Andreas Sandre

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Top 10 tech companies for diversity

Salesforce, Linkedin, and Intuit are top 5 in both gender and race.

It the wake of the viral 10-page screed against Google’s diversity initiatives by now-former Google engineer James Damore, workplace culture and company review platform Comparably has come out with a ranking of the top 10 tech companies for people of color, as well as the top 10 for women, according to a recent report by TechCrunch.

The anti-diversity document’s existence was first reported by Motherboard, and later published by Gizmodo in full.

“I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don’t endorse using stereotypes,” the memo states. “When addressing the gap in representation in the population, we need to look at population level differences in distributions. If we can’t have an honest discussion about this, then we can never truly solve the problem. Psychological safety is built on mutual respect and acceptance, but unfortunately our culture of shaming and misrepresentation is disrespectful and unaccepting of anyone outside its echo chamber.”

Here’s the full list for gender compiled by Comparably:

  • Salesforce (82)
  • Adobe (80)
  • Intuit (80)
  • T-Mobile (79)
  • LinkedIn (79)
  • Accenture (79)
  • PayPal (78)
  • Workday (78)
  • Apple (78)
  • Facebook (77)

Here’s the list for race:

  • VMWare (81)
  • Disney (80)
  • LinkedIn (80)
  • Salesforce (79)
  • Intuit (79)
  • Google (78)
  • T-Mobile (78)
  • Dell (78)
  • Facebook (78)
  • Symantec (77)

Back in June, Comparably came out with a pay gap report surveying of over 10,000 employees in the tech industry.

“Women entering the tech work-force have the largest disparity with their male counterparts,” says the firm. “While women over 50 have the least.”

In an effort to provide a positive alternative to the gender pay gap in tech, Comparably also dug into its data to reveal which companies, CEOs, and cities provide the best cultural fits and compensation opportunities for women.

“A dozen CEOs scored an 80%+ approval rating by their ​female employees,” states their report. “The CEOs of Apple, Intuit, LinkedIn, and Microsoft scored high approval ratings by their female employees even though their respective companies did not make the cut.”

Comparably says that, not surprisingly, half of the companies are located in Silicon Valley and Seattle.

“The top 5 large public tech companies didn’t make the cut at all,” it states.

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