Glassdoor Announces Winners Of Its Employees' Choice Awards Recognizing Canada's 25 Best Places To Work In 2017

Shopify, Ceridian and ATB Financial Take Top Spots

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 7, 2016 /CNW/ -- Glassdoor, the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, has announced the winners of its ninth annual Employees' Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2017 across North America and parts of Europe. Unlike any other workplace awards, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards are based solely on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, by completing a company review about their job, work environment and employer over the past year.

This year, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards honors the Best Places to Work across the U.S., Canada, UK, France and Germany. In Canada, the 25 Best Places to Work showcases employers with 1,000 or more employees. Winners are ranked based on their overall rating achieved during the past year. (Ratings based on a 5-point scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied):

Canada's top five Best Places to Work in 2017 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. 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," said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. "Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance edge. We're proud to celebrate the 2017 Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards winners in earning this incredible achievement."

Glassdoor's 25 Best Places to Work in 2017 in Canada list features winning employers across diverse industries spanning technology, finance, travel and tourism, construction, retail, and more. This is Shopify's first appearance on the Canada list, which debuted last year. Eleven other employers are also on this list for the first time (12 newcomers total), including Cisco Systems (No. 5, 4.2 rating), Fairmont Hotels and Resorts (No. 7, 4.2 rating), PCL Construction (No. 8, 4.2 rating), Sephora (No. 9, 4.2 rating) and SAP (No. 10, 4.2 rating). Thirteen employers from last year's list appeared again this year, including Earl's Kitchen + Bar (No. 21, 4.1 rating; was No. 1 in 2016 with a 4.5 rating), Ceridian (No. 2, 4.5 rating, was also No. 2 in 2016 with a 4.3 rating), and Apple (No. 6, 4.2 rating; was No. 3 in 2016 with a 4.3 rating).

When employees submit reviews about their company on Glassdoor, they are asked to give their opinion on some of the best reasons to work for their employer (pros), any downsides (cons) and are encouraged to provide advice to management. Employees are also asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall, rate their CEO, as well as rate five key workplace attributes, including giving their opinion on career opportunities, compensation & benefits, culture & values, senior management and work-life balance. In addition, employees are asked whether they would recommend their employer to a friend and whether they believe their employer's business will perform better, worse or remain the same in the next six months.

Employees' Choice Award winners for the 2017 Best Places to Work are determined using Glassdoor's proprietary algorithm, taking into account the quantity, quality and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews shared by Canada-based employees between November 2, 2015 and October 30, 2016. At a minimum, employers considered for the list must have received at least 25 company reviews during the eligibility period. For reporting simplicity, ratings are displayed to the nearest tenth, though calculations extend beyond the thousandth to determine final rank. Complete report methodology can be found and downloaded here:

SEE THE 2017 WINNERS: All winning employers across this year's six categories can be found by visiting:
50 Best Places to Work – U.S. 
50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For – U.S. 
25 Best Places to Work – Canada 
50 Best Places to Work – UK 
25 Best Places to Work – France 
25 Best Places to Work – Germany 

VIDEO, PHOTOS + EMPLOYEE COMMENTARY: See links below to download and embed video interviews showcasing what employees and senior leaders at winning employers have to say about their workplaces:
VIDEO: Inside Shopify (No. 1, Canada)
VIDEO: Inside Bain & Company (No. 1, U.S. large companies)
VIDEO: Inside Greenhouse Software (No. 1, U.S. small & medium companies)
VIDEO: Inside Expedia (No. 1, UK)
VIDEO: Inside Microsoft (No. 1, France)
VIDEO: Inside SAP (No. 1, Germany)

Workplace/office photos and employee commentary about winning employers are also available upon request. Please email:

About Glassdoor
Glassdoor is the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines job listings with anonymous reviews, ratings and salary data to help people find a job and company they love. This level of transparency, in turn, helps employers attract the right candidates for their company and culture at a fraction of the cost of other channels. Glassdoor offers employers job advertising, job posting and employer branding solutions in addition to robust talent analytics. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor has job listings and data for more than 600,000 employers in 190 countries and is available on iOS and Android platforms. For labor market trends and analysis, visit Glassdoor Economic Research. For career advice and job related news and tips, visit the Glassdoor Blog.

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