Kinaxis Inc.
Kinaxis leaders during the question and answer session at a town hall meeting, held at a movie theatre in 2019   (Photo credit: Thai Duy Cuong Nguyen)

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Kinaxis Inc. was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

  • Kinaxis manages a peer-to-peer recognition program called #HighFive, providing employees with 100 points each year that can be awarded to colleagues in recognition of their achievements (points are redeemable for prizes, the CEO also awards points on employee appreciation day and the company's social committee awards points for participating in social events such as lunch-hour trivia) -- additionally, the company rewards innovation through its patent program, allowing employees to submit a nomination to the Kinaxis Patent Council for a monetary prize
  • Kinaxis actively supports a variety of charitable organizations each year and encourages employees to get involved with up to four paid days to volunteer and matching employee donations (up to $200 per employee)
  • Kinaxis offers a variety of financial incentives, including a share purchase plan (available to all employees), signing bonuses for some, year-end bonuses for all and generous referral bonuses for employees who recruit candidates from their personal networks (up to $2,500)
A Kinaxis founder and employees partner up to solve a team building challenge  

Highlights

Industry Software developer
Established in Canada 1984
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 460
Average age of employees in Canada 40 years
Longest serving employee 36 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $300 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Unlimited vacation allowance offers a no-limit vacation policy
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 4 paid days)

COVID-19

Pandemic response shipped equipment to employees to enable work-from-home arrangements, enabled employees to donate unused portions of their work-from-home benefits to a charity of their choice, company donations to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund at the Ottawa Hospital and to the United Nations Foundation, shared resources and tips on working from home, staying connected, education, health, and well-being, hosted virtual home exercise challenges and social events (such as happy hours and trivia events)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Kinaxis Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2021):

  • Kinaxis hosted its sixth annual week-long hackathon, challenging employees to utilize their skills and creativity to improve and innovate on the company's products and processes -- after the week is complete, employees vote for the finalists, who then present their ideas live to a panel of senior-level judges (winners attend the company's annual user conference)
  • Kinaxis offers co-op placements in a variety of disciplines including arts and communication, software engineering, and computing science, to name a few, and employs dedicated personnel to manage its extensive onboarding and orientation program -- new employees may also have the opportunity to have an informal lunch with the company's CEO
  • Students on Kinaxis's Machine Learning team are provided with a unique opportunity to work on a predefined project during their term that covers different areas of technology based on the student's strengths -- students test their creativity and innovation as they progress through their project, presenting and demonstrating their final product to senior leadership
Kinaxis employees attended one of the organization's hackathons   (Photo credit: Thai Duy Cuong Nguyen)

Highlights

Industry Software developer
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 460
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, online employee skills inventory, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unique training and development opportunities in-house certification program for RapidResponse administrators, authors, and contributors, monthly Biztalks and Techtalks (lunchtime presentations to help facilitate connectivity and knowledge sharing across departments)
Additional highlights onboarding for new hires (includes a welcome note with an onboarding checklist, a meet and greet, facilities tour, online training, and a designated buddy who shares advice)
Unlimited vacation allowance offers a no-limit vacation policy

The Career Directory

Kinaxis Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Kinaxis employees collaborate

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Software developer
Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
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, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Software Developer, Analytics Developer, Data Server Developer, Web and Mobile Developer, Software Quality Assurance Specialist, Product Support, Technical Business Analyst
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 4 paid days)
Unlimited vacation allowance offers a no-limit vacation policy

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