Air Canada Edmonton Reviews

Updated Oct 19, 2020

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Air Canada President, CEO, and Director Calin Rovinescu
Calin Rovinescu
6 Ratings
  1. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Station Attendant in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Unionized, travel privileges, everybody gets a fair chance during promotion

    Cons

    Hard to find job equipment, many SOP’s to follow , some managers are too bad

  2. "Good benefits"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air Canada full-time

    Pros

    The Flight benefits are great

    Cons

    Not the best hours when you start


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Aircraft Maintenance Engineer 4"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is OK, (but less than Westjet). Medical/dental benefits are OK. Safety equipment is adequate. You have a pension plan, but now it's nowhere as good as the plan your co-workers have. Cheap standby travel is indeed a perk. But it gets old after you get bumped off enough flights and are disciplined for failing to make it back to work, because you're stuck away from base.

    Cons

    Current sick time plan only pays you for being sick 3 times every 18 months, then you no longer get paid. Naturally staff take an entire week off at a time because the penalty is the same for being off just one day. Constantly working with "minimum" staff. There is a time clock. You work overtime to help the company out when they're in need, but the moment you want this 'banked' time off, the answer is " No, we're on minimum staff etc. etc." Most all training is done online & impossible to fail...but you don't learn all that much that way.

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  4. "A TOUGH WORKING ENVIRONMENT."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay is acceptable unless you live in Vancouver or Toronto. Dental / Pharmacy benefit is reasonable. It is UNIONIZED for very good reason, because of the poor treatment of employees i.e. you're just a number. Sometimes you can get cheap STANDBY flights IF the plane isn't full (or you're stuck for days). Maintenance employment is stable in year 4 of a 10 year labour contract.

    Cons

    Management often just don't care. You'll need to work with difficult people, some whose english is poor. You had better like what you do, because KUDO'S from management are few and far between. Due to the rotating shift schedule, attending functions with kids etc. WILL be very hit and miss. Tough to get time off even though you've accumulated bank time (from working Overtime). Shift trading is frowned upon. You WILL be working Stat Holidays for STRAIGHT TIME pay due to your contract. You're ONLY allowed 3 sick day occurances a year before they penalize you, REGARDLESS of reason. Unlike your co-workers, you will have NO retirement benefits other than a DEFINED CONTRIBUTION pension plan.

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  5. "I wish"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Check In Agent in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air Canada part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There's opportunity to work with great people and the freedom of learning more about the airport

    Cons

    The pay ! And hours. $10.00 is in there contract with the union! Hasn't been changed forever.the hours are 4 hours or 12 hour shifts that's it! And I didn't get a break very often because I don't smoke so it wasn't a priority...

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  6. "Customer Service Agent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good packages of Benefits being member of national flag carrier

    Cons

    No definite/regular schedule of work

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  7. "Cssa"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    CSSA in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Air Canada for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company, great benefits especially if you love travelling and working with people and can handle pressure especially during the holiday season

    Cons

    Working at the airport is a 24 hour operation so your availability really has to be open which can be hard when you have small children.

  8. "Ok-ish"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Canada

    Pros

    Benefits - if you work for a specified period (permanant)

    Cons

    Long hours - You choose a shift based off of who is most senior Difficult Situations - It's an airport, there's stress Trying Customers - It's a customer service position

  9. "Loved It"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Station Attendant in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air Canada for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked shift work which allowed for lots of vacation. Had awesome perks. Worked with great people.

    Cons

    Low pay. Shift work can be tough

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lead Station Attendant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Station Attendant in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work very flexible hours and I'm able to trade shifts with coworkers. I have a decent benefits package that includes substantial discounts on flights anywhere in the world. Never the same day twice.

    Cons

    Shift work is tough on significant other or family that works "normal" Monday to Friday. Job is physical so it can be tough on the body. Depending on where you are in the country, the winters can be pretty brutal .

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