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NAV Canada Reviews

Updated 12 September, 2018
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NAV Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Neil R. Wilson
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Pros
  • "Great people, great benefits, Great salary" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and compensation plan for all employees" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "They also are on call all the time and have a much worse work-life balance than unionized employees" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Flight service specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really good pay, possibility of advancement

    Cons

    Relocation to an external region


  2. "Weak Managers-Technical Operations"

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    Current Employee - Technologist
    Current Employee - Technologist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NAV Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary for tech job, good benefits.

    Cons

    Weak management, Company is very focused on keeping Operations happy and ignores the talent in Technical Operations,

  3. Helpful (6)

    "It's all looking downhill: Communications Team"

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    Current Employee - Communications and Public Affairs in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Communications and Public Affairs in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NAV Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and coworkers, although everyone is very nervous about their fate so people are getting 'panicky'.

    Cons

    People are not happy and if they're not actively interviewing elsewhere, they are applying elsewhere. I have never seen people treated so poorly in my life! Management claims to be open minded and approachable but they do not seem to ever implement change or improvement. Frequent off sites are a waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Train management better. Senior VPs (External to Communications) need to have a better pulse on how poorly Comms employees are treated by management. The management team severely lacks training and competence.

    NAV Canada Response

    31 Aug, 2018 – Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Human Resources

    Thanks for taking the time and providing your feedback. We’re working really hard to ensure our team members are empowered and have a strong voice as we grow and strengthen our department, so I’m... More


  4. "Solid place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NAV Canada full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and understanding staff and managers.

    Cons

    Not enough support from staff at the beginning


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NAV Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been working here for many years and enjoy what I do

    Cons

    High volume of work requires many consultants who do not always have full understanding of the business


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NAV Canada full-time

    Pros

    Very family and People oriented

    Cons

    Silos between many different departments


  7. "Coop Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer Coop in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer Coop in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NAV Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, cool place to work

    Cons

    Not a faced past environment

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NAV Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation plan for all employees

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    HQ building is dated and overcrowded for number of employees the house

    NAV boasts that it is the best place to work. However you can't buy happiness in the workplace with income/benefits alone. Employees are overworked with very little support. Aviation is a 24 hour operation, therefore you are expected to be checking your emails and answering calls off hours. Very political environment. I witnessed a lot of backstabbing and bullying in the workplace, and employees going on sick leave to avoid management and lack of support in addressing workplace harassment. I was on the brink of a burnout when I finally found a new job. Took a job paying less money, however I am much happier at work.

    Advice to Management

    Too many to mention.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NAV Canada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, culture and people

    Cons

    There are no cons i can think of at this time


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Oxymoron: Leaving Ordinary Behind"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NAV Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's like the federal civil service... but with an incentive plan

    Cons

    It's like the federal civil service...

    Advice to Management

    Corporate services (not air traffic control towers) is 30 years behind management practices because the boomers who came over from Transport Canada 20 YEARS AGO never left.

    Not innovative.

    Act dumb and agree with your boss.

    Jobs are silos filled with useless grain.

    But hey! Great "golden handshake"! So if you want to be somewhere to watch Father Time come and go by the time you're 75... not too bad.

    If you have an education, dreams, and ambitions, and want to make an impact and change the world... unordinary, boring, and corporate objectives are known to be achievable in advance.

    Not scientific or bottom up culture; but top down and lazy; not entrepreneurial in other words.


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