Schneider Electric Canada Inc.
Schneider Electric Canada employee

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

Here are some of the reasons why Schneider Electric Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018):

  • Schneider Electric Canada helps employees achieve greater work-life balance with 3.8 weeks of starting vacation allowance, paid personal days which can be used at employees' discretion, and a variety of flexible working arrangements
  • Schneider Electric Canada encourages ongoing employee development with generous tuition subsidies for job-related courses (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 a full suite of financial benefits including a share purchase plan, signing bonuses for some employees, year-end bonuses for all employees and generous referral bonuses of up to $5,000
Schneider Electric Canada employees on the health and wellness committee hosting a kickoff event promoting the committee's activities for the year

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 2,663
Part-time employees in Canada 24
Full-time employees worldwide 102,586
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.4%
Average age of employees in Canada 43.9
Longest serving employee 51.6 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features multi-use office and production area located in the same building, office features wellness rooms where employees can book office massages and chiropractor visits, training centre, test lab and show room, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, foosball table, books
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, instructor-led classes (yoga, boot camp), weights, shower facilities, elliptical machines, personal trainer services
Other nearby amenities Meadowvale Community Centre, fitness club, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name Cool Sites (est. 2012)
Recent social events employee barbecue, holiday party, children's Christmas party, office Halloween contest, celebrations for International Women's Day, various health and wellness events, sports such as canoeing, soccer and beach volleyball
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation A+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 24 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees yes
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 discounted auto lease rates, subsidized home internet

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 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
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $1,000 each year
Fitness club subsidy up to $600 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 academic scholarships of up to $3,000 per child
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off 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

Employee Engagement & Performance 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 6 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months

Training & Skills Development A

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 $13,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training & development programs rotational Commercial Leadership Program, internships in a variety of fields including finance, HR, marketing and communications, computer science and a variety of engineering disciplines (to name a few)

Community Involvement B+

Scope of charitable involvement international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Some of the community organizations supported Good Shepard, Habitat for Humanity, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Dress for Success
Community highlight Schneider Electric Canada's charitable focus includes youth, the environment and humanitarian initiatives.

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.
Members of Schneider Electric Canada's commercial leadership program

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, 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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