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Enabling Possibility for People

The Zscaler difference comes from a global team that is technically skilled, forward thinking, and aligned to our mission.

We prioritize investments in people: We offer ample training and development opportunities for employees to grow with us at every level. We place a high priority on employee safety, wellbeing, diversity, inclusion, and recognition. We strive to create a positive and inspiring workplace built on a culture of excellence, innovation, and strong values. We’re also passionate about giving back to our communities and supporting our team to contribute to causes that are meaningful to them.

The Zscaler difference comes from a global team that is technically skilled, forward thinking, and aligned to our mission. 

We prioritize investments in people: We offer ample training and development opportunities for employees to grow with us at every level. We place a high priority on employee safety, well-being, diversity, inclusion, and recognition. We strive to create a positive and inspiring workplace built on a culture of excellence, innovation, and strong values. We’re also passionate about giving back to our communities and supporting our team to contribute to causes that are meaningful to them. 

A destination for top cybersecurity talent

A destination for top cybersecurity talent

As a mission-driven company revolutionizing the world’s approach to security, our talent-attraction strategy is based on building and recruiting from diverse talent pipelines, creating opportunities for our people to succeed alongside Zscaler.

Our internal surveys and external recognition show high employee engagement and connection within our workforce:

  • 87% of surveyed employees are highly engaged
  • 94% of surveyed employees are aligned with our strategic mission
  • 91% of surveyed employees said their managers are effective at building great teams, driving results, demonstrating ownership, and role-modeling the Zscaler values
  • Glassdoor recognizes Zscaler as one of the 100 Best Places to Work (2021 and 2022)

Talent development to build high-performing teams

Talent development to build high-performing teams

We give employees opportunities and resources to build their careers and advance within our company.

Our “Succeeding at Z” toolkit offers a suite of training and development programs that support the needs of our business and meet people where they are in their career journey. We offer structured, live, and curated training content to help employees succeed in their roles, and eligible employees may receive tuition reimbursement to invest in future career growth. Our mentorship program connects hundreds of Zscaler employees to mentors and mentees who work together to explore what’s possible.

Our “Leading at Z” program helps people managers at all levels unlock potential in their teams and themselves. Through comprehensive resources that focus on our 10 leadership principles and pillars, “Leading at Z” defines how Zscaler leaders are expected to live and lead, enables measurement and feedback, and supports leader development. All managers have access to tools, resources, and timely live programming that helps them embody our leadership principles. We also offer tailored new manager onboarding as well as one-on-one coaching and advanced education for leaders identified as top talent.

A holistic approach to employee wellbeing

A holistic approach to employee wellbeing

Our “Wellbeing at Z” platform supports employees across four pillars:

  • Physical: We offer preventative health programs and benefits focused on physical activity, nutrition, and self-care.
  • Emotional: We provide an enhanced employee assistance program that encourages employees to care for their mental health and provides resources to manage stress and anxiety.
  • Social: We help employees build relationships and cultivate a sense of belonging through our community programs, employee resource groups, and mentoring opportunities.
  • Financial: We provide education, tools, and benefits that help our people understand and plan for their financial future.

We offer these programs globally and tailor them for local and group-specific needs.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Security means more than protection from threats. It means creating a culture of belonging and inclusion where everyone feels empowered to use their voice, collaborate, and try new things.

We’re a truly international company, with employees in 26 countries serving more than 6,000 companies, including 40% of the Fortune 500. Our investments in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) support our people and help our business succeed. When our global teams are representative of the customers and communities we serve, we’re better able to anticipate customer needs, empathize with their experiences, and create solutions to complex and evolving cybersecurity threats.

We focus on four objectives:

  • Attracting the best diverse talent: Expand our employment marketing reach, ensure representative candidate slates, and eliminate bias in the marketing, selection, and decision processes.
  • Building inclusion awareness and engagement: Educate leaders and employees on inclusion and bias, support and enable a community of employee resource groups, and celebrate our differences.
  • Developing diverse talent: Advocate for underrepresented populations, enable career development, and achieve parity in rewards and remuneration.
  • Supporting the needs of a diverse team: Measure and improve the experience of underrepresented populations and design benefits programs that meet our teams’ needs.

As our employee base grows, we’re continuing to invest in the programs and structures that foster inclusion and belonging. This includes courses on diversity awareness, managing bias, and tailored training for leaders on the role of diversity in building high-performing teams. Looking ahead, one of our key priorities in this area is to develop a holistic DEI strategy that covers the talent pipeline, recruitment and hiring practices, pay and benefits, promotion, retention, and the overall employee experience. 

Community building and giving back

Community building and giving back

We use our skills, passion, time, and resources to support organizations and communities to help create a better and safer world.

Our Zcares program, guided by our Giving Back Committee, implements volunteer programs and donation campaigns to give back to the communities where we operate.

Recently, Zcares has supported two major efforts in India, which is home to nearly a third of the Zscaler workforce. Employee donations, amplified by company matching, supported the American India Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts. In partnership with Forests by Heartfulness, more than 600 employees participated in an effort to plant 15,000 trees in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, and Mohali, where our offices are located. 

Zcares has also supported humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and US-based nonprofits, including Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, Habitat for Humanity, Feeding America, David’s Harp Foundation, Together We Rise, and others.

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Environment

Embedding environmental efficiency

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Our impact

Modernizing security and protecting privacy

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Governance

Securing trust