I have always heard that RIM was a great company to work for but I finally decided to do some research on the WHY. Turns out there is this great website www.eluta.ca that explains why RIM was chosen to be one of the top 100 places to work in Canada.
My favorite is onsite cafeteria (with subsidized meals, healthy and special diet menu items, subsidized vending machines)
- gives employees a free BlackBerry on their first day and covers usage and service fees
- offers tuition subsidies to employees and is only a short walk to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University
- celebrated its 20th anniversary by hosting a private concert for employees that featured Aerosmith and the Barenaked Ladies
- lets all employees share in the company’s success by offering a profit-sharing plan and year-end bonuses
- helps employees plan for retirement with matching RSP contributions
- provides onsite massage services, flu shot clinics and discounted gym memberships to help employees stay healthy
- doubled its BlackBerry subscriber base last year, creating over 2,000 new jobs worldwide and increasing its revenues by 47% to over $3 billion
- has additional Canadian locations in Mississauga, Ottawa and Halifax
So do you know any reasons that they missed? Or is it all sugar coating for a horrible slave labor sweatshop?