Diversity is the Way We Do Business
Chrysler Group embraces and recognizes the importance of diversity in all areas of our business - including our employees, our supply base, our marketing and throughout our dealer network.
As a global company, Chrysler Group diversity has brought together people with an outstanding range of skills and experiences. They may be from different cultures and backgrounds, but they all come together to help build our cars and trucks - and buy them.
Chrysler Group Office of Talent Management, Global Diversity and Leadership Development leads the way toward achieving excellence in diversity by sponsoring and supporting diversity events, encouraging work/life effectiveness programs, leadership development and having zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment. Learn more.
Recruiting and Providing Opportunities for Minorities and other Diverse Candidates
Chrysler actively recruits a diverse workforce. We seek out top talent at colleges and universities and we work closely with professional diversity organizations. We also offer many opportunities to meet with our team at diversity events across the country.
We take great pride in our commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. It's a commitment that starts at the top. The result? A genuinely collaborative workplace—one with extraordinary opportunities for you to bring your energy, your passion and your unique perspectives to the table.
People power innovation. At Chrysler, we believe it is our diversity of talents and perspectives that allow us to take visionary approaches, strategically apply new technologies and forge ahead in our industry in innovation and performance.
Chrysler Group is driven to develop a culturally diverse dealer network that represents the customers and communities we serve. That’s why the Chrysler Minority Retail Dealer Development program was created in 1983. Since then, it has provided opportunities to people of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American and Alaskan descent, with a demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit.
The program provides assistance to ethnic minority general manager candidates who have automotive retail experience but lack sufficient capital to operate and own a dealership. We recruit and place qualified ethnic minority general managers into Chrysler Marketing Investment dealerships, so they can become sole dealership owners.
About Chrysler's Leadership Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Chrysler historically has been a leader in promoting diversity throughout its enterprise. The Company was named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” by Working Mother magazine 12 times, and has been recognized five times by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the country's leading corporations supporting diversity and inclusion.
Since 2009, Chrysler Group has been named to HispanicBusiness magazine's annual Diversity Elite 60 list for implementing strategies to reach more Hispanic customers and to pursue more business with minority- and Hispanic-owned suppliers.
Early in 2010, CEO Sergio Marchionne assumed the role as executive sponsor of Chrysler's Global Diversity Council and reaffirmed the commitment of Chrysler's leadership team to the values and principles of diversity. "Culture is the fabric that holds organizations together. It is not just an ingredient for success; it is the essence of success itself," Marchionne wrote. "This is why my leadership team and I are committed to creating an atmosphere where all of our people feel respected and valued, because every person plays an important role in shaping our future, including employees, our supply base, our marketing and our dealer network. Chrysler Group LLC and its people have a future with promise. We will reach the full measure of that promise only as one, united diverse team."
In March 2011, the editors of DiversityInc magazine named Chrysler Group to the magazine's 2011 list of "Top 50 Companies for Diversity." This coveted annual benchmark is comprised of companies the magazine's editors believe are diversity-management leaders. This was the fifth year since the list was established in 2001 that Chrysler has been included.
In April 2011, Chrysler Group was named among nation's "Top Supporters" of Engineering Programs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, recognizing the Company's efforts in developing, recruiting and hiring talented students pursuing technical careers at the nation's minority-serving institutions.