Sophos Inc.
Sophos employees celebrate return to office with a taco party  

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Sophos Inc. was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2024):

  • Sophos helps employees balance their work and personal lives through a variety of flexible work options -- and all current and newly hired employees receive a one-time payment of $1,300 for the purchase of any needed equipment for their home office set-ups
  • Sophos encourages employees to become recruiters for the company with generous new employee referral bonuses, from $1,500 to $5,000 depending on the position
  • Sophos supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up, to 100 per cent of salary for up to 12 weeks, and offers parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents, to 100 per cent of salary for up to six weeks -- and new parents have the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence and phase-in their return to work when they are ready to come back
Sophos staff celebrate International Women's Day  

Highlights

Industry Custom computer programming services
Established in Canada 1985
Parent company Sophos Inc.
Parent company head office Abingdon, United Kingdom
Major Canadian locations Vancouver BC, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 422
Average age of employees in Canada 37 years
Longest serving employee 34 years
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership development programs, 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 5 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Sophos Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2024):

  • Sophos manages a 16-week summer internship program for a mix of technical and non-technical roles, and participants work on a variety of projects and attend company panels and internship events throughout the term
  • Sophos' onboarding efforts include an online portal for new hires on the company intranet and a formal onboarding plan, which includes guidance, resources, videos, tools, training and structure for new hires' first few days, weeks and months with the organization
  • Sophos also offers leadership development programs for staff at various stages, including a future leaders program created for employees who wish to take on a leadership role in the future but who currently lack management experience
Sophos staff host a Pride pancake breakfast  

Highlights

Industry Custom computer programming services
Major Canadian locations Vancouver BC, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 422
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, mentoring
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Unique training and development opportunities sales development representative intern program (offered in partnership with BCIT), a confidential internal coaching program, future leaders program for employees pursuing a future management role (consists of online, self-paced eLearning modules and live workshops), technical support CAN program in partnership with College of the North Atlantic (12 to 16 weeks of training to aid in students' transition to the workforce, 2 to 4 participating students may be hired for permanent roles at Sophos at the end of the program)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Sophos Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Sophos employees celebrated Halloween in the office in 2019

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Custom computer programming services
Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Parent company Sophos Inc.
Parent company head office Abingdon, United Kingdom
Major Canadian locations Vancouver BC, 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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Technical Support Engineer, Customer Care Representative, Software Engineer, Software Developer, Sales Development Representative, Threat Researcher, and positions in sales and marketing
Starting salary $50K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, 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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