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The company is seriously mismanaged and experiencing financial struggles that are affecting productivity, the culture and job security. Management is very secretive about true long term goals and the true plan is not disclosed to current employees. The company is working very hard to downsize employees. There has been recent large scale layoffs with rumblings of more to come in the very near future. I do NOT recommend with the current state of affairs with CNL.
Wide range of work environments, as organization is very compartmentalized. Lots of corporate noise about ethics, transformation, safety and respect. Actual behaviour does not align with messaging. The site operating company exists to milk as much from their 10 year contract as they can, and don't seem to have any qualms about misrepresenting the success of their projects and initiatives. The key to a advancement is being willing to repeat any corporate spin without shame. "High Performing Organization" means layoffs. "Environmental Remediation" means creating rubble piles by tearing down buildings. "Safety Culture" means lots of paperwork and no ownership. I could go on. If you are a performer, be prepared to be obstructed at every turn. The place is still a bureaucracy. How you are treated will depend on who you work for. Some groups have managers that should never be put in charge of people. Bullies. Others have genuinely good people and competent leaders in charge. Management direction is schizophrenic as there seems to be a revolving door at the director level. The more junior you are, and the less you know, the better this place gets. Good pay for the area, adequate benefits, untested pension plans (cut off from government pension plans in 2018). If you have to take medical time off, be prepared for daily calls and demands to return to work from Morneau Shepell agents. They have a contract to harass employees back to work. DO NOT recommend for positions with IT, Supply Chain, Project Management, Health and Safety, Trades, Environmental Sciences. Most of the - more...
I enjoy working here but there is no job security and layoffs have already begun. Often it is impossible to advance due to abundance of unions and over regulation.
There is an unhealthy culture of friends and relatives with attitudes from a century ago. Somehow time has created a male dominated culture where even the women behave like crusty sailors. Be prepared for foul language, nepotism and management with no integrity. Free condoms handed out in health centre make their way to the many secluded buildings on site and displays of public affection common interpretations ofinterpretations
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to many employees for the amount of work, a 2 man crew will have 5 or more bosses, your told where to walk, where to sit, where to eat, where to work, how to work, what to wear, if anything goes wrong all the bosses involved will blame you, unbearable boredem
Every department is trying to justify there existence to new GOCO personnel; bring with it lots of barriers to getting work done. Bad management behaving how they want without being held accounteable. not much scientific innovation going on more focus on decommissioning the site.
Lots of holidays
Interesting job with great work colleagues. Move into private management in last 3 years (government owned, contractor operated). Undergoing a major re-organization.
Good salaries and benifits
Much change and re-organization over the last 3 years sinse contractors took over management.
I have been working there for more than a year. I am looking forward to leave and find a new job. The working conditions are poor. A lot of silo and lack of team work. Some managers like more employee than others and so there is a lot of differential treatment and favoritism . If you are not happy there , it is difficult to look for job since the area is isolated and difficult to commute to major cities . I do not recommend this place!
Nice area in summer
Lack of respect
CNL is a great place to work but definitely needs to work on management. The people there love to work but management is holding them back. Morale would be better if upper management focused more on their employees than their annual bonuses.
The company is going through tremendous changes , however, the old guard is still controlling and the mentality did not change. The people from the area believe it is their company and they hire from within. Do not not be surprised to see a secretary becoming a manager after 10 year of work. They train their staff so much they lack skills. Interesting , an employee who follow few hours of training will claim he or she is an expert in the field. Avoid because, the place is full of harassment and bullying
a lot of unqualified people are have managerial position
Poor management, supply chain manager micro manage employee. Manager has no nuclear experience and cannot advice in nuclear related issue in procurement. All other people are helpful. Opportunity available to learn. Non union employee has difficulty to get into unionized position.
Opportunity to learn new things
To return of hard work
It sucked. The supervisor was intimidating and the work was uninteresting and just plain boring. Apply to some other company.