MIT Sloan Management Review Announces in One of the Largest Ever Studies of Corporate Culture the 2020 Culture Champions


The Culture Champions list comes out of the Culture 500, a large-scale, interactive research study conducted by researchers at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Studying over 1.4 million Glassdoor reviews from more than 500 of the largest employers in the United States, the Culture 500 is notable for its large scale — it is one of the largest studies of corporate culture ever conducted — and use of groundbreaking AI technology developed at MIT to make sense of over a million employee reviews.

The standout organizations in the study, the 21 Culture Champions were recognized because their employees speak significantly more positively about a range of important cultural issues — including collaboration, integrity, and innovation — than their industry peers. They also exceed thresholds for diversity, integrity, and respect.

“In this year’s Culture 500, we reveal the 21 standout companies that jump off the page from our years of research at MIT,” said author and lead researcher Donald Sull. “When it comes to corporate culture, these Culture Champions walk the talk, unlike most companies we have studied, including some of the biggest household name companies.”

The 2020 Culture Champions Are:


HP Inc.

Bain & Company




Boston Scientific


Bristol Myers Squibb





St. Jude Children’s Hospital

The Clorox Company

Toyota Motor North America


Trader Joe’s

Discount Tire

Ultimate Software


“A culture of shared success is critical for who we want to be and what we want to do as a company,” said Julie Sweet, chief executive officer, Accenture, one of the companies named as a champion. “By embracing inclusion, diversity, and equality, we can attract the very best talent, unlock greater collaboration and innovation, and create value that benefits all of our stakeholders. We are honored