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 dedicates itself to creating a healthier population the whole world over by researching and developing a broad range of innovative products in pharmaceutical, vaccine, and consumer healthcare arenas. The company boasts commercial operations in more than 150 countries, as well as 89 manufacturing sites and R&D centers in the U.K., U.S., Belgium, and China.
“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’s historic bank has been serving communities since 1852—with clients in one in three households nationwide and 8,700 locations across 36 countries today. Wells Fargo—“Most Admired” among the world’s largest banks by Fortune magazine—offers an extensive portfolio of banking, mortgage, insurance, investment, consumer, and commercial expertise for every financial need.
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.
Founded in 2005, Etsy operates markets that allow millions of people around the world to connect—both online and offline—to make, sell, and buy unique goods. Etsy’s global community of entrepreneurs, shoppers, manufacturers, and employees are the heart and soul of its business, and with more than 40 million listed items, Etsy has something for everyone.
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.
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products principally through its wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, as well as its new Private Division label and Social Point, a leading developer of mobile games. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services.
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.
Mastercard operates one of the world’s fastest payment processing networks, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments, and businesses in hundreds of countries around the world. The company’s products and solutions aim to make everyday activities such as shopping, traveling, running a business, and managing finances easy, secure, and efficient for everyone.
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.
Founded in 1991 by three graduates of UCLA, Blizzard Entertainment has evolved over the years to become one of the most recognizable and respected names in gaming. With over 4,700 employees worldwide, Blizzard continues to redefine the industry—from pioneering e-sports and improving AAA franchises to creating all-new titles for players of all interests.
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.
By providing event owners with a complete set of hardware and software tools to share their events through live video, Livestream aims to unlock a world where every event is available live online. With 50 million viewers each month, users are able to watch thousands of live events from customers that include The New York Times, Facebook, and ESPN through Livestream’s cutting-edge technology.
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. Through its innovative online learning platform, Integrative Nutrition has provided a global learning experience for nearly 100,000 students and graduates in over 120 countries worldwide. Integrative Nutrition is on a mission to improve health and happiness, and through that process, to create a ripple effect that transforms the world.
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.
In PrintFleet’s earliest days, it existed under the umbrella of a toner manufacturing company. However, tracking demand and analyzing key device metrics with software shaped the company into what it is today—the first to offer rapid assessments and a comprehensive remote print monitoring application. The company's rapidly growing data-driven offerings are recognized as industry-leading solutions in the print management arena.
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
VICE is the world’s preeminent youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994, VICE now operates in over 30 countries and distributes its programming to viewers across digital, linear, mobile, film, and social channels. VICE includes an international network of digital channels; a weekly and daily news programming partnership with HBO; a television and feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; VIRTUE, an in-house creative services agency; and an international TV network, VICELAND.
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 delivers innovative digital and cloud-based services, business solutions, and design-led experiences through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Its people are able to combine their industry expertise and bold, fresh thinking with top technologies to help fuel transformation and growth for both clients and customers. Avanade currently connects 30,000 people across 24 countries.
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, a global fintech with $4 billion in revenue listed on the S&P 500, provides communications, technology, data, and analytics solutions. The company helps drive business transformation for clients with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimizing efficiency, and generating revenue growth. Broadridge works with some of the world’s largest financial institutions and over 5,000 brands in industries from telecommunications to healthcare.
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.
Founded in 1999, Financial Finesse’s financial wellness programs are changing lives and transforming organizations across the U.S. By providing people with objective financial guidance with no ulterior motive, the independent, employee-owned firm has helped more than 2.4 million employees in over 600 companies reduce financial stress, maximize benefits, and make wiser financial decisions.
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.
Operating from offices in Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, London, Bangkok, New Delhi, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Istanbul, Taboola is undoubtedly one of the world’s largest online discovery platforms. By partnering with publishers, marketers, and advertising agencies around the globe, the company increases user retention for client sites, effectively monetizing traffic and distributing quality content to targeted audiences.
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
Founded in 2003 with just eight people, DMC Atlanta has grown to over 700 employees in 50 offices around the country through a results-driven philosophy and a commitment to bringing its clients life-long customers. In the next few years, DMC hopes to expand to hundreds of new offices around the country—and then, the world.
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.
Launched in 1999, HomeAdvisor—an IAC owned company—is home improvement heaven to property owners and service professionals. Facilitating instant online booking, confident hiring, cost guides, and resources, HomeAdvisor matches homeowners seeking maintenance with the largest network of pre-screened home pros nationwide—all for free. Simultaneously, HomeAdvisor also connects qualified service providers with business boosting access to endless customers.
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.
Since its release of iStent®, a device that can help reduce eye pressure and may reduce reliance on glaucoma medications, Glaukos has pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, in order to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm. Glaukos combines solid research, creative engineers, and a flexible management style to create products that improve the lives of patients on a global scale.
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. Customers can choose from service plans that allow them to pay only for power—not panels—because Sunrun owns, maintains, and monitors the entire system, letting homeowners receive a low, locked-in rate each month.
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.
Standing for Government Employees Insurance Company, GEICO was originally founded in 1936 to provide quality insurance for government employees and military personnel. Today, GEICO has kept its tradition of exceptional service alive, but has expanded its coverage. GEICO serves over 14 million people across the U.S. and offers a diverse array of policies from auto to homeowners to identity theft insurance.
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.
The company was founded under the simple principle that small- and medium-sized businesses, if given the right tools, could automate their work processes onto mobile devices. GoCanvas is the platform on which businesses with no software development capability can create their own mobile forms in minutes that work on just about any device.
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 is dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play. At Big Fish, team members are not just be a small piece of something big, they're a big part of something special. Employees challenge themselves to be creative in everything they do. From the way they think, to the way they play, from the way they solve problems, to the way they collaborate—everything is an opportunity to make an impact. The fun is in working together to build something bigger than themselves and make something great.
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.
Bridgestone Americas, or BSA—and its subsidiaries around the world—develop, manufacture, and market a wide range of tires, air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles for private and commercial customers in the automotive, agricultural, forestry, and mining industries. BSA also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
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.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has been partnering with the world’s most innovative companies for more than 50 years. Indeed, its clients include leaders in the technology, life sciences, renewable energy, media and entertainment, communications, and financial services industries, among others. With 11 offices nationwide, plus offices in China and Europe, WSGR is a premier provider of legal services worldwide.
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 Realty tops the list when it comes to size—and ingenuity—since the company is the largest real estate franchise by agent count; uses an agent-centric, education-based approach to doing business; and is creating the real estate technology platform of choice for agents and consumers. Behind that army of talented agents is a corporate team committed to culture and dedicated to adding value to their associates.
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 partners with clients to digitally transform their businesses and reach their goals. This approach, combined with Ideosity’s product information management and master data management technologies, helps clients more effectively market their products in a multi-channel selling environment—resulting in increased sales, improved profitability, enhanced customer loyalty, and stronger channel partnerships.
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.
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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
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