20 of the Best Companies for Diversity & Inclusion

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In 2018, most companies know how important diversity is — after all, diversity can boost innovation, productivity and even financial performance. But despite that, many companies still struggle when it comes to diversity and inclusion. Some companies don’t view it as a top business priority, some don’t know how to start and still others are paying lip service only without taking real action. But make no mistake — there are companies out there that are getting it right.

To identify and honor these forward-thinking companies, Thompson Reuters recently released their 2018 Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Index. After factoring in environmental, social and governance data, Thompson Reuters assigned D&I scores to over 7,000 companies. Below are 20 companies with among the highest scores — if you’re looking for a company where you can bring your whole self to work, check out their job opportunities and apply today!

Accenture

D&I Score: 84.25%

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; San Antonio, TX; Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO & more

What Employees Say: “Accenture definitely fosters a healthy working environment across the board from challenging you, having diverse projects, promoting a very diverse work place, having flexibility in how you complete your work, and always pushing you in regards to professional and personal growth.” —Current Business Analyst

Novartis

D&I Score: 79.25%

Where Hiring: Cambridge, MA; San Diego, CA; Morris Plains, NJ; Raleigh, NC; Melville, NY & more

What Employees Say: “Great science and good group of people. Compensation was generous. Amazing work-life balance. Great resources to learn from.” —Former Scientist

Medtronic

D&I Score: 79%

Where Hiring: Boulder, CO; Pittsburgh, PA; Houston, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Atlanta, GA & more

What Employees Say: “Great salary and benefits. Excellent culture that prides itself on diversity.” —Former Employee

Diageo

D&I Score: 78.75%

Where Hiring: New York, NY; Norwalk, CT; Seattle, WA; Plainfield, IL; Carson City, NV & more

What Employees Say: “Great place to learn a strong fundamental marketing framework that can apply across industries. Good work life balance and flexibility with working from home if you manage it for yourself, good benefits. Some great people and the opportunity to move around globally or departments.” —Former Employee

Gap Inc.

D&I Score: 78.5%

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Erlanger, KY; Albuquerque, NM; East Fishkill, NY; Groveport, OH & more

What Employees Say: “Large org with career opportunities across the business / brands & company supports that development; beyond great product, the company is committed to supporting local and global communities; fun and professional co-workers; overall great culture.” —Current Employee

Kering

D&I Score: 77.5%

Where Hiring: New York, NY; Secaucus, NJ; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Honolulu, HI & more

What Employees Say: “Fantastic projects to lead in an open-minded team that wants to get the best from you. I would advocate anyone to go working for this on growing company.” —Former Employee

Acciona

D&I Score: 77%

Where Hiring: Chicago, IL; Ashley, ND; Oklahoma (remote)

What Employees Say: “Acciona is a leader developing utility-scale renewables in Latin America and Europe. Working there exposes you to world’s iconic projects that look great on a resume.” —Former Employee

Bristol-Myers Squibb

D&I Score: 77%

Where Hiring: Princeton, NJ; Tampa, FL; Redwood City, CA; Devens, MA; Manchester, NH & more

What Employees Say: “Truly seem patient focused. Management cares about employees. Integrity and to do what is right is an overwhelming theme.” —Senior Territory Business Manager

UCB

D&I Score: 75%

Where Hiring: Atlanta, GA; Raleigh, NC; Madison, WI; Toledo, OH; Huntington, WV & more

What Employees Say: “Friendly people and great training. I love what the company stands for and the support they give their employees. This is the one Biotech company that truly puts the patient first! Amazing healthcare benefits.” —Current Senior Sales Consultant

Roche

D&I Score: 75%

Where Hiring: Indianapolis, IN; Branchburg, NJ; Tucson, AZ; Boston, MA; Santa Clara, CA & more

What Employees Say: “Awesome culture and co-workers. Everyone is dedicated, hard working, and intelligent. With a company this large, there is always room to move around.” —Current Research Scientist

Woolworths Group

D&I Score: 74.75%

Where Hiring: Portland, OR; Bella Vista, AR; Seaford, NY; Broadway, VA; Dickson, TN & more

What Employees Say: “Woolworths provides [an] open, comforting environment for all employees and encourages people to work together well in a team environment.” —Current Customer Service Representative

Nestlé

D&I Score: 74.5%

Where Hiring: Arlington, VA; Solon, OH; Anderson, IN; Laurel, MD; Trenton, MO & more

What Employees Say: “Nestle provides an open and inclusive environment that provides accelerated career growth opportunities, excellent work life balance & flexibility, and the ability to impact business results quickly.” —Current Manager

Microsoft

D&I Score: 74.25%

Where Hiring: Redmond, WA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; New York, NY; Fargo, ND & more

