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Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers employees hold a meeting inside one of the office's cafes  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

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

  • Rogers' unique workplace features quiet zones, interactive spaces, and access to the latest technology -- the company also completed renovations to the Radio Café at its head office, which includes windows overlooking its radio stations, new food kiosks and menu items (which can be pre-ordered through the "Rogers Eats App")
  • Rogers organizes a number of social events and celebrations throughout the year, including the traditional children's holiday party, hosted at the Rogers Centre with over 7,000 guests in attendance -- the celebration included a stage show, a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel, an arts and craft area, an XBox play area, and a chance to have photos taken with Santa
  • Rogers invests in the long-term career development of employees, providing opportunities to participate in leadership training and formal mentoring -- additionally, employees can take advantage of tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions
Rogers employees hold a discussion in one of the office's meeting rooms  

Employer Background

Industry Telecommunications, cable, publishing and subscription programming
Established in Canada 1960
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Ottawa ON, Kitchener ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Moncton NB, St. John's NL, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 21,631
Part-time employees in Canada 4,671
Full-time employees worldwide 22,877
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.62%
Average age of employees in Canada 38.97 years
Longest serving employee 45.45 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up, subsidized parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features located on Ted Rogers Way (named after the company's founder), the company's downtown head office is comprised of 3 buildings and is known as Rogers Campus, the campus features a call centre, 4 radio stations, various magazine production units, the Sportsnet studio, a public art collection on display, 225-seat theatre facility, dry cleaning services, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, self-serve lunchroom, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, foosball table, table hockey, table tennis, magazines, televisions that offer Rogers channels such as Sportsnet (allowing employees to catch major sporting events), large rooftop patio with great views of the surrounding downtown
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, take-home meals, onsite "Radio Café" with windows looking into radio studios with DJs at work and new food kiosks and menu items as well as the in-house "Rogers Eats App" that lets employees pre-order and pay online, onsite Tim Hortons and café areas on each floor
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (spinning, yoga, pilates, aerobics, Tabata), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, personal training, fitness testing, lunch and learn sessions, running clubs (fitness facilities at the Brampton and Don Mills locations)
Other nearby amenities Wellesley CRC, Regent Park Aquatic Centre, fitness club, Rosedale Ravine, David Balfour Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, nearby walking and biking trails, Yorkville shopping district (numerous shops, cafés and restaurants), easy access to subway, University of Toronto

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name a number of employee social committees are active across the company
Recent social events annual gala dinner (includes employee awards presentations), annual children's holiday party at Rogers Centre with over 7,000 guests (features a stage show, merry-go-round and Ferris wheel, arts and craft area, an XBox play area and a chance to have their photo taken with Santa), offsite meetings (may include dinners, drinks and a Blue Jays game), individual locations across the company also organize their own social events
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications "Joe's Take" (bi-weekly CEO video blog), new "Open Mic" series (annual in-person and online sessions for employees to ask questions)

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

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
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance, subsidized home internet, discounts on company services such as cable, wireless, Internet, phone, magazine subscriptions and Toronto Blue Jays tickets

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note Rogers has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 30 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, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $200 each year
Additional health and wellness information complimentary flu shots at work, formal wellness program (focuses on physical, mental and social well-being and includes resources and initiatives to educate, increase awareness and support employees' overall well-being), onsite health centres at the Toronto and Brampton locations (staffed with doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, massage therapists and nutritionists), over 100 Wellness Champions at offices across Canada (employee volunteers who work to promote health and wellness), new "How Are You?" mental health awareness campaign
Family-friendly benefits note Rogers has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $15,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 70% of salary for 13 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 70% of salary for 17 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 70% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $2,500 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B-

Vacation note Rogers has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 2 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 1 personal day off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 1 personal day off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information vacation increases by 1 day each year after 5 years on the job

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 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), corporate recognition program which includes awards for customer service, business impact, community involvement, public service awards (for humanitarians and heroes), special recognition awards for individual employees and teams presented at an annual recognition awards ceremony in Toronto, peer-to-peer e-card recognition program
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A

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, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 75% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs onboarding programs, including onboarding "lite" for internal transfers and part-time employees, business conduct and leadership training (includes the Harvard ManageMentor program), the "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" program (provides employees with an opportunity to better understand colleagues and the customer's experience)

