Agrium matches 50 percent of the contributions you make to the defined contribution plan. That's like getting a 50 percent return on your investment right away!
Why Agrium Advanced Technologies?
Nourish Your Lifestyle, Grow Your Career.
Growth is a common theme at Agrium Advanced Technologies and it doesn't just apply to the nutrients we make, or the size of our Company. We strive to ensure our employees grow on the job. Knowledge training, skill development and personal growth are all benefits of working at Agrium Advanced Technologies.
At Agrium Advanced Technologies there are many opportunities to grow and develop. Our Learning & Development Model states that 70 percent of your development occurs on the job, 20 percent from feedback from others, and 10 percent from education. Using this approach, employees are able to grow and transition to other positions within the Company. It's not uncommon to meet employees that have worked at several locations. Agrium Advanced Technologies' vertically integrated structure and focus on leadership development gives employees opportunities to grow their career at a pace that is comfortable for them.
A Top Employer
"Agrium has been recognized as a top Albertan and Canadian employer a few times and this gave me confidence that they would be a good company to work for. After all, they have a reputation to uphold."
Agrium is on the Top 100 Employers list, an evaluation sponsored by MacLean's magazine. Agrium was chosen from the 24,000 companies that were invited to reply. We have also been one of Alberta's Top 50 (sponsored by Calgary Inc.) from 2007-2010.
"I live in a community with an Agrium facility and they kept our family informed about what steps to take if there was an emergency and invited us to take part in community training sessions. They have been in our community without incident for over 20 years. When my son wanted to work there I felt confident in his safety because I knew they would have excellent health and safety practices."
- Bob B.
Agrium Advanced Technologies does take health and safety very seriously and works to instill a culture of safety at every location. We also involve the community in emergency response planning to ensure that we have the knowledge and resources to handle any situation efficiently and calmly.
A Caring Company
"It's important to me to work for a company that is both environmentally responsible and gives back to the communities where they draw their employees. It just makes sense. In joining Agrium's Accounts Payable department I was given the opportunity to take on the co-ordination of their United Way efforts. I found this incredibly rewarding and it's a great experience to include on my resume."
- Nicole G.
We believe Agrium employees show real heart in our United Way campaigns. In 2009, our employees raised almost $600,000. As Agrium matches each dollar contributed by employees our donation to the United Way in 2009 was in excess of a million dollars! Our employees tell us they also had a lot of fun participating in events. Although the United Way is a central way all locations give back, Agrium has many more programs that support our communities, especially children.
Learn more about Agrium's sutainability practices.
"There is more to being a leader than just training. You also need mentoring and opportunity to test your skills. My opportunity came in the form of train-the-trainer exercises at the sites. The hands-on approach puts my learning into practice."
- Ravinder P.
Leadership development is important at Agrium. We hold an annual Leadership Forum that brings together the senior leaders from around the world. At this event external speakers provide global perspectives on what it means to be a leader in today's global economy, both from an individual and a Company perspective.
We're also proud to operate a leadership group for women called Agrium Women's Leadership Group (AWLG). This is a grassroots group, with senior leadership support, that focuses on professional development for women. Men are also invited to relevant AWLG events to facilitate partnerships.