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Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers employees enjoying the head office's patio

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

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

  • Rogers helps employees plan for life after work with the attractive, and increasingly rare, defined benefit pension plan -- and encourages employees to share more than a paycheque along the way, through a share purchase plan, year-end bonuses for some positions, new employee referral bonuses (to $1,500), and great discounts on a variety of products and services, from cellphone plans to Toronto Blue Jays tickets
  • Rogers supports new moms with maternity leave top-up payments (to 100% of salary for the first 4 weeks followed by 70% for 13 weeks) and also extends parental top-up to new dads and adoptive parents (to 70% of salary for 17 weeks) -- and offers a variety of alternative work options when employees are ready to return to work
  • Rogers encourages employees to keep fit with subsidized membership to a fully-equipped fitness facility and encourages employees to make healthy lifestyle choices through an in-house wellness initiative called "bWell" -- the program includes a dedicated bilingual website, an annual online fitness challenge, a network of employees designated as "Wellness Ambassadors", and an annual health, safety and wellness fair
Rogers office in Toronto

Employer Background

Industry Communications, Cable, Publishing and Subscription Programming
Publicly traded yes
Full-time employees in Canada 23,325
Part-time employees in Canada 4,888
Full-time employees worldwide 23,508
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 1.7%
Average age of employees in Canada 37.8
Longest serving employee 49 years

Physical Workplace

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features the company's downtown head office location is known as "Rogers Campus" and is located on Ted Rogers Way, within walking distance of the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, Rogers Campus features a call centre, four radio stations, the company's corporate offices, various magazine production units, the Rogers Sportsnet studio, public art collection on display, theatre facility, onsite medical centre with doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, massage therapists and nutritionists, onsite Tim Hortons, farmers' market during the summer months, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, magazines, televisions offer Rogers's channels such as Sportsnet (giving employees the chance to catch major sporting events)
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, Starbucks coffee available
Onsite fitness facility (employees only) subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (spinning, yoga, pilates, aerobics, tabata), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, personal training, fitness testing, running clubs (memberships is only $5 per paycheque)
Other nearby amenities Wellesley CRC, fitness club, Rosedale Ravine, David Balfour Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, nearby walking and biking trails, Yorkville

Work Atmosphere & Communications

Employee social committee name a number of employee social committees are active across the company
Recent social events annual children's holiday party at Rogers Centre, which recently included over 7,000 guests, product launches, annual health, safety and wellness fair
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications annual kick-off event hosted by the President & CEO (events held across the country with Q&A, and accessible through live-streaming for those at other locations), 10-week CEO national tour with 23 town halls (reaching over 10,000 employees), RedBoard (company's official blog)

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-benefit (DB) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home insurance, subsidized auto insurance, subsidized home internet, discounts on company services such as cable, wireless, Internet, phone, Toronto Blue Jays tickets and publishing subscriptions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% 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), complimentary flu shots at work, bWell/bien-être bilingual employee wellness program
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 70% of salary for 13 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 70% of salary for 17 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 70% of salary for 17 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, reduced summer hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off

Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 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
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information vacation increases by one day each year after five years on the job

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 individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), Corporate Recognition Program, which includes awards for customer service, Business Impact Awards for individuals and teams, Community Involvement Awards for exceptional volunteer work, Public Service Awards for good Samaritans, and the Club One Award, for top-performing sales employees (includes trips to resort destinations, from Costa Rica to Dublin)
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months

Training & Skills Development

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives 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
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 75% of non-related tuition per year
Unique training & development programs onboarding programs for new employees and senior management, "Emerging Leaders" program for first-time managers, "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" program (provides employees with an opportunity to work in different roles across the company in order to better understand the customer's experience), "Rogers Women's Network" (mentoring program to promote the advancement of women in the workplace)

Community Involvement

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
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 9,756 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 1,000 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Toronto Foundation for Student Success, Youth Fusion, Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth, Manitoba School Improvement Program, YWCA Moncton, L'Ancre Des Jeunes, United Way
Community highlight The company's main charitable focus is youth education, and as part of this focus, created the Rogers Youth Fund to help young Canadians overcome barriers to education. The initiative provides funding for educational programs delivered by the company's community partners for youths aged 12 to 19 (over 149,000 young Canadians were impacted by the fund last year)

