Sika Corporation is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and to providing equality of opportunity in all aspects of applicants and employment. Sika continues its efforts in complying with applicable regulations and makes the best use of personnel while contributing to the betterment of Sika and the communities we operate in.
We care about diversity, equity, and inclusion and it helps us achieve success. At Sika, we treat every person in a respectful and equal manner and set high ethical standards to create an inclusive working environment. We want to win together and build diverse teams that can enrich collaboration. Our people's diversity is one of our strengths and we celebrate our differences, along with the Sika Spirit, which in turns fosters innovation and creativity making Sika Corporation a great place to work, learn, and grow.
At Sika Diversity Drives Innovation
"At Sika USA, it is our people who drive our success. And the diversity of our people helps us uncover unique perspectives and valuable ideas which enhances our talented workforce and ultimately brings us better results."
"Sika has been operating globally for over 100 years, and our unique culture (our “Sika Spirit”) can be felt and experienced everywhere in the Sika world. In this way, diversity remains part of Sika’s “DNA” and this continues to make us a strong and vibrant company."
Rick Montani, President and CEO, Sika USA
A diversified workforce drives greater innovation and ultimately business growth. Why? Because different perspectives are invaluable. It is natural for people to feel more comfortable working alongside others who share similar background or opinions. However, collaborating with people who look, talk, or think differently can drive individuals and teams to think more creatively and thereby come up with more innovative solutions. Sika managers are encouraged to give high priority to diversity in team and project planning.
"At Sika USA, we uphold a qualified workforce without regard to gender, race, nationality, religion, ethnic origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual preference/ orientation or other legally protected status and prioritize providing equal treatment in the workplace."
Sika has had a very successful track record in the past years. In the last 5 years the sales revenue increased from CHF 5.2 billion to CHF 8.1 billion and we are on the way to pass CHF 10 billion. This is driven by our great employees with their commitment and dedication to Sika.
In 2015 we had 14,500 employees, today we have 25,000. Sika is very proud of our low employee turnover rate and high employee retention. This provides great opportunities for all our employees, especially for women. We have many talented women in leading positions, doing outstanding work – and Sika desires more of them.
An Inclusive Work Environment
"If I look at other women managers in Sika, opportunities do not seem far away. Sika has really broken the barriers here."
Tina Katic-Michalos, Lead Generation Manager USA
"The Women at Sika initiative is about making the organization aware of the benefits of gender diversity. Men play an equal role in this conversation.It is about being mindful that everyone has a voice and that that voice is heard."
Jeremy Chilton, Former VP of Marketing Concrete/ Waterproofing Sika USA
Currently, Head of Global Owner & Specifier Management
Women of Sika
First US Women of Sika Networking Event (2020)
Women account for 23% of the Group’s total headcount (up from 22.3% in 2018). We are constantly working to increase this percentage. We have focused initiatives that are geared to recruit, retain and promote more women, particularly in sales.
To find out what female employees think about Sika, the first global “Women of Sika” forum was organized in May 2019. Female participants from various departments, cultures, and age groups were invited to spend two days attending workshops and discussions on how programs for women can contribute to Sika’s success.
Listen to what our colleagues have to say about their experience in Sika.
"I like that Sika is a very enrtepreneurial company. As long as you do your job, you can be involved in many projects. It is our spirit. You can make mistakes and you are challenged, and then look back thinking: Wow! I did all of this. These challenges make you stronger. You are in charge of your own business even if it is for Sika and this gives you the feeling you are part of something."
Marketing Manager, Global Distribution
"Sika is a multi-national company that gives you a chance to grow in different environments. After starting, it didn't take me long to realize that the growing opportunities within Sika were bigger than expected."
Product Manager Flooring
"When I graduated with my Engineering degree, I was 1 of only 2 women. Working for a progressive company, such as Sika, has allowed me to develop and be promoted within the company. I am very proud to be a part of the Sika team and all the Women in Construction."
Heidi Helmink, Director of Marketing for Concrete & Waterproof
"Working with Sika has not only empowered me as a young professional but also as a women in the workforce. I'm honored to represent the accomplished women at Sika as we accelerate the evolution of gender diversity, just as I am honored every day to represent our planet as Sika continues to forge its path towards a sustainable and responsible future."
Molly Pilarski, Sustainability Manager Region Americas
"Sometimes in life you do things you don't want to do in order to get to where you want to be. As a female driver, trucking has taken me where I want to be. And Sika helped me get there."
Frances Charles, Sika Truck Driver in Milpitas, CA
Veterans of Sika
At Sika, we celebrate our veterans everyday and recognize that they are an integral part to our inclusive work force. We honor those who have and are serving to protect our country.
At Sika we can proudly say that many of our employees stay with us over a long period of time. Our entrepreneurial culture allows for a great variety of career opportunities within the organization over the years. This means we have a lot of expertise and knowledge within Sika that all our colleagues can benefit from.
Angela Dewberry accepts 45 year Sika award
"I always enjoy working in the Quality Control Lab testing because Sika has so many different products. It's great to see the development of new products and innovation behind it. The lab allows me to work with a variety of people and I've made wonderful friendships. These are the two biggest reasons why I have been with Sika for 45 years."
Angela Dewberry, Senior Lab Technician
60 Year Career with Sika
Sil Santangelo retired from Sika Corporation in February 2017, after 60 years of dedicated service to the company he has truly become synonymous with. It has been a tremendous ride for Sil who joined Sika on February 6, 1957, just two years after graduating from Passaic High School in New Jersey.
Click below to learn about Silvio Santangelo's 60 year career with Sika.
Sil Santangelo (left) and Rick Montani, President and CEO, Sika USA (right)
"When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization. " Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Officer at Procore Technologies