PepsiCo Canada
PepsiCo Canada employees gathered in Vancouver's Gastown to surprise passers-by with samples of the latest Pepsi flavour

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

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

  • 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 Canada offers a flexible health benefits plan that allows employees to customize levels of coverage to suit their personal needs -- and maintains a healthy living program that includes wellness challenges (such as weight loss, nutrition and physical activities), online resources, assessments and coaching tools and a health club subsidy for gym membership
  • PepsiCo Canada supports employees who want to start a family with a subsidy for in vitro fertilization (to $5,000), maternity leave top-up payments (ranging from 90% to 100% of salary for 17 weeks), a generous adoption subsidy (to $4,000) and the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
PepsiCo Canada's pop-up location in Toronto, Ontario
PepsiCo Canada employees celebrating their United Way Thanks a Million Award

Employer Background

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Publicly traded yes
Parent company PepsiCo
Parent company head office Purchase, NY, USA
Full-time employees in Canada 9,163
Part-time employees in Canada 130
Full-time employees worldwide 271,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 1%
Average age of employees in Canada 42
Longest serving employee 55 years

Physical Workplace

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 two-story building, which features the company's Globe Café, while PepsiCo Foods occupies the top floor of a LEED Gold certified building in a nearby business complex, offices feature walking trails, baseball diamond, track, tennis court, shower facilities, free Starbucks coffee, panoramic city views, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, foosball table, private chat rooms and reading nooks
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, golf driving range, fitness club, Max Ward Park, Centennial Park, daycare, restaurants

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name Social Committee (est. over 10 years ago)
Recent social events national volunteer week, annual employee appreciation week, 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

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

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), 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 of up to 50% of membership cost
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $5,000 per lifetime
Maternity 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
Additional family-friendly information new moms also receive a 100% maternity top-up for the first two weeks (the EI waiting period) of their leave

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 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave maximum 6 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave yes

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
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

Career planning 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

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, Habitat for Humanity, 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 and also conducts an annual National Volunteer Week, to encourage employees to donate their time to local charities. The company also encourages employee giving with matching donations and has been the recipients of the United Way's "Thanks a Million" award for the past five years running, contributing $1 million (or more).

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


Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
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
PepsiCo Canada employee and member of the PepsiCo Asian Network at a Diversity and Engagement celebration


Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
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 at a company celebration for its Diversity and Engagement Month

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Parent company PepsiCo
Parent company head office Purchase, NY, USA
Full-time employees in Canada 9,163
Part-time employees in Canada 130
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Associate Marketing Manager, Associate Finance Analyst
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work perks flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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