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Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers employee working in one of the company's data centres   (Photo credit: Sandy Nicholson)

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

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

  • Rogers recently introduced a new workspace design strategy called Sharespace to offer greater flexibility with quiet zones, interactive zones (including cafés where employees can meet over coffee or tea) as well as access to the latest technology
  • Rogers helps employees become owners through a share purchase plan and offers a number of additional financial incentives including 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 encourages employees to keep fit with subsidized membership to a fully-equipped fitness facility, and to make healthy lifestyle choices through an in-house wellness initiative which features an annual online fitness challenge, a network of designated employee "Wellness Ambassadors" and an annual health, safety and wellness fair
Rogers employees working in the Sportsnet studio   (Photo credit: SandyNicholson.com)

Employer Background

Industry Telecommunications, Cable, Publishing and Subscription Programming
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Ottawa ON, Kitchener ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Moncton NB, St. John's NL, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 23,177
Part-time employees in Canada 4,343
Full-time employees worldwide 23,362
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 1.4%
Average age of employees in Canada 38.4
Longest serving employee 48.5 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features Rogers recently introduced a new workspace design strategy (called Sharespace) to offer greater workplace flexibility with quiet zones, interactive zones (including cafés where employees can meet over coffee or tea) and access to new technology, the company's downtown head office location (known as Rogers Campus) is located on Ted Rogers Way, within walking distance of the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, Rogers Campus features a call centre, 4 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, farmers' market during the summer months,, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, magazines, televisions that offer Rogers channels such as Sportsnet (allowing employees to catch major sporting events)
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, a new Rogers Eats App, enabling employees to order and pay online (and avoid line-ups), onsite Tim Hortons
Onsite fitness facility for 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 are only $5 per pay cheque)
Other nearby amenities Wellesley CRC, Regent Park Aquatic Centre, fitness club, Rosedale Ravine, David Balfour Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, nearby walking and biking trails, Yorkville shopping district (numerous shops and restaurants)

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name a number of employee social committees are active across the company
Recent social events individual locations organize their own social events including United Way fundraising initiatives and an annual children's holiday party at Rogers Centre (with over 7,000 guests)
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), dedicated Inclusion & Diversity hub, new in-house Yammer social networking site

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

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
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 (including Texture by Next Issue)

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan note Rogers has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
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)
Other health plan information complimentary flu shots at work, bWell (bien-être) bilingual employee wellness program (includes a national online wellness challenge and a network of employee ambassadors who volunteer to promote health and wellness in the workplace)
Family-friendly benefits note Rogers has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 70% of salary for 11 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 70% of salary for 15 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 70% of salary for 15 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 Rogers has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 2 years of employment
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
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 1 personal day off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 1 personal day off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information vacation increases by 1 day each year after 5 years on the job

Employee Engagement & Performance A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 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), corporate recognition program which includes awards for customer service, Business Impact Awards for individuals and teams, Community Involvement Awards for exceptional volunteer work, and Public Service Awards for good Samaritans, Employee of the Year Awards, Team of the Year Awards and the CEO Awards (hosts annual recognition awards ceremony in Toronto for recipients)
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months

Training & Skills Development A

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 no set annual maximum for tuition subsidies, 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)

Community Involvement A+

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 5,200 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, Leave Out Violence, YWCA Moncton, Richmond Youth Services Agency, Manitoba School Improvement Program, Art Gallery of Ontario, Writer's Trust of Canada, Banff World Media Festival, United Way (local campaigns across Canada)
Community highlight The company's main charitable priority is the support and development of strong communities. The company is a designated Imagine Canada company (dedicating at least 1% of its net earning for philanthropic initiatives -- last year over 4% of net earnings were donated in cash and in-kind donations) and utilizes its considerable media assets to provide both cash and in-kind donations through the promotion of charitable causes across the country. Rogers' primary charitable focus remains on youth education and, as part of this focus, the company 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 from 12 to 19 years of age.

