Adobe Systems Canada Inc.
Adobe Systems Canada employees in a collaboration area on the seventh floor of the office  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Adobe Systems Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

  • Adobe Systems Canada incorporated employee feedback into a recent refresh of its physical work environment -- the office includes sit-stand workstations, collaborative workspaces, private meeting rooms and informal break rooms
  • Adobe Systems Canada supports new mothers and fathers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments, to 100% of salary for up to 26 weeks -- adoptive parents may also receive an adoption subsidy of up to $5,000
  • Along with generous tuition subsidies for relevant courses (up to $10,000), Adobe Systems Canada encourages ongoing employee development through in-house and online training, as well as opportunities for formal mentoring
Adobe Systems Canada employees walk by an art piece created by a local artist in the Ottawa office  

Employer Background

Industry Software publishers
Established in Canada 1982
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Adobe Systems Inc.
Parent company head office San Jose, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 305
Full-time employees worldwide 18,081
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.5%
Average age of employees in Canada 40.5 years
Longest serving employee 23.7 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features newly refreshed head office renovations include the addition of sit-stand workstations, collaborative spaces, private meeting rooms and informal break rooms, head office is adjacent to a variety of restaurants including a Starbucks, sushi restaurant, market-style café as well as a pub with outdoor patio, inside, the office also includes telecommuter workstations and a religious observance room
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, video games, pool table, foosball table, table hockey, board games, lounge features an assortment of beverages, including a keg set-up in the designated "bar" area
Snacks available fresh fruit, oatmeal, soups, chocolate, trail mix and dried fruit, juice, pop
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga), rowing machines, weights, massage room
Other nearby amenities fitness club, Dominion Arboretum, daycare, restaurants, Dow's Lake, yoga studio, seasonal farmers' market, Rideau Canal

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A+

Employee social committee name ESCAPE (est. 2001)
Recent social events family summer party, monthly company-funded happy hours, tree trimming event with music and treats and an evening holiday party at Christmas (hosted at a local brewpub), Easter bake sales with funds donated to charity, Valentine's Day celebration, St. Patrick's Day celebration, Cinco de Mayo celebration with Mexican drinks and snacks, Ottawa Pride Parade, Halloween party, annual golf tournament
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: 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
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 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
Other health plan information 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)
Wellness spending account up to $482 each year
Additional health and wellness information annual Wellness Fair with vendor displays, free chair massages, lunch and free prizes
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 26 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 26 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $5,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: A

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3.7 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 4 weeks of vacation over their career
Paid summer shutdown employees receive 5 days off during the summer months
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 6 days off
Self-funded/deferred salary leave yes
Additional time-off information duration of self-funded leaves of absence varies

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 4 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, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), gift card programs, spot bonuses (to $500), President's Club for top sales individuals
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: B+

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, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Community Involvement Rating: 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
Some of the community organizations supported Ottawa Food Bank, Youth Services Bureau, Christie Lake Kids, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Snowsuit Fund, Habitat for Humanity, Children's Aid Society Angel Tree, CBC Project Give, Women for Women International, Save the Children, Ottawa Community Housing, CARE Walk in Her Shoes, Camp Misquah
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Adobe Systems Canada's charitable program is led by its employees. Employee suggestions on which charities to support are welcome and a voluntary employee committee reviews and votes on which organizations to support each year.

The Career Directory

Adobe Systems Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Adobe Systems Canada employees enjoying a happy hour on the rooftop

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Software publishers
Full-time employees in Canada 250 to 500
Parent company Adobe Systems Inc.
Parent company head office San Jose, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Ottawa ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Graduates would occupy Software Verification Specialist, Technical Staff (Software Development), Computer Scientist (Software Development), Product Manager, Technical Support Consultant, Human Resources Representative and Service Desk Technician positions.
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3.7 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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