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9 Companies Committed to Pay Equality – Hiring Now!

Tomorrow, August 26th, is “Women’s Equality Day,” marking the day when many women in the U.S. were granted the right to vote in 1920. While much has been accomplished since to further the women’s movement, there is still much work to be done, including within the workplace.

In fact, 9 in 10 employees believe men and women should receive equal pay for equal work. But recent Glassdoor research found an “adjusted” pay gap of 5.4% still persists between men and women. This means that even when we account for variables such as age, education, experience, occupation, industry, location, year, specific company and job title, men still earn an average of 5.4% more than women, a significant gap for which there appears to be no explanation.

So where should you work, if you are one of the 9 in 10 employees? The good news is you have options: More than 2,300 employers have already taken the Pay Equality Pledge on Glassdoor, indicating a corporate commitment to pay employees equitably for equal work and experience.

Here is just a selection of companies (in no particular order) actively working to close the gender pay gap with very satisfied employees (with a Glassdoor company rating of 4.0 or above*). And, good news, they are hiring now!

Salesforce

salesforce

Glassdoor Company Rating: 4.2

What They Do: Salesforce provides customer relationship management (CRM) software services to help companies with global customer communication.

What They are Doing to Close the Gender Pay Gap: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff made news last year when he pledged to close pay gaps at his company. Salesforce did an analysis of the salaries of more than 17,000 global employees to determine if men and women were paid equally for comparable work. The company assessment showed that they needed to adjust some salaries—for both men and women. Salesforce said in a blog post: “Approximately six percent of employees required a salary adjustment, and roughly the same number of women and men were impacted. Salesforce has spent nearly $3 million dollars to eliminate statistically significant differences in pay.”

What Employees Say: “Company has made great strides in gender equality and providing opportunities for women in leadership and taken a strong stance against LGBT discrimination.” – Salesforce Employee (San Francisco, CA)

“Salesforce is also very engaging with volunteer opportunities, speakers and other hosted events that expose you to new ideas and perspectives both internally and externally. Lastly, pay and benefits are very fair.” – Salesforce Employee (San Francisco, CA)

See Open Jobs at Salesforce

Delta Air Lines

Delta

Glassdoor Company Rating: 4.1

What They Do: Delta Air Lines is one of the world’s largest global airlines, helping more than 160 million travelers each year.

What They are Doing to Close the Gender Pay Gap: Delta Air Lines is committed to closing the gender pay gap within its company. “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.”

What Employees Say: “Promotes great diversity and teamwork.” – Delta Air Lines Sales Account Manager (Atlanta, GA)

See Open Jobs at Delta

Apple

Apple

Glassdoor Company Rating: 4.0

What They Do: Apple is famous for its hardware computing products, like the iPhone, iPad and Mac as well as its software platforms which enable services like the App Store, Apple Music and the iCloud.

What They are Doing to Close the Gender Pay Gap: Apple believes that “equal work deserves equal pay.” This year, the company looked at the total compensation for U.S. employees and closed the gaps they found. They are currently analyzing the salaries, bonuses, and annual stock grants of all employees worldwide. The company says: “If a gap exists, we’ll address it. And we’ll continue our work to make sure we maintain pay equity.”

What Employees Say: “Great Benefits; Ethical and Inclusive culture I can be proud of; Challenges me to be the best version of myself I can be every day.” – Apple Employee (location n/a)

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Spotify

Spotify

Glassdoor Company Rating: 4.2

What They Do: Spotify is a music, podcast, and video streaming service which provides digital rights management–protected content (from record labels and media companies.)

What They are Doing to Close the Gender Pay Gap: Spotify was one of 28 companies which this year signed the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge. These 28 companies have committed to conducting an annual company-wide gender pay analysis across occupations; reviewing hiring and promotion processes and procedures to reduce unconscious bias and structural barriers; and embedding equal pay efforts into broader enterprise-wide equity initiatives. Spotify, headquartered in Stockholm, has said it was “born out of a Swedish culture that places an emphasis on a healthy work/family balance, gender equality and the ability for every parent to spend quality time with the people that matter most in their lives.”

What Employees Say: “Great coworkers and working environment. You are encouraged to continuously learn and grow. The work life balance is great and Spotify is leading the way with benefits like the 6 month parental leave policy.” – Spotify Employee (New York, NY)

See Open Jobs at Spotify

Johnson & Johnson

J&J

Glassdoor Company Rating: 4.0

What They Do: Johnson & Johnson manufactures medical devices, as well as pharmaceutical and packaged good products.