What Employees Say: “This is a place to exercise your growth mindset. The company values diversity in all senses, including thinking. Management embraces failures and victories at balance as everything is an opportunity to learn. If you have the grit to continuously improve yourself and your career, this is the place for you.” —Current Technology Solutions Professional

Colgate-Palmolive

D&I Score: 74%

Where Hiring: New York, NY; Emporia, KS; Hodges, SC; Piscataway, NJ; Cambridge, OH & more

What Employees Say: “Challenging roles that every day is different, keeps you fresh. Lot of diversity in colleagues. Caring Company.” —Current Employee

Procter & Gamble

D&I Score: 74%

Where Hiring: Cincinnati, OH; Boston, MA; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Sacramento, CA & more

What Employees Say: “Great company to work for, offers challenges where you can learn from and improve your skills. Good work environment and benefits.” —Former Employee

Eli Lilly and Company

D&I Score: 74%

Where Hiring: Indianapolis, IN; Branchburg, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; Fort Dodge, IA & more

What Employees Say: “The benefits are absolutely wonderful, especially as someone who just graduated and is trying to stick with a good company. I love the culture and most people are very friendly. Additionally it seems people are already open to networking and sharing their knowledge, especially if you are looking to move to a different area.” —Current Machine Operator

HP Inc.

D&I Score: 73.75%

Where Hiring: Palo Alto, CA; Boise, ID; Vancouver, WA; Houston, TX; Corvallis, OR & more

What Employees Say: “There are many options for career experiences and different roles. It’s a major corporation which performs at a high level. Great peers who have great values and are great to work with.” —Current Manager

Merck

D&I Score: 73.75%

Where Hiring: Kenilworth, NJ; South San Francisco, CA; Elkhorn, NE; West Point, PA; Elkton, VA & more

What Employees Say: “flexible work arrangements, intelligent and motivated staff that genuinely cares about improving human health. big enough that you can make several career moves and stay within the same firm.” —Current Employee

BMO Financial Group

D&I Score: 73.25%

Where Hiring: Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; New York, NY; Irvine, CA; Indianapolis, IN & more

What Employees Say: “Very customer focussed organization, personalized service. Excellent benefits, competitive salary. Invests in technology to keep pace. Opportunities to move within the bank into various roles.” —Current Employee

Siemens

D&I Score: 73%

Where Hiring: Hayward, CA; Austin, TX; Johnson City, TN; Amherst, NY; Reston, VA & more

What Employees Say: “Great working environment with a lot of benefits and job related perks for a better quality of life during work. A lot of support from the higher ups and also colleagues on a day to day basis.” —Former Employee

Methodology: The companies in this article all made Thompson Reuters’ Top 25 Index ranking in their 2018 Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Index, and had at least 10 open jobs on Glassdoor.

This article originally appeared on Glassdoor.com and was written by Emily Moore.

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1 Important Disclosures for Earnest.

Earnest Disclosures

To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen or possess a 10-year (non-conditional) Permanent Resident Card, reside in a state Earnest lends in, and satisfy our minimum eligibility criteria. You may find more information on loan eligibility here: https://www.earnest.com/eligibility. Not all applicants will be approved for a loan, and not all applicants will qualify for the lowest rate. Approval and interest rate depend on the review of a complete application.

Earnest fixed rate loan rates range from 3.45% APR (with Auto Pay) to 7.49% APR (with Auto Pay). Variable rate loan rates range from 2.14% APR (with Auto Pay) to 6.79% APR (with Auto Pay). For variable rate loans, although the interest rate will vary after you are approved, the interest rate will never exceed 8.95% for loan terms 10 years or less. For loan terms of 10 years to 15 years, the interest rate will never exceed 9.95%. For loan terms over 15 years, the interest rate will never exceed 11.95% (the maximum rates for these loans). Earnest variable interest rate loans are based on a publicly available index, the one month London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Your rate will be calculated each month by adding a margin between 1.82% and 5.50% to the one month LIBOR. The rate will not increase more than once per month. Earnest rate ranges are current as of September 6, 2019, and are subject to change based on market conditions and borrower eligibility.

Auto Pay discount: If you make monthly principal and interest payments by an automatic, monthly deduction from a savings or checking account, your rate will be reduced by one quarter of one percent (0.25%) for so long as you continue to make automatic, electronic monthly payments. This benefit is suspended during periods of deferment and forbearance.

The information provided on this page is updated as of 09/06/2019. Earnest reserves the right to change, pause, or terminate product offerings at any time without notice. Earnest loans are originated by Earnest Operations LLC. California Finance Lender License 6054788. NMLS # 1204917. Earnest Operations LLC is located at 302 2nd Street, Suite 401N, San Francisco, CA 94107. Terms and Conditions apply. Visit https://www.earnest.com/terms-of-service, email us at hello@earnest.com, or call 888-601-2801 for more information on our student loan refinance product.

