Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
Schneider Electric Canada employee  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

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

  • Schneider Electric Canada encourages ongoing employee development with generous tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions (to $13,000) and also invests in the education of the next generation through academic scholarships for children of employees (to $3,000 per child)
  • Schneider Electric Canada offers 3.8 weeks of starting vacation, moving to 4.4 weeks after 5 years of employment and 5 weeks at 10 years of employment -- the company also offers paid personal days, which can be used at employees' discretion to help balance their day-to-day lives throughout the year
  • Schneider Electric Canada manages a results-focused community program that helps find ways to help people, whether through building homes with Habitat for Humanity or addressing poverty issues through the Good Shepherd Christmas Marketplace or utilizing its expertise to address energy reliability issues in remote Canadian communities
Schneider Electric Canada employees volunteering at the Good Shepherd's Christmas Marketplace  

Employer Background

Industry Industrial Automation and Controls
Established in Canada 1836
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Schneider Electric SAS
Parent company head office Rueil-Malmaison, France
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Edmonton AB, Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,614
Part-time employees in Canada 15
Full-time employees worldwide 134,433
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3%
Average age of employees in Canada 44.3 years
Longest serving employee 52.5 years

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features head office is comprised of an office building and the custom-built manufacturing facility (the multi-use facility is home to administration, sales, engineering, field services and production operations), inside, the workplace features 6 self-serve kitchen areas, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, foosball table, board games, fully-stocked book shelves with books freely available (donated by employees)
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Snacks available regularly hosts special treat days with free snacks (from fresh fruit to ice cream)
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, instructor-led classes (yoga, boot camp), weights, shower facilities, elliptical machines, bench press, cable fly machine, leg curl station, personal trainer services, wellness room (employees can book office massages and chiropractor visits)
Other nearby amenities Meadowvale Community Centre, fitness club, Staghorn Woods, Swinbourne Meadows, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Cool Sites (est. 2012)
Recent social events summer barbecue (with jumping castle and a number of fun games), evening holiday party for employees and their guests (complete with live music, cocktails and dinner), special children's Christmas party, fun "Halloweek" celebration with competitions (from a treasure hunt to toilet paper mummy competitions), annual ice cream day (complete with a sundae bar in the cafeteria), and numerous sporting activities, including basketball, soccer and beach volleyball
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

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, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $5,000) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits subsidized home insurance, subsidized auto insurance, discounted auto lease rates, subsidized home internet, discounted company products including AV equipment and home management technology (smart switches and plugs, thermostats and sensors), corporate discounts available on a number of products and services, from entertainment to travel to smartphones

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: 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 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage option up to 65 years of age
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Other health plan information employee assistance (EAP) plan, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $450 each year
Fitness club subsidy up to $300 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $3,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: A+

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3.8 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5.8 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 19 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information employees move to 4.4 weeks of paid vacation after 5 years on the job and to 5 weeks after 10 years of employment

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), global recognition portal where employees can recognize others, approve nominations and redeem awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 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, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $13,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $13,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs leadership training, "Learning Week" with 20 sessions covering a range of topics from company products to retirement planning to mental health issues

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
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 753 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 35 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Good Shepherd Christmas Marketplace, Credit Valley Conservation, Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer and the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, Habitat for Humanity, Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike, Dress for Success, United Way, Tremblant 24h Event (support for local youth programs)
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Schneider Electric Canada has a broad charitable focus that includes emergency relief, addressing energy poverty in remote communities, environmental sustainability, humanitarian causes, support for youth, and many others (the company has a dedicated charitable page where employees can access information on initiatives around the world).

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

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

  • Schneider Electric Canada manages a rotational Commercial Leadership Program which aims to provide exposure to the main areas of the company's business over a 2- to 3-year period -- candidates work in quotations, manufacturing and engineering, and sales and marketing, and will be exposed to senior leadership, including the country President and CEO
  • Schneider Electric Canada offers internships which range from 4 to 16 months in length across a variety of fields including finance, HR, marketing and communications, computer science, and a variety of engineering disciplines -- interns are also paired with a buddy and participate in job shadowing, mentorship and an individual challenge assignment (with a grand prize for the winner)
Participants of Schneider Electric Canada's commercial leadership program  

Highlights

Industry Industrial Automation and Controls
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Edmonton AB, Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,663
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $13,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3.8 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Emerging Professionals Network to facilitate the recruitment, onboarding and development of younger professionals

The Career Directory

Schneider Electric Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Schneider Electric Canada employees preparing to participate in 'Canoe the Credit' in support of Credit Valley Conservation Foundation

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Industrial Automation and Controls
Parent company Schneider Electric SAS
Parent company head office Rueil-Malmaison, France
Major Canadian hiring locations Victoria BC, Calgary AB, Burnaby BC, Edmonton AB, Mississauga ON, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 2,500 to 5,000
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $13,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads Schneider Electric Canada manages a 2-year rotational Commercial Leadership program.
Typical new grad positions Graduates would occupy various roles including Quotations Specialist, Marketing Specialist and Sales Representative, to name a few.
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3.8 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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