There are a number of lists/rankings on best companies for an industry, country or province. You’d often question the methodology at which the results were reached. Some of these ratings are based on revenue and profitability of the company, employee feedback through anonymous surveys, the culture of the company, etc.
Whatever criteria are used to decide which are the best companies is simply intriguing and exciting to see. For the most part, many people who visit our career blog are typically career shifters, graduates or immigrants new to the workforce and we believe that it’s a good thing to share some of these resources so that you can have this knowledge as well as make an informed decision when selecting a company of choice.
The labor markets across the globe have been very competitive and also in Canada. The unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 5.7% as more people searched for work. A small difference from 5.6% in comparison to the unemployment rate in November 2018, which was the lowest it has been in more than four decades. This means that companies have to stay competitive in order to attract and retain staff.
On many occasions, recruiters often express how challenging retaining top talent has been lately as a result of this. This has necessarily resulted in companies improving their work culture to ensure that employees are happy and feel productive.
This brings about the topic of Glassdoor. Glassdoor provides job openings but asides from that is a website where current and former employees anonymously review companies and their salaries. On many occasions, candidates would make a decision of whether or not to attend an interview-based of off the review by employees, including candidates who have been interviewed in the past. This largely explains the power in the hands of employees in today’s modern workplace.
Company ratings on Glassdoor are determined by recent employee feedback and calculate company ratings using a proprietary rating algorithm, with an emphasis on recency of reviews. We are sharing the top 10 on the list in this article.
Industry: Computer Hardware & Software
About: “Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”), the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Recognized as one of Canada’s Great Places to Work, Microsoft Canada Inc. provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software. Microsoft Canada is a creative workplace which attracts the best and brightest talent in the IT industry who bring an ever-evolving vision of the future to reality.”
Size: 1001 to 5000 employees
Industry: Computer Hardware & Software
About: “Powering a connected cloud that delivers value where it’s needed most. By breaking down silos across the care continuum, we enable meaningful communications and data exchange, delivering the unmatched tools and insights to ensure our customers are confident and connected.
Our mission is to help healthcare providers meet the challenges of senior care by enabling them to achieve the business results that matter – enriching the lives of their residents, improving financial and operational health, and mitigating risk.”
Computer Hardware & Software
About/ Mission: “SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables our customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improves people’s lives.”
Industry: Casual Restaurants
About/Mission: “To be the first choice of men and women who love steak by enabling Keggers and guests to be themselves.
About/ Mission: “Ubisoft is a creator of worlds, committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Ubisoft is 10,000 creative minds spanning 6 continents. With around 85% of its staff devoted to game development, Ubisoft has the 2nd largest in-house creative team in the world.
The company’s 27 different creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on iconic brands including Assassin’s Creed®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more.”
1001 to 5000 employees
About/ Mission: “Make Commerce Better For Everyone.
Shopify is the leading omni-channel commerce platform. Business owners can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers over 600,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries and is trusted by independent business owners and brands such as Tesla, Allbirds, MVMT, Kylie Cosmetics, and many more.”
About/ Mission: “At Randstad, we combine the passion of our HR professionals with the power of today’s intelligent technology to propel our candidates and clients forward. Human forward.
Human forward is our promise. It’s how we’ve married our technological expertise and innovative solutions with what’s at our core: helping people – and organizations – develop their true potential. We are a trusted human partner in the technologically driven world of talent.”
1001 to 5000 employees
About/ Mission: “Dedicated to Delivering Security Without Compromise. From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure.
We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines purpose-built ASICs, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control–while providing easier administration.
Our flagship enterprise firewall platform, FortiGate, is available in a wide range of sizes and form factors to fit any environment and provides a broad array of next-generation security and networking functions. Complementary products can be deployed with a FortiGate to enable a simplified, end-to-end security infrastructure.”
About/ Mission: “We are here to help people, businesses and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times.
As Canada’s largest auto & home insurance company, we understand that insurance isn’t just about things, it’s about people. That’s why we offer a full range of products that help you protect the things you care about. When an unforeseen event occurs, we’ll be there when you need us the most, and we promise to get you back on track in a fair, respectful and easy manner.”
Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants
About/ Mission: “To say Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees is very true. That’s the essence of what we do – but it hardly tells the whole story. Our coffeehouses have become a beacon for coffee lovers everywhere. Why do they insist on Starbucks? Because they know they can count on genuine service, an inviting atmosphere and a superb cup of expertly roasted and richly brewed coffee every time.”
There you go! For the complete list of great places to work in Canada, you can read that over on Glassdoor. It’s always a good thing to know about these things right? After all, information is knowledge and knowledge is power!
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