MRO Magazine


Siemens Canada named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2015

For the fifth time, Siemens Canada has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2015 by Mediacorp, reflecting the company's commitment to providing a fulfilling workplace environment and best-in-class practices for its more than 4,500 employees from coast-to-coast. Winners were announced today in a special feature published by Mediacorp in The Globe and Mail.

In its analysis, Mediacorp highlighted Siemens’ commitment to ongoing career development opportunities; flexible and customizable health benefits plans and telecommuting options. Employees also receive three weeks of paid vacation to start and share in the company’s success through a profit-sharing and share purchase plan. Additionally, Siemens Canada’s “Ways of Working”  provides employees with a great deal of flexibility and autonomy in how they manage their jobs. Employees have some latitude in setting their hours of work, they can telecommute if the job can be sustained remotely and can participate in meetings via video conferencing to offer employees a better work-life balance. Siemens also operates a program that encourages employees to share their improvement ideas. Ideas that lead to savings or new revenues are evaluated for their impact and can lead to financial bonus payments of up to $100,000.

The corporate culture was also recognized for fostering opportunities for employees to interact, and share knowledge while helping the community. Siemens prides itself on its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Employees and management work together to support their charity of record, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and have raised $1.5 million over the past 15 years to support the search for a cure.

Siemens Canada also supports Habitat for Humanity and Tree Canada as part of its annual CSR calendar. A national employee-driven committee directs CSR Siemens’ efforts across the country.

This annual Mediacorp report ranks organizations that have created exemplary workplace environments for employees based on key areas such as: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; performance management; as well as training and skills development.

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