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Government of Canada Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
98 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance (more life than work to be honest) (in 14 reviews)

  • There is job security - to a certain degree (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work productivity (projects/cases take 3 times longer to complete than they would in the private sector) (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours, poor planning, very reactive (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    A comfortable job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relax work environment. No pressure.

    Cons

    Not very good pay. Not much career future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more promotion for technical professionals.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Could be better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good experience! Great pay, hours, benefits and environment. There is room to grow. The work isn't very hard. You also get to meet very interesting people.

    Cons

    Most people aren't properly trained. The job can become very stagnant. The work load is not evenly distributed among employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Will be looking elsewhere.

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

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting files, opportunity to make a difference to Canadians.

    Cons

    Lack of vision/direction from senior management, micro-management, lack of accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    I'm disappointed with my experience and am leaving after 13 years.

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

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefit package. Salary Level, depending on location because although some cities are more expensive to live in than others, rates of pay for the same job are the same across the country

    Cons

    Significantly lacking in management training. Political whim of the current government can impact daily work. The Harper Gov't is currently CUTTING Federal Public Service jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    You would think that government jobs would be the ideal work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Government of Canada as a contractor

    Pros

    -great pay
    -sick pay and personal days (if you are actually fortunate enough to have a long enough contract there)

    Cons

    -mostly seasonal contracts (so not many permanent jobs)
    -seems like they give a lot of the better (or higher) jobs to minorities instead of judging everyone in a fair manner
    -don't get any or much benefits unless you are fortunate enough to get a longer contract (which they often try hard to avoid so that they do not have to give out those benefits)
    -once you do get in a more "stable" and higher position, they put so much stress on you with often unattainable production and precision quotas that you are not able to do the work as well as you should (a great number of people that work(ed) with me or are in other areas are on high blood pressure medication (even a co-worker that is still in her twenties)
    -they "walk people out" for not doing the work as well as they should even if they have been working there for most of their lives---they also don't give much consideration to seniority
    -they don't really care that they ask for ridiculous production numbers (if fact, I am sure they lose a lot of money and good customer service because they expect people to do a lot of work in a very small limit of time----there is no way that that you can keep up with their quotas without doing inaccurate work)-----------------if you keep up with your production quotas, you risk losing your job because you aren't able to meet your precision quotas or if you keep your precision quotas, you risk losing your job because you do not meet your production quotas (it really is no wonder that a lot of people quit or suffer from very high blood pressure (or worse illnesses)).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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