VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Purdys Chocolatier is proud to announce it has received a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing Purdys as one of Canada’s Best Places to Work in 2020. The company is proud to have an ‘employee first’ culture - it looks like the proof is in the pudding, or in this case, chocolate.
Purdys was originally founded in 1907 by Richard Carmon Purdy, who started selling homemade chocolates in downtown Vancouver. After more than 100 years, Purdys is proud to remain a Canadian, family-owned business with the same core values - delicious chocolates, fantastic service, and great people.
“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,” says Paul Taylor, Vice President of People and Culture, Purdys Chocolatier. “We truly appreciate the feedback we receive from Glassdoor, and we’re looking for opportunities to make Purdys better every day. This is an exceptionally meaningful award to us, and we are truly grateful to our team members for their reviews.”
Ranking at number 16 out of 25 top employers, Purdys treats all of its employees like family.
“When you step into any Purdys shop, you immediately feel warmth from our team of Chocolate Connoisseurs,” says Taylor. “We hear from our employees that our supportive culture makes Purdys a welcoming place to work where people feel valued – “we respect and support each other” is a core value of ours. Tasting chocolate at work doesn’t hurt either!”
Earlier this year, Karen Flavelle was recognized by Glassdoor as a Top CEO in Canada.
About Purdys Chocolatier (purdys.com):
Purdys Chocolatier was founded in 1907 in Vancouver by Richard Carmon Purdy. With over 80 shops across the country, Purdys is Canada's go-to destination for innovative chocolate flavours and gifts. Purdys chocolates are made daily at their Vancouver Factory Kitchen, using only the freshest ingredients sourced from around the world. Every creation at Purdys uses 100% sustainable cocoa, ensuring their cocoa farmer partners and co-ops are supported by programs that improve their profits and the livelihoods of their families and communities. Bestsellers include Himalayan Pink Salt Caramels, Hedgehogs, Sweet Georgia Browns and English Toffee.
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