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Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in Canada Revealed: Microsoft Takes Top Honors

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As we enter a culture-first decade, it’s only appropriate that the #1 Best Place to Work winner in Canada is a global company that puts culture at the center of everything they do. Microsoft is synonymous with innovation and technology, but when it comes to their workforce, one of the resounding compliments employees share in Glassdoor reviews is about Microsoft’s commitment to an engaging culture.

“The culture is all about learning, growing and working together to deliver the company’s mission,” wrote one Microsoft Premier Field Engineer in Calgary. A Toronto-based Inventory Control Expert added, Microsoft offers, “plenty of opportunity to branch out and learn about other areas/get involved with other aspects of the store or company as a whole.”

Investing in culture is what distinguishes this year’s 25 top businesses across industries in Canada. “Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards winners are employers that are prioritizing culture, mission and employees at the heart of everything they do. By doing so, their employees have spoken and are recognizing them truly as the Best Places to Work in 2020,”  said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president, chief operating officer and incoming chief executive officer

The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards feature ten distinct categories, honoring the Best Places to Work across Canada, the U.S., UK, France, Germany — and new this year — Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Singapore. In Canada, Glassdoor has revealed the fifth annual 25 Best Places to Work (honoring employers with 1,000 or more employees). Winners are ranked based on their overall rating achieved on Glassdoor during the past year. (Ratings are displayed on a 5-point scale to the nearest tenth: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied; Actual calculations to determine list extend beyond the thousandth decimal place).

New this year, more newcomers and businesses were recognized, like G Adventures and Aecom. Also, this year’s list includes more employers based in Canada, with Toronto, ON as the top metro where these top 25 employers are headquartered.  In previous years, multinational companies based in the U.S. or in Europe had a stronger presence on the list. 

Check out the full list of winners here!

The top 10 Best Places to Work in 2020 in Canada are:

1. Microsoft 

Company Rating: 4.5 

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2. Salesforce

Company Rating: 4.4 

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3. VIPKid 

Company Rating: 4.4

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4. Keg Restaurants 

Company Rating: 4.4

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5. G Adventures 

Company Rating: 4.4 

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6. City of Toronto 

Company Rating: 4.3 

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7. Ericsson-Worldwide 

Company Rating: 4.3 

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8. Aecon 

Company Rating: 4.3 

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9. Government of Canada 

Company Rating: 4.3 

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10. PURE Canadian Gaming 

Company Rating: 4.3 

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For over a decade, we’ve taken great pride in honoring companies that employees love working for — and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. With winners determined based on employee feedback — no nomination process, no employee surveys or questionnaires and certainly no costs or fees involved — making it to Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list is truly an elite honor. Congratulations to all companies recognized, and to job seekers: if you’re looking to make your next career move, check out open positions at the Best Places to Work now!

Think your company has what it takes to be a Best Place to Work? Share a review!

Employers — wondering why you didn’t make the list, and how you can be considered next year? Read here.

*Each list was compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and each company overall rating determined based on the quantity, quality and consistency of reviews during the period of eligibility. For the full methodology, visit here.

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