What They are Doing to Close the Gender Pay Gap: Like Spotify, Johnson & Johnson is one of 28 companies that signed the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge this year. Johnson & Johnson has a history of creating programs to help women employees in their careers, including the Women’s Leadership Initiative which supports a woman’s career development with continuing education and mentoring programs at all levels. Johnson & Johnson has been recognized as a great company for women to work at.

What Employees Say: “Smart people, values based company.” – Johnson & Johnson Senior Brand Manager (New Brunswick, NJ)

See Open Jobs at Johnson & Johnson

Dropbox

dropbox

Glassdoor Company Rating: 4.1

What They Do: Dropbox is a file hosting service which offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and client software.

What They are Doing to Close the Gender Pay Gap: Dropbox has taken Glassdoor’s Pay Equality Pledge to signify its commitment to paying equitably for equal work and experience. Dropbox also recently hired Judith Williams as Head of Diversity to help the company meet its commitment to increase the number of women both in the company and in leadership, in addition to increasing inclusion and diversity overall.

What Employees Say: “Perks are out of this world, the most friendly and inclusive work environment imaginable, compensation was literally double from my previous employer for a similar position, food is amazing, unlimited paid time off and finally the overwhelming sense that you are helping a good company that cares about its customers.” – Dropbox Employee (Austin, TX)

See Open Jobs at Dropbox

Facebook

Facebook

Glassdoor Company Rating: 4.5

What They Do: Facebook provides a global social network that helps people stay connected with friends and family, discover what’s going on in the world and share and express what matters to them.

What They Are Doing to Close the Gender Pay Gap: Facebook regularly reviews their compensation practices to ensure pay equity. Earlier this year, Facebook’s Head of HR Lori Matloff Goler announced: “I’m proud to share that at Facebook, men and women earn the same…There’s always more work to be done, of course. But we’re proud to be a leader in pay equality, and look forward to a time when we don’t even need to call it out. ”

What Employees Say: “The transparency, candidness and drive for equality. The work culture is what I’m here for.” – Facebook Software Engineer (Menlo Park, CA)

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Care.com

Care.com

Glassdoor Company Rating: 4.0

What They Do: Care.com helps families find child care, senior care, special needs care, tutoring, pet care, and housekeeping services, and also helps caregivers find jobs.

What They are Doing to Close the Gender Pay Gap: Led by Founder, Chairwoman and CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Care.com is also one of 28 companies which signed the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge. Care.com additionally has launched the Who Cares Campaign with New America and Caring Across Generations to redefine the social and economic value of care and caregiving.

What Employees Say: “Amazing culture & management. Voices are heard and transparency is a core value. Excellent work environment. Talented professionals. Very flexible.” – Care.com employee (location n/a)

See Open Jobs at Care.com

Boston Consulting Group

boston consulting group

Glassdoor Company Rating: 4.3

What They Do: Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm with an emphasis on business strategy.

What They are Doing to Close the Gender Pay Gap: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is one of 28 companies which signed the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge. Additionally, BCG has been named one of the best companies for women to work. BCG’s women’s network – Women@BCG – has the strategic objective of increasing the number, success, and job satisfaction of women at BCG.

What Employees Say: “Great benefits and very flexible with your living situations. Lots of different case experience and top quality clients.” – Boston Consulting Group Employee (location n/a)

See Open Jobs at Boston Consulting Group


EMPLOYERS: Job seekers want to work for companies that embrace pay equality. If you’re an employer, do what more than 2,300 employers have already done, and take the Pay Equality Pledge to show your commitment to equal pay for equal work. Then, share your commitment with your current workforce and prospective talent.

EMPLOYEES: What is it really like to work at your company? What are the pay practices like where you work? Share a company review or share your salary anonymously on Glassdoor and help others.


*Methodology: This list reveals just a sample of companies, in no particular order, that have publicly committed to pay equality in the workplace. Companies considered must have signed the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge, signed Glassdoor’s Pay Equality Pledge or have taken actions within their own organization with a goal of reaching pay equity. In addition, each company must have at least an overall Glassdoor company rating of 4.0, based on at least 30 reviews, as of 8/17/2016. Company ratings on Glassdoor based on a 5.0 scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied.