Campbell Company of Canada
Campbell Company of Canada's Laura Lee Blake, Vice President of Human Resources, brainstorming ideas with employees

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

Here are some of the reasons why Campbell Company of Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • Campbell Company of Canada recently renovated its head office and manufacturing facility, which features state-of-the-art processing equipment, a company store with discounted merchandise, and the addition of a fully equipped fitness facility that offers subsidized employee membership and features a variety of instructor-led classes to encourage employees to keep active and healthy
  • Campbell Company of Canada offers employees a suite of excellent financial benefits, including signing bonuses (for some positions), year-end bonuses that are available to all employees, generous referral bonuses when they refer an exceptional candidate (up to $5,000), and contributions to a matching RSP plan or a defined contribution pension plan, depending on their position
Campbell Company of Canada employee in the production facility

Employer Background

Industry Food Preparation and Packaging
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 750
Part-time employees in Canada 3
Full-time employees worldwide 13,286
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 19%
Average age of employees in Canada 44.8
Longest serving employee 44 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, free parking
Workplace features the company's Toronto headquarters includes both its corporate offices and manufacturing facility (the offices were recently renovated and feature new meeting rooms and collaboration spaces, while the custom-built soup plant was redesigned to include state-of-the-art equipment and the 60,000 square-foot Aseptic Centre of Canada), employee store with discounted company products, telecommuter workstations, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, foosball table, collaboration work areas
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals
Snacks available bi-weekly "energy cart" on Thursdays
Onsite fitness facility (employees only) subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, bootcamp, spinning, pilates), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities
Other nearby amenities Ourland Community Centre, fitness club, Prince of Wales Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, Colonel Sam Smith skating trail, nearby park system, running and cycling trails

Work Atmosphere & Communications B

Recent social events a number of long-standing events, including children's holiday party, company hockey game (manufacturing plant employees vs. head office employees) and family skate, pop-up celebrations such as monthly sales celebrations and product and program launches
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, concierge services available
Employee communications intranet site

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Financial benefits note Campbell Canada has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
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, matching RSP
Long-term planning phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounted auto lease rates, new employee referral bonuses

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan note Campbell Canada has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
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 option up to 65 years of age
Dental coverage routine, restorative
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy), optional extended health benefits
Family-friendly benefits note Campbell Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off C+

Vacation note Campbell Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 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
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 3 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 3 months
Additional time-off information hourly employees start with 2 weeks of paid vacation (moving to 3 weeks after 5 years of service) and salaried staff receive 3 weeks of paid vacation to start

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
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), "Be-Extraordinary" employee recognition program for individual or group performance
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development B+

In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies per year

Community Involvement B+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 10 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported LAMP, Daily Bread Food Bank, Grocery Foundation, World Food Programme, Movember Canada
Community highlight Campbell Canada's primary focus, as a food producer, has been to work towards the alleviation of hunger. The company donates over 1 million pounds of food products each year and employee have organized numerous initiatives over the years, including the "Help Hunger Disappear" program (to encourage Canadians to donate money and non-perishable food items to their local food banks) and the "Nourish" initiative to create a nutrient rich meal for donation and disaster relief.

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