Diversity and inclusion are important, but some companies simply talk the talk without walking the walk. Even if such forward-thinking policies can lead to increased financial success, productivity, and innovation, it’s still taking some U.S. companies literal generations to overcome an obvious societal bias towards hiring a certain kind of person – a bias that persists. But not at these 9 progressive Internet companies, which have strong D&I policies and initiatives that are integral to their mission.
Tech|Content|SaaS|Small Business Services
Location: Cambridge, MA
HubSpot is the world’s leading inbound marketing, sales, and CRM growth stack with an award-winning company culture.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “We’re on a mission to help millions of organizations grow better, and that means growing better ourselves to lead the way. HubSpot’s annual Diversity Report is acatalyst for our growth as a company and as a team. It’s a reflection of our commitmentto building a more diverse and inclusive culture, an opportunity to share progress and what’s to come, and helps hold us accountable each year on our diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DI&B) journey.”
“Flexibility, Bringing our authentic selves to work, remote working, using tech to make work better and easier, autonomy, trust, transparency.”
HubSpot employees rated their overall culture a A+.
Tech|Ecommerce|SaaS|Small Business Services
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
GoDaddy provides web hosting, domain registration services, and tools to help small businesses succeed.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “We hire the best, give them first-class training and set them loose. If you’re driven to perform, you’ll fit right in. We approach our work fearlessly, learn quickly, improve constantly, and celebrate our wins at every turn. Everyone is welcome—as an inclusive workplace, our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic whole selves to work. Be you.”
“It feels good to be doing something that empowers real people.”
Location: San Francisco, CA
Salesforce provides enterprise cloud computing and customer relationship management solutions for automotive, healthcare and retail industries.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Equality is a core value at Salesforce. We believe that businesses can be powerful platforms for social change and that it is our responsibility to further Equality for all. Creating a culture of Equality isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing — empowering us to innovate, build deeper connections with our customers, and ultimately become a better company.”
“The culture at Salesforce is truly unmatched. I’ve worked at smaller companies my entire career and was nervous about working for a large organization, but I feel right at home. The office is inclusive and I love being surrounded by hard working people!”
Salesforce employees rated their overall culture a A+.
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Fanatics is the market leader for officially licensed sports merchandise and provides the ultimate shopping experience to sports fans. A top 50 Internet Retailer Company, Fanatics comprises the broadest online assortment by offering hundreds of thousands of officially licensed items via its Fanatics and FansEdge brands, as well as the largest selection of sports collectibles and memorabilia through Fanatics Authentic.
“They do a great job of hiring for cultural fit first, and functional fit second. This way – no matter what business challenges they face – they know they will be on the same page and have each others backs!”
Fanatics employees rated their overall culture an A-.
Location: San Mateo, CA.
Rakuten is a tech company that offers electronic commerce solutions in Japan and internationally. The company operates in three segments such as internet services, finance services, and others.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Diversity is one of Rakuten’s key corporate strategies. We aim to hire the brightest talent from around the world, with unique and different perspectives to best serve our customers with innovative services worldwide, because we aim to be a company ready to change the world. We want to be a driving force for the advancement of human beings and society. We are pioneers, and we want others to be inspired by what we do and to follow our lead. As a company made up of diverse people and ideas, we will strive for the realization of these values and this vision.”
Tech|AI & Machine Learning|AdTech|Big Data
Location: Mountain View, CA
Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: the company’s dedication to its users and its belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Google is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our employees thrive when we get this right. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our employees, customers, and users. We endeavor to build products that work for everyone by including perspectives from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin.”
“Everyone supports each other and wants to help.”
Google employees rated their overall culture a A+.
Location: San Jose, CA
eBay connects people through technology and enables commerce that creates greater opportunity for people, business and society.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Our founder, Pierre Omidyar, a French-born Iranian-American, started eBay to create economic opportunity by connecting people from widely different backgrounds and geographies. On eBay, sellers with items to offer and buyers seeking to find their version of perfect join together in a global marketplace that is open to all. Diversity and inclusion at eBay goes well beyond a moral necessity – it’s the foundation of our business model and absolutely critical to our ability to thrive in an increasingly competitive global landscape.”
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
LinkedIn is a professional networking site that allows its members to create business connections, search for jobs and find potential clients.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Our strategy is to diversify LinkedIn and ensure that employees from all backgrounds are successful, with a focus on groups that are underrepresented today. By doing so, we will move toward our vision of creating a thriving community of diverse professionals in tech. Learn more about our journey to transform ourselves and the world in our sixth annual workforce diversity report.”
“The culture allows you to be yourself.”
LinkedIn employees rated their overall culture a A.
Location: Needham, MA
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to unleash the potential of every trip. Apart from the obligatory reviews of hotels and other attractions, TripAdvisor has many features. Its users are able to quickly and easily post their vacation videos and travel marketers are able to showcase their properties by featuring their videos on the website.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “We believe strongly that building a diverse workforce of people from all walks of life helps us have a richer, more vibrant, more successful workplace.”
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