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Pelmorex Corp Overview

Oakville, ON
201 to 500 employees
1989
Company - Private
TV Broadcasting & Cable Networks
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 1989, Pelmorex Corp. is a private, family-owned, international weather information and data management company. Through constant innovation and entrepreneurship, Pelmorex has grown to reach consumers around the globe, has become one of the largest weather information ... Read more

Mission: We harness the value of weather to make the world smarter and safer.


Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Message from our President & CEO, Sam Sebastian

  • To end off our ninth week of working from home and to kick off our #DressUpLikeYourChildhoodHero contest, our President and CEO Sam Sebastian dressed up as John McEnroe during our weekly Town Hall meeting to discuss leadership lessons and resilience.

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Pelmorex Corp – Why Work With Us?


 

Pelmorex Corp. is a multi-national parent company that owns and operates many brands in Canada and around the world. Pelmorex’s B2C division comprises the well-known multinational brands: The Weather Network, MétéoMédia, Eltiempo.es, Otempo.pt, and Clima. Since 1989, Pelmorex has been refining the way it delivers weather information and data. Always with an eye on the latest technology, Pelmorex consistently works to keep the user experience as personalized and hyper-local as possible, across all platforms. Put simply, Pelmorex strives to meet people's personalized weather needs, when it really matters, wherever they are and on any platform. 

Formed in 2017, Pelmorex’s B2B division, comprises various product offerings that provide companies with business intelligence that includes media campaign data targeting, data partnerships, foot traffic attribution, and enterprise and research analytics by leveraging unified cross-platform location-based data. Big Data drives decision making in everything from sales to product development. With Pelmorex’s team of data experts, we can provide solutions so that businesses get the most out of their marketing efforts.

In 2019, Pelmorex made a majority investment in Weather Source, a U.S. based organization offering hyper-local weather and climate data for business intelligence around the globe and across all industries. 

Pelmorex Corp. also operates Canada’s National Alert Aggregation and Dissemination (NAAD) System, a central part of Alert Ready/En Alerte. The NAAD system provides quick, efficient, and secure delivery of alert messages, as received from a Government Issuer to Alert Distributors including television, radio, cable, satellite, wireless providers. 

Innovative. Multi-National. Ever-Changing. Trusted. Sound like something you want to be a part of? Apply Now!

 

We know people do their best at work when they want to BE at work.

There is room for a lot of talent here.  We are known for weather, but most people in the building are not meteorologists…they are developers, marketers, HR professionals, accountants, data scientists and media personalities – everything you can imagine a weather information and data management company would need.

If we think you’re excellent, we’ll give you a shot. If you prove us right, we’ll make staying worth your while.

And when you’re here, you’ll want to BE here. Everybody else will, too. That’s how we get the best people. And that’s how we get them to do great things.

Recognition & Awards

  • Named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 12 consecutive years
  • CEO was a finalist in the 2018 CEO of the Year (HR Champion) category (Canadian HR Awards)
  • MétéoMédia becomes available on Amazon Echo in 2019
  • Pelmorex and University of Western research work on machine learning based recommendation systems using weather context was published in Information Retrieval Journal in 2018
  • El Tiempo received the Sustainable Mobility Award by the Spanish Ministry of Ecology in 2018
  • Pelmorex won the 2017 & 2015 Canadian HR Team of the Year Award (500+ employees) (KPMG)
  • Named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers in 2015
  • Mobile app has been ranked #1 in both the Weather and Top Free Apps categories on the Apple App Store
  • The Weather Network has consistently ranked very high in the annual “Most Influential Brands in Canada” survey (Ipsos Reid)
  • Pelmorex was selected as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2014
  • El Tiempo was awarded the 2014 Website of the year and Most Popular Website in the Weather and Traffic category in Spain

 

An open and interactive company culture is something we continually strive for and take great pride in. Our founder, Pierre L. Morrissette, has built a culture where you feel like you are part of an extended family. People are friendly, accessible, and truly care for one another. 

An awesome company culture doesn't just happen by itself, it depends on the people within the organization! We have many committees and programs in place to ensure that we are the #1 place to work: 

Culture Crew: This committee focuses on celebrating our culture by planning and executing regular, interactive, and fun social events, such as our annual Summer BBQand Halloween contents! 

Pelmorex Cares: Our Pelmorex Cares committee holds an annual week-long campaign to encourage corporate and employee donations for a chosen mental health program and/or charity. In addition, the Pelmorex Cares committee strives to foster positive mental health by giving back to our employees through activities and initiatives during Mental Health Week in May and throughout the year. 

Diversity and Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion committee focuses on sharing the knowledge about different cultures, and organizes company-wide events focused on diversity and inclusion. 

