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Attention to detail a must
Viking provided a platform for me to demonstrate my fine hand skills and leadership opportunities. Starting from the bottom and working my way to a management position over the past 12 years. It has provided a place for me to grow as an individual as well as a member of the Greater Victoria community.
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Has great potential, or had...
The work place is unpleasant a great deal of the time. Inept managers and toxic people are a staple. For a aircraft manufacturing company they really need to step it up dramatically. The amount of poor feedback we get from customers and employees falls on def ears. The entire operation could use a fundamental leadership change, there is way to many managers who are in over their heads.
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Morons and idiots
Whole place is a complete disaster and an embarrassment to aviation. Management is inept, under qualified and fear motivated. Disorder reigns, excuses fly, lies win over truths. Massive divide between labour(union) and support staff...Glad to be gone!
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Fast paced, challenging work.
Viking Air is rapidly growing, with high potential for advancement.
The continuous improvement initiatives allow for a collaborative effort to develop business process.

Can be extremely fast paced and challenging. Requires ability to critically think and problem solve with confidence in any position
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Do not depend on Viking long term
Your nothing but a number here, they'll work you to the bone and tell you you are working hard enough. Get injured on the job and they will fight tooth and nail to deny it ever happened, will even stoop checking your social media to see if they can find something against you so they dont get dinged by WCB for another injury
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Productive and fun workplace
Great company to work for, good benefits program. Hours are standard - Mon-Fri, 5 days a week. Flexible with time off. Coworkers are friendly and easy to get along with.
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Good workplace
Good workplace, good people, low wages comparably to other engineering jobs. The growth of the company is inspiring, and the upper management seem to be on the right track. They don't compensate particularly well but the company is located in a very desirable location so this does come into consideration.
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Small town attitude
Viking has the potential to be a great company but seriously need to work on their World Class attitude because this will be the end of them if they do not change this!
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Small town attitude!
Viking think they are bigger than they are! No "World class" attitude or abilities! Bad management, very old world way of managing! Definately not ready for int'l market. Stick with Beavers!!
Pros
Salary, social events
Cons
Micro managers unwilling to change
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Fair
Ok place with usual boom and bust cycles. Expanding and adding people due to new contracts. Improvement noted but need to see if sustained in the long term
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Great fun work place
One of my favorite companies to work for, would recommend others to apply.

Everything from Airplane assemblers to office staff, they were all amazing people to work with
Pros
Great team members
Cons
Didn't feel as if the education to new tasks was high priority.
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Mrb liaison engineer
Good place to work, very much 'old school' . My contract was short term, so not too much to say beyond that. The people were very helpful and team oriented.. A family environment.
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great people
its a great place to work with many fun times with wonderful co-workers. it is a poorly run company with many of the mangers uneducated on how to be in the position they are in and is running out of work and they is always a chance they will the move work out of the country
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good people, great paid, nice benefits
Cons
poorly lead
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Run away
Senior Management is weak and leads by fear. Most in management have no idea about aviation and don't listen to those who do. Lots of frustration and finger pointing.
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Senior Management
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wages are competitive and benefits good
The hard part to swallow is the animosity between the union and management Wages and benefits are industry standard. Four ten hour days are a bit long and there is NO flexibility in different start times for the production workers. Overtime is a constant requirement when the rush is on.

The aviation business is cyclic and with the downturn four years at Viking and layoff of some of the best employees at the time. Layoff weren't based on seniority, which they should have been, otherwise what's the point of seniority?


Overall they do pay for training at BCIT or Camosun College. Good benefits and vacation and competitive wage.
Pros
Pay, four day work week, benefits.
Cons
Hostility between management and Union employees
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Some good some bad
There are many great leaders at Viking. There are also a few power leaders who lead from fear, old style yelling, and unattainable targets. The union environment leaves something to be desired as it is a constant Union/Viking battle and there are little to no social programs where the union and the company integrate.
Pros
Benefits and profit sharing
Cons
long hours (in management) and few healthy relationships
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Manufacturing dhc6 400
Very safety oriented company, nice facility with excellent tooling. Manufacturing new DHC 6 400 series twin otters, here in Calgary Alberta. Good pay and great benefits.
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Productive and fun
Good experience in production type work.
Management is unorganized.

Diverse work culture and environment

Dealing with micro-management.

Seeing the complete project depart.
Cons
juvenile management.
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New things to learn
My Job was as System Administrator maintaining Active Directory and all related Windows Server System like Windows 2003, 2008R2 and Windows Server 2012R2.
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Productive and a great place to work
Great company with great benefits. Quality of workmanship, great hours, competitive wages, good people and management.
Really learned a lot in the aviation industry after working with this company.
Pros
benefits
Cons
nothing
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productive and enjoying the challenge of learning
- team works with the good leadership of our store manager
- working with enthusiasm with co- workers

- gathering a company party when we do a positive views

- obligation of working on call weekend
Pros
free calgary Stampede lunche
Cons
love working overtime
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