Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

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

Here are some of the reasons why Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2023) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • Samsung Canada supports its new moms (including adoptive parents) with maternity leave top-up payments to 75 per cent of salary for 17 weeks, as well as supporting its new dads with parental leave top-ups to 75 per cent of salary for six weeks -- and new parents can apply to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • Samsung Canada generously starts its new employees with 4.2 weeks of paid vacation, moving to a maximum of six weeks of vacation over the course of their careers
  • Samsung Canada recently increased mental health benefits coverage, adding clinical counselling support, increasing the annual benefit amount from $600 to $2,000 for mental health resources, as well as introducing a number of wellness initiatives to raise awareness and understanding
Samsung Canada employees have lunch in the head office's cafeteria  

Employer Background

Industry Communications equipment manufacturing
Established in Canada 1987
Parent company Samsung Electronics Corporation
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 625
Part-time employees in Canada 4
Full-time employees worldwide 269,522
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 2.4%
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 29 years

Work Environment Rating: A+

Hybrid work home office allowance, office equipment loan program, new hybrid work policy encourages employees to work onsite 3 days each week with the flexibility to work offsite up to 2 days, added new Samsung monitors with flex arms for every onsite workstation
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, online carpool sign-up, free parking, electric vehicle charging stations, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Onsite workplace features 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, music, television, video games, board games, table tennis, the latest Samsung technology including smart televisions and tablets
Snacks available fresh fruit, popcorn, chickpea snacks, oatmeal cookies, coconut chips, KIND bars
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus, subsidized meals, free meals daily, market-style cafeteria with healthy and grab-and-go options
Other food options at main location state-of-the-art Starbucks coffee machine brews Americanos, cappuccinos, lattes, mocachinos and more (free for employees)
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (boot camp, strength training), elliptical trainers, rowing machines, weights, shower facilities, large screens for streaming fitness classes, subscriptions to online fitness classes, lockers for day use, personal training services, onsite baseball diamond and soccer field

Work Atmosphere & Communications Rating: B

Employee social committee name Employee Experience Committee (est. 2001)
Past social events variety of virtual events to keep employees in touch (from cooking classes to virtual happy hours), annual employee appreciation day
Cultural aspects dress-for-your-day policy, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box, internal social media
Other in-house communications town halls with executives, weekly executive business updates, biweekly coffee chats with senior executives and weekly departmental emails

Financial Benefits & Compensation Rating: B+

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
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $2,000) for some positions
Additional financial benefits corporate discount program (e.g. retail, services, travel, etc.), discounted auto insurance, low-interest home loans, discounted auto lease rates, employee purchase program (up to $20,000 per year for Samsung products), year-end giveaway event (includes $500 Samsung Dollars for each employee and raffle prizes), discount programs on everything from automobiles to mortgage services to professional sporting league events

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits Rating: B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible coverage health plan is flexible with adjustable premiums and coverage levels
Minimum hours worked for coverage 23 hours per week
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $300 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
Health spending account up to $450 each year
Health spending account (family $) up to $2,200 each year
Wellness spending account up to $450 each year
Additional health plan information wellness/personal spending account can be used for a range of items and activities, including fitness equipment, home office equipment, pet insurance, education, and much more
Additional health and wellness initiatives increased mental health spending account last year (from $500 to $2,000 annually), formal workplace emotional health training for leaders, mental health training for all employees (hosted twice during the pandemic), and hosts an in-house mental health awareness month in conjunction with the Canadian Mental Health Association's mental health week
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 17 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, phased-in return to work for new parents, compassionate top-up to 75% of salary for 6 weeks, academic scholarships of up to $2,500 per child

Vacation & Personal Time-Off Rating: A

Vacation allowance new employees receive 4.2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 9 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 6 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information all new employees start with 4.2 weeks of paid vacation, moving to 4.4 weeks after 6 years and 5 weeks after 9 years of employment

Employee Engagement & Performance Rating: B+

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), Samsung Excellence Awards, including improvement, individual and team awards, the Customer "Wow" award, Commitment award, Innovator award, and more
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 1 month

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, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies per year for courses unrelated to current position
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs numerous in-house training development initiatives, including the annual development week and an extensive online career development portal

Community Involvement Rating: A+

Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 4 paid days)
Some of the community organizations supported The Hospital for Sick Children (in the midst of a 10-year $1- million partnership), Autism Speaks Canada, Enactus Canada, Pinball Clemons Foundation, Daily Bread Food Bank, Jays Care Foundation, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society, Centennial College, Montreal Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities
Charitable giving matches employee donations
Community highlight Samsung Hope for Children is Samsung Canada's global corporate citizenship initiative built on the company's dedication to supporting children's health, education and sustainable issues.

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2022):

  • Samsung Canada partners with post-secondary institutions for a number of different initiatives, including working with Vancouver Community College to create a Samsung Tech Institute Home Appliance certification course as well as collaborating with Centennial College to launch a mobile application development program
  • The company organizes the "Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge," a national educational initiative for Canadian students to apply STEM-related knowledge to find creative solutions to challenges in their local communities (over $45,000 awarded in cash and technology grants to teams)
  • Samsung Canada hosts a unique challenge for co-op teams to provide solutions or new ideas on a variety of topics such as its employer branding strategy and corporate citizenship strategy -- each team presents their proposal to the organization's leadership and the winning teams receive company products and the opportunity to see their ideas implemented in the future
An employee at Samsung Canada in their home office  

Highlights

Industry Communications equipment manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 593
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, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities dedicated Development Month focuses on tools and resources to support employees' development needs, small group reverse mentoring with the executive team, annual regional Seoul Sisters conferences, Aspiring Leaders course, access to over 10,000 e-learning courses through Samsung University, online marketing academy with courses on product management and planning, integrated marketing communication, consumer and market intelligence, and sales (to name a few)
Additional highlights executive coffee chats
Dedicated employee resource group Leaders of Tomorrow employee resource group
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4.2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

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Highlights for New Grads

Industry Communications equipment manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Parent company Samsung Electronics Corporation
Parent company head office Seoul, South Korea
Major Canadian hiring locations Regina SK, Montréal QC, Mississauga ON, 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 $4,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Marketing Coordinator, Accounting Coordinator, HR Recruiter, Customer Service Specialist, Supply Chain Specialist, Full-Stack Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Junior Network Engineer
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)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4.2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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