You don’t just want to get along with the people you work with—you want to learn a lot from them too. And, having a diverse team is one of the best ways to get exposed to all sorts of different backgrounds and walks of life.
If you’re looking for a job with a company that champions diversity and fosters a culture of inclusivity, you’re in luck.
The 26 companies we’ve pulled together on this list are all about coming together in the name of collaboration—while still celebrating all of the things that make every single team member unique.
GlaxoSmithKline is a uniquely science-led global healthcare organization on a mission to help people do more, feel better, and ultimately live longer.
“I’ve found focus on inclusion and diversity to really be second to none in my experience at GSK,” says Martha Sarpong, R&D Projects, Clinical Platforms and Sciences. The company offers tons of multi-ethnic resources and groups to support and encourage employees to be happy, healthy, and valued. Women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and employees with disabilities create social and professional employee networks across the office.
2. Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo is a diversified community-based financial services company with a vision to satisfy customer’s financial needs and help them succeed financially.
From the supportive atmosphere to the emphasis on giving back, there’s plenty to love about working for Wells Fargo. But, one thing that frequently tops employees’ lists? The diversity. “The office is incredibly diverse. There are so many different backgrounds and cultures. Everyone is so different. It’s great to be able to embody all of that and still connect with each other,” says Sandra Streeter, Underwriter and Credit Analyst, Dealer Services.
Etsy creates an alternative commerce experience for creative entrepreneurs. The company connects people from around the world in a marketplace to sell and buy unique goods.
As a company, Etsy strives to lead with its values and to help spread ideas of sustainability and responsibility whose impact can reach far beyond its own business. Etsy's commitments to diversity and inclusion, team culture, and the spaces where it works, all reflect the company's mission to keep commerce human.
Take-Two Interactive Software—owner of Rockstar Games and 2K—is a leading developer, publisher, and distributor of creative and inventive interactive entertainment globally.
The Learning & Development Team hosts an Energizer Series as a way for employees to bond, to blow off steam, and to flex some creative muscles. Whether it’s yoga, Zumba, coloring on the roof, or a summer favorite—the ice cream social—these events encourage Take-Two employees to tap into what keeps them going, as well as share different interests with each other.
A technology company in the global payments business, Mastercard offers businesses and people complete peace-of-mind when completing important financial transactions in locations around the world.
At Mastercard, they believe diversity is understanding that all the things that make people different are assets. But building diverse teams is just one part of the equation. The company also strives to create a culture of decency and inclusion where employees feel valued and respected. Mastercard believes that when people work in an environment of decency and fairness, they carry a passion and pride that inspires their best work and enables them to reach their full potential.
Blizzard Entertainment is a legend in the gaming community. As the creative force behind blockbusters like Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo, Blizzard continues to redefine interactive entertainment.
Blizzard is a company that truly welcomes the spirit of individuality within a community of inclusivity. It’s a place where every voice matters and where employees are encouraged to embrace their inner geek, where people of any background—with all sorts of niche interests—are united by a common passion for creating epic entertainment experiences.
Livestream is a video live streaming platform that allows customers to broadcast live video content to online audiences around the world.
To bond as a team and show its appreciation for its diverse employees, Livestream likes to organize a bunch of both company-wide and team-specific outings throughout the year. Some of the most memorable past events have included going to watch a Yankee game, having a karaoke night, and cheering on the Brooklyn Nets—each of which has brought the team closer together and strengthened Livestream's people-oriented culture.
Integrative Nutrition is the largest nutrition school in the world—and the only school that explores more than 100 different dietary theories.
All of Integrative Nutrition’s perks, benefits, and parties reflect what it means to live a healthy and balanced life, with food, physical activity, career growth, and work-life balance. Positivity, loving the job, diversity, and learning new ways to do things are just some of the team’s core values—and very much a part of the culture.
PrintFleet offers data-driven print management solutions that range from rapid assessments to advanced data collection, analysis, and support to help companies around the world power success.
