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The 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017

Fortune’s annual list of companies in the U.S. doing the most to create inclusive cultures for minorities, LGBT employees, and women.

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The Best Workplaces in Diversity offer the very best workplace experiences according to the diverse employees who work there. To determine the list, Great Place to Work got feedback from 442,624 employees on more than 50 survey questions anonymously rating their employers.

For the purposes of this list, “diverse” employees were anyone who identified as a racial/ethnic minority, female, LGBTQ, disabled, or who was born in 1964 or earlier. We compared the experiences these employees reported to that of their colleagues, focusing on areas that the data revealed the most differentiation in their daily workplace experience. We also considered the degree of representation in the organization.

Rankings were driven by diverse employees’ feedback. To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work-Certified standard, have at least 50 employees, and their survey results needed at least a 95% confidence level, and a 5% margin of error or better.

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Fortune’s annual list of companies in the U.S. doing the most to create inclusive cultures for minorities, LGBT employees, and women.

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“The opportunity for growth within the company is extensive. There is no limit on age, gender, or race that would keep you from moving down our inverted pyramid. I am proud as a woman of color to be in such a diverse and inclusive environment.”


“I respect and am confident in my manager. She truly leads by example and is reasonable and fair. I appreciate the diversity in my workplace. It makes me feel very comfortable. I also appreciate the trust in this company. Everyone is expected to perform at a high level without being micro-managed and treated like children. In return everyone acts and performs responsibly.”


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Company Info

HQ Location Seattle
Industry Retail
Employees 66554
Year Founded 1901
# Work Sites 372
Web Address
Revenue (Most Recent Year) $14498 million


Minorities 53%
Minority Executives 14%
Minority front-line managers 39%
Minority mid-level managers 23%
Women 69%
Women Executives 58%
Women front-line managers 70%
Women mid-level managers 65%
Boomers or older 17%

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