include management consulting, venture investment and advisory services, and property development, this pioneering approach delivers insights, knowledge, and follow-through at every scale. Point B’s values-based culture is recognized as the best in the industry—a culture based on open communication, transparency, and a strong ownership mentality.
Point B’s values-based culture is recognized as the best in the industry—a culture based on open communication, transparency, and a strong ownership mentality. Team members are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, and feel supported in doing so. “The culture at Point B is about real people doing great work and having fun along the way. From day one, I’ve felt that my colleagues and leadership have my back,” says Katie Haakenson, Senior Associate.
Founded by musicians and music-lovers, Pandora aims to create a world inspired through listening. Using musicological DNA and constant listener feedback, Pandora crafts personalized stations from a growing collection of recordings. Tens of millions of people across the U.S. use Pandora to listen to their favorite artists—and discover new ones—every day.
At Pandora, staff have the chance to be involved in three different community groups—Mixtape, Pride, and Pandora Women. The Mixtape group focuses on employees of color, Pride focuses on LGBTQ staff and allies, and Pandora Women focuses on gender equality. Employees love that they’re able to inspire real change within the company. There are tons of other amazing perks for all team members, like Pride Marches, Diwali festivals, Bring Your Kids To Work days, and live in-office music performances.
Founded in 1972, Pulte Mortgage has provided lending services to nearly half a million customers. They are a wholly owned subsidiary of PulteGroup - one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. They finance new home construction in approximately 50 markets for customers of Pulte Homes, Centex, Del Webb, DiVosta and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods. Pulte Mortgage is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
When it comes to what makes Pulte Mortgage’s culture special, the company’s own team members say it best. “To do well here, just be yourself. Pulte has a great culture, and its culture is really about its people,” says Morgan Billesbach, Product Development Specialist, “The diverse, different, and unique individuals are what we need and who we like to see, especially because they bring a different perspective, fresh ideas, and a new way of thinking.”
CareMessage helps healthcare providers connect with patients through the use of text and voice messaging. CareMessage’s web application makes it easy for clinics to maintain regular contact with patients. By receiving text messages to remind them of upcoming appointments or to educate them about their health, CareMessage improves health literacy and outcomes, particularly for at-risk patients.
The people who work at CareMessage are a diverse group. With team members located on three continents, everyone enjoys sharing their knowledge and learning from one another’s experiences. Empathy and trust are ingrained in the culture here—this workplace is a tight-knit community, where people are mission-driven and feel a sense of belonging.
Health Care Service Corporation is the largest member-owned—and fourth largest overall—health insurer in the U.S., serving Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas as a licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield. A purpose-driven community of 22,000 employees serving over 15 million members, HCSC is devoted to a mission of improving lives, health, and care.
HCSC leverages diversity to create an inclusive culture that thrives. Diverse employee groups, that unite talent from all lines of difference to benefit all lines of business, boast high membership engagement and host meaningful events. Employees participate in many volunteer opportunities, including unique interactive programs that support our local communities.
Atlassian builds enterprise software that helps every member of every team and department stay on track, on point, and on top of their game. Atlassian develops products geared towards software developers and project managers, including its first application, JIRA, which helps track issues within a project, making it indispensable to teams around the world.
Atlassian prides itself on core values that illustrate its dedication to getting things done together. One main focus of the company? An employee-driven initiative to attract more women to work in technical positions. Team members at the company make a special effort to create female mentor rings, reaches out to invite skilled women to speak at educational symposiums, and works to diversify both the speakers and the audience at company conferences.
Dropbox is a leading global collaboration platform that’s transforming the way people and teams work together. With more than 500 million registered users across 180 countries, Dropbox is on a mission to unleash the world’s creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.
As a company whose mission it is to simplify the way people work together, Dropbox cultivates a rich employee culture that values diversity, hard work, and the creativity to solve problems for millions of creators and innovators around the world. The idea of employees bringing their whole selves to work means team members get to bring their diverse interests and passions to the table, which adds to the already colorful and energetic culture.
Founded by a NYC public school teacher in 2006, Teachers Pay Teachers was created to help educators better serve their students by facilitating the exchange of resources, lesson plans, and materials. Since then, the website has grown beyond its niche into an expansive service and marketplace with broad offerings, used by over 4 million teachers worldwide.
