16 Companies Committed to Equal Pay & Hiring Now
At Glassdoor, we take pride in being a leader in workplace transparency and in raising awareness of gender pay equity — as a social issue, an employer branding issue, and a practical HR and recruiting issue. We’re transparent about our gender pay gap, and we encourage other employers to do the same.
Today, we teamed with JUST Capital to look at major corporations who are committed to equal pay. JUST Capital is a nonprofit research organization that makes it easier for people, companies, and markets to do the right thing by tracking the business behaviors Americans care most about. JUST Capital’s rankings, including the groundbreaking JUST 100 list of America’s Most JUST Companies, are released every December. This year’s list will be release December 12.
Of the 920 large, publicly-traded companies JUST Capital reviewed in 2016, only 72 have a) made a commitment to conducting a pay equity analysis and b) established a policy to drive diversity and equal opportunity. And of those, just 16 have made the results of their gender pay equity analysis public.
These companies have not only made a commitment to paying their employees equally, they have made their data transparent and findings public, as they investigate pay disparity among workers.
Here are 16 companies committed to equal pay transparency and that are hiring now:
Equal Pay Stance: “By the end of this fiscal year, we will pay women $1.00 for every $1.00 earned by male employees in the U.S., up from 99 cents a year ago. Further, we have worked to ensure that women earn 99 percent of what is earned by male employees across India, and we’re working toward pay parity there and globally. Given that the U.S. and India comprise 80 percent of our global workforce, we are pleased with the progress.”
Where Hiring: San Jose, CA; New York, NY; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Seattle, WA & more.
What Employees Say: “Culture of high performance, yet very supportive. Forward looking organization. Great benefits, including 6 months of paid maternity leave and 14 weeks paid paternity leave. Great people to work with.” —Current Senior Marketing Manager
Equal Pay Stance: “Equal work deserves equal pay. This past year, we looked at the total compensation for U.S. employees and closed the gaps we found. We’re now analyzing the salaries, bonuses, and annual stock grants of all our employees worldwide. If a gap exists, we’ll address it. And we’ll continue our work to make sure we maintain pay equity.”
Where Hiring: Cupertino, CA; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Miami, FL; Tallahassee, FL; Washington, DC; Fairfax, VA; Austin, TX; Sugar Land, TX & more.
What Employees Say: “The people who work here are awesome and welcoming. The culture of the company is very open minded. You get lots of perks.” —Current Product Zone Specialist
Equal Pay Stance: “Amazon is committed to fair and equitable compensation for its employees, and on June 14, 2016, we proudly signed the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge. A review of the compensation awarded in 2016 at Amazon, including both base and stock, shows that women earned 99.7 cents for every dollar that men earn in the same jobs, and that minorities earned 99.7 cents for every dollar that white employees earn in the same jobs. We continue to prioritize pay equity.”
Where Hiring: Seattle, WA; Glendale, CA; Baltimore, MD; Atlanta, GA; Chattanooga, TN; Grand Forks, ND & more.
What Employees Say: “Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.” —Current Employee
Equal Pay Stance: “The Future of Fairness will take us beyond policies and practices, beyond training, beyond programs and initiatives, and beyond the limits of any function or geography. At Cisco, pay parity means that our people are paid fairly. We’ve always had policies and practices for fair, competitive, and performance-driven pay. Two years ago, we decided to significantly expand our capabilities to help make sure that our inclusive intentions result in equitable pay decisions. To do that, we developed what we believe is true transformational intelligence, building an innovative analytical framework that enabled us to test our compensation data.”
Where Hiring: San Jose, CA; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; New York, NY; Boxborough, MA; Columbia, MD; Dublin, OH; Franklin, TN; Overland Park, KS & more.
What Employees Say: “Flexible work location, good PTO policy, one full week of paid volunteer time, friendly coworkers, diverse.” —Current Digital Marketing Manager
Delta Air Lines
Equal Pay Stance: “At Delta, there is virtually no pay gap: in administrative jobs women earn 98 percent of what men do, and there’s statistical parity among male and female frontline or “scale” employees. Company leaders said the airline won’t be satisfied until that gap is reduced to zero for all employees. ‘Delta’s overall pay parity between men and women is nearly perfect for all of 80,000 employees. Excluding scale employees, who truly are at 100 percent pay parity, we are at 98 percent,’ said Joanne Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. ‘Although this is well ahead of the national average, we won’t be satisfied until the gap is zero.’”
