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Atomic Energy of Canada Overview

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Website www.aecl.ca
Headquarters CHALK RIVER, Canada
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Shaw Group, Bechtel, Westinghouse
Established in 1952, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) split in 2011. Known for designing and developing the CANDU nuclear power reactor, the company designed and built nuclear reactors and provided services such as construction management, waste management ... More

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Atomic Energy of Canada President & CEO Robert Walker
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    I worked at Atomic Energy of Canada full-time


    The work life balance was very good at this company. Although some overtime was expected in IT the work day was very reasonable. Because it was a federal agency the pension plan was very good.


    AECL went through a lot of re-organization shortly after I joined the company, as a result of the Federal Government's determination to break up the company and privatize parts of it. This resulted in management changes that became destabilizing for departments and workers.

    Advice to Management

    Management wasted huge amount of money by continuously relocating facilities within the Sheridan Park area. They did this for years with minimal benefit.

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    Operations Specialist (New Trainee) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pembroke, ON (Canada)
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Atomic Energy of Canada (Pembroke, ON (Canada)) in March 2015.


    Relatively long and detailed phone interview (about 45 minutes) with behavioural questions. Got invited for in-person interview. Interview was mostly technical, and went over your work background. I was selected to go on the tour the next day, however we then found out that there were three tours total, so about 60 people interviewing for 10 positions. The email was poorly worded, they said if you were successful in your interview, you would go on a site tour (so you've got the job is what was implied). This was frustrating as the correspondence was misleading and the tour was very interesting, so they get your hopes up for a long shot essentially.

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    • Go through simple PFD, scenarios (closing valves, maintenance, etc.)   1 Answer

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