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Great Scientific Environment
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON5 November 2018
Working at NRC was a great opportunity of my life. I learnt a lot during my time at NRC both scientifically and socially. I believe that NRC is the best scientific place to work in Canada.
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low productivity instituion
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 November 2018
research institution that do not recruiting enough expertise. Low productivity in daily work, no significant publication on the field of studying. Poor manangement.
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Team Mate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 July 2018
Wonderful place to work, somewhat blissful to work alongside Canada's keenest minds in the field of science, this was not a job, it was an adventure!
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Great place to work!
Administrative Assistant to Director (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 June 2018
One of the best employers in Ottawa! The people are great to work with. The work demands/expectations are quite reasonable. Good opportunities for advancement.
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Never seen so many ,earn so much for doing very little!
Power Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON21 May 2018
I worked at the Canadian national research council for 3 yrs,
I came over from Europe and worked with the high speed wind tunnel, managment are extremely
Arrogant, work conditions were illegal by Canadian standards, the wind tunnel was from the 1940s
Every thing was so out dated by about 40yrs! Money was plentiful, taxpayer funded,
I loved every moment, did very little, got paid a lot! Many holidays !
Pros
High pay very little work!
Cons
Job security
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Avoid at all cost!
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Halifax Regional Municipality, NS8 May 2018
Completely incompetent management, inept leadership, little communication within NRC and employee moral in the toilet. Too much politics within management and lack of empathy for employees. In short - a bureaucratic nightmare. AVOID if you want a stress free future.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Everything else
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Great place to work!
Surplus/Disposal - Labourer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON6 April 2018
Worked in the Surplus and Disposal department and had a great time. Work hours flew by and met some great people. Wish I got more than a six month contract.
Pros
Fairly easy job
Cons
Dull at times
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Great place to work
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON2 April 2018
Will teach you a lot about your field that you've chosen to study. They are very good at fostering up and coming scientists. You will always be busy with something to do.
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Power engineering
past employee (Former Employee) –  ottawa2 April 2018
If you want to be paid cheap and get laid off this is the place to go. Oh you better speak French to advance. Therefore, take heed and be your own judge. They treat technical people like garbage.
Pros
little
Cons
axe always out, lack of pride
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CNRC review
Research Officer (Current Employee) –  Boucherville, QC16 March 2018
Good collegues, interesting projects. But lack of consistency regarding projects, i.e. too much projects at the same time and not
focused enough on long term development.
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Good work experience
Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 March 2018
Typical day:
Login to ticketing system and email, pick up unassigned support requests and assign them to myself
Assist clients who emailed me directly for assistance or with questions

Learned:
Enterprise Mcafee products, Windows 10 Deployment

Management: Sporadic and difficult to predict. Project objectives and priorities constantly shifting with no explanation. Suffering from severe communication flow issues.

Workplace Culture:
Fairly relaxed, accommodating of sick leave, vacation. Typical public service environment.

Hardest Part of the Job:
Attempting to follow the aforementioned constantly changing project expectations and priorities.

Most Enjoyable Part of the Job:
A fair degree of freedom to accomplish assigned tasks and duties with little management intervention.
Pros
Good work environment
Cons
Poor communication from management to "rank and file" employees.
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Contract Position
Technical Writer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 February 2018
As a graduate student, I sought position as a contract researcher for this organization. This allowed me to learn new things that have proven to be useful over the years.
Pros
Intellectual Freedom
Cons
Lack of Job Security
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Establishment with the state of the art facilities
Guest Research Personnel (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON31 January 2018
The organisation is endowed with a lot of the state-of-art facilities to carry out research and encourages publications. Highly secure environment and promote research to the highest level.
Pros
Accessibilities to the facilities
Cons
Atimes work to meet deadline very straineous
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Nice place to work
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON26 January 2018
Managers are very nice, Pay is nice as well. Gained valuable experience. its mostly a contract position as well. Overall great experience. Would love to work there again sometime.
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Na
Stationary Engineer, Third Class (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 January 2018
Cut throat environment. Zero loyalty to employees for very hard work . Staff do not care about healthy environment to work . DMs are out to cut everything at once. Zero support for safe work practices.
Pros
Na
Cons
Must know French
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Great place to work
Research Officer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 October 2017
This is a great place to work. There are numerous opportunities for individual research and good opportunities for career advancement. The work is highly rewarding.
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Nice place to work
Computer Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON4 October 2017
I worked here both as a Co-op student and a short term contractor, depending on your supervisor you will be working hard but the pay off is amazing the campus for the montreal road location is exceptionally beautiful in the summer time and all of the employees that i have met are amazing people
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good organization.
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, Canada2 September 2017
Doing research is very time consume, a lot of repeat experiments,but is also many fun and fulfilling.

NRC of Canada is very good organization, they engage many cutting edge research.
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Excellent workplace
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) –  Penticton, BC19 August 2017
A very easy going environment where very little pressure was placed on employees.
As a result you felt very much part of an extremely important group in the study of solar systems, etc.
Pros
Very good working conditions and environment
Cons
Unfortunately had to leave due to budget cuts from Ottawa
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innovative organization
Occupational Health, Safety advisor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON31 July 2017
NRC is the most effective research and technology organization
in the world, stimulating sustainable domestic prosperity.
NRC works with its clients and partners, to provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs.
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