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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

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 (2018) :

  • 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, business casual dress, 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 subsidized home insurance, subsidized 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

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

  • Rogers offers a New Grad Leadership Program, which allows candidates to rotate through various parts of the company to gain diverse experience -- the program includes monthly networking opportunities, 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 established the Rogers Youth Fund to provide financial support for educational programs focused on helping youth graduate from high school -- the Fund supported the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada in launching "Rogers Raising the Grade" programs, which provide after-school homework clubs, academic tutoring, and alternative schooling in local communities
Rogers employees in the Sportsnet studio   (Photo credit: Sandy Nicholson)

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 22,304
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

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Rogers Communications Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • Rogers maintains an internal accessibility working group to provide user feedback on the company's products and services and launched dedicated pricing for customers with accessibility needs, such as unlimited messaging for those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech impediments
  • In addition to a sponsorship program for female employees, Rogers created a dedicated Women's Network, operating for over 10 years -- with chapters in Toronto and Brampton, the Network launched mentoring circles to match employees (regardless of gender) with peers and mentors at various levels
  • Rogers recently introduced a diversity scorecard to encourage executives to report and work towards targets within their teams, and to hold them accountable for meeting diversity goals
Matthew Murphy, Reporting Lead of HR Transformation at Rogers  
"Last year our Indigenous Peoples committee held its first smudging ceremony to commemorate the spring equinox; cleansing the mind, body and soul of everyone involved. The encouragement and positivity that came out of this event was truly inspiring, and the many participants of all backgrounds helped me understand how inclusive Rogers is." Matthew M., Reporting Lead, HR Transformation

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 22,304
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives SVP of Enterprise Marketing and the SVP of Organization Development
Formal commitment inclusion and diversity council and 6 subcommittees to develop and execute action plans for the recruitment, retention and development of women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT 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 participates in Rotman's Back to Work Program for women, Mentoring Circles offered through Rogers Women's Network, internal accessibility working group, internal social media groups for persons with disabilities and Aboriginal peoples, mental health executive sponsor, Pride celebrations in Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver, Diversity Month events in June, hosted the inaugural Rogers Inclusion Film Festival, expanded gender identity and sexual orientation questions in its monthly customer questionnaire as well as its employee engagement survey
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Lime Connect (persons with disabilities), Indigenous Works, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (mentoring for new Canadians), Canadian Women in Communications and Technology, Women's Executive Network, Pride at Work Canada

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

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

  • Rogers created a unique waste management program aptly named "Get-up and Get Green" to help employees sort their waste properly at centralized waste stations (the company's goal is a 70% waste diversion rate) -- Rogers also hosts an annual Waste Reduction Week to raise employee awareness and to encourage suppliers and contractors to adopt sustainable strategies through a formal "Contractor Code of Conduct"
  • Rogers' Environmental Steering Committee is comprised of employees from across the company's many lines of business who meet quarterly to review ongoing progress of the company's corporate environmental program -- employees also spearhead many local initiatives through informal employee-led green teams across the company
Employees working in one of Rogers' newly renovated workspaces  

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 22,304
Employee green team Environmental Steering Committee (comprised of employees from across the company, meets quarterly), employee-led Green Teams at major locations
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director of Energy and Environment, VP of Corporate Real Estate (reports to Chief Human Resources)
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Management System (designed to ISO 14001 standard)
Green highlights unique "Texture by Next Issue" electronic magazine app with over 100 publications, program to encourage customers to move to e-billing (representing over 68% of customers), Residential Energy Management/REM solution (online platform designed to save customers up to 30% on their energy bills), formal "Get-up and Get Green" waste management program (eliminated personal waste bins with a 70% waste diversion goal), Eco-Dining program (collaboration with service providers and suppliers to reduce waste), ongoing "Sharespace" workplace redesign strategy (as a result the company has reused, donated and recycled over 2,350 metric tonnes of redundant office furniture and supplies), state-of-the-art tele-presence rooms (helping reduce unnecessary travel), ongoing fleet upgrades (including a policy of choosing fuel efficient models where possible), Waste Reduction Week, in-house strategy to encourage suppliers and contractors to adopt sustainable work strategies
Extended recycling electronic waste, cellphones, organics
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Earth Day, Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up, Earth Hour, Civic Action's Race to Reduce (program to encourage commercial building owners to save energy)
Other location LEED Silver
Building footprint includes LED lighting retrofits, water saving fixtures, formal energy assessments of existing buildings

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
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 10,001 to 25,000
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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