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NAV Canada Employee Reviews about "unionized"

Updated Feb 22, 2018

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3.9
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NAV Canada President and Chief Executive Officer   Neil R. Wilson
Neil R. Wilson
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance, great benefits(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great pay & benefits, growth potential, employee programs, job security 100%(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "shift work is not for everyone, you will be at work when your family is at home drinking eggnog or golfing(in 9 reviews)

  • "They also are on call all the time and have a much worse work-life balance than unionized employees(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Great pay, poor work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NAV Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, just ok benefits, great coworkers, interesting work, variety, company has deep pockets for catered lunches, retreats, external contractors, etc. Lots of room for advancement (large company). Managers slowly changing but it is a slow process from the old school. CEO seems to have the right idea and has brought in a lot of good changes in a few years.

    Cons

    If you are non-unionized (they call it management, even if you are not a manager), you can expect uncompensated, unlimited mandatory overtime to be forced on you. Lots of people burn out at the lower levels. The work is very demanding. Only people who work nights and weekends on end get ahead. Vacation time lags way behind other companies. For all the talk about diversity and inclusion of people with different lifestyles, this is not a great place if you have family that depends on you.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop playing with terms like "manager" for admins and officers. They should be paid for mandatory overtime - it is the law, after all. Diversity and inclusion also means that not everyone can work 10-12 hours per day.

    NAV Canada2018-02-22
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great career nobody knows anything about"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NAV Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits with only a high school diploma as a requirement to apply. Lots of time off. Great focus on health and wellness. Did I mention the gym and napping room?

    Cons

    Shift work. Two year training program with a 35-40% success rate. Many managers make considerably less than the employees they are managing. They also are on call all the time and have a much worse work-life balance than unionized employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your managers.

    NAV Canada2017-02-23
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for if you are looking for security and good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NAV Canada full-time

    Pros

    Medium sized company, interesting product (air navigation services), good social conscience and community minded, opportunity to work with some interesting and advanced technology, very employee-focused, great benefits and offer a decent pension plan.

    Cons

    If you are in management, you have to deal with unionized employees (about 8 or so different unions) which sometimes makes it difficult to hire the best person for the job you are trying to staff, and adds overhead to the hiring process.

    NAV Canada2012-06-24
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