Where Hiring: Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Chisholm, MN; Las Vegas, NV; Orlando, FL; Detroit, MI & more.
What Employees Say: “Terrific Company to work for. Travel benefits were wonderful and pay, once beyond 5 years, was great. Being a Flight Attendant provided me with the opportunity to see the World and provide great customer service to all levels of people. I grew as a person and gained professional experience which I took to my next profession. The only reason I left was because I had children. I chose my secondary career so I could be home in the evenings with my family.” —Former Flight Attendant
Equal Pay Stance: “As the world leader in combining the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress, corporate citizenship and sustainability are at the very essence of who we are and why team Dow comes to work every day,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. “This is the passion that drives everything we do. It truly is the Human Element at its very best.”
Where Hiring: US Air Force Acad, CO; Midland, MI & more.
What Employees Say: “Great company, you get access to incredible resources to get things done. You can build a whole career only moving jobs within Dow, including international assignments.” —Current Employee
Equal Pay Stance: “At eBay, we know that much of our success is grounded in being a richly diverse company. We are working hard to ensure that the variety of perspectives across our workforce and within our workplace reflect those of our tens of millions of customers globally. We recently completed our gender pay equity study, and I am pleased to report that women earn the same as men in the U.S. in terms of salary. Specifically, women make 99.8% of the total compensation that men make in the same job and at the same grade level. Our results were also encouraging on a global basis, where we found that women earn nearly the same salary as men.”
Where Hiring: Portland, OR; Los Angeles, CA; San Jose, CA; Boston, MA; Bellevue, WA; Montgomery, AL & more.
What Employees Say: “eBay totally re-invented themselves after they separated from PayPal. There were significant changes in the upper management as well as a cultural change. The company is now all about innovation, empowering people and leveraging the ideas people from diverse backgrounds bring to the table.” —Current Product Manager
Equal Pay Stance: “Expedia has been conducting internal analysis of gender representation throughout the organization as well as pay data over the past several years to determine if parity or disparity existed. On average, pay at Expedia, Inc. is equal between men and women, meaning that women earn $1 for every $1 paid to men in equivalent roles. While this data is encouraging, the company believes that there is more work to be done to achieve gender representation parity, especially at senior levels.”
Where Hiring: West Hollywood, CA; Bellevue, WA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Springfield, MO & more.
What Employees Say: “Compensation and promotions are largely merit-based, flexible working schedule, senior management is open and trustworthy.” —Current Director
Equal Pay Stance: “GoDaddy conducted an internal salary audit in 2015. Findings included:On average, for every dollar a man makes at GoDaddy, a woman is paid roughly one cent more. Women in technical roles at GoDaddy make about 99 cents on the dollar. Women in the management ranks make an estimated 96 cents on the dollar.” https://www.godaddy.com/garage/godaddy-2015-gender-diversity-and-salary-stats-infographic/
Where Hiring: Tempe, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Kirkland, WA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Scottsdale, AZ & more.
What Employees Say: “Really fun environment, great benefits, awesome pay.” —Current Employee
Equal Pay Stance: In 2016, Intel achieved “100 percent pay parity for both women and underrepresented minorities and achieved promotion parity for females and underrepresented minorities as well.” Danielle Brown, Intel’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, revealed that “promotion parity for both groups had also been attained as well. Intel defines underrepresented minorities as African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans.”
Where Hiring: Santa Clara, CA; Hillsboro, OR; Austin, TX; San Diego, CA; Phoenix, AZ & more.
What Employees Say: “Intel has good pay and benefits and provides good flexibility to allow employees to attend to personal matters during the workday. Challenging assignments and very smart people.” —Former Manager
Equal Pay Stance: “Today, for every $1 earned by men, our female employees in the U.S. earn 99.9 cents at the same job title and level. Racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. combined earn $1.005 for every $1 earned by their Caucasian counterparts. Breaking it down even further, African American/Black employees are at $1.002; Hispanic/Latino(a) employees are at $1.000; and Asian employees are at $1.007 for every $1 earned by Caucasian employees at the same job title and level, respectively.”
Where Hiring: Redmond, WA; Tampa, FL; Washington, DC; Fargo, ND; Los Angeles, CA; Bellevue, WA & more.
