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A Great Place to Work


Vermilion has demonstrated excellent results in the Great Place to Work Institute’s® Best Workplaces competition, which we use as a tool for continuous improvement in our culture and people practices. While we put the survey on hold in 2020 due to COVID-19, we continued to ask our staff for important feedback by switching to smaller, more specific and more regular staff surveys.

In 2019, the most recent year that Vermilion participated in the Great Place to Work program, we were recognized as being among the:

The rankings are based on the Institute’s two-fold approach, which includes an independent assessment of our culture along with our employees' confidential responses to the Institute’s survey.

Our staff participation rates have remained strong since we began our involvement with the Institute in 2010. Our 2019 global participation rate for employees was 80%, for example.

In part, we attribute these strong results to the importance we place on reviewing and addressing the staff feedback shared through the surveys. We believe this is so important that we ask staff in all business units to participate in the survey, regardless of whether their staff count meets the minimum requirement to compete for Best Workplace recognition. This is the case in Australia and the United States, where our staff count is below the qualifying threshold.

Through the survey results, we gain a strong understanding of why our people choose to come to Vermilion, what they value and why they choose to stay, including competitive total compensation, exciting opportunities for growth and development, and pride in how we give back to the communities where our people live and work.

Here are just a couple of unabridged comments from staff on what makes our company a great place to work:

Professional and personal culture has been carefully developed on a corporate scale. All workers I have interacted with are proud to say they work at Vermilion. I count myself lucky to be able to come to work every day at this company. 

I believe we care about the wellbeing and safety of our people.?We strive to train and assess our people to ensure they are well informed of their jobs and the hazards, risks and mitigation to perform their jobs well and safely.?Not only for their safety but the safety of other people in our community and the environment. I would want my family members to work for us or an organization with our same values as employees or vendors knowing that we are trying our best to ensure everyone arrives home safely every day. I think we are doing fairly well on mentoring our workers and strive to continuously improve. 

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