Maxar is a well-respected brand that attracts promising talent. We offer candidates exciting opportunities to work with trailblazing technology and a smart, hard-working team, as well as the chance to benefit communities around the world. Our team members—more than 4,400 around the world--are creative problem-solvers who believe in our mission and live by our values. We cultivate an inclusive environment and engage all team members. Whether a long-term team member, new hire or intern, everyone has a voice and a seat at the table, along with opportunities to grow and learn.Read the 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report (PDF)
We encourage team members to learn new skills and work on their professional development throughout their tenure at Maxar. To support this goal, we offer student loan forgiveness and tuition reimbursement benefits, self-guided learning, and structured executive and management leadership programs. We offer numerous learning and development events and opportunities. In 2021 alone, we hosted 36 learning events for team members and 177 learning events for leaders and managers. Additionally, 2,477 team members—56% of all team members—accessed programs through LinkedIn Learning.
In 2021, we launched a major leadership development initiative to align leadership competencies with our newly created Maxar leadership framework and develop three main leadership qualities: Personal Grit, Team Engagement, and Accountability and Results. This framework is aligned with our values and is being rolled out to our team members through a leader learning series focused on timely leadership topics.
Our entry level manager development program is called Ignite, and a senior leadership and networking program is called Catalyst.
We are driving a listening culture by engaging team members in an ongoing dialogue through town halls, surveys, quarterly check-ins in which managers reach out to their teams for feedback, and listening sessions. We focus on topics including Maxar strategy and business updates, understanding leadership effectiveness, communications clarity and other areas for improvement.
In 2021, we devoted special attention to our continued pandemic response and how team members were faring. We share results of ongoing and targeted team member pulse surveys for transparency within the workforce, and so our executive team can identify areas for future focus and drive meaningful team member engagement. We have a high response rate to our engagement surveys. In the last survey of 2021, we had a near 70% response rate.
Maxar’s EH&S organization helps ensure we provide safe work conditions for all our team members, partners and visitors.
We conduct health and safety training classes regularly—in person for select teams and online for the broader workforce.
We train our volunteer emergency coordinators in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, bloodborne pathogens (BBP), automated external defibrillators (AED) and emergency evacuation protocols.
We design manufacturing processes and procedures to ensure air quality and safety for team member well-being.
During the pandemic, we installed ionization air systems in most of our offices and buildings to ensure a safe environment for our essential on-site workers.
We use low volatile organic compound (VOC) materials for construction and renovation projects to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promote healthy workspaces.
We are vigilant in reviewing hazardous materials used in production and have eliminated use of any Class I ozone-depleting substances.
In 2021, we unveiled the Maxar Better World Foundation to support organizations that embrace and improve the lives of diverse individuals and provide them with tools and opportunities to succeed. The Foundation focuses on advancing STEM education for underserved and diverse populations, helping veterans and active-duty military and their families, and supporting global natural disaster preparedness and relief.
2021 was the Foundation’s first full year of operation. It engaged in two grantmaking cycles—one focused on STEM-related nonprofit organizations and one focused on nonprofits serving the needs of active-duty and military veteran members. Through the Foundation, we made $275,000 in cash grants to 14 organizations that are making an impact in communities across the United States, including communities where our team members live and work, and our customers do business.