Glassdoor has taken responses from professionals to determine the best companies for diversity, equity, and inclusion among the LGBTQ+ community.
Although many companies have ramped up their DEI efforts in recent years, The LGBTQ+ Employee Experience report revealed that businesses need to do more to become true allies.
Taking data from over 209,000 full-time and part-time job ratings, the report revealed that the average LGBTQ+ employee experience rating came in at 3.62 out of 5 — 6% lower than non-LGBTQ+ employees.
For transgender workers, this score is even lower with an average of 3.43 out of 5, nearly 11% lower than non-LGBTQ+ employees.
Using this analysis, Glassdoor ranked the top 10 highest-rated companies for LGBTQ+ workers, which includes:
- Google (4.38 out of 5)
- Microsoft (4.35 out of 5)
- H E B (4.28 out of 5)
- Lululemon (4.27 out of 5)
- Deloitte (4.17 out of 5)
- Bath & Body Works (4.14 out of 5)
- Progressive (4.07 out of 5)
- IBM (4.00 out of 5)
- Walt Disney Company (3.93 out of 5)
- Apple (3.91 out of 5)
Industries that saw the highest average ratings from LGBTQ+ employees included real estate, IT, legal, construction, and energy. Among the lowest rated were healthcare, retail, and food.
“Employers need to ensure an equitable and inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ employees. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it’s also good business,” said Daniel Zhao, an economist at Glassdoor. “A 2019 Glassdoor survey found that 70% of LGBTQ+ employees would not apply to work at a company that does not support its LGBTQ+ employees, so employers simply can’t afford to disregard their LGBTQ+ employees.”