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Best companies for LGBTQ workers

Find a job—and an ally—on this massive list of companies hiring that care about equality for the LGBTQ community.

Best companies for LGBTQ workers

Workplace equality is improving, but some employees, unfortunately, still face discrimination because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Of course, from a job seeker’s perspective, there are many good reasons to seek out employers with diverse workforces, but the most important one is the way the employees are treated. Everyone should feel like their workplace is a safe space (and if that’s not the case, you definitely need to keep reading).

In its annual Corporate Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) rated companies based on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality. The CEI rating criteria have four key pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families
  • Internal education and accountability metrics to promote LGBTQ inclusion competency
  • Public commitment to LGBTQ equality

The report rates 1,084 businesses—344 of which are on the Fortune 500 list—a record-breaking 609 of those received a top rating of 100%, the majority of which are hiring on Monster right now. For comparison, the first Index in 2002 saw only 13 businesses with a perfect score.

Click through the list below to see if you would be proud to work for one of these top-rated, LGBT-friendly companies that have jobs on Monster.

Best places to work for LGBTQ equality (listed in alphabetical order):

Advertising and marketing

Alliance Data Systems

Daniel J. Edelman

DigitasLBi

Fleishman-Hillard

Publicis Healthcare Communications

Starcom

UBM PLC

Aerospace and defense

BAE Systems

Boeing

Harris Corp.

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Leidos Holdings

Lockheed Martin

Northrop Grumman

Raytheon

Rockwell Collins

Airlines

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

Apparel, fashion, textiles, department stores

Adidas

Levi Strauss

Macy’s

Nike

PVH Corp.

Under Armour

VF Corp.

Automotive

Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA)

Ford Motor Company

General Motors

Hyundai Motor

Lear Corp.

Nissan

Subaru

Tesla

Toyota

Volkswagen

Banking and financial services

Ally Financial

American Express

Amerprise Financial

Bank of New York Mellon

Barclays

BB&T Corp.

BlackRock

Bloomberg

BMO Bankcorp

BNP Paribas

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Capital Group

Capital One

Carlyle Group

Charles Schwab

Citigroup

Comerica

Compass Bancshares

Deutsche Bank

Discover Financial Services

Eastern Bank Corp.

Edward Jones

Federal Home Loan Mortgage (Freddie Mac)

Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Fidelity National Information Services

Fifth Third Bancorp

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

First American Financial Corp.

First Data Corp.

Franklin Resources

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

Huntington Bancshares

JPMorgan Chase

KeyBank

LPL Financial Holdings

MasterCard

Moody’s Corp.

Morgan Stanley

Morningstar

Navient

Northern Trust

OppenheimerFunds

PNC Financial Services

Prudential Financial Services

RBC Capital Markets

Robert W. Baird & Co

S&P Global

State Street Corp.

SunTrust Banks

Synchrony Financial

T. Rowe Price Associates

TD Ameritrade

TD Bank

TIAA

U.S. Bancorp

UBS AG

Union Bank

United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

Vanguard Group

Visa

Wells Fargo

Chemicals and biotech

BASF Corp.

Dow Chemical

DuPont

Ecolab

Genentech

Monsanto

PPG Industries

Praxair

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Computer, software, and data services

Adobe Systems

ADP

Apple

Autodesk

CA Technologies

CDW

Cloudera

Dell

Dropbox

Electronic Arts

EMC

FactSet Research Systems

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HP

Intuit

Lenovo

Lyft

Medallia

Microsoft

NCR

Oracle

Rackspace

Salesforce

SAP

Symantec

Tech Data Corp.

Uber

Ultimate Software Group

VMware

Workday

Xerox

Consulting and business services

A.T. Kearney

Accenture

AlixPartners LLP

Aon Corp.

Bain & Co. / Bridgespan Group

Booz Allen Hamilton

Boston Consulting Group

The Capital Markets Company

Convergys

Deloitte

Dun & Bradstreet

Ernst & Young (EY)

Gartner

Grant Thornton

Huron Consulting Group

IBM

Iron Mountain

Kelly Services

KPMG

Manpower Group

Marsh & McLennan

McKinsey & Co.

Navigant Consulting

Nielsen

PwC

Robert Half

Thomson Reuters

Willis Towers Watson

Education and child care

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Pearson

Energy and utilities

Alliant Energy Corp.

American Electric Power Co.

Duke Energy

Entergy

Exelon

National Grid

Portland General Electric

Republic Services

Southern Co.

Xcel Energy

Engineering and construction

Aecom

Turner Construction

Entertainment and electronic media

AMC Entertainment

CBS Corp.

