Air Canada Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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Air Canada President, CEO, and Director Calin Rovinescu
Calin Rovinescu
666 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great health benefits/travel benefits(in 143 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, and travel privileges(in 108 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours weird schedules sometimes missed holidays(in 51 reviews)

  • "Shift work is bad for first 2 couple years(in 42 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      great company

      Apr 27, 2021 - CSSA in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Good work environment, good colleagues.

      Cons

      shift hours, rude customers, lots of walking

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Better with time ... great opportunity for those that can accomodate the lifestyle

      Apr 19, 2021 - Flight Attendant in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      Never the same day twice, excellent coworkers / company pride, good group benefits, employee share matching (currently suspended during COVID downturn), bonus of flight passes and options to travel. Instead of just seeing the country and the world, you'll feel intimately connected to some of your favourite cities, with a much more cohesive world view. As a flight attendant, you'll feel fairly well looked after by the company , but your duty is to look after the safety, security, and service experience of each customer... so you'll kind of get back what you put in if you're

      Cons

      There are still plenty of people who want to put those bare feet up, yell at you for something you didn't do and can't change. Learning to bite your tongue can be extremely painful at times. The beginning year(s) can be really demanding and challenging. The entirety of the job becomes better with seniority. You'll have to be fully dedicated and give an uncompromised effort to successfully complete a gruelling few weeks of intense initial training with practical and written exams. As a new recruit, your base is assigned... you are not guaranteed to receive your choice when presented options. None of these are really cons if you understand that your fresh wings have to put in.a lot of practice, and take it as the trial by fire of aviation.. the good news is that your coworkers have been through it and understand.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Cutting edge company

      Apr 21, 2021 - Management in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Management respects your expertise and always asks your opinion about how to improve things. I was delighted to see how well the union and management work together. All employees feel like they have job security, and there is no backstabbing or politics. The company invests in its technology and people. The company is cutting edge, innovative and trail-blazing it is a world-class airline. It was the highlight of my career.

      Cons

      Flight passes were good but there were never any seats available for Europe (during summer)

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      May 12, 2021 - Analyst in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Travel benefits, employer paid benefits

      Cons

      Baby boomers won't quit which makes it difficult to grow

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Amazing!

      May 12, 2021 - Customer Service Representative 
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      Pros

      An amazing experience that taught me a lot!

      Cons

      Early mornings and some customers were hard to deal with.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Strong but recently fragile

      May 5, 2021 - Flight Attendant 
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      Pros

      Great place to work and live the dream of getting paid to travel and meet people from all over the world

      Cons

      Company seems too big, corporate and needs to look out for its employees a little more. Business decisions have to be made, but your biggest asset is your people, continue to treat them as your champions.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Was a Fun Job While It Lasted

      May 10, 2021 - Flight Attendant in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Fun Lifestyle New People and Places Travel Perks

      Cons

      Management Crew Scheduling Understaffed Stressful and Long Hours

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Awesome company!

      May 10, 2021 - Ramp Service in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Canadian, flight destinations, safety standards

      Cons

      Customer service is often rude.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Lifestyle, not a job

      Apr 26, 2021 - Service Director in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      You know how much you will make being a unionized employee, and with time, you will get seniority to chose your destinations and days worked. Great lifestyle

      Cons

      Income in the beginning is low and the schedule is unpredictable. Little room to make supplemental income. Job security is based on the state of the economy. Challenging for people with children or other responsibilities at home.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It's a life style

      May 6, 2021 - Flight Attendant in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get to travel the world while getting paid. Best job hands down.

      Cons

      Bad sleep patterns and hard to adjust to different time zones.

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