National Film Board of Canada
3.0 of 5 5 reviews
www.nfb.ca Montreal, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Nov 22, 2013

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Great People, Great Projects!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at National Film Board of Canada part-time for more than a year

ProsNever gets boring and monotonousness.

ConsPay could be higher, but hey, that's government for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is key.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Don't waste your time

Manager (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I have been working at National Film Board of Canada full-time for more than a year

Pros- Great benefits
- Vacation from first day
- Yearly salary increase based on union convention and not based on performance (5%-6% automatic)
- Very stable and secure work place

Cons- Extremely political environment
- No clear direction
- Lazy people everywhere protected by the union
- Terrible upper management
- The location is hard to get to

Advice to Senior ManagementStop with the politics and start managing the company! You spend more time looking for excuses not to do the job than to actually do it. Work with the union to get rid of all the lazy people. Before you make a decision, you should think about it and the consequences it involves - stop making decision based on how you feel at that moment, just so you can revert it after a couple of days.

When you start a new project, FINISH IT!! Changing direction in the middle of the project is not motivating for people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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NFB entry-level job

Junior Engineer (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I have been working at National Film Board of Canada full-time for less than a year

ProsCompensation is great, challenging work environment

ConsThe building and demographic aren't amazing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Disappointing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at National Film Board of Canada

ProsStill retains its reputation despite internal issues.

ConsVery political and dysfunctional senior managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementRetire now.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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quiet and stable place to work

Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at National Film Board of Canada

Prosexcelent benefits, stable environment, very nice collegues

ConsSenior and mid-management unable to mobilize personnel;
no career path development

Advice to Senior Managementcome down to people, motivate and encourage

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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