© 2018 Earnest LLC. All rights reserved. Earnest LLC and its subsidiaries, including Earnest Operations LLC, are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.


2 Important Disclosures for SoFi.

SoFi Disclosures

  1. Student loan Refinance: Fixed rates from 3.48% APR to 7.94% APR (with AutoPay). Variable rates from 2.14% APR to 7.71% APR (with AutoPay). Interest rates on variable rate loans are capped at either 8.95% or 9.95% depending on term of loan. See APR examples and terms. Lowest variable rate of 2.14% APR assumes current 1 month LIBOR rate of 2.14% minus 0.15% margin minus 0.25% ACH discount. Not all borrowers receive the lowest rate. If approved for a loan, the fixed or variable interest rate offered will depend on your creditworthiness, and the term of the loan and other factors, and will be within the ranges of rates listed above. For the SoFi variable rate loan, the 1-month LIBOR index will adjust monthly and the loan payment will be re-amortized and may change monthly. APRs for variable rate loans may increase after origination if the LIBOR index increases. See eligibility details. The SoFi 0.25% AutoPay interest rate reduction requires you to agree to make monthly principal and interest payments by an automatic monthly deduction from a savings or checking account. The benefit will discontinue and be lost for periods in which you do not pay by automatic deduction from a savings or checking account. *To check the rates and terms you qualify for, SoFi conducts a soft credit inquiry. Unlike hard credit inquiries, soft credit inquiries (or soft credit pulls) do not impact your credit score. Soft credit inquiries allow SoFi to show you what rates and terms SoFi can offer you up front. After seeing your rates, if you choose a product and continue your application, we will request your full credit report from one or more consumer reporting agencies, which is considered a hard credit inquiry. Hard credit inquiries (or hard credit pulls) are required for SoFi to be able to issue you a loan. In addition to requiring your explicit permission, these credit pulls may impact your credit score.  
  2. Terms and Conditions Apply. SOFI RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in an eligible state and meet SoFi’s underwriting requirements. Not all borrowers receive the lowest rate. To qualify for the lowest rate, you must have a responsible financial history and meet other conditions. If approved, your actual rate will be within the range of rates listed above and will depend on a variety of factors, including term of loan, a responsible financial history, years of experience, income and other factors. Rates and Terms are subject to change at anytime without notice and are subject to state restrictions. SoFi refinance loans are private loans and do not have the same repayment options that the federal loan program offers such as Income Based Repayment or Income Contingent Repayment or PAYE. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Financing Law License No. 6054612. SoFi loans are originated by SoFi Lending Corp., NMLS # 1121636. (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org)

3 Important Disclosures for Laurel Road.

Laurel Road Disclosures

FIXED APR
Fixed rate options consist of a range from 3.50% per year to 5.55% per year for a 5-year term, 4.00% per year to 6.00% per year for a 7-year term, 4.30% per year to 6.40% per year for a 10-year term, 4.60% per year to 6.80% per year for a 15-year term, or 5.05% per year to 7.02% per year for a 20-year term, with no origination fees. The fixed interest rate will apply until the loan is paid in full (whether before or after default, and whether before or after the scheduled maturity date of the loan). The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 3.50% per year to 5.55% per year for a 5-year term would be from $184.00 to $193.00. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.00% per year to 6.00% per year for a 7-year term would be from $138 to $148. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.30% per year to 6.40% per year for a 10-year term would be from $104 to $115. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.60% per year to 6.80% per year for a 15-year term would be from $79 to $91. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 5.05% per year to 7.02% per year for a 20-year term would be from $68 to $80.

However, if the borrower chooses to make monthly payments automatically by electronic funds transfer (EFT) from a bank account, the fixed rate will decrease by 0.25%, and will increase back up to the regular fixed interest rate described in the preceding paragraph if the borrower stops making (or we stop accepting) monthly payments automatically by EFT from the designated borrower’s bank account.

VARIABLE APR
Variable rate options consist of a range from 2.43% per year to 6.05% per year for a 5-year term, 3.75% per year to 6.10% per year for a 7-year term, 4.00% per year to 6.15% per year for a 10-year term, 4.25% per year to 6.40% per year for a 15-year term, or 4.50% per year to 6.65% per year for a 20-year term, with no origination fees. APR is subject to increase after consummation. The variable interest rate will change on the first day of every month (“Change Date”) if the Current Index changes. The variable interest rates are based on a Current Index, which is the 1-month London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) (currency in US dollars), as published on The Wall Street Journal’s website. The variable interest rates and Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will increase or decrease when the 1-month LIBOR index changes. The variable interest rates are calculated by adding a margin ranging from 0.25% to 3.80% for the 5-year term loan, 1.50% to 3.85% for the 7-year term loan, 1.75% to 3.90% for the 10-year term loan, 2.00% to 4.15% for the 15-year term loan, and 2.25% to 4.40% for the 20-year term loan, respectively, to the 1-month LIBOR index published on the 25th day of each month immediately preceding each “Change Date,” as defined above, rounded to two decimal places, with no origination fees. If the 25th day of the month is not a business day or is a US federal holiday, the reference date will be the most recent date preceding the 25th day of the month that is a business day. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 2.43% per year to 6.05% per year for a 5-year term would be from $179 to $195. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 3.75% per year to 6.10% per year for a 7-year term would be from $137 to $148. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.00% per year to 6.15% per year for a 10-year term would be from $103 to $114. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.25% per year to 6.40% per year for a 15-year term would be from $77 to $88. The monthly payment for a sample $10,000 loan at a range of 4.50% per year to 6.65% per year for a 20-year term would be from $65 to $77.

