The North West Company Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2020

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3.2
55%
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The North West Company President and Chief Executive Officer Edward S. Kennedy
Edward S. Kennedy
61 Ratings
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  • "Long hours not much training available but(in 10 reviews)

  • "Their head office employees are given highly unrealistic deadlines to complete projects, causing things to be missed and half-assed repeatedly(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great ! Amazing !"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Oxford House, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The North West Company full-time

    Pros

    Limitless Pros ! Pure Glorious Nirvana !

    Cons

    Cons ?!? Nonsense !!! Utter Poppycock ! Totally !

  2. "Inventory Control Associate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The North West Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, vacations, flexible management

    Cons

    Lacks challenging work thereby losing motivation


  3. "Great experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The North West Company full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, helpful colleagues, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Not clear career path, location

  4. "Good Way to Save"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grocery Manager in Arctic Bay, NU
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The North West Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Completely free Housing and food. Good salary Work independently without 7 levels of Brass Breathing down your neck. District managers come every 3-6m with a lot of warnings. You see some of the most amazing things if you learn the local culture and go out with the people. polar bears, Whales Caribou, camping trips into the tundra, Seal hunts with Inuit elders. Ever Ate Fermented Walrus? or race ski-doo over the arctic ocean.? Ice fish thru 9 feet of ice If you get out of your comfort zone and use your time wisley you can expereance anythign you want.

    Cons

    Lots of Freight issues tons of no call no shows... and you guessed it you are doing that person job for the day. Housing is hit and miss some places have palaces some are trailers. some communities Are straight up Dangerous. You will never ever ever have enough staff unless you are in a training store/top 100. They will promise people to help you. Even send you there resume and pictures and no one comes, after 5 years I feel it is almost deliberate.

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  5. "Nwc"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Moncton, NB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The North West Company full-time

    Pros

    Pays for your food and housing

    Cons

    Isolation ,fly in fly out communities

  6. "Overally good"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The North West Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive co-workers, good amenities, fast pace environment

    Cons

    No structured training, new hires are expected to hit the ground running

  7. "Over works their employees"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The North West Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits program, promotes good employees from within

    Cons

    Their head office employees are given highly unrealistic deadlines to complete projects, causing things to be missed and half-assed repeatedly. There’s pressure from the Executive level to work excessive overtime hours, managers aren’t given enough staff members or resources needed to do the job correctly.

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  8. "Very disappointed"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The North West Company

    Pros

    Earning a weekly pay cheque

    Cons

    80’s Throwback culture, slow paced

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  9. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The North West Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, Good work life balance

    Cons

    Low salary, More Trainers for new employees

  10. "great job nice people pretty scenery"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Journalist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The North West Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    housing, kept busy all day

    Cons

    lonely staff not shoeing up food and staples for living room day to day are crazy expensive

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