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Atomic Energy of Canada Reviews

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Atomic Energy of Canada President & CEO Robert Walker
Robert Walker
5 Ratings

    Great place to work, have to be willing to work in the middle of nowhere

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    I worked at Atomic Energy of Canada as an intern for less than a year


    -Good coworkers, everyone is easygoing and understanding and are quite accommodating to your needs
    -Good benefits, it's a crown corporation
    -Plenty of room for training and development, plenty of classes to sign up both career specific and work specific


    -It 2 hours north of Ottawa between the Ottawa River and Algonquin Park and can get boring on your downtime without a plan or hobbies
    -It may seem somewhat intimidating with all the security and various work procedures, but given the type of industry that it's in, it's pretty much expected

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    Keep up the good work, would work there again

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Atomic Energy of Canada Interviews

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014

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    New Graduate Operations Interview Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Atomic Energy of Canada in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through online job posting. HR contacted me 3 weeks later regarding an introductory phone interview. Phone interview was very informal, asked a few questions about my resume, typical behavioural questions, and why I wanted to live in the area. AECL has a very high turnover rate due to their remote location so emphasize why you want to live in the Ottawa Valley. During phone interview got immediately invited to two-day hiring campaign in Pembroke.

    Second interview was approximately 1.5 hours being run by 3 of their engineers. Opened with typical behavioural questions, then moved onto very technical questions such as analyzing electrical diagrams and process flow diagrams. Interviewers were very friendly. Got invited to do a plant tour the following day.

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    No negotiation, new graduate position.
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Headquarters CHALK RIVER, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Established in 1952, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) split in 2011. Known for designing and developing the CANDU nuclear power reactor, the company designed and built nuclear reactors and provided services such as construction management, waste management, decommissioning, and life-extension projects related to CANDU reactors worldwide. SNC-Lavalin bought the commercial reactor division of AECL in 2011. The Canadian government retained the company's laboratory operations, which includes two facilities for nuclear technology research and development.

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