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Medtronic Canada ULC
Medtronic Canada employees strike a pose to recognize International Women's Day  

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Medtronic Canada ULC was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2021) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

  • Medtronic offers a number of flexible work arrangements including compressed work weeks, an earned days off program and the option to work from home -- and recently introduced an internet subsidy of $50 per month for employees working from home as a result of the pandemic
  • Medtronic supports a number of charitable organizations each year and encourages employees to be active in the community with up to five paid days off to volunteer -- the company also matches charitable donations to a maximum of $5,000 USD per year per employee, and donated approximately 4,000 volunteer hours on company time in the past year
  • Medtronic invests in the education of current and future generations with generous tuition subsidies for existing employees (to $6,000) and academic scholarships for children of employees (to $1,500 per child)
A Medtronic Canada employee offers colleagues online fitness classes during COVID-19  

Employer Background

Industry Electromedical apparatus manufacturing
Established in Canada 1949
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Medtronic, plc
Parent company head office Dublin, Ireland
Major Canadian hiring locations Brampton ON, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 682
Part-time employees in Canada 10
Full-time employees worldwide 94,358
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 3.76%
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 36 years

COVID-19

Pandemic response shared its proprietary ventilator design to help other manufacturers speed up production (90,000 organizations registered for the design blueprint in the first week of release, including 20 Canadian universities), introduced a monthly subsidy of $50 to help cover the costs of internet for employees working from home, created a dedicated COVID-19 resource centre within the company's intranet, organized care packages for employees and their families

Physical Workplace Rating: A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, nearby bike sharing station
Workplace features head office is a LEED Silver-certified building that covers more than 50,000 square feet over 3 storeys, workplace features a shuffleboard in the cafeteria, telecommuter workstations, sit-stand workstations, private phone booth, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio, outdoor barbecue, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, video games, pool table, foosball table, board games, library of books and magazines, massage chairs, colouring books
Snacks available sweet cart with freshly baked pastries and other treats available at the end of every quarter (paused as a result of COVID-19)
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, take-home meals
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, instructor-led classes (yoga, Zumba), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, basketball court, shower facilities, one-on-one coaching, program design by onsite consultant, free guest passes for family members, free towel service, blow dryer, curling iron and other toiletries available
Other nearby amenities Meadowvale Community Centre, Leslie Trail Park, Meadowvale Sports Park, Meadowvale Conservation Area, Premium Outlet Mall, golf courses

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: A

Employee social committee name Medtronic Social Committee (est. 1974)
Past social events summer barbecue, annual Christmas party, dragon boat festival, multicultural fair, Bring Your Kid to Work Day, awards ceremony gala
Cultural aspects business-casual dress daily, dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress Fridays, music while working, concierge services available, organized social activities for retirees
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: A

Financial benefits note Medtronic 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 defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Profit-sharing plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,500) for some positions
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted home insurance, discounted auto insurance, low-interest home loans, discounted auto lease rates, subsidized home internet

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan note Medtronic has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 97% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 19 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
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)
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $800 each year
Fitness club subsidy up to $325 each year
Additional health plan information mental health practitioner benefit ranges from $600 to $800, virtual health care services (Maple), dental hygienist onsite on a quarterly basis to offer dental cleaning
Wellness initiatives "Take 5" wellness and fitness clinics organized by TriFit (company that manages Medtronic's onsite fitness centre)
Family-friendly benefits note Medtronic has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $5,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 2 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 90% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 90% of salary for 17 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 90% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, academic scholarships of up to $1,500 per child
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program
Additional family-friendly information father and adoptive parents receive the same top-up structure as mothers, compassionate leave top-up of 100% of salary for 2 weeks followed by 90% for 6 weeks

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: B+

Vacation note Medtronic 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 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 7 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 3 personal days off each year, as needed
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information some employees receive 4 weeks of vacation to start

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: A+

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 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), various employee contests throughout the year (with cash prizes or gifts), "Recognize!" program to honour employee contributions (redeemable points or cash awards), Circle of Excellence Awards tailored to each business unit, Trip with President (valued at over $10,000 per winner)
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months

Training & Skills Development Rating: A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation, mentoring to transfer retirees' skills
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Unique training & development programs interdepartmental job shadowing, short-term reassignments to other departments for developmental assignments (can include international offices)

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 5 paid days)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 4,000 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 128 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported United Way of Greater Toronto, Make-A-Wish Foundation, West Island Mission, Strides for the General, Hope Air, Kids Help Phone, William Osler Health System
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Medtronic supports charitable organizations that focus on health access and matches employee volunteer hours with company donations ($500 for every 25 hours volunteered).

The Career Directory

Medtronic Canada ULC has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Medtronic employees performing during the organization's awards evening

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Electromedical apparatus manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Parent company Medtronic, plc
Parent company head office Dublin, Ireland
Major Canadian hiring locations Brampton ON, Montréal QC, 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, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $6,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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