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No Advancement
A decent company, however, there is little to no chance of advanced beyond the role you are hired for.

Very Hierarchical. There is little to no discretion if you are under the GM level
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Assez satisfaite de mon expérience
C'est un emploi bien payé mais très stressant et demandant pour un peu rien au final. La direction manque un peu de respect pour ses employés ce qui peux devenir un peu fatiguant à la longue. Je me sentais un peu comme un numéro dans cette compagnie. Bon emploi pour mettre de l'argent de côté.
Pros
beaucoup d'heures
Cons
relations avec les patrons
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Airport itself had a lot to offer staff.
Company did not do a whole lot for its staff, unless you were management. The only thing that they did for its employees, was host a Christmas party for the employees, but over the years, they started to cut back on those and then just stopped entirely. Fellow coworkers were really nice and fun to work with, but management did not really seem to care about anything else other than the numbers on their screen.
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Overall a good place
Good work place and wonderful people. Management could be out of touch with workers at times. I will recommend for anyone looking to join a well laid back team
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Repetitive nature
Great job if you're looking to get by, the money is great, however not the best work environment, bearable, however does come with a lot of stress unfortunately.
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Amazing and Dynamic
Despite being much-aligned in the media and being unfairly compared to the TSA, working at CATSA was extremely satisfying and rewarding. Management if almost always friendly and understanding, coworkers are smart and respectful, and the constant training and refreshers kept the mandate at the forefront of our work.
Work-life balance is phenomenal, and have made life-long friends here.
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Good Job
Really good job for leaning how the security inside the airport works. you get to meet a lot of different kind of people and also get to learn bits and pieces of other languages. .
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Difficut to worknin some departments.
CATSA is not for everyone. It is getting better but the is still a mentality of power over it's people. Several manager like to tell and degrade employees.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management style
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Pay is good
Pay is good but the company itself and upper management take absolutely no consideration in for single mothers who have been loyal to the company for nearly 10 years.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Do not care about family time
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extremely rewarding providing passengers with safe airtravel
I enjoyed every aspect of my job working as a screening officer. On a day to day basis I was responsible for ensuring the safety of all passengers as well as aircrew and aircrafts.
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do not apply
Do not apply here! There are endless reasons why not to apply but here are the main points: horrible management, very stressful work environment, constantly watched and criticized, you will be accused for things you have not done and have no chance to prove yourself, you will never get positive feedback or recognition for anything good you do, you will work every weekend, holiday and irregular work hours until you have about 15 years of seniority, requesting days off will never be approved. Overall, worst job I've ever had!
Pros
decent pay, above minimum wage
Cons
stress is not worth the pay
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Rewarding and fun work place
Challenging at times but the environment is a fun one with everyone pulling together during peak times. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that we successfully processed thousands of passengers safely and sufficiently.
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Screening Officer. Redundant, boring, sometimes it can be interesting. Stressful too.
If you like dealing with the public, nice people or the not so nice ones, then this job might be right for you.
It can be very redundant in terms of your daily duties depending which departments.

Plenty of oversights from managers and upper management. Continuous training, evaluations & exams. It can be stressful sometimes.

In regards to career advancement, it is disappointing as the employment structure is unique.

Pay is slightly above average if you are a full time employee, hopefully it will improve more.

Overall, you'll have a chance to encounter different types of people as your work is in the airport.
Pros
Flexible Work schedule.
Cons
Long hours, performance pressures.
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good
If you are the type of person who can take direction well and follow set rules and regulations to the tee then you would enjoys your job as a screening officer
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Flexible shifts
Shifts are very flexible, great co-workers and many shifts to choose from. Management can sometimes be hard to work with, not alot of room for growth.
Pros
flexible shifts
Cons
No room for growth
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Productive workplace
The company is an overall great company. The benefits and pay could be better. Being in union and seniority based workplace does not necessarily work for everyone. Enjoyable part of the job is that you meet new people everyday and your time goes by fast, hardest part of the job is not being able to give away your shifts as easily as you can, or choose a schedule that best fits your needs due to seniority. Management is great and easy to work with. I've learned not to have many expectations in a work place this big and with this many employees, best to just come to work, do your job and go home.
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Agent de sécurité
Trop de mauvais gestionnaire en poste pour l'importance du travail ce qui rends le travail blasant.
Pros
Bonne condition de travail
Cons
Pas d avancements
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Fast paced,
Typical day involved a combination of run of the mill, repetitive assignments, interspersed with high stress incidents that required the operator to be on point.
Learned to pay extra attention to details and think outside the box.
Pros
Highly professional team and esprti de corps.
Cons
Shift work, including weekends and overnights.
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Flexible working hours, great for students or busy parents
Management needs to be trained better. No room for advancement. The actual work is repetetive and can get quite boring. great job to have if your working on something else, because of the easy shift changes available between workers.
Pros
flexibility
Cons
everything else
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Crown Corporation
Good Pay, stable company built on keeping flying passengers safe.

Oversight

Infiltration Tests

Long hours

Shift work

Great team

not micromanaged.

balanced when needed.
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Excellent work environment
Colleagues very dedicated, focussed and accomplished. Ability to actually see the results of one's work in action. Knowledge that one is contributing to public safety.
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