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Desjardins Group / Mouvement des caisses Desjardins
Desjardins Group recently opened a beautiful 'Career Space' in downtown Montreal where the public can learn about, and interview for, positions at the company.

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

Here are some of the reasons why Desjardins Group / Mouvement des caisses Desjardins was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2017):

  • Desjardins Group supports new parents with maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 95% of salary for 18 weeks) and parental leave top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 95% for 12 weeks) -- head office employees can also take advantage of an onsite daycare centre
  • In addition to 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, Desjardins Group offers employees up to 5 paid personal days each year, which can be scheduled at employees' discretion
  • True to its raison d'être, Desjardins Group is an incredible corporate citizen, investing over $81 million in the broader community through sponsorships, scholarships and philanthropic partnerships in the past year
Desjardins Group employees at the launch of the new application Ajusto by Desjardins Insurances

Employer Background

Industry Credit Union
Major Canadian hiring locations Québec QC, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Calgary AB, High River AB, Lévis QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 40,944
Part-time employees in Canada 6,580
Full-time employees worldwide 41,074
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 9.41%
Average age of employees in Canada 42.2
Longest serving employee 49.7 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office features a new second office tower, built to meet LEED certification standards, and features the tallest interior living wall in the world, reserved parking for carpoolers (and a guaranteed ride home), daily shuttle service that runs between Lévis and Montréal locations, telecommuter workstations, self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, features lots of natural lighting and vegetation
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, instructor-led classes (spinning, Bodypump, Bodyflow, Step), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, fitness facility is operated by Energie Cardio (GoodLife Fitness outside of Québec) allowing employees use facilities in other cities across Canada
Other nearby amenities ferry linking Lévis to Québec City, Parcours des Anses (15km bicycle path along the River), Lévis Golf Club, belvédère de la Terrasse-du-Fleuve (offering great views of Québec's historic citadel)

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Employee social committee name over 30 active social committees across the organization (first established in 1965)
Recent social events regional (and popular) Christmas parties, summer golfing and family waterpark excursion, wine and cheese parties, winter outings, sugar shack events and a fall long-service awards gala
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

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

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-benefit (DB) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home insurance, subsidized auto insurance, preferred single-night rates at hotels across Canada

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 10 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
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, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Fitness club subsidy up to $250 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 18 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 95% of salary for 12 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 95% of salary for 12 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $1,905 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, daycare centre onsite
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 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 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 5 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave maximum 24 months

Employee Engagement & Performance A

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, long-service awards, generous performance recognition bonuses (depending on position), discounted hotel rates (and other retail)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 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
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 50% of non-related tuition per year
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs financial bonuses for certain course completions (to $1,000)

Community Involvement A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Some of the community organizations supported Centraide/United Way, Red Cross and the Desjardins Community Foundation
Community highlight As part of its raison d'être, Desjardins is actively involved in communities where it operates and supports environmental, education and culture, cooperative values and healthy lifestyles -- approximately $81 million was invested in the form of donations, sponsorships, philanthropic partnerships and scholarships last year.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Desjardins Group / Mouvement des caisses Desjardins was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Desjardins Group manages a Young Intern Officer program for individuals between the ages of 18 and 30, allowing them to work as a member of the Board of Directors or the Board of Supervision of a Desjardins caisse for a 1-year period -- program participants also engage with committees and commissions on ideas to better serve younger co-op members
  • To help young people gain employment experience, Desjardins Group created the Desjardins Youth Work Experience program to provide summer jobs for participants between the ages of 15 and 18 -- the program was developed in partnership with Carrefour jeunesse-emploi and local businesses, with Desjardins offering financial support to facilitate internships
  • Desjardins Group maintains a Young Executives Network for managers under the age of 35 -- the network organizes a number of activities for members including an annual conference with workshops and senior-level speakers, a networking cocktail hour, monthly newsletters and community involvement initiatives
Employees at the Desjardins Group Career Space

Highlights

Industry Credit Union
Major Canadian hiring locations Québec QC, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Calgary AB, High River AB, Lévis QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 40,944
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives offers scholarships to students interested in technical, vocational and post-secondary studies through Fondation Desjardins, providing nearly $16 million in support since the initiative's inception

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Desjardins Group / Mouvement des caisses Desjardins was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • Desjardins Group encourages employees to utilize alternative forms of transportation through a number of initiatives -- over 1,040 Desjardins Group employees have registered with the organization's carpooling website since it was first established in 2011, approximately 155 employees utilize the "Communauto" car-sharing service, and more than 230 employees receive discounts on bike sharing programs in Toronto and Montréal
  • Desjardins Group maintains a number of longstanding initiatives to recycle as much as possible including donating used office furniture to schools and non-profit organizations, proper recycling or reuse of used computer equipment, and the ongoing "Paper Challenge" to reduce paper consumption by 10 percent by 2018 and increase the use of recycled papers by 10 percent, also by 2018
  • Desjardins Group introduced special financing rates for members who purchase new hybrid and electric vehicles as well as discounts on insurance rates (up to 20 percent for electric vehicle purchases) -- similarly, home buyers who purchase LEED certified homes or commercial properties are eligible for discounts on property insurance (up to 10 percent)
Desjardins Group's new LEED certified office building features a bio-wall in the atrium

Highlights

Industry Credit Union
Major Canadian hiring locations Québec QC, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Calgary AB, High River AB, Lévis QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 40,944
Employee green team Cooperation and Sustainable Development Advisory Services Department
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Secretary General and Vice President, Governance and Social Responsibility Division
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainable Development Policy
Green highlights alternative transportation programs (transit subsidies, discounts for bike-share programs, online carpool sign-up, daily shuttle bus between Lévis and Montréal, electric car charging stations, customer discounts for purchase and insurance of electric, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles), real estate (reduced mortgage rates and discounts for insurance on LEED certified and environmentally constructed homes), energy efficient loans for commercial customers
Extended recycling used computer equipment (from desktops to printer cartridges), office furniture, telecommunications equipment (including cellphones), organics
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Head office LEED Gold
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, green roof, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, LED lighting pilot project ongoing, 8 buildings have applied for LEED certification, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

The Career Directory

Desjardins Group / Mouvement des caisses Desjardins has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Desjardins Group employees developing a new product in the organization's Innovation Lab

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Credit Union
Major Canadian hiring locations Québec QC, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Calgary AB, High River AB, Lévis QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 40,944
Part-time employees in Canada 6,580
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 $35K to $40K
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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