Air Canada – Toronto
Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol. Across the country and across the world, the Air Canada family brings people… Glassdoor
Air Canada – Toronto
Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take… Glassdoor
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“Phenomenal training ground for people early in their careers, but not worthy of a long-term commitment. ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Air Canada full-time for more than 5 yearsPros
Serves as an incredible place to learn the ins and outs of a corporate environment.
Work experience is among the best. My time at Air Canada was equivalent to two to three times the amount of time spent elsewhere given the crises and various situations we faced.
Travel privileges are fantastic as long as you are very flexible with where you want to go as flights are quite full nowadays.
Health benefits are solid and pension is standard for a large company (management employees hired post-bankruptcy (2004 or so) are placed on a DC plan. Those hired before that time are in a DB plan).Cons
The company culture is brutal and highly politicized. All too common are senior leaders who manage through fear, intimidation and bullying. There is no culture of cooperation and collaboration as leaders tend to be territorial. Certainly some notable exceptions.
Salaries are below market, yet demands on time are unforgiving. Very limited scope for promotion.
For someone early in their career, if you can put up with the negative environment and old school ways of doing business, the work experience can be quite enriching.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Review your values and live them. And hold your leadership accountable for doing so.
Embrace innovation and different ways of doing business. Promote those that actually believe that people are their most valuable asset.RecommendsNegative OutlookApproves of CEO