Siemens Canada Limited
Siemens Canada proudly sponsored the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Ontario

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

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

  • Siemens Canada's head office was constructed to meet LEED Gold certification standards (formal designation pending) and is located on 1.74 hectares, adjacent to a conservation area with hiking trails -- the building features a heat island reflect roof, electric vehicle charging stations, occupancy and natural light sensors for the building's entire lighting system -- the company also created a formal program to encourage telecommuting as way to eliminate unnecessary driving
  • Siemens Canada operates a unique employee suggestion program that encourages employees to share their feedback -- ideas that lead to savings or new revenues are evaluated for their impact and can lead to financial bonus payments of up to $100,000
  • Siemens Canada encourages employees to keep their skills up-to-date with tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions (with no maximum amount for courses related to their work), a variety of in-house and online training programs and even financial bonuses for the completion of some courses, with bonuses ranging up to 1 month's salary -- employees can also apply for a 2-month unpaid educational leave of absence
Siemens Canada employees volunteering with Habitat for Humanity

Employer Background

Industry Engineering Services
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Siemens AG
Parent company head office Munich, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Peterborough ON, Montréal QC, Oakville ON, Fredericton NB, Concord ON, Stoney Creek ON, Ottawa ON, Scarborough ON, Drummondville QC, Edmonton AB, Tillsonburg ON, Richmond BC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 4,904
Part-time employees in Canada 23
Full-time employees worldwide 348,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 1.8%
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 48 years

Physical Workplace A

Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, free parking
Workplace features Siemens Canada's suburban head office is an 110,000 square foot building, built to LEED Gold certification standards (formal designation pending), is located on 1.74 hectares and is adjacent to a conservation area with hiking trails and great views, office features heat island reflect roofing, electric vehicle charging stations, occupancy and natural light sensors for the building's entire lighting system, private showers, telecommuter workstations, nap room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television, 2 formal meet and talk areas on each floor
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals
Other nearby amenities Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, fitness club, Iroquois Shoreline Woods Park, Edgeware Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, hockey arenas, soccer fields, property backs into conservation area with extensive walking trails

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Employee social committee name Caring Hands Employee Committee (est. 2010)
Recent social events summer barbecues, ice cream days, potluck parties, holiday breakfasts, children's holiday party and sporting events
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Financial benefits note Siemens Canada has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
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 life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home internet

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B

Health plan note Siemens Canada has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
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 30 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option 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)
Family-friendly benefits note Siemens Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 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
Additional family-friendly information maternity leave top-up ranges from 70% to 100% of salary, depending on employee group

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation note Siemens Canada 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 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 4 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 2 months

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, long-service awards, special achievement awards that include non-monetary gifts tailored to employees' interests, from weekend getaways to restaurant meals to share options, generous employee suggestion rewards of up to $100,000, peer-to-peer awards at one location
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development A

Career planning in-house career planning services, 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 subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs financial bonuses for some course completion is up to 1 month's salary, no set annual maximum for tuition subsidies for job-related courses, unpaid educational leave of absence available for up to 8 weeks

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 2,800 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 50 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Habitat for Humanity, Food Banks Canada, Untied Way, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Peterborough Green-Up, Easter Seals Ontario, Canadian Cancer Society, Scientists in School, Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick, Fondation québécoise du cancer, to name a few
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Siemens' charitable focus includes environmental protection, education and social issues. The company maintains the Caring Hands Employee Committee, which helps plan the organization's corporate social responsibility programs and activities. As part of this program, each Siemens location and its employees select and support a variety of charitable initiatives in their local communities.

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

Here are some of the reasons why Siemens Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • Siemens Canada offers a finance leadership development program to recruit, train and develop high-potential graduates with formal training, mentorship and rotations within different business units of the company
  • Siemens Canada created an Engineering and Technology Academy, a 2-year program that provides hands-on practical skills to accompany students' academic programs at university and college
  • Siemens Canada organizes "LeadOurLeaders", an initiative that enables young people to teach senior-level employees social media best practices through interactive learning sessions
Siemens Canada hosted students during their visit to one of Siemens' wind turbine facilities

Highlights

Industry Engineering Services
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Peterborough ON, Montréal QC, Oakville ON, Fredericton NB, Concord ON, Stoney Creek ON, Ottawa ON, Scarborough ON, Drummondville QC, Edmonton AB, Tillsonburg ON, Richmond BC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 4,967
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
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 Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Siemens Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • Powered through the Bullfrog Power program, Siemens Canada's head office features a number of energy saving initiatives, including the installation of energy saving lighting (which resulted in a reduction of its power consumption by 40 percent), the use of LED signage and the installation of building automation controls and lighting sensors where possible -- the head office is currently under review for LEED Gold certification
  • Siemens Canada applies its considerable expertise to design and manufacture technology for the future -- examples of its technology includes blades for large wind turbines (developed at the company's facility in Tillsonburg, Ontario), the ongoing development of electric car technology, the manufacture of electric car charging stations and the manufacture of large scale solar inverters used in solar panel farms around the world
  • Working in partnership with NB Power, Siemens Canada recently opened the "Smart Grid Centre of Competence" in Fredericton to help develop an energy use roadmap and modernization plan for the future -- the company is also a participant of the "Advanced Energy Centre" at MaRS Discovery District, a joint initiative between public and private sectors announced by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne
Siemens Canada's CFO promoting sustainable commuting

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Peterborough ON, Montréal QC, Oakville ON, Fredericton NB, Concord ON, Stoney Creek ON, Ottawa ON, Scarborough ON, Drummondville QC, Edmonton AB, Tillsonburg ON, Richmond BC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 4,967
Formal employee "green team" yes
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Sustainability Manager, Vice President Business Excellence
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management System (each location in Canada is either certified ISO 140001 or compliant to ISO 14001 standards)
Unique green initiatives employee volunteer to refurbish used personal computers for donation to local charitable organizations, along with manufacturing the massive wind turbine blades the firm is constructing new wind farms in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario
Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program
In-house environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green community initiatives Earth Day (employees received two hours of paid volunteer time), Tree Canada (employees at 14 locations planted over 1,600 trees), Smart Commute, Corporations for Community Connections, Inc. (donated 500 refurbished laptops to non-profit organizations)
Head office LEED Gold
Building footprint includes LED signage, energy efficient lighting and building automation controls (head office has applied for LEED Gold certification), other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

The Career Directory

Siemens Canada Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Siemens Canada proudly sponsored the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Ontario

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Engineering Services
Parent company Siemens AG
Parent company head office Munich, Germany
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Peterborough ON, Montréal QC, Oakville ON, Fredericton NB, Concord ON, Stoney Creek ON, Ottawa ON, Scarborough ON, Drummondville QC, Edmonton AB, Tillsonburg ON, Richmond BC, Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 4,904
Part-time employees in Canada 23
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
Other info for new grads Siemens Canada offers a number of programs to support students and new grads including the formal "Hire a Student at Siemens" and "Mentoring at Siemens" initiatives, the "Youth Training and Skills Development" program, and the "LOL" (Leader Our Leaders) leadership development program.
Typical new grad positions Electrical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Field Service Technician, Technical Services Representative, Project Designer, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Technical Support, Financial Analyst, Marketing Analyst, Commercial Project Manager, Operations Specialist
Starting salary $45K to $50K
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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