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Mosaic Company, The
Senior leaders at Mosaic 3,350 feet below surface celebrating a major milestone hitting potash   (Photo credit: Greg Huszar)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Mosaic Company, The was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2017):

  • Mosaic offers maternity leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers as well as the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- the company also provides a $5,000 subsidy for IVF for employees who want to start a family
  • 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) -- additionally, the company provides opportunities for high potential employees to participate in community, professional networking and recruitment events
  • Mosaic focuses its charitable efforts on initiatives that target food, water and local community investment, and encourages employees to be active members of the community by providing paid time off to volunteer
Mosaic employees from the company's Colonsay site on the surface

Employer Background

Industry Fertilizer Manufacturing
Established in Canada 2004
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 2,261
Part-time employees in Canada 3
Full-time employees worldwide 8,374
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4%
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 44 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 and kitchenettes on every floor, restaurant on main floor, theatre-style conference centre, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities lounge is located on the top floor with television, 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, weight resistance machines, facility is open 24/7
Other nearby amenities YMCA Downtown Regina, fitness club, Wascana Park, Victoria Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, hotels, wellness centres, yoga studio and spas

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Employee social committee name Regina Social Committee (est. 2011)
Recent social events summer rooftop barbecues, movie nights, holiday potluck and annual evening holiday party at Christmas, regular attendance and events in support of the hometown CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders as well as other company-sponsored events, team building events and catered team lunches
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 is available for salaried employees (approximately 40% of the workforce)

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, health and wellness spending accounts available 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 or 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, up to 40 hours of additional vacation can be bought or sold

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
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, 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 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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position

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 217 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 246 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society ($2.5 million to ongoing operational costs), Saskatchewan School Boards Association ($100K to fund nutrition projects), Saskatoon Food Council, Habitat for Humanity, Cowessess First Nation, File Hill Qu'Appelle Tribal Council, Saskatchewan Food Banks, Parkland Early Childhood Intervention Program, CHEP Good Food Inc., Special Olympics Saskatchewan
Community highlight Mosaic's charitable focus is directed to community initiatives that target food, water and local community investment where the company operates.

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