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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  1. "Great working ethics"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission as a contractor

    Pros

    Great hard working team. Good working environment. Likes to keep up on technology and are not unrealistic about deadlines.

    Cons

    Location is not central and with the transitway out of commission not great bus access. Many work late hours but that is not always expected of everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps consider more telecommuting work and flexibility in working hours. Keep up the fair treatment of employees.


  2. "Internal auditor"

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    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have Good hours, good pay

    Cons

    The environment is very bureaucratic

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Summer Student"

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

    I have been working at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There's a very positive workplace culture at the CNSC, anyone in the office is willing to lend a hand if you're stuck. In terms of summer jobs for students, the CNSC pays very well and gives its students meaningful work to bolster their resume.

    Cons

    As any organization connected to the government, the approval process can be very lengthy and difficult. Sometimes it seems hard to change things, because people who have been working there for several years have developed fairly rigid views.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to ideas that students bring to the table, they see things in a different perspective than people who have been working there for several years, and it may spark positive organizational change.


  4. "technical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good salaries, downtown area, great hr personnel

    Cons

    Management not flexible. Rigid leadership model.
    Culture of not sharing information


  5. "Technical Student work with the CNSC"

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, with engaging fellow interns. Project scale was vast and provided opportunities to work with specialists and subject matter experts.

    Cons

    Deadlines were very relaxed, and not a very fast paced environment. Slightly unorganized with the distribution of work amongst interns.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule work in advance if possible for temporary employees/interns and use them!


  6. "Very intelligent and diverse employees."

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    Former Intern - Student - Technical in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Student - Technical in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for a summer student in Ottawa, flexible hours, good co-workers, respectful workplace. Everyone was encouraged to work together, so you were never stranded with a complex task.

    Cons

    Since it is technically the government, there wasn't as much of a drive to get stuff done. I think productivity could be increased if it was ensured that everyone always had a project.

    Advice to Management

    Expect more from your talented team. I think that the workload could have been increased and the deadlines could be harder, but I think the CNSC can handle it.


  7. "great community culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    the CNSC has strong levels of support, and is small enough to be personable. It has good access to upper management and good training systems.

    Cons

    tight on budgets and time. Can be hard to meet deadlines sometimes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Smart but under-utilized"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is the smartest, most motivated group assembled in all of government, based upon my experience. I'm surrounded by extremely professional, efficient public servants. The President, Dr. Binder, is keeping staff appraised as much as possible during these times of austerity.

    Cons

    There is a reluctance to let staff free to do what they are good at.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your staff. You're lucky to have the best assembly of professionals available to any government agency. Encourage them to innovate, and work outside the box, then reap the benefits.


  9. "Pursuit of excellence, commitment to fulfilling its mission"

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

    I have been working at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting work
    Has a meaningful impact on people and the environment
    Wonderful, bright people who care about what they are doing

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to keep up
    Can involve some stress in meeting deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Ensure good communication


  10. "highly regemented"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    job security for long term employees, high level of compliance to regulations, friendly coworkers, nice offices

    Cons

    overly bureaucratic beyond normal levels, alot of contract workers, poor technology.

    Advice to Management

    try more pilot projects, new technologies