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    A fantastic employer with great culture and values

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOne of the more dynamic federal government department, has a very comprehensive and important mandate to support competitiveness and the sustainability of the agriculture and agri-food sector, great benefits.

    ConsThe diversity in the workforce can be improved

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    Summer student

    Student Summer Intern (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood pay and working hours, flexible hours. Hard but good work.

    Conssome of the other employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work depending on your management

    IT Support (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsWork load can be demanding, but they offer good balance with work/life.
    If you can't do overtime, depending on your manager, they won't enforce it.
    Training is given every year so you can stay in touch with the latest technology.

    ConsLike many Government departments, it's slow to make your way up.
    Management can be out-of-focused from real-life scenarios.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Government agency has drifted from original mission, now works for big industry players

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsMany dedicated people trying to do the right thing, physical working conditions are adequate to OK, and still some opportunities to do work that makes a difference to agriculture at the farm level.

    ConsLarge bureaucracy with the majority of senior managers still rooted in the command and control style of managing - not true leaders. Scientific staff often muzzled and it has become very politicized, especially since Harper became prime minister. Very poor people management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop saying that people are important and start treating them like they are. Stop micro-managing, if you hired the right people, tell them what you want done (but don't tell them that they have to 'get' a certain answer to support government policy) and let them do it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Average Government Agency

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Harrow, ON (Canada)

    Prosseasonal nature of research keeps projects on time, learned staff

    Consslow to react to changing circumstances

    Advice to Senior Managementembrace english as language of the office

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lab Technician

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Lethbridge, AB (Canada)

    ProsWonderful job, fast paced but always interesting. Working in labs requires training which they pay for, but also to be self reliant and accurate.

    ConsGovernment labs are directly impacted by government budgets. Canadian government currently is in an austerity mode, so cutbacks are large.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDemand the powers that be to stop making wild slashes to budgets, and instead make slow and careful cuts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Amazing summer employment

    Summer Student (Former Employee) Harrow, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood pay, great people, pleasant atmosphere

    ConsNone really. some might not like outdoor/manual labor but it didn't bother me at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

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    It was just about an ok experience

    Laboratory Technician (Former Employee)

    ProsOne of the best reasons to work in this company is to obtain research related skills and to get familiar working in a laboratory environment.

    Consslow, unchallenging and repetitive tasks. One can get highly bored doing the same work. sometimes emotional drama and stress can ocurr because of not enough work at times. salary is not very rewarding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe manager should get better at understanding people and building good professional relations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Human Resources Administrator (Current Employee) Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    Prosgreat benefits, pension plan, great working conditions

    Consvery administrative, not a lot a room to be creative

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    Good place to work

    Market Research Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsNo stress
    Easy going managers
    Streamlined Processes
    Nice workplace environment

    ConsGovernment Bureaucracy reduces the productivity at work place

    Advice to Senior Managementemployee empowerment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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