Sekisui Diagnostics PEI Ltd.
Sekisui Diagnostics employees on the assembly line

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

Here are some of the reasons why Sekisui Diagnostics PEI Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018) and Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2017):

  • Sekisui Diagnostics provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers and fathers, including adoptive parents (to 100% of salary for up to 8 weeks)
  • Sekisui Diagnostics offers a number of financial benefits including signing bonuses for some employees, referral bonuses of up to $1,500 and matching RSP contributions
  • Sekisui Diagnostics invests in ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses (up to $4,000 per year), subsidies for professional accreditation and a variety of in-house and online training programs
Sekisui Diagnostics employees grilling burgers

Employer Background

Industry Medical Diagnostic Products
Established in Canada 2011
Parent company Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd.
Parent company head office Osaka, Japan
Major Canadian hiring locations Charlottetown PE
Full-time employees in Canada 125
Full-time employees worldwide 575
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 12%
Average age of employees in Canada 41
Longest serving employee 40 years

Physical Workplace B+

Commuter amenities free parking, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features located in West Royalty Business Park, the company's office features an outdoor Japanese-style courtyard with washer toss game and gardening area, outdoor lounge chairs, telecommuter workstations, nap room, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities music, television
Other nearby amenities CARI Center Charlottetown, fitness club, Upton Farmlands (trail-based park), daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, waterfront access, nearby walking trails

Work Atmosphere & Communications B+

Employee social committee name Sekisui Social Committee (est. 2011)
Recent social events curling event, company golf tournament, birthday and long-term employee celebrations, Christmas party with turkey dinner and gift bags, courtyard barbecue lunch, employee appreciation barbecue, tree planting day, paintball event
Cultural aspects business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B

Financial benefits note Sekisui Diagnostics has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $1,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan note Sekisui Diagnostics has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 90% 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
Retiree coverage option up to 65 years of age
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)
Fitness club subsidy up to $150 each year
Family-friendly benefits note Sekisui Diagnostics has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 8 weeks
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting

Vacation & Personal Time-Off B+

Vacation note Sekisui Diagnostics has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 4 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 4 weeks of vacation over their career
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 1 day off
Unpaid leave of absence option yes

Employee Engagement & Performance 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, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), Give a Wow recognition program, allowing employees to redeem points for catalog items or cash, President's Award ($5,000)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months

Training & Skills Development B+

In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, subsidies for professional accreditation
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Community Involvement A

Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 1,500 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 7 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Red Cross, IWK Foundation, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Prince County Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, Island Nature Trust Fund, PEI Science Fair
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Sekisui Diagnostics' charitable focus is towards medical fields and environmental issues.

The Career Directory

Sekisui Diagnostics PEI Ltd. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Sekisui Diagnostics PEI employees at a health and wellness event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Medical Diagnostic Products
Parent company Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd.
Parent company head office Osaka, Japan
Major Canadian hiring locations Charlottetown PE
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
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 QC Analyst II, Engineering Technician, Process Development Associate I
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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