Ballard’s culture embraces performance, creativity, development and balance. As clean technology leaders, we strive to exceed expectations, learn, and innovate and in return are provided with opportunities to expand our skills through professional development, training and educational programs.
Not only do we enjoy what we do here at Ballard, we balance our passion for challenge, success and achievement with our enthusiasm for innovation and fun. Our vision, mission, and cultural values guide our work and community involvement. Click here to meet some of our team.
If you are interested in exploring a career opportunity at Ballard, please apply directly to one of our postings at “Current Opportunities".
Ballard Employee Value Proposition
At Ballard, our culture is focused on our customer and rooted in innovation, safety, quality and a deep sense of pride and ownership. This is important to us – like really important! We are passionate about transforming the future of zero-emission energy to save the planet. This gets our global team fired up every day.
We have the Power to Change the World® because we are powered by exceptional people. We care about career growth and development. We believe in work-life balance with tons of flexibility, rewarding benefits and performance-driven compensation.
Our diverse team is more than the sum of the parts. We value the unique talents and perspectives that each of us brings. We know the only way to achieve success is - Row Together.
Working At Ballard
Employees develop and grow their careers at Ballard in partnership with their leader. The career development process encourages employees to have regular career conversations where they can explore and build a development plan to create their future. It is recognized that each career plan and path are unique and our focus on career development helps employees achieve their personal career goals.
Compensation & Total Rewards
Ballard's compensation and total rewards program is designed to attract, motivate and retain the highly qualified employees needed to achieve the company's strategic goals. We believe that recognizing achievements and successes is important to build a culture of teamwork, collaboration and innovation.
The Compensation and Total Rewards program provides a range of financial and non-financial elements to recognize employee contributions, including:
- Competitive Salary
- Annual Ballard Bonus Plan
- Benefits plan: extended health (medical & dental), short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, and employee family counseling and wellness programs
- Company matching Retirement Saving program
- Impact Awards
- Inventor Incentive Program
Many people come to Ballard for the opportunity to advance green technology. It is at the heart of our vision - to be the leading global provider of innovative clean energy solutions. Fuel cells reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve local air quality, compared to the technologies they replace. That is something we are all proud of. By channeling employees' ideas to help reduce Ballard’s environmental footprint, we have implemented a number of green initiatives internally and we’re always open to new ideas.
We participate in Challenge Solving Innovation Sessions (CSIS) where we set time aside to work on problems and look for solutions that drive strategic innovation. In some places it might be called a Hackathon. These innovation sessions were started in our R&D group a few years ago and have since grown across the organization. Twice a year, cross-functional teams from different departments compete to present and implement their new ideas.
At Ballard, we believe in giving back to the communities we work and live in. Each year we work closely with specific charities in our local communities to raise money and awareness through a combination of fund raising activities and volunteering.
We are a hardworking group and sometimes it’s nice to take a break and have some fun together. We are involved in a number of activities throughout the year, including holiday celebrations, skating parties, soccer tournaments, ski trips, golf tournaments and we’re always open to ideas for something new.