We’re tickled purple by the news that we were recently honoured with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in Canada in 2020. Glassdoor is a website where current and former employees can leave completely anonymously reviews on employers, their company culture and the work environment.
Earlier this year, our CEO Karen Flavelle was recognized by Glassdoor as a Top CEO in Canada and this is our first time being recognized as a Glassdoor Best Place to Work! We’re in good company, too. See the entire list of winners.
Here’s a bit more about the award (and why it’s so meaningful to us) from Paul Taylor, our VP of People and Culture:
"The Glassdoor Best Place to Work Canada award is particularly special as it’s the result of direct reviews from our current and past employees. We don’t ‘enter’ the awards, our employees put us forward by taking the time to share their views on our workplace culture, our leadership and our business outlook. We truly appreciate the feedback we receive from Glassdoor, and we’re always looking how to use it to improve. This is an exceptionally meaningful award to us, and we are truly grateful to our team members for their reviews."
To celebrate our win, we thought we’d highlight some of the awesome people who love working at Purdys Chocolatier—and whose day-to-day jobs involve the very difficult task of tasting lots of chocolate.
Ryan, Email Marketing Specialist
Ryan designs and codes our extremely tasty emails. He believes email design should be accessible, engaging and fun! He's also our resident pun expert who makes our team laugh (or groan) with his punny jokes. Ryan also speaks fluent Japanese and adores, in no particular order, shiba inus, rainbows, and pineapples. His Purdys favourites? Peanut Butter & Jelly and/or Ruby Praline.
Madeline, Production Supervisor
Madeline just celebrated 26 wonderful years at Purdys. She makes sure our chocolate gift boxes are packed with care so they're ready for you to enjoy. Madeline's role at Purdys was her first job ever in Canada when she immigrated here with her family (including 3 kids under the age of 6!). Madeline's so proud of her team and many of them have worked alongside her for over 20 years. Her Purdys favourite is Turona.
Jen, Vice President of IT
Jen, our Vice President of IT, is behind all the technology initiatives at Purdys that help us work better every day. Her childhood dream was to work in a chocolate factory so dreams do come true! Jen is also a certified yoga instructor who teaches meditation and she leads classes at Purdys to help us focus on our well-being. Her Purdys favourite? Our Cordial Cherries.
Jessie, Distribution & Logistics Supervisor
Jessie has been with Purdys for 35 years and counting. She started out in the chocolate enrobing line at our Factory Kitchen. She's now our Distribution & Logistics Supervisor, which means she makes sure your chocolates get to where they're supposed to be. She brings joy, laughter, and order to our warehouse. Her Purdys favourite is English Toffee.
Ever wonder who makes your chocolates? Meet Rita, who works on the enrobing line in our Factory Kitchen. We're proud to say she's been a part of the team for over 30 years. Rita is our resident bookworm who's known for being warm, caring and for always remembering the team's birthdays. Her Purdys favourite is our Sweet Georgia Browns.
Do you want to work with such awesome people? Trick question, you know you do, so check out current career opportunities at Purdys Chocolatier.