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, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 11,700 hours last year
Some of the community organizations supported SickKids Foundation, Hot Docs, United Way (campaigns across the country), Pflag, Power to Be, Toronto Community Housing, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, GRIS Montréal, Writer's Trust of Canada, Jays Care Foundation
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight The company's main charitable priority is the support and development of strong communities. The company is a designated Imagine Canada company and donated $64-million in cash and in-kind donations to charities and non-profit community initiatives. The company recently launched the impressive "Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund" to help young people access higher education. In the past year, 163 scholarships were awarded through 13 community partners along with 144 scholarships for employees' dependents and educational grants for 65 community organizations across the country.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Rogers Communications Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

  • Rogers manages a Student and New Grad Leadership Program, which allows participants to spend the first 12 months of their career exploring the business, working with leaders and gain personal and professional development
  • The comprehensive program features a monthly learning curriculum, exposure to customers on the front lines and direct business experience
  • Rogers created "Walk a Mile in My Shoes," a job shadowing program that allows employees to work within different roles across the company -- over 10,000 Walk a Mile sessions have been completed since the program's inception in 2003, and the initiative currently features over 100 roles, including service technician, retail and call centre positions
Rogers employees participating in a meeting using teleconferencing facilities  

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications, cable, publishing and subscription programming
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Ottawa ON, Kitchener ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Moncton NB, St. John's NL, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 21,631
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Rogers' Inclusion and Diversity Council includes a sub-committee on millennials to ensure that their voices are heard and to support ongoing development, offers the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund to help young leaders achieve their academic aspirations

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Rogers Communications Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • Rogers is conducting an internal analysis to identify opportunities for the retention and advancement of female employees and recently launched a sponsorship program to help accelerate the development of female directors
  • Additionally, the company's Women's Network maintains chapters across the country and organizes a number of initiatives throughout the year, including mentoring circles to match employees with peers and mentors at various levels (regardless of gender)
  • Rogers manages a diversity scorecard to encourage executives and directors to report and work towards targets within their teams and to hold them accountable for meeting diversity goals
Donna Forde is senior manager of organizational effectiveness at Rogers  
"How do you build trust? What helps you feel belonging? I support leaders everyday to help them lead with inclusion, and have these courageous conversations with their teams. By creating an environment where every employee feels seen, heard and valued, Rogers is cultivating an inclusive culture that makes me proud!" Donna F., Senior Manager, Organizational Effectiveness

Highlights

Industry Telecommunications, cable, publishing and subscription programming
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Ottawa ON, Kitchener ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Moncton NB, St. John's NL, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 21,631
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives SVP of Enterprise Marketing (Chair of Rogers Inclusion & Diversity Council) and SVP of Organization Development
Formal commitment inclusion and diversity council and six subcommittees develop and execute action plans for the recruitment, retention and development of women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ+ and millennials, OMNI advisory councils in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario to help ensure programming is commensurate with the demographics of the marketplace
Employee resource groups Rogers Women's Network, Rogers Pride
Diversity training and awareness training on a number of topics including mental health, inclusive leadership and unconscious bias
Diversity highlights Inclusion Ambassadors to support initiatives locally, recently hosted its first smudging ceremony (and have plans to host annually), expanded gender identity and sexual orientation questions in its monthly customer questionnaire as well as its employee engagement survey, internal social media groups for persons with disabilities and Indigenous peoples, internal accessibility working group, accessible products and services including sign language interpreters at retail locations and dedicated price plans for customers with accessibility needs, is developing a supplier diversity framework, hosted an Inclusion Film Festival
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Canadian Women in Communications and Technology, Catalyst, Lime Connect (persons with disabilities), Pride at Work Canada, Indigenous Works, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (mentoring for new Canadians)

The Career Directory

Rogers Communications Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Rogers employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Telecommunications, cable, publishing and subscription programming
Full-time employees in Canada 10,001 to 25,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Ottawa ON, Kitchener ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, Moncton NB, St. John's NL, Winnipeg MB, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Vancouver BC
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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Engineering, Business Services, Merchandising, Human Resources, Television/Radio Administration, Information Technology, Technical Services
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 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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