ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco employee Jesse Montani celebrates his win of the television competition series, The Amazing Race, with co-workers upon his return to work   (Photo credit: J.BUCCI)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2017):

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco encourages long-term personal and professional development through generous tuition subsidies of up to $24,000 each year for courses both related and unrelated to an employees' current position -- employees also have access to a range of in-house and online training initiatives such as the ArcelorMittal University Online Campus, apprenticeship and trades skills training and the ArcelorMittal University Hamilton Campus programs
  • In addition to helping employees save for the future, ArcelorMittal Dofasco offers retirement planning assistance, phased-in work options for those nearing retirement and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco hosts an impressive and longstanding Christmas party with entertainment, food, games and gifts from Santa -- the tradition started back in 1937 and has grown into an annual event with over 8,000 guests, including 3,000 children
As an official supplier to the 2015 Pan Am Games, ArcelorMittal Dofasco had a special opportunity to take part in the games' opening ceremony

Employer Background

Industry Iron and Steel Mills
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 9,765
Full-time employees worldwide 222,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 9.3%
Average age of employees in Canada 45.6
Longest serving employee 49.6 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities free parking, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features located within the company's 800-acre manufacturing complex in Hamilton, the 5-storey head office building was completed in 1964 as a showpiece to steel in construction, inside the office features an extensive Canadian art collection, lounge seating areas, a full conference centre, 2 Tim Horton's kiosks, telecommuter workstations, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, dedicated creativity lounge areas
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (boot camp, spin, fusion, buns n' guns), rowing machines, weights, basketball court, shower facilities, (an additional fully staffed fitness facility is located in the nearby F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre and is open to retirees and family members)
Other nearby amenities Hamilton Bayfront Park, Confederation Park, Gage Park, Bruce Trail along the Niagara Escarpment, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications A+

Employee social committee name first committee established in 1945
Recent social events annual Christmas party with entertainment, food, games and gifts from Santa for the kids (first Christmas party was hosted in 1937 while the most recent celebration included over 8,000 guests including 3,000 children), an annual Canada Day celebration and a number of events throughout the year, including charitable fundraisers (such as the Hamilton Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Society) and a long-service celebration
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

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
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounts on a variety of product purchases through the online Perkopolis discount site, vehicle purchase discounts through the company's automotive customers, year-end performance bonuses, referral bonuses that are redeemable for merchandise

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 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 routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, physiotherapy, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Family-friendly benefits note ArcelorMittal Dofasco has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, 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
Additional family-friendly information salaried personnel (32% of the workforce) receive maternity top-up payments to 100% of salary for 8 weeks of their leave

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B-

Vacation note ArcelorMittal Dofasco has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2.5 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 4 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave maximum 1 month
Additional time-off information employee vacation increases to 3.75 weeks after 4 years on the job

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), online recognition program called Thanks A Ton which awards points to employees that are redeemable for merchandise
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $24,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of non-related tuition per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $24,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Unique training & development programs employees have access to an incredible range of in-house and online training programs through formal training initiatives such as the ArcelorMittal University Online Campus, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Apprenticeship and Trades Skills Training and the ArcelorMittal University Hamilton Campus programs

Community Involvement A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 3,071 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 54 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Heart and Stroke Association Big Bike, Canadian Blood Services, Around the Bay Race in support of St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton Children's Water Festival, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton (over $40K and 680 volunteer hours), United Way
Community highlight ArcelorMittal Dofasco's primary charitable focus includes education, health and human services, arts and culture, and the environment and conservation. The company directs corporate donations through its Community Investment Fund while employees direct their donations through the Employee Donations Fund. In addition, the company launched Team Orange, comprised of hundreds of employees who volunteer with numerous community initiatives throughout the year.

The Career Directory

ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
ArcelorMittal Dofasco employees working at the new galvanization line at the company's operations in Hamilton, Ontario

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Iron and Steel Mills
Major Canadian hiring locations Hamilton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 9,765
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
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
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2.5 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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