Customer Sales and Service Agent (Former Employee) – Montreal – 19 April 2018
Now retired from this company, Air Canada has come a long way from being a crown corporation. If you have the ambition, you may accomplish your career dreams in the many different and varied employment opportunities in this company.
Think twice! If you can't give up your life then do not apply.
Station Attendant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 March 2018
They monopolize your life until your seniority grows. The training is good, the co-workers are great! Union dues are high and the union is not very helpful when your back is against the wall. High turnover but plenty room for job growth as a result! If you're a family person or someone that needs steady shifts this is by far not the job for you! You will need to be physically fit and unafraid to work in all kinds of internal and external environment as well.
Vast working areas, POTENTIAL to travel the world, Uniform
Unpredictable hours, weather conditions for ramp workers, Local HR
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 March 2018
Great company, great working conditions, great salary, Loved it, hated to have to leave. I really do not know what else I can say. I like the new uniforms. The camaraderie among the flight attendants is wonderful. Our crew hotels are very well selected. The only down side would be that a lot of times you have to eat on the run between flights. The most enjoyable part of the jobs is the people you meet & the information that you learn about different cultures & countries. The hardest part of the job for me was getting up at 03:00 for a flight or doing a pairing called "a stand-up" where you are the last flight into a destination & the first flight out with only 3 or 4 hours there. They give you a hotel room but you really do not get to sleep.
Bilingual Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) – Toronto Pearson International Airport, ON – 22 March 2018
I work as a temp customer service agent. Training was poor, rush and nothing that we learn on it, helped us at the actual job. We were left on our own with no instructions of what to do at the site. We had to guess things, fight for our brakes,fight to get paid for over time. Managers are so overwhelmed that have zero time for you, senior agents see you with pity and want to boss you around and give you all the dirty work. They are so poorly organized . As a temp, they only give you few hrs to work and keep asking you last minute for over time, one hr at a time. The people in my training and I were very disappointed of the whole experience. Oh! and the pay is garbage. Below minimum wage with awful hours. $14 hr. So not worth it for that they ask in exchange.
Station Attendant (Former Employee) – Pearson, ON – 22 March 2018
My personal experience with Air Canada was a tricky one. what Ii learned working for Air Canada were some tough life lessons. The benefits are amazing, but the salary could be much better. the hardest part of the job would be mentally because it is an extremely dangerous job that needs your full attention at all times.
CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 14 March 2018
if you love being in a costumer service environment, working here would be really great for you. Hours are convenient to you and the salary becomes worth it long term. You get your benefits 6 months in, which is awesome. Overall staff is friendly
Once a good place to work but unfortunately has since changed
Station Attendant (Current Employee) – Toronto Pearson International Airport, ON – 9 March 2018
Air Canada has given me with a satisfying career for the last 38 years. It has provided me with good benefits and a fairly secure job for most of the years I have spent there. Management as of late has truly lacked and unfortunately has lost its connection with its employees who are, in my view the back bone of the airline. The pay scale has been drastically been reduced,and by doing so created a difficult working environment. Constant turnover along with employees working side by side doing the same work with equal responsibilities. The best part of what my work has given me is the friends and relationships that I gained through the many years. It’s the people that have made it an enjoyable place to work. The most difficult part of working at Air Canada is the constant pressure placed on its employees in order to achieve on time performance and with constant obstacles preventing you from meeting your required targets. I will miss it though and will leave with only good memories.
Great career, room for advancement, rarely see a manager as you are always on the airplane
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 March 2018
It was a wonderful career, being a single Mom it made it difficult to be away a lot. It was great wages and I saw many parts of the world. I dealt with many different cultures and was able to enhance or diffuse situations that emerged.
What a great company we have as a national airline. I hope they are still the same .
Sous Chef (Former Employee) – Toronto Pearson International Airport, ON – 4 March 2018
A typical day smooth and efficient.
I learned a lot about airline service and how to do it right.
Management was great. It's no secret. Give the customer the best and all is easy. Workplace culture at that time was phenominal.
Hardest part of the job? I never had any problems from Air Canada supervisors. I did my job and they were happy.
The most enjoyable part of the job was that when I travelled to other cities for work the staff always went out of their way to spoil me. Usually upgrading me if they had empty spaces at the front of the plane. The flight attendants were always amazing. Great staff !
Working their lovely Christmas party with the Executive chef was always a yearly highlight. I will never forget it . We pulled out all the stops for them and why not they were great customers.