Mosaic Company, The
Mosaic Company employee on-site

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

Here are some of the reasons why Mosaic Company, The was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) and Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2016):

  • Mosaic Company helps employees build their skill sets through a variety of in-house training and development courses and generous tuition subsidies for programs directly related to their positions, up to $6,000 -- the company also provides generous financial bonuses for the completion of some programs, from $5,000 to $10,000
  • Mosaic Company 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 four floors of one of the tallest and newest buildings in Regina, complete with a rooftop patio and theatre-style conference centre and convenient access to a shared-use fitness facility
Mosaic Company employee
Mosaic Company employees at work
Mosaic Company employees at work

Employer Background

Industry Fertilizer Manufacturing
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Mosaic Company
Parent company head office Plymouth, Minnesota
Full-time employees in Canada 2,324
Part-time employees in Canada 3
Full-time employees worldwide 8,531
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 7%
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 38 years

Physical Workplace

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

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name Regina Social Committee (est. 2011)
Recent social events annual party at Christmas as well as an annual children's Christmas party, employee recognition dinners, team building events, quarterly employee mixers and regular attendance and events in support of the hometown CFL 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

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, non-matching RSP
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 $1,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits profit sharing available for salaried employees

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

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), eyecare, retiree health premiums vary by position, wellness account and health spending account for additional coverages, hourly employees at site locations have separate health plans with different levels of coverage
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 have do not receive the same alternative work arrangements and maternity top payments

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
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 to 349 days

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
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, long-service awards, project-based performance bonuses as well as incentive bonuses, sporting event and concert tickets
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 24 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs financial bonuses for course/accreditation completions range from $5,000 to $10,000

Community Involvement

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 842 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 228 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Hospital of Regina Foundation, Regina Food Bank ($50K), Children's Hospitial of Saskatchewan, Bredenbury Fire Department, Watrous Community Gym, Wild and Cared Free Wildlife Rehabilitation, Moose Jaw Health Foundation ($43K raised plus $20K company contribution)
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Mosaic's charitable focus is primarily directed to community initiatives that target food, water and local community investment where the company operates. Employees spearhead and volunteer for many of the initiatives, including volunteering more than 800 hours in support of Habitat for Humanity last year -- the company and its employees have helped to build over 80 homes in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton since 2011.

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