PepsiCo Canada
PepsiCo Canada employees gathered in Vancouver's Gastown to surprise passers-by with samples of the latest Pepsi flavour   (Photo credit: Jonathan Evans)

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

Here are some of the reasons why PepsiCo Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • PepsiCo Canada hosts an annual "Employee Volunteer Campaign" that encourages employees to donate their time (in 4 or 8 hour increments) to a local charity -- over 6,300 volunteer hours were contributed last year
  • PepsiCo Canada encourages ongoing employee education and development with generous tuition subsidies (up to $5,000) as well as a variety of in-house training options and a dedicated program to help students and new grads transition to the workplace
  • PepsiCo Canada cultivates an ownership culture with a share purchase plan, available to all employees, and offers additional financial rewards including a defined contribution pension plan, signing bonuses for some positions and generous referral bonuses for employees who successfully refer a candidate (up to $5,000)
PepsiCo Foods Canada President celebrates International Women's Day

Employer Background

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Publicly traded yes
Parent company PepsiCo Inc.
Parent company head office Purchase, NY, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 9,358
Part-time employees in Canada 166
Full-time employees worldwide 271,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 20.7%
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 53 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, free parking
Workplace features PepsiCo Beverages and PepsiCo Foods' offices are located within minutes of each other and a short drive to Toronto's Pearson International Airport, PepsiCo Beverages' office is a recently renovated 2-storey building (which features it's own Globe Café), while PepsiCo Foods occupies the top floor of a LEED Gold certified building in a nearby business complex (features an onsite Druxy's kiosk and full Druxy's a short walk away), the "campus" is located close to walking trails, baseball diamond, track and tennis courts (the head office also has shower facilities onsite), telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, foosball table, private chat rooms and reading nooks, digital signage in the cafeteria, free Starbucks coffee
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, free fountain drinks (juice and soft drinks), free oatmeal and cereals in the morning
Other nearby amenities Hershey Centre, Iceland Mississauga, fitness club, Max Ward Park, Centennial Park, daycare, restaurants, driving range

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name Social Committee (est. over 10 years ago)
Recent social events national volunteer week, annual employee appreciation week, employee teams enjoy a variety of sports tournaments
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications division intranet sites

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Financial benefits note PepsiCo Canada 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, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $5,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home insurance, subsidized auto insurance, discounted auto lease rates

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan note PepsiCo Canada has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 95% 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, 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, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Other health plan information maintains a healthy living program, which includes wellness challenges such as weight loss, nutrition and physical activity, online resources, assessments and coaching tools and a health club subsidy (up to 50% of membership cost)
Family-friendly benefits note PepsiCo Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 90% of salary for 15 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $4,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $10,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation note PepsiCo Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
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 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 4 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 6 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave yes

Employee Engagement & Performance A

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 on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), and numerous specific awards, including the Hi5 awards, to encourage peer-to-peer and manager-to-peer recognition, W2G awards, to recognize outstanding achievement and business results, and Front Line Hero awards for front line staff
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 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 $5,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Unique training & development programs new graduate program and emerging leaders development program to help students and new grads transition to the workplace

Community Involvement A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 7,000 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 85 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, OneXOne, Food Banks Canada, Habitat for Humanity, Tim Horton's Camp Day, United Way of Canada, Canadian Blood Services, YMCA, Youth in Motion
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight PepsiCo Canada's national community strategy focuses on three areas: building strong communities, nourishing Canadians and preserving the environment. The company manages the Pepsi Foundation, which raises and distributes funds to support underprivileged children and youth. The company encourages employees to get involved through its annual Employee Appreciation Week's Community Day, and also hosts an annual Employee Volunteer Campaign asking employees to "raise their hands" and donate their time (in 4 or 8 hour increments) to a local charity -- over 6,300 volunteer hours were contributed last year.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why PepsiCo Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • PepsiCo Canada manages "Connect", a network for employees from all generations, job functions and levels of experience -- the group aims to provide unique leadership and career development opportunities, and build engagement and community for new hires
  • PepsiCo Canada manages a 1-year new graduate program as well as an Emerging Leader development program, which helps grads transition to the workplace -- the program features extensive onboarding and mentoring to help new grads develop their knowledge of the organization as well as exposure to various business functions
  • Each month, PepsiCo Canada's human resources team hosts learning clinics to help new grads understand workplace issues -- topics include leadership brand and managing relationships -- senior leaders also attend to answer questions and offer opportunity for a new grad to co-present with them
PepsiCo Canada employees taking part in an associate baseball game

Highlights

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 9,163
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Career development in-house training, online training, 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

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why PepsiCo Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • In the past year, PepsiCo Canada refreshed its diversity and engagement strategy and currently employs a full-time Diversity and Engagement Manager, who works with the company's global diversity and engagement office to ensure Canadian strategies are aligned -- additionally, the company is launching culture and inclusion committees throughout the United States and Canada, to help create positive and inclusive work places
  • PepsiCo Canada has incorporated diversity and engagement training into a number of the company's core HR processes, such as first time manager training, people planning processes and some leadership programs -- the company's leadership team also have a diversity objective in their personal development reviews
  • PepsiCo Canada maintains four employee resource groups, which are financially supported and sponsored by an executive -- the company's Asian Network recently hosted a one-day training session on leadership and how various cultures influence leadership styles
PepsiCo Canada employees celebrating diversity at Ally Week

Highlights

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 9,163
Workforce representation female employees (20 %), female managers (9.5 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT, multi-generations
Employee resource groups Women's Inclusion Network, Asian Network, EQUAL (LGBT), Connect (multi-generations)
Formal commitment diversity and engagement strategy, Diversity and Engagement Manager, diversity and engagement councils for the West, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic (focus on priorities in each specific region), culture and inclusion committees
Diversity community partnerships Pride at Work Canada (LGBT), Workplace Essential Skills Partnership (persons with disabilities), Lime Connect (persons with disabilities), Out on Bay Street (LGBT), Canadian Council for Diversity and Inclusion, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work, Canadian Hearing Society

The Career Directory

PepsiCo Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
PepsiCo Canada employees taking part in an associate baseball game

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Parent company PepsiCo Inc.
Parent company head office Purchase, NY, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 9,358
Part-time employees in Canada 166
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 Associate Marketing Manager, Associate Finance Analyst
Starting salary $55K to $60K
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

Academic fields recruited


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