CHC Helicopter Reviews

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
16 Reviews
2.8
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CHC Helicopter full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Geographically distributed workforce makes it difficult to collaborate effectively on projects.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a long term job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AOG Customer Support Officer  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - AOG Customer Support Officer in Irving, TX

    I have been working at CHC Helicopter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Its a job!

    Cons

    Shift work, and hr is terrible. No set rules for employees and all managers can change what rules there are to what they think is right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a better HR dept and treat all employees the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Exciting! Great new things to come!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CHC Helicopter

    Pros

    Industry, Transformation, Upcoming IPO, Pay and Benefits, Experienced Professional Employees

    Cons

    HR leadership, HR is slow to get things done because all decision making is done too far up and within the COE's. If you get on their bad side nothing gets done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain good employees.

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  5.  

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CHC Helicopter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is really good and the benefits are standard.

    Cons

    Time off is lacking a little and the shift work is a little much sometimes with short handed staffing issues.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not well run since it was bought by First Reserve!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA

    I worked at CHC Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, decent benefits, for the most part good people work here.

    Cons

    Poor upper management, unapproachable CEO - if he doesn't like someone, they're gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of laying off regular staff, give the CFO and CEO etc pay-cuts. The regular staff do the work anyway! Get Managers who actually care about staff versus the bottom line. Don't lie to staff; when things are bad, tell them, don't pretend all is OK and then secretly lay staff off. It doesn't boost morale and you lose good staff instead.

    HR is awful. With the exception of a few good apples, the majority of staff in that department are only nice to people who can 'get them somewhere.' You need better, more approachable HR staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Leadership are Only There to Grow Their Wallets

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at CHC Helicopter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very interesting industry to work for, both in terms of the products and services and customers.

    Cons

    Awful leadership team who are far less than scrupulous - trust no one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making it about yourself and make it about the quality of product and service and engagement of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible Leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I worked at CHC Helicopter as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A job leading to a better job elsewhere. Attain the knowledge and processes, and then move on to another aviation company; somewhere where you can grow, and where dedication may lie.

    Whatever salary you ask for goes into scrutiny; they counter-offer of course. In the end, you have to stand your ground and challenge yourself.

    Cons

    Every day can be the challenge, unexpected layoffs or redundancy. Don't buy into the stocks the company offers because there is no real incentive, and it may turn out to be much like the BC Government fiasco of "BCRIC" shares once offered to British Columbians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and smell the aroma of some (finely brewed European) coffee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CHC Helicopter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is on time. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Infested with the buddy stystem. One does not advance do to ability but through who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just put your 10% to work of what you preach and it will be 100% improved

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty on the outside, rotten on the inside.

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    Current Employee - Helicopter Captain
    Current Employee - Helicopter Captain

    I have been working at CHC Helicopter full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The largest offshore helicopter operator in the world with a clear stated aim to be the best.

    Cons

    The middle management ( of old school ) do not wish to change and accept that employees have rights and protection under the company code of conduct,operations manuals etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a supreme effort to get accurate information from the people at the other far end of the company and act on that to change middle management to proper leaders and motivators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very rewarding experience overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at CHC Helicopter full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Travel, latest technology and types.

    Cons

    Extremely high workload at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide additional Management and Training experience in the field to optimize operations

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