These 33 Top Tech Companies Put Employees First: People Magazine

In a people-first approach, tech companies have really homed in on helping others in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. People magazine’s 100 Companies That Care 2021 runs through many of those companies who are giving back and putting forward efforts to help their own and others in the community.

Whether it’s providing assistance during the pandemic or offering premium benefits, many tech companies are putting their employees first and going above and beyond to make their company a great place to work.

Listed in People magazine’s 100 Companies That Care 2021: Meet the Employers Putting Their Communities First, these tech companies are making a difference in their community and supporting their team members to offer a better work/life balance.

The ranking of the technology firms is based on how they appeared in People’s 100 Companies That Care list.

See which companies are implementing an employee-first approach and giving back to their own or those in the community.

33. HubSpot

HubSpot, a software company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, wants to ensure that its employees are taken care of. To foster well-being, it offers free virtual guided meditation and yoga and weekly boot camp classes, according to People.

Employees also participate in family and charity events as well as diversity and inclusion training.

“I have worked at many top companies, including Goldman Sachs and Disney, and without hesitation can say that HubSpot has a truly unique culture that has more than earned my loyalty and appreciation,” an employee told People.

32. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Through a bono program, Skills for Society, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP allows employees to take a full paid week off to volunteer for social justice programs. Through the program, employees can assist in projects, workshops, board seats and mentoring programs, resulting in 2.2 million hours of volunteer work a year, according to People.

The New York-based audit, tax and consulting firm has also introduced a leave-of-absence program for its employees where they can take up to six months off for family needs while still receiving 20 percent of their pay.

31. Asurion

When a series of tornados severely damaged communities near its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, Asurion sprang into action and offered assistance to those impacted through its Compassion Fund. Asurion is a leader in global technology solutions.

Through the fund, Asurion offered free cellphone charging stations, distributed water and food and donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross of Tennessee.

Additionally, the company offered an employee program through a local healthcare system to provide mental health support.

30. PeopleTec Inc.

PeopleTec, Inc., a Huntsville, Alabama-based engineering firm that specializes in cybersecurity, modeling and simulation provided face shields to first responders with the help of 3D printers, according to People.

Technical fellows with the company also aided the Arc of Madison County to provide assistance to people with disabilities.

Additionally, the engineering firm launched the Next Generation Innovators program to attract a younger workforce. Employees under 35 are mentored by senior-level staffers on various topics such as ethics to business development.

29. Slalom Consulting

Seattle-based Slalom Consulting, which specializes in strategy, technology and business transformation took a stand against racism following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

“At Slalom, Black Lives Matter. Period. We can no longer be silent about Black lives stolen by racist violence,“ Slalom CEO Brad Jackson told People. ”We all need to open our hearts and use our voices, but most importantly we need to listen, learn, and act.”

To stand up to hate, the company launched a thought leadership series titled “Slalom Presents” which featured prominent speakers in the Black community. The company also introduced a Social Equity Initiative that pledged $1 million to fighting inequality and educational disparities in Black neighborhoods.

28. Box Inc.

Box Inc., a Redwood City, Calif-based cloud content management firm fought quarantine fatigue by launching weekly virtual community center events, according to People.

Events in included cooking classes, jiu-jitsu and hip-hop class. Team members also donated hours and resources to their communities to raise awareness about social injustices. Additionally, employees implemented grassroots effort to raise and donate $250,000 to nonprofits focused on social justice and other causes.

“The investment in our culture is second to none,” one employee told People. ”At Box, it goes beyond just a work culture—the company is incredibly invested in fostering a real sense of community and celebrating all aspects of the diverse and talented group of people we have working here.”

27. IBM

Armonk, New York-based IBM, which specializes in hybrid cloud and AI solutions helped in many ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. With its World Community Grid “volunteer computing” platform and Scripps Research, it made way for a vast search in chemical compounds that could be put towards COVID-19 treatments, resulting in 70 compounds of interest, according to People.

