NOVA Chemicals Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2021

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NOVA Chemicals CEO Luis Sierra
Luis Sierra
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Pros
  • "Mostly great people of work with(in 10 reviews)

  • "The overall environment in great and the work life balance is too(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management usually hired externally(in 4 reviews)

  • "Limited opportunities for career advancement(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      nova chemicals

      Apr 15, 2021 - Technician 
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      Pros

      Great company with good environmental sustainability

      Cons

      none that I can think of

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company

      Jun 14, 2021 - Turnaround Logistics Administrator/Material Coordinator in Sumner, WA
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      Pros

      Succession planning program, benefits package, infectiously positive atmosphere

      Cons

      Although the culture is one of safety and encouragement, as a NOVA employee who worked along side both contract employees and NOVA employees, I could see a distinct difference in the interactions between the two groups and that bothered me.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Lots of opportunities to develop career

      Mar 29, 2021 - Engineer in Sumner, WA
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      Pros

      Many opportunities to learn and develop from

      Cons

      Recently reduced their work force.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Nepotism and pigeon holing

      Feb 24, 2021 - Shift Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, pension, benefits, time off.

      Cons

      Old boy mentality’s and harassment is often encouraged and performed by supervisors. The company would be great minus that and the nepotism. Instead of hiring someone with the experience or listening to employees on who to hire, it is often discovered that the successful candidate has someone who is related or has direct contact with a person in management. This has created several personality conflicts within crews as some people have favourable treatment and are “invincible” while others are getting fired for the same offences. As operations there are zero to no opportunities to get into management or branch off into other areas of the company unless you have a family or direct relationship outside of the company in that area of the business.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      Mar 25, 2021 - Research Engineer 
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      Pros

      Friendly environment. Opportunity to grow

      Cons

      Many projects to work on

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good compensation

      Mar 5, 2021 - Research Technologist in Calgary, AB
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      Pros

      Good employee recognition program here

      Cons

      They use their employees like pons in a game

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Feb 24, 2021 - Analyst 
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      Pros

      Lots of smart people and a good management team

      Cons

      It may take some time to move up job bands

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great co-workers

      Feb 26, 2021 - Enterprise Architect in Sarnia, ON
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      Pros

      Fast-paced, lots of opportunity to learn new skills

      Cons

      could have a better working from home policy

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      MWM Administrator

      Feb 25, 2021 - Administrator in Red Deer, AB
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      Pros

      Good pay, flexible work hours

      Cons

      Nothing negative to say about the company.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      N/A

      Feb 11, 2021 - Operator in Sarnia, ON
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      Pros

      Fair salary, good benefits, etc

      Cons

      Long hours, not great at feedback

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