Canada Revenue Agency

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Excellent

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

Pros

Great work ethic.
Great benefits.
Time off when needed.
Great hrs.
Great pay.

Cons

Some Team Leads are weak in leading a team and may be unapproachable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None. Where I work Management is very helpful and rewarding.

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    Good.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Money, management, flexibility, benefits, resume

    Cons

    There are no huge cons other than the structure.

    Approves of CEO
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    Exceptional worklife balance, generous pension plan if you stay for the long haul

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Auditor  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Auditor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    -people are generally nice to work with - professional and strive to do a good job in preserving the tax base
    -Exceptional worklife/balance - can usually plan workload so few intense periods of activity, very flexible in booking leave on short notice
    -37.5 hour work week and any overtime is paid at 1.5 (seldom)
    -Flexible work schedule allows additional days off during the month
    -4 to 5 weeks vacation (depending upon years of service) can be taken any time of the year
    -Generous defined benefits pension plan (2% per year of service calculated on the average of the best 5 years to a maximum of 70%)
    -Lots of opportunities to experience other jobs if you demonstrate desire and competence - up to the employee to apply. Other opportunities include: Appeals, Litigation, Criminal investigation, Electronic Commerce, Scientific Research, International Tax Audit, Tax Avoidance, Technical Advisor/Trainer.
    -Lots of professional development courses offered

    Cons

    -need a thick skin as auditors are not treated with respect. Receiving end of taxpayer dislike of all government policies and legislation even though CRA doesn't set the rules.
    -Pay for Professionals has fallen below market. Government gives CA/CGAs a pay increase % that is the same as clerks and mailroom staff.
    -Trouble attracting and retaining good staff because of below market pay. Start of a brain drain in the last 3 years as senior auditors and managers are retiring.
    -New HR regime based on Competencies is poorly implemented. Competencies poorly defined and HR assessors have little or no clue what the job involves when they evaluate a level of competence.
    -Employment Equity is excessively applied. Best candidate may not get job as other factors such as being a women or visible minority come into play. If you are female, minority, or bilingual you have an advantage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Dump the Competency regime.
    -Pay the market rate for Professionals or face a shortage of qualfied staff
    -Recognize that a retirement disaster is looming and get Government to provide resources to deal with it
    -Don't mess with the pension plan, it's the only reason many staff stay for the long term.

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