Paysafe rated one of Canada’s top two employers in Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award


This year’s Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award list of Canada’s 25 Best Places to Work in Canada has been released, and quite a few Montreal companies and branches made the cut!

Paysafe, a global payments provider that acquired Montreal’s Optimal Payments in 2011, came in at #2. Paysafe jumped ahead of last year’s winner, Shopify, which came in at #3.

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SAP, which came in at #1, also has a branch and a SAP Labs in Montreal, although their Canadian headquarters are currently in Ontario.

SAP Canada recently invested $11 million to renovate its Vancouver office, reconfiguring approximately 20,000 square feet into collaborative spaces and dedicated “thinking” rooms.

Other Montreal companies of note include Ubisoft (#12) and Deloitte (#24). The list also includes some of the world’s biggest brands such as Microsoft, Apple and Starbucks.

The second place ranking for Paysafe follows the the inclusion of Paysafe’s President and CEO, Joel Leonoff, in Glassdoor’s 2017 Highest Rated CEO list for Canada. Again, in an award voted for by employees, Leonoff, who has a global Glassdoor employee rating of 96%, was ranked 6th out of Canada’s Top 25 CEOs.

Leonoff is currenlty based at Paysafe’s HQ on the Isle of Man, but he too has a Montreal connection. He graduated from McGill University.

“It’s a great feeling for Paysafe to be recognized as such a great employer by our people,” said Joel Leonoff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Paysafe. “One of our top priorities is to create a winning and comfortable culture for all our employees, backed up with great opportunities for professional development and career growth. I am incredibly proud and grateful for all that our employees in Canada, and throughout the world, have achieved through their commitment and collaboration. This award is a symbol of the belief they have in our vision and our commitment to delivering a leading payments platform for our customers.”

The Best Places to Work are determined using company reviews shared by Canada-based employees between November 1, 2016 and October 22, 2017.

“We are incredibly proud for Paysafe to be recognized as such a great employer by our employees,” Vickie Laurendeau, Vice President, Human Resources, Canada at Paysafe told MTLinTECH. “It is a corporate priority of ours to generate a winning and engaged culture for all our employees. In doing so, we aim to help our employees flourish with great opportunities for professional development and career growth. We are grateful for all that our employees in Canada, and around the world, have achieved through their commitment and collaboration. This award truly is a symbol of the belief they have in our vision and our commitment to delivering a leading payments platform for our customers.”

To be considered for the Canada category, a company must have at least 1,000 or more employees and have received at least 25 ratings across eight workplace attributes from employees during the period of eligibility.

“Our approach has been to take the necessary time and effort to design the right programs that really  matter to our employees. This starts with first-rate onboarding for new starters, and then continues with relevant learning and personal development programs; accessible reward and recognition schemes; a strong performance culture, and, very importantly, a keenness to ensure day-to- day wellbeing with casual corporate team- building activities, events and contests for fun. In all, we embrace our diverse workforce and immerse them into the culture by listening to what they have to say — their recommendations, suggestions, wants and desires — to better our working environment.”

The final list is compiled based on Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.

You can see the full list for 2018 here.

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