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Royal Canadian MInt Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "Legal Counsel"

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

    I worked at Royal Canadian MInt full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic team to work for

    Cons

    Micromanagers all around and lack of trust

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, they know what they are doing


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too Much Change + No Employee Appreciation = Stay Away!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Canadian MInt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great coworkers
    - Interesting work & products
    - Ability to represent Canada through Coins

    Cons

    - Too much "change" with no focus or ability to execute
    - Incompetent execs that build silos, point fingers & are afraid of CEO
    - Employee engagement at all time low

    Advice to Management

    Tell your CEO & VPs to stop micro-managing & empower your staff with tools & authority to do great things

  3. "Great"

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

    Pros

    Nice people and friendly environment

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say here

    Advice to Management

    Very nice people. Friendly, respectful, courteous, open-minded etc. Loved going to work there everyday.


  4. "Boutique / Tour guide"

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    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Canadian MInt part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for difficulty of work. Pleasant work environment. Proximity to the market in Ottawa. Good camaraderie between employees. "Cool factor" - you get to see new coins being minted, and prior to the Vancouver Olympics, you could see the medals being made there.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up when in certain positions. Hard to get additional responsibilities or raises. A real "pyramid" in the sense of the bigwigs on top, and the "little people" on the bottom who aren<t worth anyone's time. After my immediate boss, nobody else bothered to learn my name (or even asked what it was for that matter). They kept many of working just shy of 40 hours a week so that we would be "part-time" and thus didn't have to give us any benefits, such as health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to learn people's names, and don't treat them like they are dumb or replaceable. Foster trust, and those young people will want to stay at the company.


  5. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Co-workers make it a great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Some departments are very toxic and have a far reach to bring morale down


  6. "Summer student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Royal Canadian MInt full-time

    Pros

    I worked in two different departments and had good experiences in both.

    I first worked in the refinery, which is definitely not for everyone. Hard labour work but rewarding at the same time. After adequate training, you were mostly left alone to do your own work. They take safety and quality very seriously, so at no point did I ever feel rushed to complete what I was doing.

    After the refinery, I worked as an inventory control clerk. Again after adequate training you were mostly left to yourself. That being said if you had any question the fellow ICC's were very helpful. The atmosphere was very fun and light hearted. Fellow employees can get very stressed at times but never rude as long as you worked hard. Always ask if unsure, though, one small mistake adds a lot of extra work!! Best to go at the speed you are comfortable at and not make mistakes.

    Great pay for summer students, was making 7-8 dollars above minimum wage at the time,

    Cons

    Refinery although better than expected could still get very unclean by the end of shifts. My time up in sweeps (the least clean of all) left me coughing on more than on occasion. They do provide mask and I recommend using them even when fellow refiners don't. This is mainly a french speaking division and although they are bilingual if you are not it can make for some lonely shifts. During my time, morning meetings were only done in french, with a 5 second English bit telling me where to work. That said one on one the fellow employees would speak English and were very nice.

    My time as an ICC's didn't have many negatives. As long as you don't make big mistakes and genuinely care about your work, fellow employees are very nice and helpful. As a collective whole, they do tend to stress out at times before launches and this can cause distractions but as long as you are working they will let you be.


  7. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Canadian MInt full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are amazing, young and result driven.
    I enjoyed working there, I was well surrounded by quality people and good coaches.
    Definitely learn a lot there.

    Cons

    Lots of politics... surprise !
    Seriously unfortunately some people work there for the wrong reasons. While I was there, few were watch the train goes which can be frustrating sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    I heard that things are getting better from people management stand point. Keep it that way.

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Canadian MInt (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -It pays well
    -It's stable
    -the work is generally easy
    -It's interesting work if you like history and Canadiana

    Cons

    -Management doesn't listen
    -Everybody only seems to care about their own job
    -Management will always take the customer's side in a dispute
    -Working in one of the smaller arms of the overall business means you tend to get ignored
    -It may be the gold or the silver or the money, but many customers are especially insensitive and greedy; especially when it comes to coin exchanges
    -Things will be constantly promised to you by higher ups and never delivered, or it takes an inordinate amount of time that effectively it isn't delivered

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, they have good first hand insight into the problems and solutions of the business. Also, deliver in a timely fashion what you promise.


  9. "Co-op Student"

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    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Canadian MInt full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Really nice people, very helpful.
    - I learned a lot about engineering processes from my supervisor
    - Recognizes your achievements

    Cons

    - Can be stressful at times


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Royal Canadian MInt (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent health/dental/retirement package. The sales teams are comprised of highly competent, hardworking, and motivated sales professionals.

    Cons

    Negligent and often hostile interdepartmental interaction. Company is incapable of properly accommodating aggressive growth targets with existing resources. Poor career mobility. Upper management has ivory tower mindset. New CEO seems poised to change course for the better with private sector approach.

    Advice to Management

    Management is completely out of step with the employees as demonstrated by consistently worsening annual employee survey's. Active employee engagement is a mandatory prerequisite to effective management.


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