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Helpful (2)

Politics, unfriendly management, soul sucking work

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

I have been working at Canada Revenue Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

For most jobs in CRA, you are granted a true 9 to 5 job with flexible hours and great health benefits. The pay is overly generous for some positions while a bit under paid for others. It gets very easy to become comfortable with your financial situation.

Cons

Being a new employee at this organization automatically makes you feel like a second class citizen. The union will not care about you, management sees you as the easiest target to layoff to reduce budget as you will have no employment rights, promotions and career ladders are muddled by office politics and seniority, the coworkers you work with are frequently not qualified to do their jobs. Contracts are given out with 3 to 4 month terms after the initial 1 year contract and extensions are routinely given out during the last week of the current contract before it expires.

Advice to Management

Gain the ability to communicate to your employees. Every time we find out about layoffs and workforce adjustment from the news, the moral in the office shatters. Sometimes telling your employees that you will uphold the minimal legal responsibilities to keep your employment doesn't inspire any confidence the employee has for the organization.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A great place to get some fundamental audit experience

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    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Revenue Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CRA offers very good training especially for auditors. It also has flexible work schedules including compressed hours. Great benefits such as study days if you are taking professional designations, health and dental insurance, and vacation.

    Cons

    Moving up is largely based on length of service and seniority so you may find that you have to wait 2-4 years before you get more responsibility. Career progression information is sometimes hard to find. You really have to ask around or dig deep to get information.

  2. Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Revenue Agency

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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