At Maxar, we believe that our people are our greatest strength. That’s why we prioritize employee well-being through our industry-leading benefit programs, an engaging work environment and inclusive career development opportunities. By providing a supportive workplace, each employee can make a unique contribution to our collective mission.

Talent Attraction and Retention

Maxar takes a comprehensive approach to team member attraction and retention that centers on hiring excellent candidates and cultivating a rewarding company culture. We use various recruiting strategies to hire candidates, including the Maxar Career site, external platforms, hiring events and local partnerships. We also offer internships, entry-level positions and career development initiatives to help individuals launch their career. To find new talent, Maxar’s Employee Referral Program offers incentives for qualified referrals to candidates who are hired by Maxar. We also continue to prioritize hiring individuals with U.S. government security clearances, which is critical to providing advanced geospatial information applications and analytic services for national security solutions.

Maxar safeguards equal employment opportunities without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any status protected by law. As stated within our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, we maintain an internal audit and reporting system to allow for effective implementation of equal employment throughout all levels of the company. To be an employer of choice we make diversity a priority—not only because it is the right thing to do, but because diversity of experience and thought makes us better at what we do.

Maxar has designed compelling compensation and benefits programs that are innovative, competitive and scalable. These programs help us retain top talent in our industry and markets, in alignment with our business and strategic objectives. Our comprehensive compensation and benefits package in the U.S. includes a competitive salary, choice of medical and dental plan, and life and disability insurance, as well as direct primary care, which includes around the-clock access to on- or near-site care and virtual care. Maxar provides a 401(k) plan with company match, paid holidays and a generous Time Off Policy. We also offer four weeks of paid parental leave for all new parents for birth or adoption, as well as adoption reimbursement to assist team members who are beginning or expanding their families through the process of adoption. Other select offerings include tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment and various professional development opportunities. Outside of the U.S., we provide benefits to team members designed to be consistent with market specific practices and cultural alignment.

Talent Development

Our people deliver innovative solutions for critical commercial and government missions. We want to empower all Maxar team members to pursue the career path that brings them the greatest professional fulfillment. We focus on enriching our team members’ experiences by enabling them to grow and develop. Providing our team members with tools to continually develop their skills and advance their careers is key to making Maxar a talent magnet. Maxar encourages team members to learn new skills through on-the-job learning and formal training. To support professional development, we provide self-guided learning and structured training offerings.

Our Workday Learning management system provides a centralized, streamlined platform for team members to access learning content and other offerings provided by Maxar. This platform houses more content across several topic areas, including technology, leadership development, space innovation and project management to make learning more accessible to the entire organization. Maxar equips our managers to engage their teams more effectively by offering live, in-person training as well as self-directed, on-demand training.

We know that actualizing and retaining talent requires growth offerings. Our internal Careers page allows team members to view and apply to all currently posted requisitions. We promote internal mobility and growth through career opportunities and developmental roles.

Employee Wellbeing

Because our team members are our most valuable resource, we create a safe and healthy environment where they can thrive. We are committed to maintaining safe work conditions for our team members and surrounding communities. This commitment to safety starts at the top of the organization. Our Environmental, Health and Safety Policy outlines our expectations for safe operations and reinforces our dedication to continually strengthening safe working practices.

We strive to offer competitive, comprehensive health and wellness programs to Maxar team members, including voluntary benefit options flexible to individual team member and family needs. Our health insurance includes direct around-the-clock access to doctors virtually and, at some Maxar facilities, onsite. Maxar has partnered with Everside Health in California and Nextera Healthcare in other states to provide direct access to primary care physicians. Direct access is available to all team members and dependents enrolled in a Maxar medical plan. Direct primary care provides access to quality health, wellness and personalized medicine services, with unrestricted office visits tailored to individual health needs. In addition to primary care, Nextera and Everside physicians also provide urgent care both during and after business hours. We also offer on-site and off-site clinics for team members and their families to receive free flu shots to protect against the seasonal flu.

Maxar provides well-being programs and enhanced mental and emotional health support. We partner with Lyra Health to help all team members manage mental and emotional well-being. Lyra provides mental and emotional health support, including therapy and coaching. Maxar also offers an Employee Assistance Program to help team members tackle everyday issues through free access to a licensed professional counselor, certified financial specialist and independent legal attorney.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

As a global organization, we know firsthand the strength of diverse teams. We are deeply committed to increasing diverse representation in our workforce and to ensuring all our team members have opportunities for career development and meaningful work. We remain focused on cultivating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity. We know that fostering such a workplace requires intentional and continuous attention.

We remain focused on increasing the number of diverse candidates in director-level and above leadership roles. For director-level and above roles, we are striving to ensure that a diverse slate of candidates is presented, including at least one female and one ethnically diverse, disabled or veteran candidate. We also pay close attention to increasing diversity across early career team members.

To help us compete for diverse skill sets, we work closely with our Talent Acquisition and Total Rewards Teams to promote the best strategies. It is our policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination. We implement Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program guidelines to progress qualified candidates, regardless of other personal qualities such as name, gender, race or ethnicity.

Maxar values the skills and experiences that veterans gain through the military. We recruit veterans for positions at all levels in the organization to support our customer missions and operations. We recruit military veterans through virtual career fairs, targeted social media campaigns and direct partnerships.

At Maxar, we are developing inclusive leaders, fostering a sense of community and taking the time to learn more about our colleagues and to appreciate their heritage through exposure, education and the connection of our team members. As stated in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, we do not tolerate team members who exhibit bias or prejudice or who engage in the harassment of others. Maxar has a Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy that outlines our expectations for providing all team members with a healthy, safe and productive work environment where they are treated with respect and dignity in accordance with Maxar’s values. Any team member who violates this policy is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

We encourage team members who encounter or observe discrimination or harassment in our workplace to report the matter immediately through any of Maxar’s communications channels, including the Human Resources department, Legal department or the Maxar Ethics Hotline. The Ethics Hotline provides the option to anonymously report suspected misconduct or other concerns to the company.