PwC, Deloitte, and Accenture among Indeed's top Canadian workplaces

05 September 2018 Authored by Consulting.ca

Three consultancies were among the top 25 workplaces in Canada, as determined by popular job search website Indeed. Big Four accounting and consulting firms PwC and Deloitte ranked at 16 and 17 respectively, while tech and management consultancy Accenture was #18.

When candidates are looking for a new job, most research the company to see what current or former employees say the workplace experience is like. People often check reviews on Glassdoor or Indeed’s Company Pages. According to a recent poll from leading job search site Indeed, 92% of Canadian workers take into account an employer’s reputation when considering a new job opportunity.

Last month, the Indeed released its Top-Rated Workplaces in Canada list. In order to compile its 25 top-rated workplaces, Indeed looked at over 600,000 company reviews, accounting for key indicators of work-life balance, salary and benefits, job security and advancement, management, and culture.

Though metrics like compensation and job security still matter a lot, Indeed found that each of the top companies, regardless of industry, boasted strong corporate cultures. “In a candidate-driven market where job seekers have a lot of options, a positive corporate culture, sense of community and a strong mission can really help set companies apart,” said the Indeed release.PwC, Deloitte, and Accenture among Indeed's top Canadian workplaces10 of the top 25 firms were in financial services, while 3 were consultancies – PwC at 16, Deloitte at 17, and Accenture at 18. Companies from both industries consistently place in top workplace rankings, with high salaries, good benefits, and world-class offices. Meanwhile, job security is good since their industries are growing, while they have the money and HR capabilities to create a fun and inclusive workplace.

Meanwhile, consultancies and financial services firms need to battle it out for top talent – like MBAs, tech heads, and futurists – so they have to put together an attractive package. If you’re in a low-demand sector with low-demand skills, good luck getting that employee benefits package with spa treatments, that company Segway, or what have you.

"With such a tight labour market and a low unemployment rate, there is a lot of competition in recruiting today,” commented Jodi Kasten, managing director at Indeed Canada. “In order to stand out to job seekers, companies are continuing to evolve their overall employee experience in the hopes of attracting and retaining top talent for their open positions."

"The 25 organizations on our list are considered among the best places to work and have worked hard to listen to the specific needs of their employees to provide an outstanding experience through strategic and thoughtful workplace programs."

Last year, RBC ranked in first place, dropping to sixth this year. Meanwhile, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts rocketed to the top spot on the strength of its excellent culture, good salary, benefits, and job security. Employees at the hotel and resort chain can tap into perks like discounted hotel rooms, spas, and golf. 

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