Microsoft, Google named Best Workplaces in Canada

More than 230 nominations for list of 100
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/15/2011

Microsoft and Google scored top spots on the Best Workplaces in Canada list by the Great Place to Work Institute.

One hundred companies made the list, which is published in the April 12, 2011, issue of The Globe and Mail. This year’s list is broken down into two sections: employers with more than 1,000 employees — which includes 16 best workplaces with Microsoft ranking first — and employers with between 50 and 999 employees — which includes 84 best workplaces with Google ranking first.

This year's list received more than 230 nominations.

The competition process is based on two criteria. Two-thirds of the total score comes from a 58-statement survey completed by more than 50,000 employees across the country who also have the opportunity to provide open-ended comments.

The remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the organization's culture, including an evaluation of human resources policies and procedures.

Together, both criteria provide crucial data relative to the five trust-building dimensions of a great place to work: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie, said the Great Place to Work Institute.

Visit www.greatplacetowork.ca for more information about the organizations.

Rank

    Company


    1,000+ employees

1

Microsoft Canada

2

TD Bank Group

3

Devon Canada

4

Starbucks Coffee Canada

5

Grant Thornton

6

RBC

7

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

8

Scotiabank Group

9

Ernst & Young

10

Mosaic Sales Solutions

11

State Farm Insurance

12

Joey Restaurants

13

Deloitte & Touche

14

Kiewit

15

Trillium Health Centre

16

Diageo Canada


50-999 employees

1

Google Canada

2

NetApp

3

SAS Institute (Canada)

4

Habañero Consulting Group

5

Gap Adventures

6

Protegra

7

Nycomed Canada

8

T4G Limited

9

Intuit Canada

10

Enermodal Engineering

11

Admiral Insurance

12

Possibility Holdings

13

Lutherwood

14

Royal LePage Performance Realty

15

Vermilion Energy

16

Ariad Custom Communications

17

Keller Williams Ottawa Realty

18

Medtronic of Canada

19

Disney Online Studios Canada

20

Ontario Hospital Association

21

The Calgary Food Bank

22

Lakeside Process Controls

23

Summerhill

24

Sequel Naturals

25

Randstad Canada

26

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada

27

Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia

28

Halsall Associates

29

Urban Systems

30

Ames Tile & Stone

31

SaskCentral (Credit Union Central of Saskatchewan)

32

OnX Enterprise Solutions

33

Lannick Group of Companies

34

L.V. Lomas

35

Construction Control

36

CDW Canada

37

Capital One Canada

38

Sandvine

39

Stryker Canada

40

Hill & Knowlton Canada

41

Sapient Canada

42

Qualcomm

43

Online Business Systems

44

Tri Fit

45

Fuller Landau

46

Real Food for Real Kids

47

FinancialCAD

48

The Marketing Store

49

Connect Hearing

50

Nintendo of Canada

51

Cobalt Engineering

52

Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club

53

Pinchin Environmental

54

FIRMA Foreign Exchange

55

Autodesk

56

Softchoice

57

HRdownloads

58

Scott Builders

59

S. C. Johnson and Son

60

Federated Insurance Company of Canada

61

Vivonet

62

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

63

Wood's Homes

64

Windsor Family Credit Union

65

Benefits by Design

66

AML Communications

67

Kenlin Design Group

68

Capri Insurance Services

69

Ideaca

70

Coastal Pacific Xpress

71

Trico Homes

72

Hilti (Canada)

73

IT/Net Ottawa

74

Wish Group

75

CIM

76

Broadridge Financial Solutions Canada

77

Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business

78

Quintiles Canada

79

Gardiner Roberts

80

Agriculture Financial Services

81

Infrastructure Ontario

82

EPIC Information Solutions

83

Zedi

84

Community Savings Credit Union

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