Rockwool
Rockwool employees cutting a cake to celebrate the company's 25th year in business

Recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Rockwool was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers (2018):

  • Rockwool supports ongoing employee development with a range of in-house and online training programs, including apprenticeship opportunities, subsidies for professional accreditation, and generous tuition subsidies for courses related to their position (to $10,000)
  • Rockwool provides maternity leave top-up payments for its new moms (to 100% of salary for 6 to 8 weeks) as well as a generous subsidy for in vitro fertilization (IVF) if needed (to $10,000)
  • Rockwool helps employees plan for the future with retirement planning assistance as well as contributions to a defined contribution pension plan
Rockwool employees presenting a donation at the St. Jude Hospital fundraiser

Highlights

Industry Insulation Product Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1988
Publicly traded yes
Parent company The Rockwool Group
Parent company head office Hedehusene, Denmark
Major Canadian hiring locations Grand Forks BC, Milton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 626
Part-time employees in Canada 3
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 29 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018)

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

  • Rockwool manages an 18-month Business Trainee Program for recent university and college business graduates with 3 to 4 month rotational assignments in Customer Service, Finance, Technical Solutions, Sales, and Marketing
  • Rockwool employees may have the opportunity to travel to Denmark where the organization's parent company's head office is located to attend job-specific training at "Rockwool University", a group of activities based on international training and development
  • Rockwool offers a Professional Engineering Year (PEY) Student program in Manufacturing Engineering -- participants assist the Production Manager and the production department with manufacturing-related issues to deliver products during a 12 to 18-month placement, depending on the school
Rockwool employees celebrating the company's 25th anniversary

Highlights

Industry Insulation Product Manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Grand Forks BC, Milton ON
Full-time employees in Canada 626
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 $10,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Rockwool has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Rockwool employees participating in a Fireman Challenge team building event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Insulation Product Manufacturing
Parent company The Rockwool Group
Parent company head office Hedehusene, Denmark
Major Canadian hiring locations Grand Forks BC, Milton ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $10,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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