How we support and celebrate an increasingly diverse workforce
We are a purpose-driven organization built on six values—values that are essential to how we operate as a company. Our CEO begins each all-hands meeting by reflecting on our values, and throughout the company our values inform everything we do. We are a culture of continuous improvement, and working to be a more inclusive and diverse workforce is a top priority.
All team members have equal and unencumbered opportunities to do their best work and contribute to purposeful and rewarding work.
We respect and accept that people are in different places and we are building a foundation to better understand one another and our own beliefs. We are open to learning and gaining new insights from listening to the experiences of others.
We are a company that values diversity, inclusion and belonging and we want our team members to stay safe and healthy, psychologically and physically.
Maxar builds relationships in the community to attract candidates, partners and vendors with diverse backgrounds and experiences because we know it is the right thing to do.
Our team members are empowered to hold each other accountable to these principles and have a voice and avenue to speak up.
As a company, Maxar faces the same diversity challenges as other aerospace and engineering organizations. However, efforts are underway to improve and expand our recruitment activities, which include the use of professional sourcers to identify more diverse candidate pools. As a hiring manager, I encourage applicants to ask questions about the team, my leadership style and our culture before applying to improve transparency for the recruiter and the manager. Lastly, we are increasing options to relocate and support the talent we find.
After asking questions about diversity following an All Hands meeting, I spoke with many peers and leaders about diversity. It was encouraging to see the variety of perspectives that people had, but even more encouraging to see that people were open and willing to hear differing perspectives. I also had quite a few executives reach out to discuss their interest in the topic. Our leaders are spending the time to take in everyone’s feedback and provide a very well thought out solution to the diversity problem while considering as many perspectives as possible.
When I first joined Maxar (in Gaithersburg), I was extremely impressed and excited to see so many women in leadership roles. Transitioning from a government employee to a contractor, I found new team members who were fun, energetic and driven, though lacked a bit of diversity. However, at Maxar you are encouraged to speak up and are supported to help contribute to making change for the better, which we continue to do. Maxar is a company that listens and is working on increasing their diversity. It is a company worth putting your time and energy into for professional and personal growth.
As a global organization, we know firsthand the strength and importance of diverse teams. And, that to do your best work, you need to feel seen, heard and empowered. At Maxar, we are committed to providing a safe work environment and employee engagement programs that foster self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusive behaviors.
Beyond our employees and customers, we also have a responsibility to support and empower students of all identities—especially those underrepresented in STEM—to pursue meaningful careers. By partnering with academic institutions, we provide access to advanced technology, data and mentorship. We also offer a robust internship program for university students.
Veterans make up 10% of our workforce and contribute their invaluable insight and experience to customer missions and operations. To support their transition from military service, we provide them with resources to explore opportunities for career growth and development.Explore resources
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