IBM also donated PPEs and food to hospitals in Wuhan, China and created a virtual camp for sick children in Hungary.

26. Jamf

Jamf, the cloud software firm based in Minneapolis, found a unique way to help those affected by natural disasters. While every employee gets 16 hours off for volunteer time a year, they wanted to make a difference and assist places that were hit by natural disasters but are unmapped, making response efforts challenging, according to People.

To assist in humanitarian efforts, Jamf employees were able to uncover more than 8,600 buildings that were damaged that otherwise may have been overlooked.


KMPG LLP, an audit, tax and advisory services firm with U.S. headquarters in New York, pledged more than $2 million, through its own foundation, to nonprofits helping frontline workers, students and food-insecure seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to People.

It also assisted research efforts to find a cure for the virus by pledging a $100,000 grant to the National Institutes of Health.

Additionally, it expanded its network of discounted childcare centers across the country for its employees, offers more mindfulness and mental health services.

24. SAS Institute Inc.

In an effort to promote well-being, Cary, North Caroline-based data analytics firm, SAS Institute Inc. offers a healthcare center in house staffed with physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other medical staff, according to People.

Team members are encouraged to visit with medical professionals to address any needs and concerns to maximize their time.

When the pandemic hit, staff in the company’s fitness and recreation center started offering virtual fitness and meditation classes.

23. SAP America

Knowing that so many children rely on school-based meal programs, SAP America wanted to help. When schools across the country switched to remote learning during the pandemic, SAP launched SAP4KIDS, with GENYOUth, to help families that are food insecure.

Since the program’s launch, it has connected kids in need to 30,000 meal sites in all 50 states.

“We are extremely blessed to work for a company that cares about its employees and their communities,” SAP4Kids lead, Sara Marshall, told People. ”It‘s an amazing opportunity to be able to give back and a great reminder of what’s possible when we get together for a common cause that crosses all divides.”

22. Experian

Experian, a global information services company headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, offered its employees increased sick time hours and flexible work hours amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to People.

It also launched a Volunteer for Small Acts of Goodness campaign to help individuals in each employee’s communities.

The company also funded supplies and kept service workers on payroll when all staff went remote. Last June, team members also boxed 150 lunches a day, Monday through Friday, for a local shelter.

21. Splunk

The San Francisco-based cloud company wants to make an impact. Splunk, through its Ventures Social Impact Fund, partnered with Zonehaven that assists those fighting and recovering from wildfires. The program helps reduce wildfires and improves emergency response and evacuation efforts, according to People.

Another program it implemented is Splunk for Good which helps combat human trafficking. Together with Global Emanicipation Network, 989 human traffickers and victims have been identified.

20. Acxiom

Data management firm Acxiom LLC is all about teaching the next generation. The Conway, Arkansas-based company has invested in the state’s Boys and Girls Club to bring STEM curriculum to youth groups, according to People.

It has also partnered with the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas to enhance the Girls of Promise STEM program, which promotes STEM learning for girls after high school. The company also won an award for promoting technological studies among veterans and other minority groups.

19. HP

Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP Inc. wanted to help kids during the pandemic. That’s why it created HP Refresh, a digital platform that helps crowdsource computer donations in schools, according to People.

The leading provider in personal computing, imaging and printing products also teamed up with TIME for Kids, NASA and Britannica for a Turn to Learn program that assists underserved school districts across the country. To help, more than 25,000 printed packets have been distributed to students’ homes to help close the homework gap.

18. RSM US

To help out its employees and their families, RSM US LLP allowed team members to expense up to $50 per week for groceries and carryout during the COVID-19 pandemic. All left over funds, $4.7 million, were donated to food banks in the U.S. and Canada, according to People.

The Chicago-based audit, tax and consulting firm is also committed to its employees’ well-being and launched a digital platform the provides staffers and their families one-on-one counseling services.

