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Graham Group
Graham Group constructed the St. Patrick's Bridge in Calgary, Alberta

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

Here are some of the reasons why Graham Group was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) and Alberta's Top Employers (2016):

  • Graham Group lets everyone share in the company's success through profit-sharing, year-end bonuses and a share purchase plan -- the firm also helps employees save for the longer term through a defined contribution pension plan
  • Graham Group is a leader in the construction industry, offering its new moms maternity leave top-up payments (to 100% of salary for up to 12 weeks) as well as flexible work hour options when they are ready to return
Graham Group constructed the Aberdeen Square shopping centre in Richmond, British Columbia
A view of the Gardens on Rose apartment complex the Graham Group constructed in Regina, Saskatchewan
An interior view of the Graham Group-constructed Aberdeen Square shopping centre in Richmond, British Columbia

Employer Background

Industry Industrial Building Construction
Full-time employees in Canada 995
Full-time employees worldwide 1,095
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.7%
Average age of employees in Canada 38.7
Longest serving employee 40 years

Physical Workplace

Commuter amenities free parking
Workplace features outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating
Snacks available candy
Onsite fitness facility (employees only) free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, weights, shower facilities
Other nearby amenities Trico Athletics Centre, fitness club, Fish Creek Provincial Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name Graham Calgary Social Club (est. 1985)
Recent social events employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working, 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 life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 24 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
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)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Alternative work options flexible work hours

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
Unpaid leave of absence option yes

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
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, long-service awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development

Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes

Community Involvement

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 30 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Hospice Calgary, Canadian Military Families Fund, Feed the Hungry
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations

The Career Directory

Graham Group has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Graham Group constructed the St. Patrick's Bridge in Calgary, Alberta

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Industrial Building Construction
Full-time employees in Canada 995
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
Typical new grad positions Project Coordinator, Accounting Clerk, Quantity Surveyor/ Junior Estimator
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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