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Keurig Dr Pepper Canada

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2023) and Montreal's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Keurig Dr Pepper Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2023) and Montreal's Top Employers (2022):

  • Keurig Dr Pepper Canada's flexible health benefits plan includes three coverage options and allows employees to increase coverage with flex dollars -- unused dollars can be applied to group RRSP, health or wellness spending accounts
  • Keurig Dr Pepper Canada supports new mothers (including adoptive moms) with maternity leave top-up payments to 95 per cent of salary for 18 weeks, and lets employees extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence as well as take advantage of phased-in work options when they are ready to return to work
  • Keurig Dr Pepper Canada worked to keep employees in touch with themed lunches and virtual gatherings during the pandemic and celebrated the return to office through the "Forward Together" event that featured fun activities each week, along with gifts for all employees -- and has introduced a hybrid model that lets employees flex between working from the office and working from home
Keurig Dr Pepper Canada employees celebrated at a holiday party in 2019   (Photo credit: Myriam Frenette)

Employer Background

Industry Coffee distribution and brewing equipment
Established in Canada 1981
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Keurig Dr Pepper
Parent company head office Burlington, MA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,445
Part-time employees in Canada 12
Full-time employees worldwide 26,363
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2%
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 44 years

Work Environment Rating: B+

Hybrid work office equipment loan program, introduced a hybrid model that lets employees flex between working from the office and working from home, along with flexible working hour options (the pilot program also included dedicated training for employees and managers as the program was introduced)
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, transit subsidies, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, nearby bike sharing station
Onsite workplace features telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, virtual instructor-led fitness classes during the pandemic in partnership with the YMCA, onsite shower facilities
Employee lounge amenities television, table tennis
Snacks available regular deliveries of baskets of fruit, treats for special occasions, popcorn on Thursdays (courtesy of the popcorn machine in the lounge)
Other food options at main location vending machines with prepared meals, from sandwiches to lasagna

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name Comité Social (est. 2003)
Past social events hosted themed lunches and virtual gatherings during the pandemic and celebrated the return to office through the "Forward Together" event that featured weekly activities each week and gifts for all employees, Easter egg hunt, afternoon mocktails, participation in the Charles-Bruneau deck hockey charity tournament and the 24-hour Tremblant race
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working, employee sports teams
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B

Financial benefits note Keurig Dr Pepper Canada has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
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 $500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits share purchase plan available to some employees, year-end bonuses for some employees, corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted auto lease rates

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note Keurig Dr Pepper Canada has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 76% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 20 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $150 every 2 years
Health plan includes traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs), 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. acupuncture, naturopathy), virtual healthcare services
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Additional health and wellness initiatives mental health strategy includes mental health educational materials and training for employees and managers
Family-friendly benefits note Keurig Dr Pepper Canada has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 95% of salary for 18 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 95% of salary for 5 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 95% of salary for 18 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents, compassionate top-up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks, academic scholarships of up to $2,500 per child
Additional family-friendly information unionized employees (approximately 38% of workforce) do not receive maternity and parental leave top-up

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B-

Vacation note Keurig Dr Pepper Canada 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 8 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 5 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave maximum 6 months
Additional time-off information vacation entitlement is based on years of market experience, not years of service, hourly employees (18%) start with 2 weeks of paid vacation, moving to 3 weeks after 3 years

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 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 online recognition platform, individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (e.g. travel), sponsors a variety of employee recognition events such as High-Five lunches, Thank You Tuesdays and the Our Voices Matter Awards
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
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

Community Involvement Rating: A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 192 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 221 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported La TOHU (supports Montréal's artistic scene), Mon Resto Saint-Michel Mission (helped over 500 families in need last year), Ali et les Princes de la rue, Mission Old Brewery, L'Accueil Bonneau, Foundation Olo, Covenant House Toronto, Parkdale Community Food Bank, Fairtrade Canada, Maison d'Haïti
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Keurig Dr Pepper Canada's charitable focus is directed at initiatives supporting youth, health, food banks, women, children, education, disaster relief, environment, arts and culture.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why Keurig Dr Pepper Canada was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

  • Through the company's LEAP program, Keurig Canada offers internships for undergraduate students completing their second or third year in a variety of fields including marketing, supply chain, finance, IT and business intelligence
  • The internship features a half-day orientation (with "Coffee 101" training), lunch with the vice-president of HR, a networking lunch with former interns, and the opportunity to present completed projects to managers and the leadership team
Keurig Canada employees at the Montréal plant  

Highlights

Industry Coffee distribution and brewing equipment
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,445
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory, 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
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Keurig Dr Pepper Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Keurig Canada employees take time to plant trees in their local community

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Coffee distribution and brewing equipment
Full-time employees in Canada 1,000 to 2,500
Parent company Keurig Dr Pepper
Parent company head office Burlington, MA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON, Montréal QC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Vancouver BC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,250 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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