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Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Canada employees enjoying a friendly ping pong match at the office   (Photo credit: Mohammed Alkhulifi)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018):

  • Samsung Canada's LEED certified head office was designed with employee feedback and features a number of flexible and open workspaces (to maximize employee collaboration), dedicated "idea rooms" and casual breakout areas, a technology showroom (featuring current and future technology), premium parking for hybrid and electric car commuters and charging stations for electric cars
  • Along with a number of financial benefits, Samsung Canada offers employee discounts through the Perkopolis program as well as a generous employee purchase program, allowing employees to purchase up to $20,000 in Samsung products per year
  • Samsung Canada supports employees who want to start a family with maternity leave top-up payments (to 75% of salary for up to 17 weeks) and parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents (to 75% of salary for up to 6 weeks) -- additionally, employees have the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
The winner of Samsung Canada's Innovator Award with members of the selection committee

Employer Background

Industry Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1987
Parent company Samsung Electronics Corporation
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 555
Full-time employees worldwide 325,000
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.67%
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 24.3 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features the company's state-of-the-art LEED certified head office was designed with employee feedback and features open flexible space to maximize employee creativity and collaboration, premium parking for hybrid cars, idea rooms and casual breakout areas, a Samsung technology showroom (with current and future company innovations on display), e-waste recycling capacity, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, video games, foosball table, table hockey, board games, features the latest Samsung technology including smart televisions, Blu-ray players, tablets and virtual reality headsets
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, market style cafeteria
Snacks available fresh fruit, gourmet coffee bar on each floor (includes complimentary Starbucks coffee), healthy snacks every Friday
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (yoga, Pilates, Zumba, boot camp), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, outdoor baseball diamond and soccer field
Other nearby amenities Meadowvale South Recreation Centre, fitness club, Meadowvale Sports Park, Leslie Trail Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, nature trails, easy access to major highways and Pearson International Airport

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name S Comm Social Committee (est. 2001)
Recent social events unique Sons and Daughters Day (children aged 6 to 13 spend the day at the office), annual holiday party at Christmas (employees received $500 gift certificate for electronics as well as the chance to win high tech prizes), new art fair (with proceeds donated to the local food bank), International Women's Day (with guest speaker Michele Romanow from Dragon's Den), "Just Because" treat days, seasonal celebrations such as Thanksgiving lunch and Halloween costume and carving contest
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounted auto lease rates, subsidized home internet, employee purchase program of up to $20,000 per year for Samsung products, discounts through Perkopolis program, discounted pet insurance, relocation assistance, on-call allowance

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 22 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
Additional coverage 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 $800 each year
Other health plan information mental health training for management personnel, onsite visits from a registered massage therapist, access to Best Doctors service, eldercare assistance, childcare placement assistance
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $5,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $2,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting, reduced summer hours

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 3 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Company paid days off employees receive 1 personal day off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information some employees start with 4 weeks of paid vacation

Employee Engagement & Performance B+

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), Samsung Excellence Awards (recently expanded to include more rewards as well as increases in value), special recognition awards for contractors, patent bonuses for research and development personnel, Global Recognition Cash Awards, $500 Samsung dollars was presented to every employee last year
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months

Training & Skills Development 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs new Development Week (with guest-led workshops, courses and information sessions), new "myDevelopment" career development portal (online tools, resources, career coaching and planning), Women@SECA program to support, inspire and connect female employees, global mobility program

Community Involvement 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 2 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 2,500 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 45 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Hospital for Sick Children, Daily Bread Food Bank, Jays Care Foundation, YMCA Cedar Glen, Let's Talk Science, Canadian Red Cross, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab, Credit Valley Conservation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Samsung Canada's Champions of Change Committee is comprised of employee representatives from across the company who help to select supported charities in any given year. The company recently selected SickKids Foundation as one of its main charities, establishing a multi-year $1 million partnership initiative. Internationally, the parent company's primary corporate initiative is Samsung Hope for Children, which supports children's health, education and sustainability initiatives worldwide.

The Career Directory

Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Samsung Canada employee at his ergonomic adjustable sit-stand desk

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Parent company Samsung Electronics Corporation
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 500 to 750
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 $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Marketing Co-ordinator, Accounting Co-ordinator, HR Recruiter, Customer Service Specialist, Supply Chain Specialist, Full-Stack Engineer, DevOps Engineer
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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