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Excellent employer. No questions.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Government of Alberta

Pros

Management is very capable and understanding
Flexible work life balance
Lots to learn
Fair and equitable compensation package
Defined Benefit Pension Plan

Cons

Lots of grey haired folks in higher positions that have no desire to retire. Makes it hard for younger generations to move up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start filling management positions with younger staff

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting work but pay below industry average

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Government of Alberta

    Pros

    work life balance
    very cushy job
    relaxed atmosphere
    learning opportunities supported

    Cons

    unbelievable bureaucracy - things move too slow
    a lot of lifers who have been there for 20 years - old school thonking
    lots of incompetent people at the top who got there bec. of seniority
    promotion based on seniority han on merit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the old foggies, be open to innovative ideas, promote based on merit

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ideal for entry level development

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Government of Alberta

    Pros

    Your experience will be largely affected by your manager. Huge differences in management styles. I had an amazing manager and would work for him again in a heart beat. Very professional with amble in house training for those willing to dedicate some time. Ideal for college grads to learn the formal processes of projects, paperwork, etc.

    Two options, move rapidly to management. Or stay three to four years, take as much training as you can then move to private industry.

    Cons

    AUPE is the most management approved union in the country! When the economy was running HOT and inflation was over 10% a year, after years of pay freezes, less than 5% OVER THREE YEARS! Wow how incompetent is that!

    The only benefit I found in the benefit package was in the title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay close to industry in salaries to stay competitive or spend millions retraining over and over. When I was there we had two basic employees, lifers close to retirement and college grads. What does that tell you?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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