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NOVA Chemicals Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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Found 77 reviews

3.9
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Todd Karran
24 Ratings
  1. "Safety Culture"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Red Deer, AB
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NOVA Chemicals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best among peer companies in Canada

    Cons

    Leaders are not picked based on merits

    NOVA Chemicals2019-06-21
  2. "Good starting point"

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    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Red Deer, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NOVA Chemicals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary is typically above average for it's local operating regions (not to be confused with Industry salaries), lots of opportunities to explore and learn, genuinely smart and talented employees everywhere that work hard to help you if they can.

    Cons

    Company undergoing a present change culture to address shortcomings in organizational adaptation. Leadership is struggling to convey the necessary need to change processes to facilitate a newer more modern approach to business. Present Corporate initiatives favor Experience and Tenure over Diversity and insight to new Technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Cultural initiatives that require big change sometimes need to bare teeth to get the job done. Areas where open hostility and pockets of resistance are opportunities to learn but should not be detractor's on the Organizations transitional scope. Leveraging your younger more diversified workforce could potentially give greater insight and scope than 30 year tenured NOVA employees with no external influence or experience...

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    NOVA Chemicals2019-05-29
  3. "Great Workplace"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Deer, AB
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at NOVA Chemicals full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Excellent safety culture. The people are friendly and compensation is good

      Cons

      didn't find any cons so far

      NOVA Chemicals2019-05-08
    • "Life in Nova"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at NOVA Chemicals full-time

      Pros

      great Work/life balance Mostly great people of work with Committed employees

      Cons

      Harder to move from technical focus career

      Advice to Management

      Good job!

      NOVA Chemicals2019-04-14
    • "Electrical Engineering Intern"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at NOVA Chemicals full-time

      Pros

      -Safety culture -People are very nice -Care about workers

      Cons

      -Red deer -Hard to move up

      NOVA Chemicals2019-03-19
    • "Consulting"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at NOVA Chemicals full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Nice place to work at organization

        Cons

        None that I have faced

        NOVA Chemicals2019-03-19
      • "Salaries"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at NOVA Chemicals full-time

        Pros

        Competitive Pay in the Industry

        Cons

        did not see any cons

        NOVA Chemicals2019-02-04
      • "good one"

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        Current Employee - R&D Chemist in Calgary, AB
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at NOVA Chemicals full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        well paid and good benefit

        Cons

        on site frequently, limited balance between work and life

        NOVA Chemicals2018-12-15
      • "Process Engineer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joffre, AB
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at NOVA Chemicals full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        So far great benefits, culture, and lots of opportunities for professional development and career growth.

        Cons

        None so far. I have been working here for less than a year.

        NOVA Chemicals2018-11-05
      • "process engineer"

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        Former Employee - Alberta in Calgary, AB
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at NOVA Chemicals full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        good vacation good salary low work load training culture

        Cons

        boring engineers and phds are not very smart and talented or knowledgeable stupid safety meeting and culture not a good system for performance evaluation not a fair hiring process

        NOVA Chemicals2018-12-08
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