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December 12, 2018

Best Small and Mid-Sized Companies for Diversity

By 
Ben Tobin

As the United States continues to become increasingly racially and ethnically diverse, some companies have prioritized diversifying their workplaces as well.

Google, Costco and Netflix are among the best large companies for diversity, according to compensation, culture and career monitoring website Comparably.

Diversity was defined as "how non-caucasian employees rate their workplace overall" for the survey, Comparably CEO Jason Nazar said. While a lot of the companies on the list are led by diverse leaders, Nazar said that an overall focus on diversity helped earn companies top marks.

There is a “consistent message from not just senior leaders, but managers at all levels that diversity is important," Nazar said.

Nazar said there has been a "renewed focus" on diversity in the past couple of years, leading to "a lot more thoughtfulness and scrutiny" when analyzing diversity within the workplace.

The lists represent the best companies for diversity, as rated by their employees on Comparably.com, and are listed in alphabetical order. Large companies are organizations with more than 500 employees. Small-to-medium companies are organizations with fewer than 500 employees.

Best large companies for diversity

Top 50, in alphabetical order

1. Adidas, Portland

2. Adobe, San Jose, Calif.

3. Aflac, Columbus, Ga.

4. Akvelon, Bellevue, Wash.

5. Avant, Chicago

6. Blizzard Entertainment, Irvine, Calif.

7. Box, Redwood City, Calif.

8. Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, Calif.

9. Cornerstone OnDemand, Santa Monica, Calif.

10. Costco, Issaquah, Wash.

11. Delta Air Lines, Atlanta

12. Edifecs, Bellevue, Wash.

13. Facebook, Menlo Park, Calif.

14. Fanatics, Jacksonville, Fla.

15. Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Mich.

16. General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis

17. Globant, San Francisco

18. Golden Hippo, Woodland Hills, Calif.

19. Google, Mountain View, Calif.

20. Hilton, McLean, Va.

21. Hubspot, Cambridge, Mass.

22. Humana, Louisville, Ky.

23. Hyatt, Chicago

24. Indeed.com, Austin, Texas

25. International Flavors & Fragrances, New York

26. Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J.

27. Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.

28. LinkedIn, Sunnyvale, Calif.

29. Merck, Kenilworth, N.J.

30. Microsoft, Redmond, Wash.

31. Netflix, Los Gatos, Calif.

32. Nevro, Redwood City, Calif.

33. Overstock.com, Midvale, Utah

34. Pegasystems, Cambridge, Mass.

35. Red Bull, Santa Monica, Calif.

36. Salesforce, San Francisco

37. SmileDirectClub, Nashville, Tenn.

38. Starbucks, Seattle

39. T-Mobile, Bellevue, Wash.

40. The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta

41. The Home Depot, Atlanta

42. Toyota, Plano, Texas

43. UiPath, New York

44. Ulta Beauty, Bolingbrook, Ill.

45. USAA, San Antonio

46. Victoria’s Secret, Columbus, Ohio

47. Vivint Smart Home, Provo, Utah

48. VMware, Palo Alto, Calif.

49. Workday, Pleasanton, Calif.

50. Zynga, San Francisco

Best small- and mid-sized companies for diversity

Top 25, in alphabetical order

1. Agile Craft, Austin, Texas

2. Axtria, Berkeley Heights, N.J.

3. BQE Software, Torrance, Calif.

4. Clorder, El Segundo, Calif.

5. Diverse Lynx, Princeton, N.J.

6. Drift, Boston

7. GlobeChat, Newport Beach, Calif.

8. Highspot, Seattle

9. Infrrd, San Jose, Calif.

10. Intersys Consulting, Austin, Texas

11. Jammber, Chicago

12. KRT Marketing, Lafayette, Calif.

13. Lurn, Rockville, Md.

14. Mobilewalla, New York

15. PeerStreet, El Segundo, Calif.

16. Persicope Data, San Francisco

17. Phenom People, Ambler, Pa.

18. Pipedrive, New York

19. Pramata, Brisbane, Calif.

20. Seek Capital, LLC, Los Angeles

21. SendGrid, Denver

22. Sitetracker, Palo Alto, Calif.

23. Sonder, San Francisco

24. TripActions, Palo Alto, Calif.

25. Ximble, Carlsbad, Calif.

Methodology

Comparably’s "Best Of" lists are derived from sentiment ratings provided by racially diverse (non-caucasian) employees who anonymously rate their employers on Comparably.com during the  period Nov. 26, 2017 to Nov. 26, 2018. There were no fees or costs associated with participating, nor was nomination required.

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