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Keurig Canada Inc.
Maxime Fontaine-Gosselin is a finance manager at Keurig Canada  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Keurig Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Montreal's Top Employers (2018) :

  • Keurig Canada provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments for employees who are new or adoptive mothers, depending on employee group (up to 90% of salary for 18 weeks), and also offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • In addition to supporting a number of local charitable organizations each year, Keurig Canada encourages employees to give back with matching employee donations (to $1,000 annually) and financial donations to charities where employees volunteer their time ($250 for every 25 volunteer hours)
  • Along with 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, Keurig Canada offers flexible work hours, a telecommuting option and reduced summer hours to help employees balance work and their personal lives
Keurig Canada employees celebrate the parent company's new name  

Employer Background

Industry Coffee Distribution and Brewing Equipment
Established in Canada 1981
Parent company Keurig Dr Pepper
Parent company head office Burlington, MA, and Plano, TX, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,401
Part-time employees in Canada 23
Full-time employees worldwide 5,181
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.1%
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 40 years

Physical Workplace Rating: B+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features a multifunctional room with video conferencing capabilities and 2 large screens (capacity of 110 employees), coffee bistros offering employees and guests a variety of free beverages (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, espresso, cappuccino), private bathrooms with shower facilities for cyclists, local fitness classes onsite (offered in partnership with a local gym), telecommuter workstations, nap room, outdoor patio, self-serve lunchroom
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, foosball table, table tennis, espresso and cappuccino machine
Snacks available baskets of fruit available daily, popcorn on Thursdays (popcorn machine in the lounge)
Other nearby amenities St-Michel Arena, fitness club, Parc George-Vernot, Parc Frédérick Back, daycare, restaurants

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name Comité Social (est. 2003)
Recent social events holiday party, Christmas ugly sweater day, annual barbecue, health and safety week, internal product launches, happy hour with management, breakfast with senior leadership, internal contests such as a Van Houtte photo competition (with great prizes such as a guitar from Van Halen)
Cultural aspects business casual dress, casual dress Fridays
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B

Financial benefits note Keurig Canada Inc. 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 matching RSP
Long-term planning life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounted auto lease rates, free beverages and discounts on coffee brewers for home use

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: A

Health plan note Keurig Canada Inc. has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 67% 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, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Additional health and wellness information employees may choose from 3 coverage options (aptly named light roast, medium roast and dark roast) and can increase levels of coverage with flex dollars, unused flex dollars can be applied to a fitness club subsidy, health or wellness spending account
Family-friendly benefits note Keurig Canada Inc. has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 90% of salary for 18 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 90% of salary for 5 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 90% of salary for 18 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, telecommuting, reduced summer hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation note Keurig Canada Inc. 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 8 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Unpaid leave maximum 1 month
Additional time-off information some employees start with 2 weeks of paid vacation

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: 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 on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 4 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 3,913 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 300 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported La TOHU, Mon Resto Saint-Michel, Ali et les Princes de la rue, Mission Old Brewery (Café Mission Keurig), L'Accueil Bonneau, Équiterre, Jour de la Terre, Fraser Basin Council, NOVAE, Gaspé-Beaubien Foundation's Aqua Hacking Challenge, Make-A-Wish Foundation
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Through Keurig Canada's Community Action for Employees (CAFE) program, employees can volunteer on company time for up to 52 hours per year.

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

Here are some of the reasons why Keurig Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • Keurig Canada offers internships for undergraduate students completing their 2nd or 3rd year in a variety of fields including marketing, sales, supply chain and finance -- the internship features a half-day orientation (with "Coffee 101" training), lunch with the Vice President of HR, a networking lunch with former interns, and the opportunity to present completed projects to managers and the leadership team
  • The company also launched a new rotational program in the past year called "CAFFEINE" for recent graduates and former interns -- the program includes three different assignments ranging from 12 to 18 months in sales, supply chain and marketing
Keurig Canada employees during the organization's National Commercial Meeting  

Highlights

Industry Coffee Distribution and Brewing Equipment
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,398
Student opportunities co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Keurig Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Keurig Canada employees during the organization's holiday party

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Coffee Distribution and Brewing Equipment
Parent company Keurig Dr Pepper
Parent company head office Burlington, MA, and Plano, TX, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,000 to 2,500
Student opportunities paid internships, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Starting salary $45K to $50K
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 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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