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Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada employees keeping fit in the head office's onsite gym   (Photo credit: MICHAELT.PANGANORON)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017), Ten Best Companies to Work For (2016) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017):

  • Samsung Canada's LEED certified head office was designed with employee feedback and features a number of flexible and open workspaces to maximize employee collaboration, dedicated "idea rooms" and casual breakout areas, a technology showroom (featuring current and future technology), premium parking for hybrid and electric car commuters as well as charging stations for electric cars
  • Samsung Canada established "Women@SECA" in 2013 to help female employees connect from across the company -- and support the goal of increasing the presence of women in executive positions by providing development, informal mentorship and networking opportunities
  • Samsung Canada host an annual formal "Day of Giving" initiative where all employees volunteer for one day -- the company increased the number of volunteer hours committed this past year, donating approximately 10,000 hours versus the still impressive 2,500 hours donated in the previous year
Samsung Electronics Canada employees take part in a "Samsung Gives" event in support of Autism Awareness Day   (Photo credit: MICHAELT.PANGANORON)

Employer Background

Industry Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Parent company Samsung Electronics Corporation
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 517
Full-time employees worldwide 235,999
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.61%
Average age of employees in Canada 40.8
Longest serving employee 23.3 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features located in the rapidly growing city of Mississauga, the company's state-of-the-art LEED certified head office was designed based on employee feedback and features open flexible space to maximize employee creativity and collaboration, premium parking for hybrid cars, idea rooms and casual breakout areas, a Samsung technology showroom (with current and future company innovations on display), telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, video games, foosball table, board games, features the latest Samsung technology, including smart televisions, blu-ray players, tablets and virtual reality headsets
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals
Snacks available fresh fruit, gourmet coffee bar on each floor (includes complimentary Starbucks coffee)
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, pilates, Zumba), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, outdoor baseball diamond and soccer field
Other nearby amenities Meadowvale South Recreation Centre, fitness club, Meadowvale Sports Park, Leslie Trail Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, nature trails, nearby access to major highways and Pearson International Airport

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name S Comm Social Committee (est. 2001)
Recent social events new NHL hockey days (with Sportsnet anchors) with an air hockey challenge, open house summer barbecue for employees and their families, holiday parties during for the Christmas season (for employees their children), seasonal celebrations such as Thanksgiving lunch and Halloween costume and carving contest, annual Take Our Kids to Work Day
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications 1:1 Coffee Chats program

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, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounted auto lease rates, subsidized home internet, employee purchase program of up to $20,000 per year for Samsung products, discounts through Perkopolis program, discounted pet insurance, relocation assistance, on-call allowance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 22 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)
Health spending account up to $800 each year
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $5,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $2,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, reduced summer hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 3 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Company paid days off employees receive 1 personal day off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information depending on their employee group, some employees start with 4 weeks of paid vacation

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

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), President's Excellence Awards, Global Recognition Cash Awards, STARS Recognition program (point system which can be redeemed for merchandise), Bright Idea Program to reward employees for innovative ideas, Business Opportunity Rewards program, last year $500 Samsung-Dollars were presented to every employee
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Unique training & development programs Women@SECA program to support, inspire and connect female employees, global mobility program, which provides employees with an opportunity to work in South Korea for up to 1 year, a 10-month rotational program that provides training, mentoring and job-shadowing opportunities to help new grads gain entry-level experience

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 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 10,000 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 45 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Hospital for Sick Children, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, Youth Without Shelter, The Riverwood Conservancy, The Shoebox Project, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab, OneXBox, The Living City Foundation, Autism Speaks Canada
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Samsung Electronics Canada recently created the Champions of Change Committee to ensure employee representation from every department in helping to select supported charities in any given year. In addition, and as part of the company's formal Day of Giving initiative (where all employees volunteer for 1 day), the company increased its volunteer hours committed this past year donating approximately 10,000 hours compared to 2,500 hours last year. Internationally, the parent company's corporate support is directed to supporting children's health, education and sustainability initiatives worldwide.

The Career Directory

Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Samsung Electronics Canada employees take part in a "Samsung Gives" event in support of Autism Awareness Day

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Parent company Samsung Electronics Corporation
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 517
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 Marketing Co-ordinator, Accounting Co-ordinator, HR Recruiter, Customer Service Specialist, Supply Chain Specialist, Full-Stack Engineer, DevOps Engineer
Starting salary $60K to $65K
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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