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Why Work at Sterling?

Love Where You Work

People are at the heart of everything we do, including our own employees. We're dedicated to building a safe and supportive culture here at Sterling. When working here, you'll have the chance to make a profound impact on the world, feel good about what you do every day, and thrive in an environment that motivates you, challenges you, and celebrates you. Here are just a few great things about working at Sterling:

Make a Difference in the World

At Sterling, we believe everyone has the right to feel safe. Our background check and identity solutions provide a foundation of trust and safety so our clients can build great work environments for their most essential resource: their people. Together, we rally around our mission to ensure a safer world.

Learn and Grow with Us

From career pathing and internal stretch projects to a library of learning opportunities, we create spaces that empower you to grow both personally and professionally.

We Embrace Courageous Conversations

We aren't scared to have difficult or challenging conversations. From social injustices to challenging the status quo of mental health, we create safe spaces to dive deep into these topics.

Our Values Guide Everything We Do

It's All About the People

Our business is about helping people find the right people. We care deeply about colleagues, clients and their candidates.

The Client is Always in the Room

We exist to help our clients build a foundation of trust and safety. We make decisions that are best for the clients, based on data and judgment, not ego and politics

Deliver Results, They Matter

We play to win. We are smart, fast, and driven. We take risks, make mistakes, and learn from them. We deliver.

Start with Trust and Prove it Every Day

We trust each other and prove ourselves worthy of trust to our clients and colleagues every day.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At Sterling, we focus on fostering a diverse and inclusive culture that celebrates the unique differences in each of us. Diversity and inclusion are more than just an idea — they are ingrained in our culture and how we do business. We provide essential programs that nurture a culture of inclusion and belonging, providing employees support, training, and forums to express concerns and share experiences, including:
  • Global Employee Resource Groups
  • Allyship learning and development
  • Acknowledgement of Diverse & Inclusive holidays and celebrations
Diversity in the office

Equal Employment Opportunity

The policy of Sterling is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or veteran status.

What Our Employees are Saying

We asked our employees to share their thoughts on what makes Sterling a great place to work — here's what they had to say!

Sterling embraces and celebrates our differences by respecting what every person brings to the team. Sterling doesn't make you feel like you have to hide core parts of who you are at work.”
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Nina Montenegro

Sterling treats diversity as a verb. They are invested in making our workplace more diverse and welcoming and have put an amazing effort into creating programs and trainings to make our work environment better. As a woman of color, I am proud of all the efforts that Sterling has made.”
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Kim Johnson

Client Success Partner
Sterling fosters a work environment where there is respect, trust, cooperation, learning, and growth. This brings out the best in people and helps us provide great service to our clients.”
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Vivitz Viña

Senior Manager, Verifications

Enjoy Great Rewards

To do your best work, you need to be your best self. From mental and physical well-being to career development and paid time off, Sterling provides competitive benefits to support you and your family.

Comprehensive Healthcare



Learning and Development Opportunities

Paid Volunteer Time

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Resource Groups

Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

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Ready to Start Your Career with Sterling?

At Sterling, you won't just have a job. You'll have an opportunity to do big things, make a real impact, and love where you work. Sound appealing? We can't wait to meet you.

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