PepsiCo Canada
PepsiCo Canada employees collaborating  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why PepsiCo Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019) :

  • PepsiCo Canada maintains an extensive national community strategy and organizes an annual volunteer campaign to encourage employees to donate their time (4- or 8-hour increments) -- additionally, the company manages the Pepsi Foundation to raise funds for health and wellness initiatives that support underprivileged children and youth
  • PepsiCo Canada helps employees maintain healthy habits at work and at home through a healthy living program -- the initiative includes wellness challenges related to nutrition, physical activity and weight loss, online resources and coaching tools, and a gym subsidy (to 50% of membership cost)
  • Along with helping employees save for the future, PepsiCo Canada offers retirement planning assistance and extends its health benefits plan to retirees (with no age limit and covering 100% of the premiums)
PepsiCo Canada employees participating in Food Banks Canada's After the Bell program  

Employer Background

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1934
Publicly traded yes
Parent company PepsiCo Inc.
Parent company head office Purchase, NY, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Cambridge ON, Peterborough ON, Kentville NS, Edmonton AB, Lauzon QC
Full-time employees in Canada 10,699
Part-time employees in Canada 119
Full-time employees worldwide 271,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 18.1%
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 55.5 years

Physical Workplace Rating: B+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features PepsiCo Beverages and PepsiCo Foods' offices are located within minutes of each other, creating a "campus feel", PepsiCo Beverages' office is a renovated 2-storey building which features its own Globe Café, while PepsiCo Foods occupies the top floor of a LEED Gold-certified building in an adjacent business complex (which features an onsite Druxy's kiosk and a full Druxy's a short walk away), offices feature telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, foosball table, private chat rooms and reading nooks, new Diversity and Engagement break-out area, free Starbucks coffee
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, free fountain drinks (juice and soft drinks), free oatmeal and cereal in the morning
Snacks available vending machines with PepsiCo beverages (at a significantly reduced cost)
Other nearby amenities Hershey Centre, Iceland Mississauga, fitness club, Max Ward Park, Centennial Park, daycare, restaurants, nearby walking trails, baseball diamond, track and tennis courts, driving range, Pearson International Airport, easy highway access

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Social Committee (est. over 10 years ago), Culture Committee (PepsiCo Foods)
Recent social events annual employee appreciation week, a number of employee sports teams and tournaments, a variety of employee affinity groups, employee volunteer and giving campaigns throughout the year (Movember, Run for the Cure, Weekend to End Breast Cancer)
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, internal social media
Other in-house communications divisional intranet sites

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Financial benefits note PepsiCo 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 retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home insurance, subsidized auto insurance, discounted auto lease rates

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note PepsiCo 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 85% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage with no age limit yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative
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)
Health spending account up to $500 each year
Wellness spending account up to $125 each year
Additional health and wellness information as part of the flexible health plan, employees are able to choose between standard premium coverage (80%) or extended health plans (95% premium coverage), healthy living program which includes wellness challenges such as weight loss, nutrition and physical activity, online resources, assessments and coaching tools, gym subsidy is up to 50% of membership cost
Family-friendly benefits note PepsiCo Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $5,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 90% of salary for 16 weeks
Adoption assistance subsidy up to $4,000 per child
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information maternity leave top-up is 100% of salary for 1 week followed by 95% for 15 weeks

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B

Vacation note PepsiCo 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 10 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 26 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave yes
Additional time-off information duration of self-funded leave is 1 week

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

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), recently relaunched its rewards program to ensure consistent recognition across the company and greater frequency throughout the year, awards are specific to employee groups (and levels within the company) and recognize the best in the company's extended supply chain
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: 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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs new social media lunch and learns with external partners (such as Facebook, Twitter and Google) to share best practices and insight, formal leadership development programs at all levels, from students to senior level employees

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, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 6,000 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 80 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Movember, Run for the Cure, Weekend To End Breast Cancer, Heart & Stroke Foundation, United Way, The Terry Fox Run, 5 Days for the Homeless, Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Food Banks Canada, Make-A-Wish Foundation
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight PepsiCo Canada's national community strategy focuses on three areas: building strong communities, nourishing Canadians and preserving the environment. The company encourages employees to get involved through the annual Employee Appreciation Week Community Day and also hosts an annual Employee Volunteer Campaign, asking employees to donate funds and their time to a local charity (in 4- and 8-hour increments). Over $700,000 has been raised over the past 7 years. The company also manages "The Pepsi Foundation", which raises and distributes funds to support health and wellness programs in support of underprivileged children and youth. Employee contributions of time and money are matched by the company.

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

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

  • PepsiCo Canada manages "Connect", a network for employees from all generations, job functions and levels of experience -- the group aims to provide unique leadership and career development opportunities, and build engagement and community for new hires -- the group also executes a reverse mentorship program where younger and older employees are matched
  • PepsiCo Canada offers an Emerging Leader development program to help grads transition to the workplace -- the program features extensive onboarding and mentoring to help new grads develop their knowledge of the organization as well as exposure to various business functions
  • Each month, PepsiCo Canada's human resources team hosts learning clinics to help new grads understand workplace issues -- senior leaders also attend to answer questions and offer the opportunity for new grads to co-present with them
PepsiCo Canada employees in the BC Mentoring Circle  

Highlights

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Cambridge ON, Peterborough ON, Kentville NS, Edmonton AB, Lauzon QC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,433
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 $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, 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
Unique initiatives CPA training office program trains CPA students in-house

The Career Directory

PepsiCo Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
PepsiCo Canada employees celebrating the holidays

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Soft Drink and Food Manufacturing
Parent company PepsiCo Inc.
Parent company head office Purchase, NY, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON, Cambridge ON, Peterborough ON, Kentville NS, Edmonton AB, Lauzon QC
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Associate Marketing Manager, Associate Finance Analyst
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, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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