From health insurance to special sample sales, ALDO Group associates have access to a wide variety of benefits and services that contribute to both their personal and professional growth.
In keeping with our people-first philosophy, we strive to offer programs that not only help them plan for the future but also make their day-to-day a little easier. On top of a complete medical package, our full-time associates are able to enjoy benefits like educational assistance, language training, friends and family events, on-site fitness classes, access to local daycare facilities and Summer Fridays.
Here’s a small sample of the benefits and services that are offered to our associates at the different levels of our business:
Summer Fridays (HO)
For a certain number of Fridays throughout the summer, the head office closes at 1 p.m. in order to allow associates to enjoy the season.
Subsidized Daycare (HO, DC)
The ALDO Group makes family a priority by offering associates access to subsidized daycare services to make sure our families are taken care of. Partnering with an accredited daycare facility close to our head office, associates can rest assured that their little ones are taken care of.
Carpool Program (HO, DC)
To facilitate our commute in the busy city of Montreal, we offer a turnkey carpooling network for our associates, in partnership with DESTL's Centre de gestion des déplacements. With designated priority parking spaces, our associates enjoy riding together while reducing CO2 emissions.
Community Garden (HO)
Located on the ALDO Group campus, a community garden program is made available to our associates each year during the spring and summer months. They are encouraged to work in groups to share in gardening tasks and are responsible for planting and maintaining their own plots. They are offered consultation from an urban gardening expert and are taught how to use organic agriculture techniques to control pests and weeds in their gardens.
Gourmet Subsidized Café (HO, DC)
Our on-site subsidized self-serve cafeteria offers freshly prepared meals every day at low prices. Healthy options, special treats, and BBQs in the summer are some of the culinary choices available.
Local Organic Produce Delivery (HO, DC)
Our associates can save time on groceries and enjoy delicious, locally-grown organic fruit and veggies delivered at work. ALDO Group associates can sign up to receive freshly-harvested organic fruit and vegetables from a local farm, delivered directly to our head office every week during the months of June through November.
Wellness Program (HO, DC)
Our associates have access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities complete with group fitness classes, trainers, nutrition consultation, full-size gymnasium and fitness centre. Our associates are able to stay in shape with the Vitalité program, promoting health and wellness. Click here to learn more.
Sports Facilities (HO, DC)
At the ALDO Group, we take being part of a team to a whole new level. Whether you enjoy playing soccer, hockey, badminton or even beach volleyball, we have the facilities on-site to host an amazing number of organized sports. Best of all, they're available for all our associates to join!
Language Training (HO)
In an effort to help our people gain traction in the workforce, the ALDO Group offers the opportunity for associates to improve their second language skills. English and French classes at the beginner and intermediate levels are offered for those who feel they would benefit from this in their current role.
Dry Cleaning Service (HO)
At the ALDO Group, we try to make things easier for our associates. That’s why we’ve partnered with a local company to offer a dry cleaning pick-up and drop-off service for our head office. That way our associates don’t have to worry about rushing to their own dry cleaners after work or spending time on it over the weekend.
Friends and Family Events (HO, DC, Stores)
Through partnerships with our neighbours and other local companies, ALDO Group associates are often offered the chance to participate in Friends and Family events, receiving discounts on shoes and apparel. Associates are also invited to Friends and Family events in our banners, where both they and their loved ones can take advantage of great discounts and specials.
Group Insurance (HO, DC, Stores)
Full-time ALDO Group associates are offered enrolment in the company's group insurance plan. The flexible plans offer a full range of benefits including health, travel, dental, disability and life insurance coverage. Partially paid for by the company, participants can choose the program that best suits their needs. (Offered to HO and store managers after three months of full-time employment and after six months to DC associates and store associates.)
Employee Assistance Program (HO, DC, Stores)
Private, confidential and free, ALDO Group associates and their immediate families have access to an Employee Assistance Program to help them deal with problems that arise about work, health and life. Associates have 24/7 access to telephone, in-person and online resources to help cope with relationship and family issues, addictions and issues of personal well-being as well as workplace challenges. The program also includes financial, legal and nutritional support services.
Free On-site Vaccinations (HO, DC)
Once a year, the ALDO Group offers free flu and H1N1 vaccinations on site in an effort to keep associates healthy and happy during the cold and flu season.
RRSP (HO, DC, Stores)
The ALDO Group offers a group RRSP option to all full-time associates with a minimum of one year of service done by direct payroll deduction. The company begins contributing to the program following two years of service.
Purchase Discount (HO, DC, Stores)
All full-time associates receive amazing discounts on shoes and accessories at all of the ALDO Group's banners with proof of employment.
Educational Assistance (HO, DC, Stores)
All full-time HO and DC associates, as well as store managers with at least 12 months of continuous service, are eligible for education or training reimbursement for courses that are directly related to their field of work.
Bursaries (HO, DC, Stores)
The Retail Council of Canada, in partnership with industry sponsors like the ALDO Group, awards more than $30,000 in scholarships and benefits to students entering or currently enrolled in a business, marketing or retail-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution. The ALDO Group opens up these scholarships to associates and their families, making sure they are aware of the opportunities that are available to them.
Winter Tire Installation & Car Wash (HO)
The ALDO Group now offers time-saving solutions to our head office associates. In an effort to help our people stay in line with the province’s mandatory winter tire law, the company now offers on-site tire installation services. We also have a full-service car wash located in the head office underground parking lot. Associates are able to avail themselves of these affordable services while going about their work day, saving both time and money.
Sample Sale (HO, DC)
Twice a year, the ALDO Group opens up its sample inventory to our associates. Shoes, accessories and handbags from the ALDO, CALL IT SPRING and GLOBO are sold to raise money for various charities.