Distributel Becomes the Only Canadian Telco to Be Certified as a Great Place to Work in 2020

Certification Is Based on Direct Feedback from Employees, Who Praise Atmosphere of Recognition, Respect and Sense of Community

TORONTO – August 12, 2020: We are very pleased to announce that Distributel Communications Limited has been certified as a Great Place to Work—the only Canadian telecom company to achieve this distinction this year. The certification is a direct result of employee feedback, provided in response to an extensive, anonymous survey that is independently analyzed by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada.

“We are very excited about the work environment we’re building,” said Distributel CEO Matt Stein. “Together with our employees, we’re making Distributel a place where everyone feels valued and supported. It’s great to know we’re getting it right.”

Ninety-four percent of the company’s employees took the time to complete the survey, which in itself is a tremendous result. Employees commented that Distributel’s focus on career development, diversity and inclusion, innovation, and its commitment to customers, is what makes them feel most at home when at work. It’s this feeling that is reflected in comments like these:

  • “Vast advancement opportunities. A very tight team of people who think outside the box, support each other and love what they do.”
  • “It has the vibe of a start-up with an over-30-year history, which says a lot.”
  • “An approachable and caring senior leadership team. Fairness in terms of treatment of employees, partners, suppliers, and customers.”

Reflecting an especially strong source of pride for the company, one respondent wrote, “I have been quite proud of how our company has handled all the challenges we’ve faced as a result of COVID-19.” Distributel’s response to the pandemic was swift and decisive, taking great care to ensure employees’ safety and wellbeing – all while transitioning its employees to work from home in just four days.

This certification is the latest in a series of major workplace recognitions for Distributel. The award-winning company has been progressive in its HR policies for years, offering, for example, salary top-ups for all kinds of parental leave long before many others did. According to Human Resources Director Isabelle Léger, “We’re very, very proud of this certification. We created such incredible momentum that we’ll continue to look for more ways to improve our work environment. Our people are incredibly important to us, and building a happy, collaborative culture makes sense for many reasons. But most of all, it’s just the right thing to do.”

About Distributel:

Established in 1988, Distributel is a national, award-winning, independent communications provider offering a wide range of business and residential communications services. In 2020, the company proudly achieved certification as a Great Place to Work®, and it has also earned recognition for its progressive, collaborative workplace. 100% Canadian-owned, with offices across the country and a national network, Distributel continues to forge new partnerships and bring innovative solutions to market directly and through a thriving wholesale division. ThinkTel, the Business Services Division of Distributel, is a provider of advanced voice and data services for the SMB and Enterprise markets throughout Canada. The company offers TV services through TotalTV Inc., an IPTV service provider that operates in Ontario and Quebec. As a top Microsoft Solutions Partner and a Cisco PMP, the Business Services division is focused on driving industry innovation. For more information, visit: www.distributel.ca.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® (www.greatplacetowork.ca) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work® recognizes the Best Workplaces™ across the world in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

For further information:
Rosa Montes
Communications Manager
T: 647-701-8102
E: rosa.montes@distributel.ca