Nuance Communications Canada Inc.
Nuance Communications employees preparing to participate in a Centraide event  

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Nuance Communications Canada Inc. was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2018):

  • Nuance Communications maintains a formal incentive performance program as well as various awards to recognize exceptional performance, including an annual Values Award, for employees who best demonstrate company values, and a Patent Award, to encourage employee creativity
  • As part of the company's health plan, Nuance Communications employees receive an annual wellness account of $150 as well as a health spending account for additional coverage (to $500 annually) -- the company also brings in a professional yoga instructor for regular onsite classes
  • New employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation allowance to start and can take advantage of flexible work hours and a telecommuting option
Nuance Communications employees participating in a Big Bike Ride in support of Heart and Stroke Foundation  

Highlights

Industry Software Publishers
Established in Canada 1998
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Nuance Communications Inc.
Parent company head office Burlington, MA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 791
Part-time employees in Canada 41
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 17.9 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 70% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $500 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 18 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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

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

  • Nuance Communications provides students with unique development opportunities through an internship program and hosts executive lunch and learns specifically to allow interns to meet the company's senior executive team
  • Nuance Communications employees can participate in "Engineering Excellence", a program to support the professional development of Nuance technologists -- the program offers live and recorded sessions, videos and blog posts on technical and non-technical topics, and skills development recommendations to support technical learning
  • Nuance Communications encourages employees to cultivate creativity through innovation challenges -- employees work in teams to address a known challenge or opportunity and present their final product, solution or improvement (with winners chosen by a panel and by popular vote)
Nuance Communications employees during a company hackathon  

Highlights

Industry Software Publishers
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 791
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 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 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives social celebrations specifically for interns such as a foosball tournament (interns versus managers), end-of-term celebrations, HR career coaching and networking workshops, sponsorship of local university hackathons

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