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National Research Council Canada Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  1. "Black Carbon Metrology Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at National Research Council Canada (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going government job. All employees are really friendly including the group leader. Had a family like environment at work

    Cons

    Not much work to be done. Will get boring soon due to lack of work. But maybe that is for students only.


  2. "Postdoctoral Researcher at National Lab"

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good work experience

    Cons

    limited contract of 2 years

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Fear-based institute that's behind the times in management/retention; experience in-the-news topics via panels/lectures"

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    Former Employee - Associate Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Committee Study topics and panels
    Close to the action of politics and policy
    Lectures series are hot curent events/topics

    Cons

    fear-based company
    Information is hoarded
    unclear goals; looking good cuts quality
    Endless rules prevent staffers from doing so much as ordering a stapler without permission
    management creates distrust and confusion among staff

    Advice to Management

    A good agency uses open communication, not fear & intimidation to get results / create positive work environment
    As a publications company, supply tools/ materials and equipment that will fit the real daily needs of staff / committee


  4. "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Research Council Canada full-time

    Pros

    very interesting people and projects

    Cons

    sometimes lack of stuff to do


  5. "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Research Council Canada part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible. Good people all around. Not a stressful environment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of work sometimes


  6. "A Lot of politics"

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Research Council Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Short hours - but short accomplishments. If you like getting a lot done in a fast paced environment - work somewhere.

    Cons

    You spend all of those short hours waiting for other people to do their jobs. The conflict between NRC and Shared Service is epic and go on forever!

    Advice to Management

    Understand that SSC is and stop blaming them - they are what they are. Spend your time figuring out what will work and make it work instead of blaming


  7. "Good Working Environment and life balance"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Working Environment and life balance

    Cons

    less work than companies. Need to learn to keep up with the world

  8. "Acoustic physicist"

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    Former Employee - Acoustic Physicists in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Acoustic Physicists in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Research Council Canada (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting work. Real cochleas from human ears.

    Cons

    No downsides, though did not have a car, so had to take the bus or bike.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start your research career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fairly open working environment. Lots of positive feedback received from peers

    Cons

    IT system is lacking, a lot.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Research Council Canada full-time

    Pros

    Less work, good work life balance

    Cons

    Based on the project, teach yourself techniques you need


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