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"Good but not great"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Current Employee - Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Air Canada full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Nice, intelligent people & informal atmosphere
- Excellent travel benefits - albeit it is standby travel. I have travelled to many parts of the world at very cheap prices with my family and friends
- Interesting and challenging work
- Great work/life balance
- Patriotic feeling to work for the flag carrier

Cons

- Lack of advancement opportunities. Promotions are rare and only happen if you are lucky and after years of service
- No innovation is encouraged as management does not want to make any daring moves
- Low salaries means most young people leave after a short period of time
- Limited vacation time
- Limited group activities or company events

Advice to Management

Offer more competitive salaries if you want to retain your talented staff otherwise you will lose your best people. If you want culture change actively pursue it yourself. Listen to your young generation - they have some innovative ideas that could transform this company.

Other Employee Reviews for Air Canada

  1. "Working in the finance department"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    travel benefits - you can travel for almost free
    good pension and health insurance
    informal atmosphere
    good learning experience as the business is very complex

    Cons

    low salaries - well below industry
    no career advancement
    bad corporate culture - very political
    conflict of interest between unions, management and shareholders
    senior management resistant to change
    company does not make money


  2. "Not a bad airline at all, voted best airline in north america 2011 and 2012"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Station Attendant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Station Attendant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Air Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good travel benefits and other discounts with air canada vacations.

    Cons

    Very hard work on the ramp and in baggage as well as working outdoor summer (extreme heat) and winter (very cold).

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect and be fair to everybody.

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