Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2021

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Lesinski
Mark Lesinski
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good sense of community, good pay scale(in 10 reviews)

  • "Interesting work and projects to work on(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Politics, red tape below standard pays(in 10 reviews)

  • "During my time at CNL I was mostly working remotely(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Jun 1, 2021 - Cyber Security Engineer 
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      Pros

      Pension Salary Work Ethics Excellent place to work

      Cons

      Typical Govt Organization. No Cons No Cons

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Really Great Pay & Perks, but not worth the negative environment

      Apr 15, 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I really enjoyed working here, not only did they have great pay and benefits but they provided employees some employee morale every year. Your group could get new coats or a dinner. We also got a great vacation package as well and options to improve our training and education

      Cons

      THE PEOPLE. I don't think some employees up there realize what they have but they continue to complain and bully others. A lot of Management (not all) are high-strung and they think they are better than others, but then again this is most of the people up there that are making over 60 - 70k.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Management Review

      Jul 5, 2021 - Management in Chalk River, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work-life balance Great pay for the Ottawa Valley

      Cons

      Still very governmental. Lots of processes and most people lack the experience of private industry.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      IT dept needs an overhaul

      May 27, 2021 - Senior Systems Analyst in Chalk River, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to live and work. Coworkers are good people to work with. Housing is cheap (comparitively). If you love outdoor activities, this is the place for you. Company benefits ok. Lots of opportunities to help in IT improvement.

      Cons

      IT dept has not been respected for quite some time and it shows. Contractors come in and get all the desirable work. Regulars get very little training and perform mostly support work. It's a good candidate for total outsourcing. Hope to move all systems to the cloud.

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Toxic and Hostile Workplace

      May 9, 2021 - Human Resources Consultant in Chalk River, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      salary (Mscale) and some benefits

      Cons

      Eliminate ethics commission bias investigations, which are questionable, eliminate barter practice regarding the total hours worked – some departments asked employees not to include all hours worked in exchange of later paid time off , eliminate over-worked practice, no soft training programs, almost inexistent on-boarding, inefficiencies Old boys club, poor, arrogant and ignorant attitude from higher up management nepotism, favoritism, discrimination by the senior recruiting team members based on national origin and age

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great spot

      Apr 28, 2021 - Radiation Surveyor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great work, great location

      Cons

      No cons, could pay a little better

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Apr 3, 2021 - Nuclear Security Officer/TRF/Fire Fighter in Pinawa, MB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Completive wages and great benefits

      Cons

      Decommissioning project, so end in near future

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent

      Mar 30, 2021 - Technologist in Chalk River, ON
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      Pros

      Nice place to live, decent compensation

      Cons

      Bad management, slow to change

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Job

      Mar 23, 2021 - Radiation Protection Technician in Port Hope, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working experience environment to work in

      Cons

      Distance could be a con

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good experience

      Mar 16, 2021 - Project Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kind People, well paid positions

      Cons

      slow pace, too far from any major city

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