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Nordion Reviews

Updated Sep 7, 2018

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  1. "Q.A. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Q A Manager in Laval, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordion for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good company, in Kanata lots of career opportunities.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons about Nordion Laval.

    Nordion2016-07-16
  2. "Interesting and challenging place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nordion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nordion is full of great people doing interesting and unique work in a specialized industry that ultimately improves the health of countless people every day.

    Cons

    The industry tends to be heavy on paperwork and regulatory oversight. This can stifle creativity and flexibility to some degree.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out a future for the medical isotopes part of the business or risk significant turnover.

    Nordion2016-05-04
  3. "Stability and respect to all"

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    Current Employee - Ontario in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, excellent working conditions, pay and benefits. Strong market position. Good community and public relations.

    Cons

    This is slow moving and low tech Build to order assembly line factory. Repetitive and over documented/regulated, because it is 'nuclear' industry.

    Nordion2016-01-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good little company doing important work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reasonably flexible work environment with good union/management relations. Pay appears to be better than average. Safety protocols are rigorous and with good reason. Safety is well enforced. You are participating in business in a unique industry that provides important products and services to customers around the world.

    Cons

    Company was recently bought by a US company owned by a private equity firm. While it provides more stable funding than being publicly traded, cultural changes are to be anticipated.

    Advice to Management

    Time to get rid of the old crown corporation legacy mentality. It could hamper your ability to adapt to your new owners.

    Nordion2015-05-02
  5. "Dream place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordion

    Pros

    Well treated, a joy to go into work every day, friendly staff, like a big family. Great benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Some people are in positions because they "know" someone and not that they are competent.

    Nordion2015-01-23
  6. "good for long time stay"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Sales and Marketing in Dubai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nordion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    less pressure, become powerful in the organization,

    Cons

    you will be in a comfort zone soon after 3 years and leaving them is difficult. No enough manpower, always overloaded. No professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    add some system and procedure to the company.

    Nordion2014-01-20
  7. "Vancouver site did not get the same benefits or recognition as headquarters in Ottawa."

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    Former Employee - QA Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordion full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Health care benefits and pay were ok but not outstanding.

    Cons

    Management did not treat the employees at the Vancouver site as well as the employees at the headquarters in Ottawa.

    Advice to Management

    Use fair and impartial process to review cost of living and equitable benefits for employees in Vancouver vs Ottawa.

    Nordion2014-01-13
  8. "Finance Not Good Place"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nordion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good culture Good compensation Financial incentives to perform

    Cons

    Highly political environment Different standards within finance group Manager plays favourites Much non-value added work just in case manager gets asked for it from VP Manager 8-4pm guy expecting otherwise by his employees Finance is over staffed / not healthy dept environment

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the excessive Sr. Mgt bonuses Knock down your Ivory Tower to remove terrible disconnect between Senior Mgt, Management & Employees. Flatten multi tiered levels of management Simplify your performance review process

    Nordion2013-12-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nordion"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Nordion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company to work with and for

    Cons

    Winter months in Ottawa are cold

    Nordion2013-04-09
  10. Helpful (2)

    "A progressive experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    travel, opportunity to growth, on-job training

    Cons

    over time, intense, stress, irregular work hour

    Nordion2012-07-17
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