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Canada Revenue Agency Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
72 Reviews

3.7
72 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great for those with families or single parents looking for work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Great benefits, pays very well for entry-level roles (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management is not the most brilliant, red tape and very slow staffing process (in 7 reviews)

  • All the red tape of working for the government (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    So far, I'm in good hands

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Lots of training, both formal and on the job. Good work life balance. They do pay your membership fees for your professional designation. One of the better government agencies to work in that actually has work for you to do.

    Cons

    Slow paced administration due to too many policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place to work for work-life balance and security

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to move up, people are nice, flexibility and not stressful.

    Cons

    Still bureaucratic but that's government. Old computer systems need to be updated. Pay isn't high compared to private sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get more young, fresh faced managers in to shake things up.

  3.  

    An excellent, dynamic and fast paced place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Auditor  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Tax Auditor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great pay, a lot to learn, great professionals

    Cons

    Can get monotonous and work can get repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time reaching out to lower employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Always Great to work at the Government

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pension, great salary, job security and stability, what not to like? Lunch and learns, team meetings and work. Working for the government is always a win-win.

    Cons

    No cons, just great. A great agency.with many great employees. Please never look past a job posting from the CRA. It is a golden ticket to your future. Freedom 55.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Taxpayer Services Agent  in  Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Taxpayer Services Agent in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Comprehensive Training, Friendly Co-workers, Paid Leave, Amazing team leaders. The big boss was really involved with workers. They had lots of employee appreciation events... it's a really great work environment.

    Cons

    Its definitely a high pressure job, but you learn to let the bad call just roll off you, and they aren't even that common as long as you're friendly and understanding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Government auditor

    Former Employee - Tax Auditor  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Tax Auditor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Never bored
    Always trains employees
    Great benefits

    Cons

    salaries below industry in some areas

  8.  

    Excellent career opportunities in CRA

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and employees. Training is provided for most positions and majority of employees take pride in their work.

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous and lack of recognition, from top to bottom, needs to be better demonstrated. give positions based on work, not competencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees as they are in the front line and have a wealth of experience and knowledge that can be shared. Interact with other divisions and have more on loan opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Repetitive work but friendly environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Data Entry Operator  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Data Entry Operator in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    -Friendly coworkers and supervisors
    -Learn a lot about tax returns

    Cons

    -Repetitive work
    -Work in a place with no windows

  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Appeals Officer  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Appeals Officer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Good compensation package
    Great work-life balance
    Supportive supervisors and positive work environment
    Interesting, engaging and meaningful work
    Lots of opportunity for varied career choices and advancements

    Cons

    Being a public agency and a large organization, there are inherent inefficiencies and red tapes that result from a large bureaucracy. Dealing with these can sometimes be stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep channels of communication open between management and staff

  11.  

    Best Federal Department

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance and Administration
    Current Employee - Finance and Administration

    Pros

    Work life balance and you will always have a job.

    Cons

    People hate to hear about where I work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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