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Establishment with the state of the art facilities
Guest Research Personnel (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON31 January 2018
The organisation is endowed with a lot of the state-of-art facilities to carry out research and encourages publications. Highly secure environment and promote research to the highest level.
Pros
Accessibilities to the facilities
Cons
Atimes work to meet deadline very straineous
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Nice place to work
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON26 January 2018
Managers are very nice, Pay is nice as well. Gained valuable experience. its mostly a contract position as well. Overall great experience. Would love to work there again sometime.
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Stationary Engineer, Third Class (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 January 2018
Cut throat environment. Zero loyalty to employees for very hard work . Staff do not care about healthy environment to work . DMs are out to cut everything at once. Zero support for safe work practices.
Pros
Na
Cons
Must know French
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Great place to work
Research Officer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 October 2017
This is a great place to work. There are numerous opportunities for individual research and good opportunities for career advancement. The work is highly rewarding.
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Nice place to work
Computer Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON4 October 2017
I worked here both as a Co-op student and a short term contractor, depending on your supervisor you will be working hard but the pay off is amazing the campus for the montreal road location is exceptionally beautiful in the summer time and all of the employees that i have met are amazing people
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good organization.
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, Canada2 September 2017
Doing research is very time consume, a lot of repeat experiments,but is also many fun and fulfilling.

NRC of Canada is very good organization, they engage many cutting edge research.
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Excellent workplace
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) –  Penticton, BC19 August 2017
A very easy going environment where very little pressure was placed on employees.
As a result you felt very much part of an extremely important group in the study of solar systems, etc.
Pros
Very good working conditions and environment
Cons
Unfortunately had to leave due to budget cuts from Ottawa
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innovative organization
Occupational Health, Safety advisor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON31 July 2017
NRC is the most effective research and technology organization
in the world, stimulating sustainable domestic prosperity.
NRC works with its clients and partners, to provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs.
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Excellent
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC20 July 2017
Excellent school. Only just started but very good admissions staff and easy to contact. They worked quickly to resolve any issues with my application.
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Good Place to work
Business Intelligence Support Officer / Analyst (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON26 May 2017
National research council of Canada is a good place to work if you have a family.People are very good. Management is very flexible.There is no work pressure.
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The National Research Council of Canada is among the top 100 companies in North America. It is a healthy workplace that blances work and life.
Senior Materials Evaluation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON8 May 2017
Indeed the National Research Council is a leading organization that ranks among the top 100 companies in North America. The Council offer state of the art facilities with a lot of emphasis on the well being of its employee through attending to the life's need through flexible hours and good benefits.
Pros
Advanced investment in its employee
Cons
It is a government organization that is subject to government directives
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A typical Day at Work
Regional Contribution Agreement Officer (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NS21 April 2017
Arrive 7:30 am.

Review emails, log into our Online Portal, Review proposals, claims from clients, this will give me an idea what is in store for me.
Pros
Working directly with Clients.
Cons
Lack of managment communication
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Good work atmosphere
Research Scientist (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON16 February 2017
Good place to work, good people, nice equipment and environment, would definetely recommend to people to work there. need to open more opportunity to general public for employment
Pros
nice place to work
Cons
bureaucracy
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Good working environment, not a fan of the government structure
Engineering Co-op Student (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL9 February 2017
Was able to work on my project with excellent guidance and managed to learn from many departments but was not a fan of the government structures (not for me) and would have liked more hours.
Pros
Great learning experience
Cons
Not many hours
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Great working culture with like minded individuals
Technical Officer Level 3 (Current Employee) –  St. Marys, ON3 January 2017
The NRC in Halifax Nova Scotia is a true hub of scientific innovation and research. Your fellow employees become like family.
Pros
Great people to work with
Cons
Current position has very little time off
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Exciting work being conducted with the goal of improving life for Canadians and investing in relevant technologies
Assistant (Current Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS9 December 2016
I have only a short time in at the NRC. The team is mostly comprised of scientists who are very passionate about their work and research, They are committed
Pros
Great hours, pay and benefits
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Nice place to work. You will learn a lot for sure.
Research Assistant (Volunteer) (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC2 December 2016
Had a chance to work for my project at NRC. It has excellent research facilities. You will go into very minute details and it will be very exciting for a beginner as well as an experienced professional.
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Great place to work
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Assistant (Former Employee) –  Uplands, ON16 November 2016
I worked at building U-61 at the Flight Research Laboratory and it was fantastic. All of the staff was very friendly and knowledgable and was always there to help you.

I've never been one to enjoy doing work or to wake up in the morning and think "Heck yeah! Work is gonna be great" but everyday that I would make my way to the hangar, you could catch me with a smile plastered across my face on the 97 bus arriving at the airport.
Pros
Friendly and knowledgeable staff + foosball, ping pong and badminton at lunch
Cons
It's the government so there will always be some sort of BS on the go
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technical support aerospace
Technical Operator (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON28 August 2016
worked with the 3.5m high speed windtunnel, interesting work at times! also very boring with very little to Do!
average work week you could do in a day! management was very distance, supervisors made a lot of promises
that they were unable to keep! still great job with very little work and high pay!
Pros
very little work with great pay!
Cons
lots of broken promises! very old technology!
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Very informational department and lots of opportunities...
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON23 August 2016
Friendly morning and afternoon greetings
Different filing system, bit of challenge sometimes
Hardly ever saw any management.
co-workers were on constent rotation
research of data entry and content was the reason I enjoyed this job

no comments on hardest part of the job
Pros
Friendly atmosphere
Cons
with no instructions job could be a bit of challenge at times
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