Gilead Alberta ULC
Gilead Alberta chemists  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Gilead Alberta ULC was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2021):

  • Gilead Alberta transitioned employees to work from home as part of its response to the pandemic and provided a $1,000 USD reimbursement to help employees cover the cost of home office equipment -- additionally, the organization offered monthly reimbursement for expenses related to child care ($500 USD per month, can be used for child care costs, remote learning or home-schooling expenses, or subscriptions to online educational resources)
  • Gilead Alberta supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (to 100 per cent of salary for 15 weeks) and flexible work hours upon their return
  • Along with helping employees save for the future, Gilead Alberta offers a number of financial benefits including a share purchase plan (available to all employees), signing bonuses for some, and referral bonuses for employees who recruit friends from their personal networks
Scientists at work in Gilead Alberta's state-of-the-art lab facility  

Highlights

Industry Pharmaceutical manufacturing
Established in Canada 2006
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Gilead Sciences
Parent company head office Foster City, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Edmonton AB
Full-time employees in Canada 497
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 32.2 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,250 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

COVID-19

Pandemic response provided a $1,000 USD reimbursement to help employees cover the cost of home office equipment, offered monthly reimbursement for expenses related to child care ($500 USD per month, can be used for child care costs, remote learning or home-schooling expenses, or subscriptions to online educational resources), introduced a number of well-being resources including virtual fitness classes and meditation practices, resources on physical and mental health, and tips for nutrition and stress reduction

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