Sekisui Diagnostics PEI Ltd.
Sekisui Diagnostics removing garbage during a local beach clean up  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Sekisui Diagnostics PEI Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2019) and Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2018) :

  • Sekisui Diagnostics sought employee feedback in the redesign and renovation of its head office -- the updated space features lots of natural lighting, wall murals depicting local landscapes, updated conference rooms, new office furniture, telecommuter workstations and a central outdoor courtyard
  • Sekisui Diagnostics invests in ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses (up to $4,700 per year), subsidies for professional accreditation, and a variety of in-house and online training programs
  • Sekisui Diagnostics maintains dedicated wellness and social committees which organize numerous initiatives throughout the year including healthy lunches, walking groups, a paintball tournament and a charity hockey game with other local teams
Sekisui Diagnostics employees prepare to help plant over 100 trees on protected land in PEI, in partnership with Island Nature Trust  

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 135
Full-time employees worldwide 575
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 9%
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 41 years

Physical Workplace Rating: B+

Commuter amenities free parking
Workplace features located in West Royalty Business Park, the company's recently renovated office features new office furniture, plenty of natural light, large wall murals featuring local scenery, an outdoor Japanese-style courtyard with a washer toss game and gardening area, outdoor lounge chairs to watch birdlife (includes 2 Merlin hawks who make the campus-like setting their home), telecommuter workstations, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue
Employee lounge amenities music, television
Other nearby amenities CARI Center Charlottetown, fitness club, Upton Farmlands (trail-based park), daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, waterfront access, walking paths, and close to restaurants and shopping (downtown is a short 5-minute drive)

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Sekisui Social Committee (est. 2011)
Recent social events curling event, children's Christmas party, separate employee Christmas party with turkey dinner (with all employees receiving a turkey to take home), children's pumpkin painting party, company golf tournament, summer barbecue and employee appreciation day (with over $2,500 in prizes, including barbecues, iPads and home computers), wellness committee organizes numerous events (from healthy lunches to walking groups), and a fun paintball tournament as well as a charity fundraising hockey game against other local employer teams
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, 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 Rating: 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 Rating: 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
Other health plan information 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 Rating: 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 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, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), manages "The Give a Wow" recognition program that encourages employees to recognize each other's good work and awards points that are redeemable for catalog items or cash, annual peer-nominated "President's Award" includes a $5,000 award
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 Rating: 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 $4,700 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Community Involvement Rating: 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 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 (employees help to plant trees as well as cleaning local beaches), PEI Science Fair (prize donations and employees volunteer as judges)
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight In keeping with its line of business, Sekisui Diagnostics' charitable focus is directed towards medical initiatives, as well as causes that address 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 $4,700 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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