National Research Council Canada Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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  1. Postdoctoral Researcher at National Lab

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, good work experience

    Cons

    limited contract of 2 years


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    Fear-based institute that's behind the times in management/retention; experience in-the-news topics via panels/lectures

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    Former Employee - Associate Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Committee Study topics and panels Close to the action of politics and policy Lectures series are hot curent events/topics

    Cons

    fear-based company Information is hoarded unclear goals; looking good cuts quality Endless rules prevent staffers from doing so much as ordering a stapler without permission management creates distrust and confusion among staff

    Advice to Management

    A good agency uses open communication, not fear & intimidation to get results / create positive work environment As a publications company, supply tools/ materials and equipment that will fit the real daily needs of staff / committee


  3. Project Officer

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Commercial orientation in a government context: what a challenge!

    Cons

    Held back by internal bureaucratic processes. Lack of client focus.


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  5. Summer Student

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    Current Employee - Summer Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Summer Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Open academic atmosphere -Determined own project

    Cons

    -Not given much responsibility -Supervisor was very busy

    Advice to Management

    -Keep the summer students busy


  6. National Research Council

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Professional and friendly environment - Encourage innovation and teamwork

    Cons

    - Work pace is relatively slow


  7. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    excellent work environment, great benefit

    Cons

    low pay and union low career growth


  8. technical officer

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    Current Employee - Technical Officer in Boucherville, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Officer in Boucherville, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    learn a lot of things

    Cons

    paperwork! after years, salary is at the max.

    Advice to Management

    easy


  9. Co-op

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    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting Research, very friendly environment. A lot of autonomy.

    Cons

    Things can move very slowly as it is all government based.


  10. Subject to government whims

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, low stress day-to-day environment. Compared to academics, guaranteed base funding.

    Cons

    Funding guaranteed only as long area considered a priority. Priorities change as leadership changes. Poor communication by management about future directions. More bureaucrats, less researchers over time.


  11. it is a great research centre to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    flexible hours. friendly co workers. opportunity to meet great researchers from around the world.

    Cons

    lack of motivation in some of the employees

    Advice to Management

    Absorb younger people.



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