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

Find a job at a company that supports you.

Workplace equality is improving, but some employees, unfortunately, still face discrimination because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Finding companies that include sexual orientation and gender identity in their non-discrimination policies is a way to identify companies that have made a public commitment to hiring more LGBTQ employees. But there's still a ways to go. In fact, according to a recent Monster survey, 56% of respondents think companies should be doing more to recruit and hire from the LGBTQ community, and nearly 20% think their current employer has a negative attitude toward LGBTQ hiring.

To right that wrong, Monster consulted the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which rates companies based on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality.

The CEI rating criteria have four key pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies
  • Employment benefits
  • Supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility including public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  • Responsible citizenship

This year, 571 businesses received a top rating of 100%. In addition, gender identity is now part of non-discrimination policies at 85% of Fortune 500 companies, up from just 3% in 2002.

 Click through the list below to see the top-rated LGBTQ-friendly companies, many of which currently have jobs on Monster.

Best places to work for LGBTQ equality (organized by industry):

Advertising and marketing

DigitasLBi

Fleishman-Hillard

Interpublic Group of Companies

Leo Burnett Company

MSLGroup

Nielsen

Ogilvy Group

Omnicom Group

Publicis Inc

Publicis Media

Publicis Sapient

Quantcast

Re:Sources USA

Saatchi & Saatchi

WE Communications

Aerospace and defense

Airbus Americas

Harris Corp.

Lockheed Martin

Northrop Grumman

Rolls-Royce North America

Airlines

American Airlines

Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

Apparel, fashion, textiles, department stores

Abercrombie & Fitch

Adidas

Levi Strauss

Nike

PVH Corp.

Under Armour

VF Corp.

Warby Parker

Automotive

General Motors

Hyundai Motor

Subaru

Tesla

Toyota

Banking and financial services

AllianceBernstein

Ally Financial

American Express

AQR Capital Management

Bank of New York Mellon

Bank of the West

Barclays

BlackRock

Blackstone Group

Bloomberg

BMO Bankcorp

BNP Paribas

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

Capital Group

Capital One

Carlyle Group

Charles Schwab

Citigroup

CME Group

Comerica

Compass Bancshares

Credit Suisse USA

Depository Trust & Clearing Corp

Deutsche Bank

Discover Financial Services

E*Trade

Eastern Bank Corp.

Edward Jones

Federal Home Loan Mortgage (Freddie Mac)

Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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 Templeton Investments

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

Huntington Bancshares

Janus Henderson Investors

John Hancock Financial Services

JPMorgan Chase

KeyBank

KKR & Co. LP

Legg Mason

M&T Bank Corp

Macquarie Group

MasterCard

Mesirow Financial Holdings

Moody’s Corp.

Morgan Stanley

Morningstar

MUFG Union Bank

NASDAQ

Northern Trust

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance

OppenheimerFunds

PIMCO

PNC Financial Services

Prudential Financial Services

RBC Capital Markets

RBC Wealth Management

Robert W. Baird & Co

Rockland Trust

S&P Global

Societe Generale Financial Corp

Standard Chartered

State Street Corp.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

SunTrust Banks

Synchrony Financial

T. Rowe Price Associates

TD Ameritrade

TD Bank

TD Securities

TIAA

TPG Global

Transunion

U.S. Bancorp

UBS AG

United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

Vanguard Group

Visa

Voya Financial

Wells Fargo

Chemicals and biotech

BASF Corp.

Celanese Corp

Dow Chemical

DuPont

Ecolab

Genentech

International Flavors & Fragrances

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Colleges and universities

University of Phoenix

Computer hardware and office equipment

Apple

CDW

Lexmark International

Seagate Technology

Xerox

Computer software

Adobe Systems

AthenaHealth

Autodesk

Box Inc

Electronic Arts

Intuit

Medallia

Medidata Solutions

Microsoft

Nuance Communications

Oracle

Pinterest

Salesforce

SAP

Symantec

Uber

VMware

Workday

Consulting and business services

A.T. Kearney

Accenture

ADP

AlixPartners LLP

Aon Corp.

Bain & Co. / Bridgespan Group

Booz Allen Hamilton

Boston Consulting Group

Capgemini America

The Capital Markets Company

Deloitte

Dun & Bradstreet

EAB

Ernst & Young (EY)

Gartner

Grant Thornton

Huron Consulting Group

IBM

IHS Markit LTD

Iron Mountain

Kelly Services

Korn/Ferry International

KPMG

Manpower Group

Marsh & McLennan

McKinsey & Co.

Navigant Consulting

PwC

Robert Half

RSM US

Science Applications International 

Slalom

Thomson Reuters

Willis Towers Watson

ZS Associates

Energy and utilities

Alliant Energy Corp.

Ameren

Dominion Energy

Duke Energy

Edison International

Exelon

PG&E

Portland General Electric

PPL

Sempra Energy

Southern Co.

Xcel Energy

Engineering and construction

Aecom

Black & Veatch Holding

Jacobs Engineering Group

Perkins + Will

Turner Construction

Entertainment and electronic media

Activision Blizzard 

AMC Entertainment

Anschutz Entertainment Group

Buzzfeed

CBS Corp.

