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depending on the department you could occasionally pull long hours, especially if there was a weather delay. Overall decent people to work with. Potential to travel to some pretty cool far northern locations.
My manager was great, worked hard and was severly under paid.
Depending on department you may be expected to work some ridiculous hours.
The whole company was a 10 out of 10 to work for but one person who was in authority could have destroyed the Company with his actions. There’s a lot of people's live’s he destroyed and to prevent the Company from losing good engineers the company should have a Review of the Management.
Good team work, learnt a lot.
Bad Management at the top
I worked with Canadian North before the merger when it was called First Air, I loved working with this company. There is high dedication to customer relations and service. I had a good working relationship with my supervisor who I held in high regard for her scheduling skills and open communication with her subordinates. I liked the diversity in my day to day work life as we where up and moving constantly. Great benefits, and I loved the team I worked with.
advanced scheduling, vacation and health benefits for part-timers, travel discounts
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I see other reviews from various departments, now here is one from the maintenance department. It is a very laughable maintenance operation with mostly pilots running the maintenance department behind the scenes. The pitiful premium they pay ACA signing authority just doesn't make it worth it to HAVE signing authority. Speaking of signing authority, if you were to end up into working Heavy maintenance you would be expected to sign for the work of 5 or 6 apprentices which usually results in a Q&A nightmare. Seems like there's more managers than actual maintenance personnel. Line maintenance will get you nothing but straight night shifts. No night shift premium, unlike places like Air Canada, and other "industry peers" which is a term to company loves to throw around a lot. All in all, very doubtful someone would enjoy working at a place like that. I would discourage anyone from doing aircraft maintenance to begin with, but if you still feel compelled, I HIGHLY discourage anyone from doing it at Canadian North
Better than unemployment
I thoroughly enjoyed working at Canadian North. It was a great team environment, and I enjoyed management. Working here was a very good experience in airline. Working with clients helped to improve skills in the service industry. For the most part it was a very good job, the long hours were sometimes hard as well as the shift work, but always got thru it.
Typical day at work is 12 hour shifts, that are never the same. I have learned to be a leader who listens, and an employee that can manage challenging day to day operations with professionalism and positive outcomes. Management within the company listens to their employees, however could excel more from their employees multiple years of experience which not only validates the employee, it also allows for opportunity for growth and understanding. The culture within Canadian North is a strong family bond however I believe that there is a division within some of the departments which is primarily portrayed as lack of accountability. The hardest part of the job is seeing some personnel take advantage of their positions, with no recourse. Many employees are not required to put forth the same hours, effort or professionalism that others are required to uphold. The most enjoyable part of the job is the knowledge that you gain, the people that you meet (who become your second family) and being able to separate what you are responsible for and what others are responsible for. I have learned to listen closely.
Benefits, job security
Lack of internal advancement for those who deserve it, accountability
Multiple softwares and platforms to learn, provides interesting opportunities. Not much room for growth. Employee advancement and education available. Very business oriented, a good place to learn private corporate structure. Co workers are incredible and kind people. Management is supportive and intelligent but can only provide opportunities within their means as this corporation is run by a larger parent company.
One of the best companies in Northern Canada. Very good benefits and interesting job. Currently working with Canadian North as full-time Customer Service Agent. Working with Canadian North you never get bored and never get tired, because every day is different and special. This is a perfect job for those who love communicating with passengers and who like helping people.
Flight and Cargo Benefits.