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Air Canada President, CEO, and Director Calin Rovinescu
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Pros
  • Travel benefits - if you're willing to get creative with flight plans and enjoy the possibility of getting stuck at airports when traveling standby (in 17 reviews)

  • 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 (in 11 reviews)

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  • The front line management is not able to eliminate workers that are not doing their jobs and playing the system (in 5 reviews)

  • work environment, salary, management, poor attitude, no room for growth or advancement, (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Barf!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The friends I made in the 15 years I was there.

    Cons

    Management and the Teamster Union. Company satisfied with breaking even. Low level management gets away with unethical, immoral treatment of its employees.

    Advice to Management

    What management?


  2. Toxic work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free travel when space available.

    Cons

    Needy and rude passengers. Very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees!


  3. Driven by numbers such as Employees Statistics(which are kept extremely high) and the money they can make (no human side

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Agent/Customer Service Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Agent/Customer Service Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Air Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    We were given very good benefits

    Cons

    The pay was awful .... most of it was taken away for taxes and insurance and union .... and the hours are terrible .... If you just got hired, expect to work overnight most of the time .... very stressful work environment especially while on probation....

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking about statistics and be more human ....


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Company morale is so low

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Canada full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - flight benefits - health and dental benefits - lots of time off

    Cons

    - have to work out of Toronto - management says one thing and does another - no recourse for 'bad' flight attendants as union has to protect the bad apples - pay cheques and per diem almost always wrong - never receive crew meals when supposed to - zero recognition for job well done - flight attendants who are clearly out of optimal shape are kept around due to union protection when they wouldn't be able to save a life if necessary - crew compliment is constantly eroded - not enough crew rest - company only goes the minimum which is unhealthy - extended duty days are far too common

    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy and invest in your employees vs lining your pockets Go back to giving real customer service and experiences


  6. Air Canada

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow employees and flight benifits. Not much more for Pros. Air Canada does not focus on the happiness of it's workforce. They are not happy unless their employees are unhappy.

    Cons

    The company treats it's employees like garbage. They really don't care, and they let you know it. Underpaid, overworked and abused. Execs rolling in the money, and driving hard to reduce the cost of it's workforce in order to gain bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Abused employees can not hide their unhappiness from the customers. Treat your employees with respect, and it will pay off on all fronts. Happy employees equal a happy work enviorment, which will better represent a strong company.


  7. What a disappointment -- I was treated like garbage by the company.

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    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Flight Attendant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues. World-class airline. Relative stability in comparison with other airlines. Well-maintained, high quality equipment.

    Cons

    Starvation pay. Psychotic management. Residual Crown-corporation mentality. Arcane communications and bidding systems. Union and Management "two-headed monster".

    Advice to Management

    Go back to 1965 and start all over again.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Intense work for slavery pay.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people i worked with were great, management doesnt bother people too much.

    Cons

    Calls never slow, you take them back to back, if you have little seniority the shifts arent really flexible, pay is so awful anyone with an apartment would not even be able to take a vacation at all. The clients are always miserable, the company doesnt give a hoot about the clients, and even less so about employees that arent in the spotlight.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Stay away if u care about your career and general well being.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flight Operations in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Flight Operations in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None, most people working at AC are only still there because they are hoping to retain some form of pension. Managers as well as Unionized employees! If your thinking the passes are a privilege, think again as Air Canada's flights are too restrictive for you to enjoy them not to mention the lowered capacity and higher load factors.

    Cons

    So many to list but here are a few: Poisoned work environment, bloated incompetent management, inability to maintain profitability, subject to irrational layoffs and dismissals, major profiteering by senior management...

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself!


  10. great till 2001 then awful

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Station Attendant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lead Station Attendant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    travel benefits years ago not much else

    Cons

    poor pay consequently low quality new hires management still have no concept of what the real work world is air travel is the new bus system of the world

    Advice to Management

    fire 25 percent of them ( managemaent) and hire high quality non airline emplotees


  11. Helpful (1)

    disrespect of employees and customers

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSSA in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - CSSA in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Canada part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    none visible pros, all the indicators are showing the trend of modern slavery.

    Cons

    over rated management need to reduced by 50 to 70 percent and field workers increased by 15 to 20 percent.

    Advice to Management

    sizedown, get a real field formation and by honest in your daily reports even if that means making your boss unhappy.



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