PrintFleet’s size enables employees at all levels to get involved in various projects—even those outside their general fields. The transparent management style loops in various perspectives before decisions are made, promoting a hands-on learning experience and open communication. Plus, the Executive Team asks for open conversations and contributions from any employee, making peer-learning just as beneficial as the tuition reimbursement.
10. VICE Media
From pop culture to current events and investigative reporting, VICE Media has been distributing creative and quality content to people all around the world since 1994.
VICE Media is all about diversity—and not just the kind of cultural or resume-related diversity most offices might be interested in. VICE strives to hire a team that thinks differently—not just different from the mainstream, but different from one another. The company believes that people with varying viewpoints and thought processes not only make the office more dynamic but also create more interesting content that can reach a wider audience.
Avanade is an industry leader in innovative digital and cloud based services, strategic business solutions, and design-led customer experiences that are always in line with ever-changing trends.
Avanade is all about equality. The company makes big efforts to support women in tech, and the LGBT community specifically. Since it employs people who are directly related to these efforts, the company’s CEO will often reach out to individuals for advice and feedback on ways to be involved and push the movements forward.
Broadridge is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions—helping broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds, and corporate issuers manage risk and accelerate growth.
Broadridge works to instill a community culture—encouraging employees to form affinity groups to promote inclusiveness and celebrate diversity. A good example is the Women’s Leadership Forum, which promotes skill-building, development, and networking within Finance—an industry which can often be a men’s only club. This highlight on diversity leads to employees who feel accepted and ready to work hard.
Financial Finesse is a U.S.-based financial education services advocate, helping employees in companies across the country achieve security with award-winning workplace financial wellness programs.
Financial Finesse fosters a direct management style with lots of employee autonomy and candid communication. The company’s flat organization is driven by a diverse team of entrepreneurial, fast-paced, collaborative, and intellectually curious self-starters who love to learn. Managers trust employees to lead projects responsibly and confidently—and to transform powerful ideas and feedback into outsized results.
Taboola is the world’s leading discovery platform company, connecting people around the world with content they may like, but never knew existed.
Taboola cares about cultivating a rich culture for the company and its employees—so much so that it has appointed an internal committee to oversee the assembly of fun office events on a monthly basis. In the past, people have enjoyed participating in everything from Family Feud-themed competitions to big Bingo parties with plenty of prizes.
15. DMC Atlanta
DMC Atlanta specializes in direct sales and marketing acquisitions for top cable and satellite, retail, and telecommunications companies across the country, focusing on a relationship-based approach.
The DMC Atlanta team works hard to help each other achieve goals. This means always checking in to keep each other accountable and giving one another tips to stay on track. The team believes in constantly teaching new members and learning new things in order to be better employees—and ultimately, better leaders.
HomeAdvisor is the largest home improvement services online marketplace nationwide, connecting home service professionals and homeowners with its comprehensive network of resources and tools.
Many employees cite the culture of HomeAdvisor as the best perk of the job. Employees appreciate each other’s differences and celebrate each milestone, both personal and professional. The HomeAdvisor office fosters support and camaraderie and encourages the office to work together so that all can succeed, allowing employees to feel comfortable seeking out help and guidance.
Glaukos designs, develops, and refines new treatment alternatives for patients with glaucoma, leading the industry with the iStent, a Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery launched in 2012.
Glaukos employees work hard, but they also find time to bond with their co-workers over shared hobbies, like volunteering, woodturning, bowling, and hiking—and by going out to together for lunch or trivia night. These outside events and experiences help co-workers get to know each other better and learn from everybody’s diverse interests, which strengthens the team.
Sunrun is the nation’s largest dedicated residential solar provider, creating low-cost energy solutions that bring sustainable power to the people.
Sunrun believes that people should all have the same access to the sun, and all the jobs its power can provide. In fact, the organization even dedicated an entire department to diversity and inclusion efforts inside and outside of the office, focusing on areas like women in tech (this is a bygone for the female-led organization!), military veterans, and members of the LGBT community.
With a range of policy options, GEICO provides affordable insurance for millions of customers across the United States.