Every level of management, from the CEO on down, is committed to creating a diverse workforce, and that spirit of inclusiveness permeates the atmosphere at TpT. With a focus on different perspectives—alongside an open and empowering management style—TpT’s culture helps facilitate success, both for its employees and a growing global user base of educators.
A global professional services company with approximately 442,000 employees, Accenture helps develop and implement technology solutions to improve clients’ productivity and efficiency in order to be successful. With a continually trained talent pool and an ability to provide for all kinds of challenges—from abstract strategy to concrete technical problems—it’s no wonder Accenture continues to thrive.
Accenture is continually ranked as one of the most admired companies because it wants to improve the way the world works and lives. Engaged in its local community, Accenture sponsors the Tribeca Film Festival and supports groups like Girls Who Code to help more girls get a STEM education. In addition, for International Women’s Day, the team conducts research related to closing the gender gap.
The Bridgespan Group is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders, organizations, and philanthropists to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need.
Passionate about finding solutions to ensure equal opportunity and core human and civil rights, Bridgespan concentrates its efforts on four broad fields—education; children, youth, and families; public health; and global development.
The organization's services include consulting with nonprofits and philanthropists, leadership development support, and developing and sharing insights—all with the goal of scaling social impact.
With a lengthy list of social issues to take on, Bridgespan needs employees that offer fresh perspectives on complicated matters. The company cultivates a diverse team of skilled and values-driven people who bring expertise to the social sector’s most complex problems—and who grow into leaders at Bridgespan and in the nonprofit and for profit worlds.
Virid is a team of e-commerce experts providing a comprehensive technology solution for growing retailers. Virid's unique offering includes a proprietary enterprise-grade hosted e-commerce platform, website development and integrations, and ongoing technical and strategic support from a results-oriented team.
“It’s hard to choose one thing that I love about the culture at Virid most because there are a lot of things that make it special,” explains Lauren Shanta, Director of Products and Operations. But, many employees cite the company’s emphasis on inclusivity and idea sharing, which keeps team members inspired and engaged. “Every day, I learn something new from someone I work with,” adds Shanta.
Mosaic is a solar finance company that provides financing for residential solar systems. Mosaic's vision, 100% clean energy for all, embodies the desire to create shared prosperity through clean energy and to help millions of people invest in themselves, in their homes, and in the future of the planet.
The people who work at Mosaic appreciate the company’s inclusive and collaborative atmosphere. The team is very mission-driven—when it comes to company values, “Teamwork makes the dream work” is an employee favorite. The phrase embodies the tight-knit culture and camaraderie that make Mosaic a special workplace.
More than a mere credit reporting agency, TransUnion also offers sophisticated data information regarding global risks in order to assist clients in making important business decisions. The organization is committed to providing the most complete and multidimensional information available to more than 500 million customers, at 45,000 companies, in 33 countries around the world.
TransUnion has a diverse group of employees—some have been with the company for years, while others have just joined. In an effort to pass down the knowledge long-time employees have gained over their tenure, new hires are matched with mentors who can help them navigate their new positions and go far within the company.
Through a network of 3,800 employees in hundreds of offices across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K, NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty, retirement, and individual private client solutions through its licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. The company’s expansive reach allows its sales producers to access the most highly rated insurers, vendors, and financial institutions in the industry, while locally-based employees tailor solutions to meet clients' diverse needs.
“We have an incredibly diverse staff, and that gives us the opportunity to view things from a lot of different perspectives,” says Ashley Farley, Account Manager. And, when those different perspectives and fresh ideas are shared? Employees are recognized, rewarded, and empowered to take action. The company knows that when you value team members, they’ll want to stick around.
Founded in 1849, Fort Worth, Texas is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, currently boasting a population of more than 800,000 people. The city’s offices and online resources are the community’s one-stop shop for all things related to the area, including development, permits, transportation, garbage, recycling, social services, utilities, public records, animals, and more.
This organization finds it easy to celebrate diversity—it takes a cue from the city itself, which is extremely diverse. As a city with an average age of just 31.6 years old, Fort Worth is a vibrant and lively community that people love to call home. City of Forth Worth employees love their time in the office just as much—thanks to their supportive colleagues. “Coming into work is like visiting my extended family,” shares Aaron Muhammad, Recreational Programmer.
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