Nordion Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nordion

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Nordion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work with and for

    Cons

    Winter months in Ottawa are cold

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    Vancouver site did not get the same benefits or recognition as headquarters in Ottawa.

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    Former Employee - QA Associate  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - QA Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Nordion full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Health care benefits and pay were ok but not outstanding.

    Cons

    Management did not treat the employees at the Vancouver site as well as the employees at the headquarters in Ottawa.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use fair and impartial process to review cost of living and equitable benefits for employees in Vancouver vs Ottawa.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Finance Not Good Place

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    Former Employee - Finance  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Finance in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Nordion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good culture
    Good compensation
    Financial incentives to perform

    Cons

    Highly political environment
    Different standards within finance group
    Manager plays favourites
    Much non-value added work just in case manager gets asked for it from VP
    Manager 8-4pm guy expecting otherwise by his employees
    Finance is over staffed / not healthy dept environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the excessive Sr. Mgt bonuses
    Knock down your Ivory Tower to remove terrible disconnect between Senior Mgt, Management & Employees.
    Flatten multi tiered levels of management
    Simplify your performance review process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A progressive experience

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

    I have been working at Nordion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    travel, opportunity to growth, on-job training

    Cons

    over time, intense, stress, irregular work hour

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great work/life balance.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at Nordion

    Pros

    Very strong HR department. Employees are treated fairly and with respect. Excellent work/life balance. Very friendly and professional atmosphere. Benefit package quite good for the industry.

    Cons

    Originally a government Crown corporation. Along with this, even after a long time since becoming a public company, still comes a government-like culture of bureacracy and slow pace and decision-making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to push harder and run the organisation more like a publicly traded company. Senior management could develop a more open door culture with employees as apposed to an "ivory tower" approach which is not appropriate in today's corporate climate.

    Recommends

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