Senior Manager, Acquisition and Direct Marketing (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 4 October 2017
Loved my work and my boss was great, was suddenly laid off which led to subsequent layoffs that now likely number in the thousands. Almost everyone I know is now either laid off or on stress leave. It's a real mess over there. Such a shame.
Salary and benefits
1000s of layoffs with more coming, no direction, no vision
Temp shipping/helper (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 1 May 2017
Days to evenings shift work can get annoying. It's ok, as they pay well. Very competitive and "everyone for themselves "type of attitude with coworkers. Everybody wants that elusive "permanent" job as you can be a temp worker forever. Lots of standing as you do your work and everyone is running around trying to be the boss's best worker. High security requires you to go through airport style security every time you leave the work area. Annoying as you cannot wear a watch, rings or anything metal. Some people who you think have been there for 15 or 20 years (by looking at them and by their attitudes) have actually been there for 3 or so years. Does the work environment take that much of a toll on you?
shift work, standing for 7 hrs a day, prison like feeling due to high security details
production planner (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 4 May 2016
Enjoyed my time working at the Mint. Mostly was a summer student but even still was made to feel at home. When I worked my few regular contracts I was a strong part of the team I worked with and felt I made positive contributions. I never felt out of work or excluded from group work etc.
Shipping & Packing (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 22 September 2015
to much favoritism for some people ,especially by family.I worked on a temporary basis, since 2009 I seen many Irregularities in contracts that are always are for relatives or friends of headquarters. benefit I have nothing , then how I can say that is good to work there if never I will have a contract or full time there and now they send me home lay off short time of work.and hire 25 people to work there. Royal Canadian Mint depends on the federal government
Technical Services COOP student (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 28 January 2014
A very secure and financially rewarding place to work. Can become a fast pace work place with tight deadlines as it is a manufacturing facility. Always room for personal advancement within the company.
Cleaner Domus Cleaning (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 20 January 2014
A typical day is to go around the offices and take the garbage and clean the disk tops and dust and vacuum daily. I learned to work fast in a work environment that you had a lot of duties to do daily. My supervisor was very demanding and expected a lot out of you daily and wanted you to do your job probably. I didn't interact with my co-workers a lot cause we were working in different parts of the building different responsibilities.