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Good people, corporate organization poorly run

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Current Employee - Research Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Research Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at National Research Council Canada (more than 5 years)

Pros

Smart people
Good projects
Promotions based on experience not job openings

Cons

Corporate management poor
Organization in flux
Gradual move away from research

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize that the organizations strength are its people (i.e scientists NOT admin types)

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  1. Nice place to work

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    Current Intern - Web and Database Engineering in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Web and Database Engineering in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at National Research Council Canada as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty chill place to work. Nice people, the place itself is very comforting.
    Two cafeteria for lunches.

    Cons

    The compensation (because it is government) is lower than other tech companies. Not many young employees.

  2. Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at National Research Council Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People here are very skilled and inquisitive. They love the scientific method above all.

    Cons

    There is an impression that management is steering the focus away from science and towards product manufacturing. This has soured the atmosphere somewhat, but I am optimistic that a good balance will be reached.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that opening an anonymous forum for people to discuss their concerns might help alleviate tension. Also, I think there should be a proper website for each researcher describing their work and contributions and list of current employees. This would help people to feel more connected.

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