3M Canada Company
3M Canada employees catching up at the company's onsite Starbucks café

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why 3M Canada Company was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) and Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2016):

  • 3M Canada's head office (3M Tartan Place) features a fully-equipped fitness facility with free memberships while employees at the London manufacturing facility can take advantage of an impressive park (that employees can book for personal events) that features two baseball diamonds, a soccer field, putting green, tennis court, shower facilities, children's playground and a clubhouse with kitchen and outdoor barbecues
  • 3M Canada encourages employee development with full subsidies for tuition (including support for Executive MBA programs, up to $25K), formal mentoring and online training programs, and also manages an academic scholarship program for children of employees who are pursuing post-secondary education in Canada (up to $2,500 each)
  • In addition to helping employees save for the longer term, 3M Canada offers retirement planning assistance and phased-in work options for employees approaching retirement -- additionally, the organization sponsors the 3M Retirees Club, which hosts monthly social activities to help retirees stay connected
3M Canada employee using fitness facility
3M Canada employees during an Earth Day clean-up

Employer Background

Industry Technology Manufacturing
Publicly traded yes
Parent company 3M Company
Parent company head office St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Full-time employees in Canada 1,818
Part-time employees in Canada 15
Full-time employees worldwide 88,147
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 19.8%
Average age of employees in Canada 46
Longest serving employee 47 years

Physical Workplace

Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, free parking
Workplace features head office (known at 3M Tartan Place) is a five-story head office tower that features a recently constructed two-storey wing, kitchenettes on every floor (featuring single-serve coffee makers and Starbucks coffee), an employee store, the nearby manufacturing site features an impressive park that employees can book for personal events (features two baseball diamonds, soccer field, putting green, tennis court, playground and a clubhouse with kitchen, showers and outdoor barbecues), telecommuter workstations, religious observance room, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, television, foosball table, table tennis, magazines and newspapers, vendor space for use by local artisans and merchants
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals
Onsite fitness facility (employees only) free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, personal trainer, television
Other nearby amenities YMCA, fitness club, Kiwanis Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, three golf courses, close to London's international airport and situated amongst a 50 acre wooded site that features walking trails from where foxes, deer and rabbits may be spotted

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name 3M Club (est. 1972)
Recent social events special dress-up day (such as favourite hockey sweater), annual holiday party prior to Christmas for employees (and a separate event for employees' children), chocolates for all employees on Valentine's Day, outdoor movie nights, summer family picnic, food truck day (multiple food truck vendors come onsite for a subsidized lunch) and an annual service awards gala
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 16 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage yes
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy), flexible plan with various levels of coverage as selected by each employee, optional salary income maintenance (up to 26 weeks), executive medical check-up
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits academic scholarships of up to $2,500 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave maximum 1 month

Employee Engagement & Performance

Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition on-the-spot rewards, long-service awards, peer-to-peer recognition program (called "We are 3M"), sales awards, leadership awards, performance awards (including the "3M Valued Performer Award" with up to four employees selected annually), an annual awards gala for longstanding employees
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months

Training & Skills Development

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of non-related tuition per year
Unique training & development programs employees enrolling into an executive MBA program may receive up to a $25K subsidy

Community Involvement

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 1,150 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 250 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Enactus Canada, Health Nexus, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, YMCA Women of Excellence (London), Fanshawe College and Western University
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight 3M Canada's charitable program (called 3MGives) is part of the company's international program that follows the mission to "improve every life through innovative giving" in the areas of education, community support and the environment. In Canada, the company has also enlisted employee and customer feedback in the development of its formal charitable program, supporting a cross-functional team of employees who meet quarterly through the formal "Charitable Giving Committee".

The Career Directory

3M Canada Company has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
3M Canada employee fitness facility

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Technology Manufacturing
Parent company 3M Company
Parent company head office St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Full-time employees in Canada 1,818
Part-time employees in Canada 15
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Marketing Analyst, Customer Service Representative, Coordinator, Finance Analyst, Manufacturing Engineer, Supply Chain Analyst, Purchaser, Logistics Analyst, Planner, Technical Service Representative, Sales Representative
Starting salary $65K to $70K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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