With over two thirds1 of senior executives recognising the value of a diverse workforce, how many employees agree that it’s the secret for a successful business? It’s important to remember that diversity is about more than just company demographics. It encapsulates everything from work ethic, organisational thought processes, communication and management style.
In order to find out which UK employers have successfully created a culture of diversity, we turned to Glassdoor company reviews, contributed anonymously by employees all year round. The following highlights 11 randomly selected UK employers whose employees have shared reviews and highlighted that diversity at work is one of the best reasons to work at the company2.
“Love the colleagues I work with and with the diversity of the workforce globally there is great opportunity to share and gain knowledge.” Accenture, Consultant
“Good benefits, excellent HR resources, training and development is a strong area, celebrates diversity.” American Express, Team Leader
“BP Trading Organisation (IST) was decent and entrepreneurial. Good benefits and work/life balance. Strong emphasis on regulatory compliance / CSR / diversity aspects.” BP, Integrated Supply and Trading Division
British American Tobacco
“Great attitude to people, Diversity of cultures, Openness. Those were the values and the company lived by them.” British American Tobacco, Former Employee
“Great opportunities to learn. Cultural diversity. Good peer support. Great benefits and CA support. Clear career progression.” Deloitte, Audit Manager
“Great technical work and growing firm. Supports diversity and work life balance.” EY, Manager
Lloyds Banking Group
“Some great people, good learning and development, work-life balance and diversity policies.” Lloyds Banking Group, Senior Manager
“Good intentions regarding policies around ethics, diversity & inclusion, volunteering, grad schemes, apprenticeships and so on…” Mitie, Senior Admin
“Strong brand, commitment to diversity, focus on work/life flexibility, promising career trajectory.” PWC, Senior Associate
Royal Bank of Scotland
“The bank has a warm environment, which champions diversity. Whether that be your ethnicity or sexuality or a multitude of other qualities.” Royal Bank of Scotland, Fraud Analyst
“Benefits are good on the whole. Good cultural diversity within the London offices (I don’t know about other areas), and the organization takes diversity very seriously.” Thompson Reuters, Middle Manager
- Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report
- This list has been compiled through a keyword search of Glassdoor’s UK data in the 12 month period leading up to 25th September 2015 in which the word ‘diversity’ was used in the Pros section of employee reviews. In all listed examples having a ‘diverse’ workplace related to company demographics, culture, organisational structure and management style.