Instrumentation & Electrical Technician Co-op (Former Employee) – Corunna, ON – 27 December 2018
I enjoyed my brief time at Nova Chemicals, safety was there number one priority there. Great environment to work in, what I mean by that is positive attitudes, friendly and helpful people, etc. Not to mention great future ahead of them.
Chemical Technician (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 5 December 2018
I enjoyed my time with Nova Chemicals. The hands on work was demanding but stimulating. The team environment made it enjoyable to come to work. I found it difficult to balance family and the demanding job......but the kids finally grew up!
Disc Eng Lead, Instrumentation and Controls (Former Employee) – Joffre, AB – 29 September 2018
Three Ethylene Plants, Two Polyethylene plants and auxiliary facilities. Work culture was great, great team work, nice clean process facilities. Until the re-engineering of the company. then the work atmosphere became challenging.
Great process facilities
Less than pleasant work atmosphere after the re-engineering
Project Engineer Co-op (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 28 September 2018
At nova chemicals the corporate culture is of inclusion and safety, everyday you feel good about going to work and the people you work with. With their great work life balance programs its easy to stay committed to work and balance it with your life outside.
parts person (Former Employee) – Joffre, AB – 20 August 2018
I worked at Nova for only 8 weeks on a contract position. I was very well paid and treated with respect, even though I was a woman working in the warehouse. The men were unbelievably respectful to me and helped me out whenever I needed assistance. I would work there again in a heart beat.
Environmental Specialist, Responsible Care Team (Former Employee) – Joffre, AB – 26 July 2018
One thing I have learnt from NOVA Chemicals and will take with me in my everyday life and career is the emphasis on safety!! The teams and awareness that we implemented really makes no room for complacency. In a plant environment it is very important for employees to feel safe during work, and to make sure they come home to their families safely.
Also I appreciated the community involvement with my career there. They emphasized we be a part of the community around us and to respect any discrepancies they may have. It made us to take responsibility in any work we did.
Benefits and salary were improving when I left, im sure it's worth working there financially as well.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Joffre, AB – 5 February 2018
The salary and benefits are awesome. But don't let the Nova website fool you regarding their culture. There is a fair amount of office politics and favorites. No one will defend you when it comes to going against management. There are relatives who work for the same units, from different departments. You have to watch your back, and if someone doesn't like you personally; your job is not secure.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Joffre, AB – 16 January 2018
Great to work with Project Managers, Engineers. Beware of Document Control Mngmt specifically Madame Pelky. Very intimidating and opposite of good person. If she senses you actually have more knowledge than her, your work life will be opposite from heaven and your out. Unfortunately Project Manager wont stick up for you regardless what a great job performances you have shown.