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Nordion Reviews

Updated Sep 7, 2018

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  1. "Professional and balanced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nordion

    Pros

    Professional and work life balance

    Cons

    Training needs to be improved

    Nordion2012-01-26
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    "Great work/life balance."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in
    Recommends

    I worked at Nordion

    Pros

    Very strong HR department. Employees are treated fairly and with respect. Excellent work/life balance. Very friendly and professional atmosphere. Benefit package quite good for the industry.

    Cons

    Originally a government Crown corporation. Along with this, even after a long time since becoming a public company, still comes a government-like culture of bureacracy and slow pace and decision-making.

    Advice to Management

    Need to push harder and run the organisation more like a publicly traded company. Senior management could develop a more open door culture with employees as apposed to an "ivory tower" approach which is not appropriate in today's corporate climate.

    Nordion2010-10-01
  3. "Biting off more than they can chew"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordion

    Pros

    Opportunities to prove yourself and grow

    Cons

    Politics; Resource-strapped upper management heavy organization

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate politics; get organized

    Nordion2010-07-24
  4. "Good overall"

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    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nordion

    Pros

    Smart people, good compensation, global business

    Cons

    Restructuring and shutting down of Toronto HQ

    Advice to Management

    None

    Nordion2010-03-02
  5. "There are many other CROs to choose from; stay clear of this one"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordion

    Pros

    This CRO offered good exposure to numerous therapeutic areas. They featured a varied client base, but many of those sponsors have chosen to go elsewhere. Some of the team are competent, ethical, hard working people who are invested in theie work, and have self-motivating character.

    Cons

    This CRO has senior management that is, at best, marginally suited to the task of running a multi-site clinical research company. This is evidenced by the sharp decline in share value, when positioned against other CROs that enjoyed a bit of growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2009. In a nutshell, MDS gave its business away. Staff reductions rendered the company over-allocated and under-resourced, bloated in...

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    Advice to Management

    Anything offered at this point would be moot- a day late and a dollar short. In their next roles, perhaps they would be served well to visit the front lines on occasion, and listen carefully to what they hear on the ground. Getting information solely from site directors results in heavily filtered, spun messages that don't accurately convey the state of affairs. Overall, treat your employees as though they are your...

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    Nordion2010-01-21
  6. "The situation is worsening ..."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nordion

    Pros

    It is a job with I believe resonable pay.

    Cons

    With the change in senior management a few years ago, the company changed from a company respecting people to one that cares about numbers. The trend is getting worse and worse. Please note that MDS has three business units (Nordion in Ottawa of Canada, Analytical Technologies headquartered in Concord of Canada and Pharma with a head quarter in King of Prussia in US) and offices all over the world. Each business unit...

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    Advice to Management

    Management is about people, not just numbers.

    Nordion2008-09-20
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