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Ethically Challenged
Instructional Designer (Former Employee) –  Borden, ON23 January 2017
This company gets large government contracts through "connections" and questionable bidding practices. Pay and benefits are very good, but if you care about doing a good job, or doing what is right for the client, you are told in no uncertain terms to shut up or you will be fired, even if it means you are now party to unethical business practices. Middle management is very weak, likely because they were also told to shut up and get on with it or they would be fired. The ones that remain expect the workers below them to adopt the same unprincipled, spineless position that allowed them to keep their job. There is a reason why they are always looking for people even though the pay is very good. It is a soul-sucking company to work for.
Pros
pay
Cons
see above
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Productive work environment
Registered Nurse (RN) (Current Employee) –  Cold Lake, AB7 January 2017
My typical day at work starts with a meeting of all employees first thing in the morning. then I basically see patients continuously for allergy desentitizatin, vaccines or for teaching for diabetics and HTN.

I have learned so much about immunizations and allergy desensitization. I recently completed the advanced immunization course.

most enjoyable part of my job is seeing patients and being able to teach on different disease processes.
Pros
Staff I work with
Cons
Can be extremely busy
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Déception de la gestion des ressources humaines
Infirmière auxiliaire (Former Employee) –  Saguenay, QC26 October 2016
Embaucher pour un contrat de 6 mois qui a finalement commencer plus tard et durée seulement deux mois. L'employeur t'embauche d'Ottawa pour un contrat pour ton titre d'emploi.Finallement ,une gestionnaire qui est partout et pas là pour toi et son bras droit qui se fait tout sa gestion de la nouvelle employée.Si tu fais la job mais pas à sa face et bien ....aOttawa descend pour te mettre à porte sans pouvoir parler ou échanger quoi que ce soit.Compagnie qui manque de transparence et qui a des mauvais coordinateur.Formation inadéquate pour le travail et la gestion à faire.
Pros
Salaire, horaire
Cons
Irrespectueux et malhonnête avec ses employées
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Great workplace but can be too political
Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Kanata30 September 2016
Calian is a great company and great place to work with high standard. Job security however is a concern however. There is some negative managers who are too political about the environment and not "human" enough
Pros
Great pay and benefits.
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Contract Work
SAP Consultant & Assistant to Project Lead (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON8 April 2016
Contract was supposed to be 6 months but was actually less than 2 months and was given only minutes notice of termination because the client pushed out the go-live date which meant that fewer project team members were needed to complete the work- Salary only and no benefits
Pros
Free Lunch catered by the client
Cons
No advance notice of contract termination
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Great pay, awful management and work environment
LaboratoryTechnician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON29 July 2015
While the pay and benefits were amazing, this company requires its staff be "autonomous and not require much training". What this translates into is, 1) don't ask questions, 2) figure out the policies/procedures of your placement on your own, 3) if you can't figure it out on your own, you're not independent enough to work with us. Perhaps it's not the same in all locations, but I found other Calian employees to be very clique-y and unfriendly. This company also does not believe in feedback or follow-up.
Pros
Good pay, good benefits
Cons
No training, no feedback, unfriendly staff
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Terrible company - Just a front company
nurse (Former Employee) –  petawawa3 March 2015
Really bad company. poor pay. brainwashed employees. they spend more time selling and bolstering the credentials of the company to each other and anyone that calls, than they do actually performing the duties they were hired to do!

basically look for work elsewhere. they are ripe with government funding but it doesn't trickle down to the professionals that get suckered into taking jobs.
Pros
none
Cons
as above .. everything
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Environement de travaille agreable
Course administrator, Driver traning (Former Employee) –  Edmonton25 September 2014
C'était un emploi très intéressante, parfois avec de longue heures. J'ai trouver que cette compagnie mettait en valeurs l'esprit d'équipe.
Pros
Esprit d'équipe
Cons
longue heures
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very warm workplace.
Instructional Designer / Courseware Developer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON15 December 2013
I work from home for this company. good salary, good management.
Pros
good salary
Cons
no job security
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Instructed many subjects in 12 years
Electronics Instructor (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON12 March 2013
Arrive an hour early to prepare for the days instruction. I learned a lot of new terminology in the army and air force world. I worked with some very good co-workers, but unfortunately with some not so good ones too. The hardest part of the job is the various hours of employment. Starting at 7 a.m. one day and 3:30 the next followed by 8 a.m. the next day.

The most enjoyable part is maintaining an agile mind with total flexibility.
Pros
paid christmas party
Cons
not being sure that the job hours scheduled, will be the job that will be done, with very little advanced notice.
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Contractor for General Motors
Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON8 March 2013
Essentially a front company to allow General Motors to hire employees with out offering any benefits.
Calian tried their best to be something they weren't with monthly emails and meetings with managers. However, bottom line Calian just took GMs money, skimmed some money off and gave me my pay check.
Pros
tried hard
Cons
really just a front company to allow gm to hire with no benefits.
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agreable a travailler
technicien en vehicule lourd (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC21 September 2012
Je trouve que ca ete une tres belle experience de vie cependant certaine personnes n.etais pas d accord avec notre presence rien a voir avec calian
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Promoted work-life balance and make work a health life experience
Administrative Coordinator (Internship) (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON3 June 2012
I had an excellent relationships with co-workers. There is a sense of partnership and pulling together environment.
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