Calian Reviews

Updated Jan 31, 2021

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Calian President and Chief Executive Officer  Kevin Ford (no image)
Kevin Ford
17 Ratings
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  • "Can’t think of anything at this time(in 3 reviews)

  • "No RSSP matching program or pension but there are company stock options(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Calian full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very Nice staff and available

    Cons

    Contract so no stability. When thé contract endend it essaye finish

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  2. "Good for contract work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Dentist in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Calian part-time

    Pros

    - Fair pay - Interesting job opportunities

    Cons

    - Lack of job security as part of the nature of contract work


  3. "Relaxed but Poor pay and no pension"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner 

    I have been working at Calian full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    More autonomy and flexibility in scheduling

    Cons

    The pay and pension is well below market price for a NP

  4. "Innovative Company in Ottawa"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Calian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some really great people and managers on the team.

    Cons

    Timing was bad, as there were lots of organizational changes going on, impacting the morale and culture.

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  5. "Lack of good management"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Archivist in Kingston, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Calian full-time

    Pros

    High than usual wages, and pretty flexible with work hours.

    Cons

    Wages are locked in for a contract, so up front it looks good but you aren’t getting any raises.

  6. "Decent place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kanata, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to work independently on tasks and projects

    Cons

    Not enough management direction for different tasks

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great org"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Calian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are fantastic at Calian- they treat their employees, clients and consultants very well

    Cons

    Can’t think of anything at this time

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  8. "Great"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Benefits are fantastic Culture is great

    Cons

    Pay Upward potential Career Opportunities are minimal

  9. "Fantastic Company and Culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources - Recruiting in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calian full-time

    Pros

    I love working for Calian! *Great work-life balance *Amazing colleagues (work family that cares) *Strong leadership team that gives me the tools I need for professional growth and advancement

    Cons

    No RSSP matching program or pension but there are company stock options...

  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Worst Company For Health Care Contracts"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Surrey, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Calian part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They hire you to work for another organization which is typically a solid company.

    Cons

    It's all about the money for Calian. They are a staffing company disguised as a health care company. They can't staff and don't know the first thing about health care. They can't staff their contracts because the pay is significantly below union rates for nurses. Plus no night shift differential, no pandemic pay, no charge nurse pay, no shift or weekend differential, no pension contribution, way less pay on holidays etc. They hire nurses who are not qualified for the position. They are from the dark ages in terms of health care, no education for nurses, awful equipment, medications dispensed in bottles, no policies and procedures etc.

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