Comcast NBCUniversal

Live Nation

Netflix

Pandora Media

Sirius XM Radio

Sony Corporation of America

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tegna

Time Warner

Viacom

Walt Disney

Food, beverages, and groceries

Ahold Delhaize

Altria Group

Anheuser-Busch Companies

Aramark

Barilla

Brown-Forman

Campbell Soup

Cargill

Coca-Cola

ConAgra Brands

Constellation Brands

Darden Restaurants

Delhaize

Diageo

General Mills

Hain Celestial Group

The Hershey Company

Hormel Foods

Kellogg

Land O’Lakes

McDonald’s

MillerCoors

Mondelez

PepsiCo

Sodexo

Tyson Foods

Wawa

Health care and medical supplies

AmerisourceBergen

AthenaHealth

Baxter International

Boston Scientific Corp.

Cardinal Health

Centene Corp.

Cerner Corp.

CVS Health

Express Scripts Holding Company

Henry Schein

Kindred Healthcare

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

McKesson Corp.

Quest Diagnostics

High-tech/photo/science equipment

Advanced Micro Devices

Becton, Dickinson and Co.

Eastman Kodak

Intel

Medtronic

Nvidia

Texas Instruments

Hotels, resorts, and casinos

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Caesars Entertainment

Carnival

Choice Hotels

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Hilton

Hyatt Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group

Marriott

MGM Resorts

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Wyndham

Wynn Resorts

Insurance

Aetna

AIG
Allianz Life Insurance

Allstate Insurance

American Family Insurance Group

Anthem

AXA

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Blue Shield of California

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Cambia Health Solutions

Chubb

Cigna

CNA Insurance

CUNA Mutual Group

Erie Insurance Group

Excellus Health Plan

Genworth Financial

Guardian Life Insurance

Hartford Financial Services Group

Health Care Service Corporation

Highmark

Humana

John Hancock Financial Services

Kaiser Permanente

Liberty Mutual Group

Lincoln National Corp.

MetLife

Nationwide

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance

Principal Financial Group

Standard Insurance Co.

State Farm

Sun Life Financial

Transamerica

The Travelers Companies

Tufts Health Plan

Unum Group

Voya Financial

Internet services and retailing

Akamai Technologies

Amazon

eBay

Expedia

Facebook

Google

Groupon

IAC/InerActiveCorp.

LinkedIn

PayPal

Law firms

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

Ballard Spahr LLP

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Day Pitney LLP

Dickinson Wright PLLC
DLA Piper

Duane Morris LLP

Fenwick & West LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP
Fredrikson & Byron

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Littler Mendelson PC

Manatt, Phelps & Philips LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Schiff Hardin LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Squire Patton Boggs

Thompson Coburn LLP

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

White & Case LLP

Mail and freight delivery

FedEx

UPS

Manufacturing

3M

Arconic

Ball Corp.

Corning Inc.

Cummins Inc.

Danaher Corp.

Eastman Chemical Co.

Eaton

Fortive

General Electric

Herman Miller

Ingersoll-Rand Company

Nestle Purina PetCare

Owens Corning

Rockwell Automation

Siemens

Steelcase

Stryker

TE Connectivity

United Technologies

Mining, metals, oil, and gas

Air Products & Chemicals

Alcoa Corp.

BP America

Chevron

Shell Oil

Pharmaceuticals

AbbVie

Amgen

Astellas Pharma

Bayer

Boehringer Ingelheim

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Eli Lilly & Co.

Gilead Sciences

GlaxoSmithKline

Johnson & Johnson

Mallinckrodt

Merck

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Pfizer

Sanofi

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Real Estate

CBRE
JLL

Lendlease Americas

Retail and consumer products

Abercrombie & Fitch

American Eagle Outfitters

Ascena Retail Group

Avon Products

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Barnes & Noble

Best Buy

Caleres

CarMax

The Clorox Company

Coach

Colgate-Palmolive

Dollar General

Estee Lauder

GameStop

Gap

Hallmark

Hasbro

Home Depot

Ikea

J.C. Penney

Kimberly-Clark

Kohl’s

L Brands

Mattel

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Nordstrom

Office Depot

PetSmart

Procter & Gamble

Sears Holdings

Sony Electronics

Staples

Starbucks

Target

Tiffany & Co.

TJX Companies

Toys ‘R’ Us

Unilever

Walgreens

Whirlpool

Telecommunications

AT&T

Charter Communications

Cisco Systems

Level 3 Communications

Qualcomm

Sprint

T-Mobile

Verizon

West Corp.

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