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Updated Jun 20, 2019

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Okay company but limited career opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NOVA Chemicals full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are good. Recognition of career/life balance. Offices/work facilities are decent.

    Cons

    Salaries are aimed at industry 50 percentile, by policy, and they'll aim low to make sure they don't exceed that point. Limited opportunities for career advancement. Senior management usually hired externally. Limited external or internal training.

    Advice to Management

    Act like the company is in the industry for the long haul. Provide some sort of advancement opportunities for employees beyond job families. Employees might be the largest controllable expense but they are what can make the company great over the long haul.

    NOVA Chemicals2013-03-07
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good potential, needs leadership with experience in the industry and job functions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NOVA Chemicals

    Pros

    - good people - good policies on equality - good mobility within company if you earn it - ethical business policies - safety is a priority

    Cons

    - leaders do not necessarily know the business or are knowledgable/competent about the functional of their side of the company - cliquish and as you move closer to senior management levels - could use more communication between business lines - leadership accountablity is weak (ie. tendency to pass the buck down vs. taking ownership)

    Advice to Management

    - need more focus on principal based leadership and actions - need a strategy

    NOVA Chemicals2011-03-02
  3. Helpful (6)

    "NOVA - Decent pay, bad management and lack of employee respect."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NOVA Chemicals

    Pros

    NOVA provides a competitive salary and bonus structure. Decent benefits. A few good people left. Flexible work schedules. Fair severance packages.

    Cons

    Horrible senior management. Limited advancement opportunities. Poor corporate communication.Lots of "dead wood" employees. General lack of respect for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to "walk the talk" as far as how you value your employees.

    NOVA Chemicals2010-10-22
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