Thursday December 8, 2016 16:16
Ottawa's Shopify tops best places to work in Canada employee surveyPosted by Aida Alvarenga
Glassdoor, which bills itself as the world’s most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, announced the winners of its ninth annual Employees’ Choice Awards Wednesday. Shopify tops the ranks.
Chalk up another win for Ottawa-based tech darling Shopify – it’s now got the nod as the best place to work in Canada.
Glassdoor, which bills itself as the world’s most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, announced the winners of its ninth annual Employees’ Choice Awards Wednesday.
The survey is based on employees’ anonymous feedback when they complete a company review of their job, work environment and employer. It uses a scale ranging from a rating of one, meaning very dissatisfied, to five, or very satisfied.
The top 25 employers span industries from technology to finance, travel and tourism to construction.
Canada’s top five Best Places to work are:
1. Shopify, 4.5 rating
2. Ceridian , 4.5 rating
3. ATB Financial , 4.4 rating
4. Salesforce, 4.4 rating
5. Cisco Systems, 4.2 rating
“Company culture and the employee experience are critical considerations for job seekers everywhere when deciding where to work,” Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman said.
“To help, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognize companies that truly stand out as Best Places to Work because they’re purely determined by the authentic voice of those who really know a company best – the employees. Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance edge.”
Last month, Shopify announced third-quarter revenues of $99.6 million US – outperforming analysts’ expectations – and stock prices surged, giving the e-commerce software company, which has partnered with giants like Amazon, a market value of $5.2 billion Cdn.
This is Shopify’s first appearance on the Canada list. Other newcomers to the list include Cisco Systems, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, PCL Construction, Sephora and SAP.
Author: Megan Gillis
Source Ottawa Sun: http://www.ottawasun.com/2016/12/07/ottawas-shopify-tops-best-places-to-work-in-canada-employee-survey