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 nine progressive software companies, which have strong D&I policies and initiatives that are integral to their mission.
Location: Redwood City, CA
Branch helps companies drive seamless mobile experiences through its linking infrastructure powering thousands of today’s top brands.
Location: San Francisco, CA
KeepTruckin is on a mission to improve the efficiency and profitability of America’s trucking industry by building great technology products for truck drivers and fleet managers. The KeepTruckin ELD is the easiest to use and most affordable electronic logging system on the market. KeepTruckin provides drivers with the number one rated Electronic Logbook App for iOS & Android. For fleets, KeepTruckin’s web dashboard automates log auditing, IFTA reporting, vehicle location tracking, and more.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Transparency, equal opportunity and hyper growth and learning.”
“Transparency, inclusiveness and open communication at every stage about the company’s performance and vision at every step.”
KeepTruckin employees rated their overall culture a A+.
AI & Machine Learning|Business Services|SaaS
Location: Boston, MA
LogMeIn, Inc. simplifies how people connect with each other and the world around them to drive meaningful interactions, deepen relationships, and create better outcomes for individuals and businesses. Current products include: LogMeIn Pro, LogMeIn Central, LogMeIn Rescue, Bold360, join.me, Jive, LastPass, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, GoToTraining, GoToAssist, GoToMyPC, OpenVoice and Grasshopper.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “The company culture is a living, breathing thing. It’s always evolving, and that’s what I like about it. The culture doesn’t stagnate. Instead, it adapts with each new person that joins the company.”
“Best part is the bonuses and employee stock purchase plans. Also we have some of the best benefits – traditional and what I’d consider extra thing like discounts on pet insurance, financial planning tools, eye care reimbursements.”
LogMeIn employees rated their overall culture a A+.
Location: Roseland, NJ
Consistently named one of the ‘Most Admired Companies’ by FORTUNE® Magazine, and recognized by DiversityInc® as one of the ‘Top 50 Companies for Diversity,’ ADP works with more than 810,000 organizations across the globe to help their people work smarter, embrace new challenges, and unleash their talent. ADP was the first in Human Capital Management to deliver automation, move to the cloud, provide a mobile app, and create an online marketplace, clearly leading the industry in innovation.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “At ADP, we believe the best ideas thrive in an inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives. That’s why we made it the cornerstone of our one-of-a-kind culture.”
“The culture is all inclusive.”
ADP employees rated their overall culture a A+.
Human Resources|Payroll|Business Services
Location: San Francisco, CA
Zenefits is the leading all-in-one Digital HR platform for small and medium businesses. Designed as the single source of truth for managing the modern workforce, Zenefits delivers the most complete, all-mobile HR experience by tightly integrating its own powerful applications with dozens of best-of-breed providers on the Zenefits platform.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Beyond the morality of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, there’s a business case for fostering such an environment. Experts agree the benefits to organizations are plentiful: creativity is boosted when more than one voice is heard, often with innovation as the result. Employees feel more comfortable in an accepting and supportive workplace, increasing engagement. Better representation among workers can translate to a better understanding of customers, leading to increased profitability.”
AI & Machine Learning|Business Services|SaaS
Location: San Jose, CA
Adobe is a software company that provides its users with digital marketing and media solutions. Its tools and services allow its customers to create ground-breaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Adobe’s values — genuine, innovative, involved, and exceptional — are built on the foundation that our people and how we treat one another are what make us a great company. Diversity is about valuing the unique life experience that every employee brings to work every day. Our success is dependent upon it.”
“Every day is different or never the same; proud of the clients I manage and the work we are partnering together.”
Adobe employees rated their overall culture a A.
Location: Raleigh, NC
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. The company is known for its enterprise operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and more recently through the acquisition of open source enterprise middleware vendor JBoss. Red Hat provides operating system platforms along with middleware, applications, and management solutions, as well as support, training, and consulting services.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “At Red Hat, we believe that good ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, regardless of the job title or ranking in the hierarchy. Diversity fuels our meritocratic culture by bringing in many perspectives and ideas, challenging our assumptions, and inspiring innovation.”
“The leadership team is transparent and up front with their employees and has made me feel like I am a part of not just what is happening here, but the decisions being made as well.”
Red Hat employees rated their overall culture a A-.
Location: Newtown Square, PA
SAP is a technology company that develops enterprise application software for companies and industries across diverse sectors. The company offers solutions covering various lines of businesses, including asset management, commerce, finance, human resources, manufacturing, marketing, sales, services, sourcing and procurement, supply chain, and sustainability as well as research and development, and engineering. It provides enterprise application software to various industries, including consumer, discrete manufacturing, public services, energy and natural resources, financial services, and many other services.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “At SAP, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to our success. As a global organization with employees from 150+ nationalities, our employees must feel free to be their authentic selves for our company to perform at its best. We embrace and encourage different perspectives and believe we are made stronger by our unique combination of culture, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental ability, and work-life situations.”
Location: Weston, FL
Ultimate Software’s UltiPro cloud solutions for HR, payroll, and talent are inherently designed to improve the employee experience. Powered by Xander, Ultimate’s portfolio of “People First” artificial intelligence technologies, UltiPro helps organizations develop highly productive and satisfied workforces.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “A workforce of diverse individuals can show that a company is committed to creating a well-balanced team or has an openness to people’s differences. Inclusion—the feeling of belonging that comes about when employees are treated equitably and are free to bring their authentic selves to work—indicates the company welcomes their ideas, perspectives, and opinions.”
“We are aligned with the vision of the company and work together to achieve our goals.”
Ultimate Software employees rated their overall culture a A+.