17. Cox Enterprises Inc.

Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises Inc. is committed to equality for all. That’s why the telecommunications and transportation by broadband company established a $1 million fund to be donated to multiple inclusion organizations, according to People.

Those organizations include the Equal Justice Initiative, United Negro College Fund, National Urban League, National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Action.

The company also committed to supporting the Ad Council’s Racial Equity campaign and donated $1 million in advertising time.

16. Intuit Inc.

Mountain View, Calif.-based Intuit Inc. continued to pay its 900 service workers–receptionists, cleaning crews, food service workers and others who couldn’t perform their jobs at home­–when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

The software development company, which specializes in personal finance, tax and accounting platforms also expanded the $1,000 Well-Being for Life benefit amid the pandemic. The benefit was originally intended for expenses like gym members and fitness activities but has grown to cover anything from physical to emotional to financial well-being. It also covers childcare, tutors and financial planning, according to People.

15. CrowdStrike

To assist those with diverse backgrounds, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based global cybersecurity company CrowdStrike offers an employee resource group to help those find a common goal. The groups bring together those with a common race, sexual orientation, cause or origin, according to People.

Crowdstrike also offers flexible working hours to all employees and monthly webinars to improve well-being. Additionally, it celebrates Heroes Appreciation Week where team members send thank-you cards to organizations that make an impact in their community.

14. Twilio Inc.

Twilio, Inc., a San Francisco-based cloud communications company knows that civic engagement is important. That’s why ahead of the 2020 election it gave $400,000 in grant dollars to different organizations working to sure safe and fair elections, particularly in areas with large Black communities, according to People.

It also took care of their own during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the company went remote, employees were offered $1,500 to make their work-from-home environment as productive as possible. “No meeting” Fridays and weekly virtual yoga classes were implemented for employees.

13. Chime

Chime, a mobile banking platform based out of San Francisco, worked with its banking partners during the COVID-19 pandemic to bring its customers stimulus money up to five days sooner, according to People.

Additionally, the company launched a feature through its app that allowed users to enroll in employment benefits. It also donated $150,000 to charities in the Bay Area that help those struggling with homelessness and food insecurity.


NVIDIA, a Santa Clara, Calif-.based computing company that specializes in gaming, professional visualization and data centers pulled together its expert talent to help with COVID-19 research and relief, according to People.

Through the COVID-19 HPC Consortium, which NVIDIA is a member of, government agencies, health institutions and higher education have come together to further COVID-19 research through NVIDIA’s graphics processing operations.

The company has also called on the gaming community to donate idle computing power to run research for a COVID-19 project Folding@home.

11. T-Mobile

As a provider of wireless services to more than 98 million people, T-Mobile knew it could do more to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bellevue, Washington-based telecommunications company was able to provide customers with up to 5GB of free data per month, according to People.

To help bridge the virtual gap, it also increased data allowances for students and schools, reaching more than 775,000 students across more than 1,600 school districts nationally.

10. Bitwise

Bitwise, a Fresno, Calif.-based IT firm, created another avenue into the tech world for those who are traditionally excluded from the industry. With the company’s Geekwise Academy, individuals are taught to code, giving them a leg up in the job search. To date, Bitwise has trained more than 4,500 people to code, with 80 percent of them finding employment in the tech space, according to People.

The tech firm has also given back during the pandemic. It created OnwardCA, a statewide system that connects people impacted by the pandemic to resources such as funds, trainings and services. The initiative helped 200,000 people in its first two days and has since expanded to 11 states.

Additionally, Bitwise has served more than 250,000 means to the community.

9. Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies wants to help more people in higher education. That’s why the Round Rock, Texas-based solutions company is providing more job opportunities to those people with two-year degrees. Efforts have resulted in more apprenticeship programs and recruitment efforts at dozens of community colleges nationwide.

And as many continue to work from home amid the pandemic, Dell is working to reduce feelings of isolation among its employees by offering peer-to-peer support groups. Groups discuss topics such as parenting and schooling during the pandemic as well as quarantine fatigue. The company has also offered tutoring, learning pods and learning support for employees with children attending virtual school, according to People.

