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Mosaic Company, The
Mosaic employees collaborating at the company's Belle Plaine facility   (Photo credit: Thomas Strand)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Mosaic Company, The was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2017):

  • Mosaic helps employees build their skills through a variety of in-house training options and generous tuition subsidies for courses directly related to their positions (up to $10,000)
  • Varying by employee group Mosaic employees share in a range of excellent financial benefits including a defined contribution pension program, matching RSP contributions, year-end bonuses, new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) and profit sharing for salaried positions -- the company also offers retirement planning assistance services for all employees
  • Mosaic ensured that architects consulted directly with employees in the design of their new head offices in downtown Regina -- the modern head office is located on the top 4 floors of one of the tallest and newest buildings in Regina, complete with a rooftop patio and a theatre-style conference centre and convenient access to a shared-use fitness facility
Mosaic employee   (Photo credit: Greg Huszar)

Employer Background

Industry Fertilizer Manufacturing
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Mosaic Company
Parent company head office Plymouth, MN, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Belle Plaine SK, Colonsay SK, Esterhazy SK
Full-time employees in Canada 2,263
Full-time employees worldwide 8,571
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 10.7%
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 39 years

Physical Workplace B+

Commuter amenities subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office occupies the top 4 floors in one of the city's newest and tallest buildings, employee feedback was captured through direct meetings with the designers and architects during the planning process, office features living walls on every floor, restaurant on main floor, theatre-style conference centre, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities television, lounge is located on the top floor with collaborative meeting areas, lots of natural light and access to the rooftop patio, which offers views of the surrounding city and prairie landscape stretching as far as the eye can see
Onsite fitness facility shared use facility, treadmills, stationary bikes, weights, shower facilities
Other nearby amenities YMCA Downtown Regina, fitness club, Wascana Park, Victoria Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Employee social committee name Regina Social Committee (est. 2011)
Recent social events annual Christmas party, Valentine's Day art auction and lunch fundraising event (for the Regina Open Door Society), employee recognition dinners, team building events, quarterly employee mixers, regular attendance and events in support of the hometown CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders as well as other company-sponsored events
Cultural aspects business casual dress, casual dress Fridays
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Financial benefits note Mosaic Company 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 retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits profit sharing available for salaried employees

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B

Health plan note Mosaic Company 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
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
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
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Other health plan information eyecare and retiree health premiums vary by position, offers wellness and health spending accounts for additional coverage, hourly employees at site locations have separate health plans with different levels of coverage
Family-friendly benefits note Mosaic Company has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $5,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) 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, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information hourly employees at site locations do not receive the same alternative work arrangements and maternity top-up payments

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 10 years of employment
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
Additional time-off information salaried employees move to 3.5 weeks of paid vacation after 5 years on the job, short-term disability leave varies by employee group (from 182 days to 349 days)

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
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 individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, project-based performance bonuses as well as incentive bonuses, safety awards program, sporting events and concert tickets
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 18 months

Training & Skills Development A

Career planning yes
In-house training initiatives 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 $10,000 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 $10,000 in tuition subsidies per year

Community Involvement A+

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 780 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 282 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan, Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger, Canadian Red Cross, Saskatchewan Food Banks, St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation, Habitat for Humanity (over $50,000 raised last year), Hunger in Moose Jaw, Saskatoon Food Council, United Way Sasktoon
Community highlight Mosaic's charitable focus is directed to community initiatives that target food, water and local community investment where the company operates. As part of this focus, the company funded 2 food growing projects in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon, providing healthy food for the local food bank in Moose Jaw, as well as fresh vegetable and spices for community initiatives in Saskatoon.

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