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

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

  • Rogers established the Rogers Youth Fund to provide financial support for educational programs delivered by community partners to youth between the ages of 12 and 19 -- the Fund recently supported the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada in launching "Rogers Raising the Grade" programs, which provide after school homework clubs, academic tutoring and alternative schooling in local communities
  • In the past year, Rogers launched an internal rotational program for employees who recently graduated -- the program features two 6-month rotations in different business units as well as the assignment of a business challenge -- at the end of their term, participants present solutions to a group of senior leaders
  • In partnership with the Government of Ontario, Rogers manages an Apprenticeship Training program to help develop industry-standard skills and provide accreditation for roles such as customer service consultants, sales consultants and technical support consultants
Rogers employees collaborating on new ideas and projects


Industry Communications, Cable, Publishing and Subscription Programming
Full-time employees in Canada 23,325
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Walk a Mile in My Shoes program, allows employees to work different roles across the company in order to better understand the customer's experience, paid internships in a variety of disciplines including regulatory, health and safety, marketing and corporate strategy, Network Engineering Association in Rotation Program for engineering students

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

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

  • Rogers' diversity leadership council recently launched a sub-committee to implement target action plans to build the pipeline and increase representation of women in leadership, increase representation of persons with disabilities and better serve clients, strengthen the pipeline and increase representation of visible minorities at leadership levels, and build and implement a targeted action plan to increase representation of Aboriginal peoples
  • The company created the Rogers Women's Network to promote the retention and professional development of female employees -- the group organizes various workshops and networking events throughout the year and manages a group mentoring program, available to employees at its Toronto, Brampton and Montreal offices
  • Rogers partners with Career Bridge to provide employment opportunities to internationally educated professionals as well as Ability Edge to provide internships for persons with disabilities
Rogers employees
Rogers Women's Network employees at the Move for Hope


Industry Communications, Cable, Publishing and Subscription Programming
Full-time employees in Canada 23,325
Workforce representation female employees (41.8 %), female managers (36.6 %), visible minority employees (31.1 %), visible minority managers (40.5 %), Aboriginal employees (.82 %), Aboriginal managers (.6 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, LGBT
Employee resource groups Rogers Pride (online group for LGBT employees)
Formal commitment diversity leadership council, diversity and inclusion team
Unique diversity initiatives Roger's Women's Network, includes a new (last year) group mentoring program, diversity training for recruitment teams, internal accessibility working group (employees with disabilities offer feedback on new products, web enhancements and customer issues)
Diversity community partnerships Catalyst Canada, Easter Seals Society of Ontario, Aboriginal Employment Initiative, Career Edge, JVS Toronto, Access Employment, Pride at Work Canada

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Rogers Communications Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • Rogers manages an Environmental Steering Committee (and subcommittees) comprised of approximately 40 employees from across the company's many lines of business, who meet quarterly to review ongoing progress of the company's corporate environmental program -- Rogers also invites members of the company's numerous informal green teams to sit on the Environmental Steering Committee to help align the company's strategic program to employees' local efforts
  • Rogers introduced the "Get Up & Get Green" recycling program at major facilities to improve its overall waste diversion rate -- the new centralized collection strategy includes the introduction of new easy to use sorting stations in place of personal garbage and recycling bins -- Rogers' head office's waste diversion rate is already over 70 percent with initiatives underway to expand to other locations
  • Rogers leverages its technology to reduce the need for business travel, introducing more "TelePresence" suites across the country in keeping with growing demand, complimenting the ongoing informal use of other chat platforms such as Skype, Adobe Connect and Microsoft Lync
Rogers employees signing up for a Green Team at the company's Earth Day fair


Full-time employees in Canada 23,325
Employee green team locally-based "Green Teams"
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, Rogers Environmental & Sustainability
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management Systed (designed to ISO 14001 standard)
Unique green initiatives Next Issue Canada (electronic magazine subscription service), new Residential Energy Management/REM solution (online platform expected to save customers up to 30 percent on their energy bills), new "Waste Reduction Week" (over 700 binders collected, and other office materials, and donated to schools), "Get-up and Get Green" waste management program (eliminated styrofoam take-out containers), formal "Waste Reduction Week" to collect unused office supplies for donation, working with 100km Foods Inc. as part of an initiative to ensure that 25 percent of all food in its cafeterias is locally sourced
In-house waste reduction and recycling electronic waste (over 700,000kg annually), cellphones (over 72,000 last year)
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green community initiatives CivicAction, Toronto Bike Share, Earth Hour
Building footprint includes formal "Environmental Design Framework" to encompass future renovations and new construction is aligned with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards

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Rogers Communications Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Rogers employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Communications, Cable, Publishing and Subscription Programming
Full-time employees in Canada 23,325
Part-time employees in Canada 4,888
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 Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Engineering, Business Services, Merchandising, Human Resources, Television/Radio Administration, Information Technology, Technical Services
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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