GEICO prioritizes building a diverse team, and then gives them the freedom and opportunity to bond and have fun together. From Zumba classes to softball leagues to soccer teams, the opportunities cover just about any interest. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Never fear. GEICO encourages employees to start new clubs—and you’ll be sure to find some eager takers.
GoCanvas seeks to help businesses automate their work process by replacing outdated paper forms with innovative mobile versions available via smartphone or tablet.
GoCanvas offers a highly collaborative and team-centered atmosphere that encourages absolutely everybody to bring their whole selves to the office. In fact, authenticity is something that the company actually looks for. “My advice for someone coming in to interview is to 100% be yourself. Show you have a passion for something—show that you’re driven, willing to laugh, and willing to work hard here,” says Jordan Kruger, Mobile App Consultant.
21. Big Fish Games
Big Fish Games develops and delivers fun, safe, and free unique casual video and virtual games for PC, Mac, and mobile users.
One of the many things Big Fish Games employees love is that they’re names and not numbers. In fact, the team considers themselves as close as co-workers could possibly be—all beginning with new employee initiation. One department hosts an annual picnic in the park, complete with a festive piñata. New hires are the first to be blindfolded and take a whack, and afterward everyone enjoys the reward.
BSA is a global manufacturer and supplier of materials supporting both wholesale and retail areas of the automotive, agricultural, forestry, and mining industries.
Many employees gravitate toward Bridgestone for the company’s outstanding reputation for both growth and diversity. Just one example? Bridgestone emphasizes equal opportunities for all—which is a big deal for female employees who are working in the previously male-dominated automotive industry. They love knowing that they have a supportive and encouraging employer backing them.
WSGR provides legal services in the tech, life sciences, and growth industries, with clients ranging from global corporations to entrepreneurial startups, along with many financial institutions.
WSGR has an office culture that encourages participation and plenty of teamwork. Employees value the fact that they feel supported by management, are given opportunities for professional development, and are able to have a voice in decision-making processes.
Keller Williams provides the real estate platform of choice for agents and consumers around the world. The team of innovators push boundaries by focusing on training, education, and tech.
The company’s name is telling of its industry—but not its potential. KWRI’s headquarters employs a diverse group of strategists, innovators, storytellers, and technologists who help transform the way agents market, sell, and interact with buyers and sellers. An on-site learning center and extensive Career Visioning program support the company’s emphasis on teamwork while allowing individuals with all backgrounds to explore and grow.
Ideosity is a consulting firm that helps manufacturers, distributors, and retailers through a strategic and intelligent use of product information management and master data management technologies.
Lots of companies say that they value their employees, but Ideosity backs up those words with action. In addition to knowing their voices are heard and their ideas are valued, employees have fully covered health and dental insurance and are able to immediately contribute to their retirement plan with a 4% match. They also get unlimited paid time off, a free gym membership, and plenty of snacks throughout the day.
Bluewolf is a global business consulting firm, innovating business processes and technologies to help companies accelerate customer engagement and drive sales.
According to employees, Bluewolf enables all its employees to have a voice, presence, and moments of brilliance. Team members share exciting new projects with peers during Bluewolf’s ‘Howl At The Den’—a project presentation event followed by fun cocktails. Developers company-wide meet up for Dev Camp—a phenomenal experience to advance coding skills. Finally, Bluewolf’s themed app-building Hackathon competitions bring passionate ideas to fruition.
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TopicsIdeosity , Mastercard , Sunrun , Big Fish Games , Etsy , Keller Williams , Bridgestone Americas , PrintFleet , Blizzard Entertainment , WSGR , Glaukos Corporation , Wells Fargo , Livestream , Company Profiles , GlaxoSmithKline , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Diversity , Avanade , Geico , BlueWolf , Taboola , Broadridge , Financial Finesse , HomeAdvisor , Take-Two Interactive Software , DMC Atlanta , Company Roundup , Integrative Nutrition , Job Search , VICE Media , GoCanvas
Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, self-development, and the freelance life. In addition to writing for The Muse, she's also the Career Editor for The Everygirl, a columnist for Inc., and a contributor all over the web. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her rescued terrier mutt or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author