Raves & Recognition: Raves and Recognition is about recognizing employees who go above and beyond while demonstrating one of our core values! Our goal is to build a culture of recognition at Pelmorex, by "recognizing" and "acknowledging" when employees create WOW and live our values!

Pelmorex Learning Academy: We encourage employee training and development to provide employees with an opportunity to broaden their skills for professional career growth. Training and development assists employees in enhancing their current work performance and meeting future career goals and aspirations. 

Total Rewards: If you work with us, you can expect to earn competitive pay. But we know that good compensation isn't just about the paycheck. Our competitive health and benefits package is among the most generous in the industry, and if you enjoy being active, we think you'll like our fitness subsidy. Our group RRSP helps build your retirement, even as our Newborn RESP program is ready to help your family's latest arrival get off to a good start in their own education. And if you want to work on yourself, you might be eligible for our education assistance. Additionally, working for Pelmorex gives you access to Perkopolis, Canada's major employee discount program for shopping, hotels, travel, and more! 

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In addition to these committees and programs, we have many perks that you should know about: Flex hours, WFH options, summer hours, free tea and coffee (and sometimes snacks!), ice cream truck on hot summer days at our HQ, a busy social calendar, annual hackathon with prizes, weekly yoga, casual dress-code, open-culture floor plan, modern offices, cutting-edge technology, free parking, and a few-minutes' walk to restaurants and the nearest bus stop.

Sound like something you want to be a part of? Apply Now!

 

We are passionate about diversity in the workplace and are motivated to ensure that people feel included. Our Diversity and Inclusion committee is focused on spreading the knowledge and the fun about different cultures, and organizes and celebrates different events focused on diversity and inclusion. 

We strive to ensure that the diversity of our teams at Pelmorex is as diverse as our users and clients. We celebrate and continue aiming toward our cultural mosaic within Pelmorex!

Aboriginal People Scholarship Opportunity

The Pelmorex Corp. educational incentive award is to create interest among Aboriginal peoples in the Canadian Broadcasting, Journalism and Digital Media industry. One scholarship of $1000 is awarded each year.  The award is paid directly to the recipient’s educational institution on their behalf.

We welcome applications from status or non-status Aboriginal peoples.  Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in a Broadcasting, Journalism, or a Media Communications Program at a Canadian College or University and have received passing marks in their previous year of study.  They must also be returning to complete their studies in the same calendar year.

Applicants are committed students who want to contribute and have enthusiasm for their chosen career path.  If no students apply from these programs then the award may go to a student in another school program specifically, Business Administration, Meteorology, Computer Science, Graphic Design or Engineering Technology.

The deadline for applications is May 31st of each year.  To qualify, students must provide their: full legal name, mailing address, telephone number, email, name of educational institution and their program of study, expected graduation date, a school transcript from the most recent year of study, and a recent letter of reference and resume.

This information can be emailed to hr@pelmorex.com

Pelmorex Corp Reviews

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    "An Innovative Tech Company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Infrastructure
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pelmorex Corp full-time

    Pros

    - Responsive talent acquisition team.
    - Modern tech stack and continually innovating
    - Lots of opportunity to grow and learn
    - Modern working space with all the amenities of a tech startup

    Cons

    - Didn't initially come across as a tech company, worth a look.
    - Almost overlooked this company because of the negative reviews

    Advice to Management

    Improve marketing the company to prospective employees - Pelmorex does a lot to create one of the most trusted resources for weather information.

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Pelmorex Corp Photos

Pelmorex Corp photo of: Mental Health Week
Pelmorex Corp photo of: Pelmorex Birthday Celebration at Eltiempo.es!
Pelmorex Corp photo of: Pelmorex's Third Annual Hackathon! Feb. 26-28, 2020
Pelmorex Corp photo of: Oct. 8-10, 2019- Teamwork and collaboration are what make #Pelmorexpeople so great! Working together to solve problems outside of work make our teams stronger back at the office!
Pelmorex Corp photo of: FY20 Sales Conference
Pelmorex Corp photo of: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fundraiser
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Pelmorex Corp Interviews

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    Talent Acquisition Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Pelmorex Corp (Toronto, ON) in November 2019.

    Interview

    I was Welcomed with warmth, was offered a drink and was invited to a magnificent large glass boardroom!
    West Toronto location is "trendy", its vibrant and I truly could fill the brilliant "energy"...I did not want to leave the "State of Art" century mixed with modern tech. environment. Youthful and Intelligence describes the "fit" best.

    Interview Questions

    • Why and What do you expect from Pelmorex,
      What's your true motivators
      How will you manage expectations, work loads, communication style was assessed + Behavioral style situation, all very relevant.   1 Answer
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Pelmorex Corp Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Best Managed Companies, Canadian Business, 2017
  • Canada's Best Managed Companies, Canadian Business, 2018

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