What Employees Say: “Work with very smart people, your work likely affects hundreds of millions of people, great benefits and overall facilities.” —Former Manager
Equal Pay Stance: “There is no disparity at PayPal in salaries between women and men. One of our most important priorities was to ensure that people working in comparable roles are paid equally throughout the company regardless of gender. We focused and worked hard, and successfully reached this goal in less than a year. We are also working hard to increase the number of women in management roles at PayPal. Women make up one-third of the company’s leadership today, and during the past year our rate of female promotions and new hires in leadership roles is outpacing our historical average. We are also retaining a proportionately higher number of females in leadership roles.”
Where Hiring: New York, NY; Chandler, AZ; San Jose, CA; Timonium, MD; Austin, TX & more.
What Employees Say: “International environment, great people and a lot of learning opportunities; mobility is great, work-life balance as well (depending on the department).” —Current Employee
Equal Pay Stance: In 2016, “Salesforce spent nearly $3 million to eliminate statistically significant differences in pay in a first-ever equal-pay assessment. As part of our overall commitment to advancing equality for all, we pledged to evaluate our workforce on an ongoing basis to ensure that employees performing similar work at the same level are paid consistently—and closing any pay gaps where they do exist.This year, we increased the scope of our assessment, evaluating salaries, as well as bonuses globally. We also looked at differences in pay for not only gender, but also race and ethnicity in the U.S.”
Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Burlington, MA; New York, NY; Bellevue, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; Indianapolis, IN & more.
What Employees Say: “Exciting, fast paced, great culture, smart people, superb solutions, what more could you want?!” —Current Employee
Equal Pay Stance: “The success of our business relies on the innovation that results from bringing together the diverse experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds of the people who work with us. To further those efforts, we created the Starbucks Inclusion Council, comprised of executives from key areas of our enterprise, who set the strategic vision for Starbucks inclusion and diversity efforts. That vision includes creating opportunities for historically underrepresented populations both in our hiring and in our supply chain. It includes a tenacious focus on pay equity, to ensure all our partners (employees) are paid fairly for the work they do. On top of this, it includes accountability to ensure our most senior leaders represent the diversity of our partners and customers.”
Where Hiring: Olympia, WA; Scottsdale, AZ; Seattle, WA; New York, NY; Augusta, GA; Braintree, MA; Dallas, TX; Washington, DC; Green Bay, WI; Gaston, SC & more.
What Employees Say: “Flexible hours, supportive management, health benefits for even part time employees, free stock shares, partner of the quarter bonuses, free college tuition available to all, emergency grants available to partners with special circumstances, free therapy sessions available to those in need, work in a very diverse environment, schedule made three weeks in advance, easy to get time off if needed.” —Current Shift Supervisor
Equal Pay Stance: “At VMware, harnessing the power of human difference means equal pay for equal work. VMware continually analyzes compensation globally, accounting for multiple factors that influence pay such as tenure, geographic location and performance. The company’s most recent data analysis, done by a third party, shows that at VMware, women earn 99% of their male counterparts’ salary globally and racial and ethnic minority employees earn 100% of their white counterparts in the U.S.”
Where Hiring: Arlington, VA; Farmers Branch, TX; Palo Alto, CA; Colorado Springs, CA; Atlanta, GA; Warren Township, NJ & more.
What Employees Say: “[The] company treats employees well – from good pay & benefits to work-life balance.” —Current Senior Manager
Equal Pay Stance: “Zillow has closed the gender pay gap. On average, women at our company earn $1.01 for every dollar a man makes in a comparable role. We believe in creating equal career opportunities for all men and women and providing equal and fair compensation for all our employees.”
Where Hiring: Irvine, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; New York, NY; Denver, CO & more.
What Employees Say: “Truly transparent leadership style- seems like ordinary people taking extraordinary care of their employee’s, very inspiring! Leadership is always are striving to make Benefits even better.” —Current IT Developer
Editor’s Note: The companies and jobs highlighted in this article are curated by the editorial staff in partnership with JUST Capital, listed in no particular order, and do not necessarily reflect the official methodology of Glassdoor’s official awards or honors. Each company’s equal pay stance information is reported from their official company website. For more details about how companies and specific roles are considered for editorial coverage, please visit Glassdoor for Employers.
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