However, if the borrower chooses to make monthly payments automatically by electronic funds transfer (EFT) from a bank account, the variable rate will decrease by 0.25%, and will increase back up to the regular variable interest rate described in the preceding paragraph if the borrower stops making (or we stop accepting) monthly payments automatically by EFT from the designated borrower’s bank account.

All credit products are subject to credit approval.

Laurel Road began originating student loans in 2013 and has since helped thousands of professionals with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees consolidate and refinance more than $4 billion in federal and private school loans. Laurel Road also offers a suite of online graduate school loan products and personal loans that help simplify lending through customized technology and personalized service. In April 2019, Laurel Road was acquired by KeyBank, one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies. Laurel Road is a brand of KeyBank National Association offering online lending products in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. All loans are provided by KeyBank National Association, a nationally chartered bank. Member FDIC. For more information, visit www.laurelroad.com.


4 Important Disclosures for Splash Financial.

Splash Financial Disclosures

Terms and Conditions apply. Splash reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. Rates and terms are also subject to change at any time without notice. Offers are subject to credit approval. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in an eligible state and meet applicable underwriting requirements. Not all borrowers receive the lowest rate. Lowest rates are reserved for the highest qualified borrowers.


5 Important Disclosures for CommonBond.

CommonBond Disclosures

Offered terms are subject to change. Loans are offered by CommonBond Lending, LLC (NMLS # 1175900). If you are approved for a loan, the interest rate offered will depend on your credit profile, your application, the loan term selected and will be within the ranges of rates shown. All Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) displayed assume borrowers enroll in auto pay and account for the 0.25% reduction in interest rate. All variable rates are based on a 1-month LIBOR assumption of 2.19% effective August 10, 2019.


6 Important Disclosures for LendKey.

LendKey Disclosures

Refinancing via LendKey.com is only available for applicants with qualified private education loans from an eligible institution. Loans that were used for exam preparation classes, including, but not limited to, loans for LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and GRE preparation, are not eligible for refinancing with a lender via LendKey.com. If you currently have any of these exam preparation loans, you should not include them in an application to refinance your student loans on this website. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents in an eligible state to qualify for a loan. Certain membership requirements (including the opening of a share account and any applicable association fees in connection with membership) may apply in the event that an applicant wishes to accept a loan offer from a credit union lender. Lenders participating on LendKey.com reserve the right to modify or discontinue the products, terms, and benefits offered on this website at any time without notice. LendKey Technologies, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor does it endorse, any educational institution.


7 Important Disclosures for College Ave.

College Ave Disclosures

College Ave Student Loans products are made available through either Firstrust Bank, member FDIC or M.Y. Safra Bank, FSB, member FDIC. All loans are subject to individual approval and adherence to underwriting guidelines. Program restrictions, other terms, and conditions apply.

1College Ave Refi Education loans are not currently available to residents of Maine.

2All rates shown include autopay discount. The 0.25% auto-pay interest rate reduction applies as long as a valid bank account is designated for required monthly payments. Variable rates may increase after consummation.

3$5,000 is the minimum requirement to refinance. The maximum loan amount is $300,000 for those with medical, dental, pharmacy or veterinary doctorate degrees, and $150,000 for all other undergraduate or graduate degrees.

4This informational repayment example uses typical loan terms for a refi borrower with a Full Principal & Interest Repayment and a 10-year repayment term, has a $40,000 loan and a 5.5% Annual Percentage Rate (“APR”): 120 monthly payments of $434.11 while in the repayment period, for a total amount of payments of $52,092.61. Loans will never have a full principal and interest monthly payment of less than $50. Your actual rates and repayment terms may vary.

Information advertised valid as of 08/01/2019. Variable interest rates may increase after consummation.

2.14% – 6.79%1Undergrad
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2.14% – 7.71%2Undergrad
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2.43% – 6.65%3Undergrad
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2.43% – 7.60%4Undergrad
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2.14% – 8.01%5Undergrad
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2.06% – 8.93%6Undergrad
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2.74% – 7.24%7Undergrad
& Graduate

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