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total disaster in terms of organization and staff morale.
Dishwasher/Janitor/Prep Cook/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Cornwall, ON19 October 2018
Entire side of management was fired and replaced before I had left. Positive changes were made but I did not stay long enough to see it all play out. When i was there, staff was over-worked and treated like garbage. Hard work went unnoticed while small mistakes would be exaggerated and the employee would be alienated for them.
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4.0
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Contract work through temp agency
CAD Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 September 2018
Nav Canada contract that I had was one of the best that I had worked on. Great atmosphere of positive highly motivated helpful cooperative people.Great organisation!
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5.0
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Nice People
Summer Student (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 July 2018
Really enjoy working for this company. They treat their employees very well and everyone is treated with respect. A lot of talent working here for sure.
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4.0
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Good Salary but nothing to do
APPLICATION DEVELOPER (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 April 2018
- They pay you well but they don't have challenging work
- Typical government culture, young guys will get bored easily
- Pension plan is alright
-Standard benefits
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5.0
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Great people and environment
Independent Consultant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON12 March 2018
I was part of a successful Oracle EBS upgrade project.

Made good friends over there, and enjoyed working with people there.

The consultants were treated very fairly.
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3.0
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Lack of growth and engagement
Manager, Pension Plan Accounting, Fund Operations (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON8 December 2017
Not for profit business without any real growth opportunities. People join and stay for the pension. Low engagement.
They do have good procedures in place compared to other not-for-profits in Ottawa and pay well.
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5.0
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Productive and fun workplace.
Drafting Technician (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON21 November 2017
Great people to work with. Plenty of advancement opportunities. Great benefits and work life balance. Excellent vacation package. Diverse and supportive workplace.
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4.0
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Great company, but highly structured and regulated
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC21 November 2017
good people - friendly, helpful
supportive management
highly regulated and structured
very dedicated employees who generally stay a long time
free gym on site
excellent benefits
Pros
benefits
Cons
highly structured; many rules and regulations and unions
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4.0
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Beautiful building with lots of amenities, family atmosphere
Publications Assistant NAV Centre (laid off) (Former Employee) –  Cornwall, ON23 October 2017
After 27 years working at NAV CENTRE I was laid off due to technology advances. I typically inputted, formatted and proofread documents such as student and instructor manuals as well as exams, reports and diagrams. The workplace culture was fantastic, we all knew each other for most of our career. The hardest part of the job was being laid off. The most enjoyable part of the job was the social aspect.
Pros
gained life long friendships, benefits and salary
Cons
laid off
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5.0
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Productive and friendly environment, fun work place
Office Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC16 October 2017
The workplace has a calm environment. Administrative duties (Mailroom) were a daily function. Learned great people skills and met numerous fun people. Hardest part was uncertainty of job security.
I learned lots about file maintenance and how to work productively alone.
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4.0
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Difficult Training
Air Traffic Control Trainee (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB13 October 2017
Training is the worst part of the job, very inconsistent and you can be cut from training at any time with little to no warning. The actual job is exciting and very interesting.
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4.0
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environnement de travail particulier
ATOS (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC21 September 2017
Environnement de travail complexe et particulier. Peu d'espace à l'innovation.
Pros
emploi spécialisé de pointe
Cons
peu de vision du management
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5.0
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Motivating company with great people
STUDENT POSITION - Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 September 2017
Worked at NAV CANADA for 2 summers as a summer student.

Great learning experience with fast work environment to keep you busy.

Co-workers were very dependable.
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3.0
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good work-life balance
Senior Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 June 2017
- interesting work: air traffic management software application used in control towers and/or ground offices
- very good work-life balance
- attractive pension plan
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5.0
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Amazing workplace
Human Resource Assistant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB1 April 2017
Great place to start as an internship. Friendly co-workers and inspiring and motivating managers. Amazing workplace that teaches you about the life and what it means to work in a huge organization.
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5.0
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Great place to work
NSCC - Systems Controller (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 March 2017
New challenges daily.
Excellent benefits.
Managers/supervisors trained well.
Focus on culture.
Loyalty to customers as well as employees and commitment to positive environment.
Pros
environment, . benefits, culture
Cons
uncertainty
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4.0
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Typical corporate world
Administrative Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON16 February 2017
NAV CANADA can be an exciting place to work if you are an air traffic controller, a flight service specialist, a technician or an engineer as you are hands on with the customers but if you work in the offices it is your typical corporate day to day boring environment!

They compensate very well and offer many opportunities. Management is not well treated and they expect that you do the job of 3 in return which burns out many of their managers and the reason why there is such a high turnover in the management group. They claim that you can speak your mind but if you do you can suffer the wrath if your opinion is not the same as the executive team and you don't comply and go in the same direction. Managers at Nav Canada are well paid puppets.
Pros
Well compensated
Cons
You really can't go against the grain
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2.0
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Pas de conciliation vie travail
FSS (Former Employee) –  Quebec City, QC16 February 2017
Horaire de travail qui change souvent des fois à la dernière minute. Pas de conciliation de vie et de travail.

Très bon salaire.
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5.0
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Great place to work as a coop student
Co-op Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 February 2017
I worked in this company when I was in the second year and didn't know much about programming. Working in this company was a great experience and I learned a lot from this. The other workers are so friendly and helpful.
Pros
Huge project, friendly environment, great opportunity to learn a lot
Cons
Low salary, no secure position for co-op student
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What i have learned
Administrative Support (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON8 February 2017
Working in NAV Canada has helped me to expand my work experience especially working with a well reputed company.
I have learned many new aspects of Communications and administration while working here.
Pros
Friday Lunches
Cons
quiet workspace
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