Cox Enterprises

Fox Corporation

Lions Gate Entertainment

Live Nation

Netflix

Sirius XM Radio

Sony Corporation of America

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tegna

Time Warner

Univision

Viacom

Vox Media

Walt Disney

Warner Media

Food, beverages, and groceries

Anheuser-Busch Companies

Aramark

Barilla

Brown-Forman

Burger King

Campbell Soup

Cargill

Chobani

Coca-Cola

ConAgra Brands

Danone North America

Dunkin Brands

E&J Gallo Winery

General Mills

Hannaford Supermarkets

The Hershey Company

Kellogg

Kraft Heinz

Kroger

McDonald’s

MillerCoors

Nestle

PepsiCo

Shake Shack

Sodexo

Health care

Aetna

AmerisourceBergen

Baxter International

Blue Shield of California

Boston Scientific Corp.

Cardinal Health

Cerner Corp.

Cigna

Express Scripts Holding Company

Hardvard Pilgrim Health Care

Henry Schein

Humana Inc

Kaiser Permanente

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

McKesson Corp.

Quest Diagnostics

UnitedHealth Group

UPMC

WellCare Health Plans

High-tech/photo/science equipment

Advanced Micro Devices

Applied Materials Inc.

Becton, Dickinson and Co.

Eastman Kodak

Emerson Electric

Intel

Nvidia

RingCentral

Texas Instruments

Home furnishing

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Hotels, resorts, and casinos

Caesars Entertainment

Choice Hotels

Hilton

Hyatt Hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group

Marriott

MGM Resorts

Quaintance-Weaver Management

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Wyndham Destinations

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Insurance

AIG

Allianz Life Insurance

American Family Insurance Group

Anthem

Assurant

Asurion LLC

AXA

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

Cambia Health Solutions

Chubb

CNA Insurance

CSAA Insurance

CUNA Mutual Group

Farmers Insurance Group

Genworth Financial

Guardian Life Insurance

Hanover Insurance Group

Hartford Financial Services Group

Health Care Service Corporation

Horizon Healthcare Services

Liberty Mutual Group

Lincoln National Corp.

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance

MetLife

Nationwide

New York Life Insurance

Principal Financial Group

Standard Insurance Co.

State Farm

Sun Life Financial

Transamerica

The Travelers Companies

Tufts Health Plan

Unum Group

WellMark Inc.

Internet

Akamai Technologies

Expedia

GoDaddy

Indeed

LinkedIn

Twitter

Yelp

Internet services and retailing

AirBnB

eBay

Facebook

IAC/InerActiveCorp.

PayPal

WeddingWire

Law firms

Akerman LLP

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Arent Fox LLP

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Blank Rome LLP

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Bryan Cave LLP

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

BuckleySandler LLC

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

Chapman and Cutler LLP

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Covington & Burling

Crowell & Moring LLP

Day Pitney LLP

Dechert LLP

Dentons US LLP

Dickinson Wright PLLC

DLA Piper

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Duane Morris LLP

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Faegre Baker Daniels

Fenwick & West LLP

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Fish & Richardson PS

Foley & Lardner LLP

Foley Hoag LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP

Fredrikson & Byron

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith PLC

Goodwin Procter LLP

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP

Haynes and Boone LLP

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

Husch Blackwell LLP

Ice Miller LLP

Jenner & Block LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kutak Rock LLP

Lane Powell PC

Latham & Watkins LLP

Littler Mendelson PC

Locke Lord LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Philips LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, & Popeo PC

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Munger, Tolles & Olson

Nixon Peabody LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Polsinelli

Quarles & Brady LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Robins Kaplan LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Schiff Hardin LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Snell & Wilmer

Squire Patton Boggs

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Stoel Rivers LLP

Thompson Coburn LLP

Thompson Hine LLP

Troutman Sanders LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

White & Case LLP

Wiley Rein LLP

Williams Mullen

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr

Winston & Strawn LLP

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP

Mail and freight delivery

UPS

Manufacturing

3M

Arconic

Ball Corp.

Colgate-Palmolive

Cummins Inc.

Danaher Corp.

Eaton

Fortive

General Electric

Herman Miller

Nestle Purina PetCare

Owens Corning

Rockwell Automation

SC Johnson & Son

Stanley Black & Decker

Stryker

TE Connectivity

United Technologies

W.W. Grainger Inc.

Oil and gas

Air Products & Chemicals

BP America

Chevron

Shell Oil

Pharmaceuticals

AbbVie

Amgen

Astellas Pharma

Bayer

Biogen

Boehringer Ingelheim

Celgene Corp

Eli Lilly & Co.

Gilead Sciences

GlaxoSmithKline

Johnson & Johnson

Mallinckrodt

Merck

Pfizer

Sanofi

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Publishing

Gannett

Real estate, commercial

CBRE

Cushman & Wakefield Inc

JLL

Lendlease Americas

Retail and consumer products

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Best Buy

Caleres

CarMax

The Clorox Company

Constellation Brands

Diageo North America

Estee Lauder

Food Lion

GameStop

Gap

Giant Food Stores LLC

Giant of Maryland

Groupon

Hallmark

Ikea

J. Crew Group

L Brands

L’Oreal

Lowe’s Companies

Macy’s

Nordstrom

Office Depot

Pernod Ricard USA LLC

Procter & Gamble

Replacements Ltd.

Sephora

Sony Electronics

Starbucks

Tapestry Inc.

Target

Tiffany & Co.

Unilever

Walgreens

Wal-Mart

Whirlpool

Telecommunications

Altice USA

AT&T

CenturyLink Inc

Cisco Systems

Motorola Solutions

Nokia Inc.

T-Mobile

U.S. Cellular

Tobacco

Altria Group

Transportation and travel

American Express Global Business Travel

Cargo Transporters

Carnival Corp

Expedia Group

Hertz Global Holdings

Lyft Inc.

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