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Northwestel Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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  1. "A company in transition"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestel full-time

    Pros

    Being located in the North, Northwestel is a large employer by comparison to other local companies. At the same time, it is small enough where you can know most people in the company and it truly does feel like a family or small community.

    Cons

    Northwestel is a company in transition due to ongoing changes in the competitive landscape. This causes alot of shifts in strategy and focus, which can be frustrating.


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office atmosphere
    Great compensation.
    Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Negative brand throughout the north due to pricing

    Advice to Management

    Hire more northern employees, instead of outsourcing. Then you will limit your employee turn over


  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Whitehorse, YT (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Whitehorse, YT (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestel full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and training opportunities. The company operates in silos and it can be very challenging working with departments outside of your own.

    Cons

    There isn't much in the way of company culture. High employee turnover and heavy workload at times without much support.

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into training new staff and balance workload. Foster a more inclusive work environment that is supportive and encourage team work.


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  5. "Great company, amazing people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northwestel full-time

    Pros

    Good appreciation of hard work. Great work-life balance and most importantly the people are super nice at Northwestel. If you are hard working, you can get lots of interesting/challenging assignments.One can get wide experience, which is not easy to get in the bigger organizations.

    Cons

    I do not think there are any cons except that at times you feel like going to a bigger town and the only option is to fly, which is not cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Should put more efforts to retain the talent


  6. "I should have read reviews before joining"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities.
    Good pay and benifits.
    nice co workers. Flexible hours of work.
    small town so pretty close commute to work

    Cons

    Poor Management. They stick with 20-30 years old ideas.
    Management need training on how to treat employees.
    full of politics.
    I join company few months ago but feel regret why I accept offer.
    stressfull work place.
    Managers working on how to increase their bonuses and dont care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are working hard to make you successful please give some thing in return which could be as simple as appreciate their hardwork.
    Dont save 100$ by not approving extra 1hr work which people do once a week just cz they stuck under high load of work.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Whitehorse, YT (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Whitehorse, YT (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its a great place to work. The pay is good and the people are great. Hours are good too.

    Cons

    I think support could be worked on. I think everyone should work on being on the same page.


  8. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Job Security
    Family environment
    Good Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Old school mentality and lack dynamism. Too many senior managers and execs upholds the status quo.


  9. "Good people; slow to adapt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestel full-time

    Pros

    In general, the employees are great to work with and definitely the strongest asset. Pay is middle of the road; benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Internal systems are about 20 years behind the modern world and can make trying to do work a frustrating task. Everything is about the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and tools to help them be more efficient.


  10. "Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Northwestel full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn and get responsibility for multiple skills

    Cons

    Nothing really !!! great place to work


  11. "Challenging but can be rewarding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehorse, YT (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitehorse, YT (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Northwestel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits and lots of vacation. Company is going through a lot of change for the better, which gives young people an opportunity to contribute to the change.

    Cons

    Vacancies not filled so job gets put on another person. CFO is old school, judges on what he sees and does not reward accordingly. Only thinks about cutting costs today and tomorrow, but not the future.



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