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NorthwesTel...The Little Bell Canada of the North

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Manager in Yellowknife, YT (Canada)
Current Employee - Product Manager in Yellowknife, YT (Canada)
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The experience of working in the far north. It is amazing that this company can provide dial-tone and Internet services to some of the most remote places in the Arctic. If you like technology and dealing with complex problems, this is the company for you. Working for NorthwesTel provides a work experience that is truly unique. Plus you'll be paying some of the lowest income taxes in Canada and if you're smart with your cash, you can make some good coin and leave the north with some change in your pocket. If you're thinking about moving north, buy a warm coat.

Cons

NorthwesTel is trying to implement company wide changes. Until the dust settles, (in about 1-2 years), I wouldn't recommend it to anyone as you would be joining a company that is going through total confusion. The main problem is the senior / executive leadership team. Basically, none of the people are leaders and the simply don't get it. Even when the spend time and money to develop leadership skills, it works for about a month then they all revert back to being a bunch of idiots. Outside of poor leadership, they company needs to clean out the old deadwood and replace people with IP skills and experience working in the telecom industry.

Advice to Management

Find another job and make room for some new management with a proven record of success. You just don't get it and I don't have any faith that you'll ever get it. Give up now and hopefully someone else can turn this ship around. Accept the blame for the problems at the company and stop trying to push the blame to the middle management ranks.

Other Employee Reviews for Northwestel

  1. Marketing Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life balance Job Security Family environment Good Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Old school mentality and lack dynamism. Too many senior managers and execs upholds the status quo.


  2. A company in transition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestel full-time

    Pros

    Being located in the North, Northwestel is a large employer by comparison to other local companies. At the same time, it is small enough where you can know most people in the company and it truly does feel like a family or small community.

    Cons

    Northwestel is a company in transition due to ongoing changes in the competitive landscape. This causes alot of shifts in strategy and focus, which can be frustrating.


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