PepsiCo Canada
PepsiCo Canada employees collaborating

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

Here are some of the reasons why PepsiCo Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018):

  • PepsiCo Canada helps employees maintain healthy habits at work and at home through a healthy living program -- the initiative includes wellness challenges related to nutrition, physical activity and weight loss, online resources and coaching tools, and a gym subsidy of 50% of membership cost
  • PepsiCo Canada invests in the education of current and future generations with generous academic scholarships for children of employees (up to $10,000 per child) and tuition subsidies of up to $5,000 for employees
  • PepsiCo Canada organizes an annual volunteer campaign to encourage employees to donate their time to local charities (in 4- or 8-hour increments) and also manages the Pepsi Foundation to raise funds for underprivileged children and youth -- through the Foundation, employees may also nominate charities where they are actively engaged for donations of up to $5,000
PepsiCo Canada employees preparing to participate in Around the Bay Road Race

Employer Background

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1934
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, Cambridge ON, Peterborough ON, Kentville NS, Edmonton AB, Lauzon QC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,433
Part-time employees in Canada 1,304
Full-time employees worldwide 271,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 20.7%
Average age of employees in Canada 43.4
Longest serving employee 54.7 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up, free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features PepsiCo Beverages and PepsiCo Foods' offices are located within minutes of each other and are a short drive to Toronto's Pearson International Airport, PepsiCo Beverages' office is a 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 an adjacent business complex (which features an onsite Druxy's kiosk and a full Druxy's a short walk away), the buildings create a PepsiCo "campus" feel and are located close to walking trails, baseball diamond, track and tennis courts, workplaces may feature 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, new Diversity and Engagement break-out area, free Starbucks coffee
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, free fountain drinks (juice and soft drinks), free oatmeal and cereal in the morning
Snacks available vending machines with PepsiCo beverages (at a significantly reduced cost)
Onsite fitness facility shared use facility, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, instructor-led classes (personal trainer services), weights, shower facilities, (PepsiCo Food office does not have an onsite fitness facility)
Other nearby amenities Hershey Centre, Iceland Mississauga, fitness club, Max Ward Park, Centennial Park, daycare, restaurants, driving range, Pearson International Airport and easy highway access

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name Social Committee (est. over 10 years ago), Culture Committee (PepsiCo Foods)
Recent social events national volunteer week, annual employee appreciation week, employee teams enjoy a variety of sports tournaments, variety of employee affinity groups
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
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 yes
Referral bonuses (max) 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)
Wellness spending account up to $125 each year
Other health plan information as part of the flexible health plan employees are able to choose between standard (80% premium coverage) and extended health plans (95% premium coverage), maintains a healthy living program which includes wellness challenges such as weight loss, nutrition and physical activity, online resources, assessments and coaching tools, gym subsidy is up to 50% of membership cost
Family-friendly benefits note PepsiCo Canada 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 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

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 individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), offers a number of awards that are specific to employee groups (and levels within the company) and recognizes the best in the company's extended supply chain
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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 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 $5,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
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 6,300 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 Movember, Run for the Cure, Weekend To End Breast Cancer, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Project Sunshine Canada, Food Banks Canada, The Riverwood Conservancy, Tim Horton's Children's Foundation, United Way
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight PepsiCo Canada's national community strategy focuses on 3 areas: building strong communities, nourishing Canadians and preserving the environment. The company encourages employees to get involved through the annual Employee Appreciation Week 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, with over 6,300 volunteer hours contributed last year. The company also manages the Pepsi Foundation, which raises and distributes funds to support underprivileged children and youth. Through the Foundation, employees are able to direct their contributions to specific charities as well as nominate charities where they are actively engaged for donations up to $5,000.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why PepsiCo Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • 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 to help 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 -- senior leaders also attend to answer questions and offer the opportunity for new grads to co-present with them
PepsiCo Canada employees celebrate the company's 50th anniversary

Highlights

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Cambridge ON, Peterborough ON, Kentville NS, Edmonton AB, Lauzon QC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,358
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, 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 (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why PepsiCo Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • PepsiCo Canada 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 diversity objectives in their personal development reviews
  • PepsiCo Canada maintains five employee resource groups (ERGs) which are financially supported and sponsored by an executive, and recently piloted a virtual ERG fair to promote employee membership -- additionally, the company's Women's Inclusion Network piloted mentoring circles to support the engagement, progression and retention of female employees
  • PepsiCo Canada recently hosted a diversity and engagement summit to share the company's national diversity strategy and promote networking between diversity champions from across the country
PepsiCo Canada employees celebrating diversity at Ally Week
"Connect has been instrumental in both my professional and personal development. This ERG has allowed me to develop new relationships with individuals I would not have otherwise met and as a result, expanded my knowledge of the organization and my personal network." Meghan Brennan

Highlights

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Cambridge ON, Peterborough ON, Kentville NS, Edmonton AB, Lauzon QC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,358
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Manager, Diversity and Engagement
Formal commitment established a global diversity and engagement office and diversity and engagement councils for the West, Ontario, Québec and the Atlantic (focusing on priorities in each specific region), maintains a multi-year accessibility plan
Employee resource groups Women's Inclusion Network, Asian Network, EQUAL (LGBT), Connect (multi-generations), EnAble (persons with disabilities)
Some of the diversity-focused 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, Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council

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 celebrating the holidays

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, Cambridge ON, Peterborough ON, Kentville NS, Edmonton AB, Lauzon QC
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Associate Marketing Manager, Associate Finance Analyst
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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