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CHC Helicopter Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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Karl S. Fessenden
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Pros
  • Great People, The Most Professional Crew in the Industry (in 4 reviews)

  • International business, interesting industry, good people to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Overall, new senior management team in place about a year is good (in 5 reviews)

  • However, this company is involved with the oil and gas industry and times are tough (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Short Term Crew Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Short Term Crew Planner in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Short Term Crew Planner in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CHC Helicopter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits. Great atmosphere. employee care committee.

    Cons

    mostly dependent upon oil/gas industry

    Advice to Management

    VP level down has excellent commitment to employees.


  2. "Wonderful company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aims Applications Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Aims Applications Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CHC Helicopter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great company to work for and safety is always first.

    Cons

    None to my knowledge. I enjoy giving my Aims Support.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "AOG Comptroller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CHC Helicopter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I truly enjoyed my tenure at CHC at many levels. My co-workers were great & I felt Management did their best to communicate with us.

    Cons

    As an experienced (25 yrs) buyer I found the the level of dollar amount left to our judgement very low before needing approval.

    Advice to Management

    I know Management works hard at communicating at the Town Hall meetings. Just give it straight & leave no surprises especially when it comes to Lay-Offs being over...


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "I've Had Worse...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CHC Helicopter (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits. People. Schedule (depending on your position)

    Cons

    You can kiss a pay raise good bye! Turnover

    Advice to Management

    What management?


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Management has a lack of respect for employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CHC Helicopter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good and the benefits are great as well. Some new management at the senior level promise positive change in the future.

    Cons

    Middle management using intimidation as a tool rather than trying to understand the importance of what you have to say. Shift work ruins your sleep patterns. Working holidays and weekends constantly. Vacation time recently changed to 120 hours instead of 3 weeks. Losing 3 days off. Management has no helicopter experience and don't understand most of the common nomenclature.

    Advice to Management

    Consider evaluating the managers with high turnover rate in their groups. Listen to the individual contributors. Engage employees and remove the fear or reprisal.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Management uses intimidation as primary tool."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CHC Helicopter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay and benifits can be good, but if you can contract it is better.

    Cons

    Your job being threatened by middle managers. Managers having subordinates do their work because they don't have the skills.

    Advice to Management

    Look down the chain of command see what is going on


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not a long term job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AOG Customer Support Officer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - AOG Customer Support Officer in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CHC Helicopter full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Its a job!

    Cons

    Shift work, and hr is terrible. No set rules for employees and all managers can change what rules there are to what they think is right.

    Advice to Management

    Set up a better HR dept and treat all employees the same.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not well run since it was bought by First Reserve!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CHC Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, decent benefits, for the most part good people work here.

    Cons

    Poor upper management, unapproachable CEO - if he doesn't like someone, they're gone.

    Advice to Management

    instead of laying off regular staff, give the CFO and CEO etc pay-cuts. The regular staff do the work anyway! Get Managers who actually care about staff versus the bottom line. Don't lie to staff; when things are bad, tell them, don't pretend all is OK and then secretly lay staff off. It doesn't boost morale and you lose good staff instead.

    HR is awful. With the exception of a few good apples, the majority of staff in that department are only nice to people who can 'get them somewhere.' You need better, more approachable HR staff.


  10. "Long Term Crew Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at CHC Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    CHC is a challenging company to work for, I have worked for them for about 5 years and the challenges are every day witch makes your job very exciting

    Cons

    The openings for career movement are limited

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "CHC Helicopter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CHC Helicopter full-time

    Pros

    If CHC successfully emerges from bankruptcy, there may be opportunities to help rebuild the company.

    Cons

    Company leadership at the SVP and VP level is unprofessional and extremely difficult to work for. In some cases, leadership is dishonest and not trustworthy. The work atmosphere is one of high pressure and intimidation.


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