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

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

  • Rogers created a dedicated rotational program to help candidates who have graduated within the past 2 years gain industry experience -- the program features two 6-month rotations in different business units and a business challenge assignment -- at the end of their term, participants present their solution to the business challenge to a group of senior leaders
  • 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 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
Rogers employees collaborating in the company's new Sharespace at the company's headquarters in downtown Toronto, Ontario

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications, Cable, Publishing and Subscription Programming
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Ottawa ON, Kitchener ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Moncton NB, St. John's NL, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 23,177
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

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

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

  • Rogers maintains an internal accessibility working group to provide user feedback on the company's products and services -- the company also launched dedicated pricing for customers with accessibility needs, offering flexible data plans that adjust based on the customer's monthly usage, and provides unlimited messaging for those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech impediments
  • Established in 2005, Rogers Women's Network helps employees build skills, network and ultimately, advance their careers -- with chapters in Toronto and Brampton, the Network launched mentoring circles to match employees (regardless of gender) with peers and mentors at various levels
  • In order to better understand the diversity of its clients, Rogers expanded gender identity and sexual orientation questions in its monthly customer questionnaire -- the company also added gender identity and sexual orientation self-identification questions to its employee engagement survey
Nicole McCormick, Managing Assignment Editor at CityNews participates in Rogers' Aboriginal Peoples Diversity team
"My participation on the Aboriginal Peoples Diversity team enabled me to voice my personal journey and reminded me that being a strong, successful First Nations woman is something to be celebrated and shared with others [...] I am proud to be part of an organization committed to embracing cultural awareness and acceptance, and to truly feel like I am making a difference." Nicole McCormick, Managing Assignment Editor, CityNews, Rogers Communications

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications, Cable, Publishing and Subscription Programming
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Ottawa ON, Kitchener ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Moncton NB, St. John's NL, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 23,177
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives the President of the Enterprise Business Unit, the SVP of Enterprise Marketing and the SVP of Organization Development
Formal commitment maintains an inclusion and diversity council and OMNI advisory councils in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario to help ensure programming is commensurate with the demographics of the marketplace
Employee resource groups Rogers Women's Network, Rogers Pride (online group for LGBT employees)
Diversity training and awareness training on a number of topics including inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, the business case for diversity and inclusion, and dispelling stereotypes
Diversity highlights mentoring offered through Rogers Women's Network, internal accessibility working group, awareness events and activities for Diversity Month in June, celebrations for Toronto Pride Week, diversity and inclusion hub on the company's intranet, internal social media groups for persons with disabilities and Aboriginal peoples
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Partnership to Advance Youth Employment, Aboriginal Employment Initiative, Career Foundations, Access Employment, Canadian Women in Communications, Women's Executive Network, Career Edge (internships for internationally educated employees, Ability Edge (internships for persons with disabilities)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Rogers Communications Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • Rogers' Environmental Steering Committee is comprised of employees from across the company's many lines of business, who meet quarterly to review ongoing progress of the company's corporate environmental program -- employees also spearhead many local initiatives through one of 6 employee-led green teams
  • Rogers created the unique Get-up and Get Green waste management program to help ensure employees sort their waste properly at centralized waste stations (the company boasts a 70 percent waste diversion rate) -- as part of its ongoing and instructive "Sharespace" workplace redesign strategy, the company has also donated and recycled over 1,200 metric tonnes of redundant office furniture
  • Recognizing that paper usage is one of its biggest environmental impacts areas, Rogers uses FSC certified paper for 98 percent of its magazine, marketing and in-office printing -- the company also developed the unique "texture" electronic magazine subscription service app which features easy online access to over 100 popular magazines (and eliminates the need for a print version)
Rogers employees at the company's cafe seating area in the head office's new Sharespace

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications, Cable, Publishing and Subscription Programming
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Ottawa ON, Kitchener ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Moncton NB, St. John's NL, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 23,177
Employee green team Environmental Steering Committee (comprised of employees from across the company and meets quarterly); employee-led Green Teams at major locations
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, Energy and Environment; VP, Corporate Real Estate (reports to Chief Human Resources)
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management System (designed to ISO 14001 standard)
Green highlights unique "texture" electronic magazine subscription service, use of FSC certified paper for 98% of all printing, Residential Energy Management/REM solution (online platform designed to save customers up to 30 percent on their energy bills), annual Waste Reduction Week (employees clean out their workspaces with all usable items donated to charity), Get-up and Get Green waste management program, ongoing "Sharespace" workplace redesign strategy (as a result the company has donated and recycled over 1,200 metric tonnes of redundant office furniture), state-of-the-art tele-presence rooms (helping reduce unnecessary travel), ongoing fleet upgrades (includes a policy of choosing fuel efficient models where possible)
Extended recycling electronic waste, cellphones
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives CivicAction, Toronto Bike Share, Earth Hour, in-house Ethical Procurement Practices strategy (to encourage suppliers and contractors to work sustainably)
Other location LEED Unknown
Building footprint includes LED lighting retrofits, water saving fixtures

The Career Directory

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 Telecommunications, Cable, Publishing and Subscription Programming
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Ottawa ON, Kitchener ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Moncton NB, St. John's NL, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 23,177
Part-time employees in Canada 4,343
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 $50K to $55K
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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