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Raymond James Ltd.
Raymond James' Chairman and CEO

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

Here are some of the reasons why Raymond James Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) and BC's Top Employers (2016):

  • Raymond James Ltd. supports employees who are new parents, providing mothers with maternity leave top-up payments for a full year as well as parental leave top-up payments for fathers and adoptive parents -- also offers an option to extend their parental leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • Raymond James Ltd. maintains support for training and development through tuition subsidies for job-related courses and manages a dedicated network for female advisors to help them expand their knowledge, expertise and business in a supportive, collaborative environment
Raymond James employees during Raymond James Cares Month, a nation-wide event encouraging employees to volunteer time to their communities

Employer Background

Industry Investment Banking and Securities Dealing
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Raymond James Financial Inc.
Parent company head office Vancouver BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 862
Part-time employees in Canada 8
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4%
Average age of employees in Canada 43.6
Longest serving employee 44 years

Physical Workplace B

Workplace features Raymond James' head office is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver and offers easy access to nearby highways and public transportation, office is situated close to the waterfront and features mountain views, a large lounge area with computers for personal use, reading area, telecommuter workstations, self-serve lunchroom
Other nearby amenities YWCA, Steve Nash Fitness Centre, fitness club, Stanley Park, restaurants, art gallery and theatres, spa, nearby walking trails

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Employee social committee name Social Committee (est. 2011)
Recent social events holiday celebrations in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary, Chairman's Council and Executive Council recognition programs, national business conference
Cultural aspects casual dress Fridays
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses discounts available through the Perkopolis program, clothing allowances, discounted Rogers wireless plans and hardware, discounted entry to the Art Gallery of Ontario

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 30 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
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)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 70% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 70% of salary for 35 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 70% of salary for 35 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 70% of salary for 35 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), telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B

Vacation note Raymond James 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
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 3 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
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, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months

Training & Skills Development B+

Career planning in-house career planning services
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs Network for Women Advisors, to provide professional support to female financial advisors, New Advisor Development Program

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
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 900 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 275 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported BC Children's Hospital Foundation, Hospital for Sick Children, Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Center Society, Fondation Des Soins De Sante Vaudereuil
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Raymond James' charitable focus includes healthcare, children and disadvantaged youth, the arts, disaster relief responses and community charitable initiatives. In 2013, the Raymond James Canada Foundation Committee designated the month of May as Raymond James Care Month, to encourage employees across the firm to reach out in their local communities and volunteer their time.

The Career Directory

Raymond James Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Parent company Raymond James Financial Inc.
Parent company head office Vancouver BC
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 780
Part-time employees in Canada 20
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 Administrative Assistant, Financial Advisor Assistant, Account Profile Associate, Transfer Associate, Equity Research Associate, Investment Banking Analyst
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

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