8. Adobe

Adobe is all about giving back to those hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help those impacted, the San Jose, Calif.-based software company created a $1 million Creative Residency Community Fund to help fund projects and hire creative talent for Adobe-related projects, according to People.

The company also committed to match $1 million raised by employees, and then double it, for groups suffering from the pandemic. More than $1.6 million was raised and an additional $4.6 million was committed to organizations providing global assistance related to COVID-19.

7. Rocket Companies

Rocket Companies, a personal finance and technology company based in Detroit, went above and beyond and provided 50,000 students in the city with laptops and internet access for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative was made possible with other companies through the Connected Futures organization, according to People.

Through its Rocket Mortgage Classic, a PGA golf tour, the company was able to raise $2.4 million for the Connect 313 Fund which strives to provide internet access to every city resident.

The company is also taking of its own by opening the Rock Health Collective. The Collective is an employer-sponsored on-site health center and pharmacy for the company’s 20,000 employees and their families.

6. Atlassian Inc.

San Francisco-based software company, Atlassian, Inc., announced last year that it operates on 100 percent renewable energy with plans to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, according to People.

The tech company also is a founding member of Pledge 1%, a company-wide effort that gives one percent of product, profit, equity and employee time to charities, resulting in more than $17 million, 37,000 volunteer hours donated by employees.

Atlassian have more than 5,000 employees with more than 170,000 customers.

5. Ultimate Kronos Group

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Ultimate Kronos Group and its employees have raised more than $1.5 million for its own employees and their families who have been negatively impacted.

The cloud company, based in Weston, Florida and Lowell, Massachusetts, also created the PeopleInspired Giving Foundation to assist employees and their families affected by unforeseen tragedies. To date, the nonprofit has raised more than $268,000 for 100 staff members, according to People.

Company-offered benefits can’t be beat either. UKG offers 100 percent company-paid healthcare premiums for employees and their families and a 45 percent match on all 401k contributions. New mothers are offered 12 weeks parental leave and any employee is allowed unlimited paid time off for any reason.

4. HPE

With its “Work That Fits Your Life” program, Hewlett Packard offers six months parental leave for both parents after the birth or adoption of a child, according to People.

The Houston-based IT company also allows new parents to work part-time for up to three years under the program.

And in a philanthropic effort, HPE gives employees 60 hours of paid time off a year to volunteer, resulting in more than one million volunteer hours since launching the initiative in 2016, according to People. A $25 credit is also given to employees, from the HPE Foundation, to donate to a tech nonprofit of their choice, totaling to more than $1 million dollars to 31 charities.

3. Salesforce

With a new volunteer program, Salesforce, the San Francisco-based tech firm, matches small business owners nationwide with team members who have expertise in accounting, customer service and marketing, according to People.

The company also committed $5 million in grant funding of up to $10,000 each to help small businesses in any way they can.

“This is the best company I‘ve ever worked for,” an employee told People. ”Salesforce encourages a culture that prioritizes way more than just doing your job. I feel my well-being is truly considered, and I am encouraged to help the communities around me.”

2. Accenture

New York City-based solution provider Accenture plans to hire 100,000 low-income and minority New Yorkers by 2030, according to People. To further diversify its team, Accenture as also launched “We Stand Together Against Racism” that provides training and resources in the name of transparency when it comes to the company’s demographics.

The company also implemented the Black Founders Development Program where its investing in Black-owned and operated start-ups.

1. Cisco

Cisco, the San Jose, Calif.-based network hardware company donated $227 million to nonprofits providing assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to People.

In addition, its headquarters offered free childcare at its daycare center for front healthcare works amid the pandemic and contributed $1 million to the #FirstRespondersFirst initiative.

Elsewhere, it donated $4 million to at-risk families in the Silicon Valley through Destination Home and another $4 million to NGOS globally.