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Horrible atmosphere and no advancement

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Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Government of Alberta full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great coworkers, decent compensation and benefits, and earned days off.

Cons

Nepotism - watch out for the Government of Alberta job postings that sound great such as Junior Project Manager, as they aren't really created for the public - they are created for the manager's spoiled children. Managers can also get in the way of operational work and bring in consultants to provide ridiculous change ideas that mean nothing to the betterment of the organization. The managers have their own agenda and do not keep the organization or the employees in mind on their decision making.

The work is fine and most other managers are fine but they don't have the gall to stick up to other terrible managers and let them run the show.

Advice to Management

The project management "intern" who posted below is a former manager's child who was hired as a temporary worker for an administrative position as a summer student which is rare in the Government of Alberta. It adds bad morale and makes the manager look like a fraud.

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  1. Great people to work with!

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    Former Intern - Project Management Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Project Management Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Government of Alberta as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    since this is a government job, work pressure and the urgency to meet deadline is low. My coworkers were all very nice and laid back, but when it's busy, they work hard.

    Cons

    -I'd say people generally spend at least 40% of their time doing unrelated stuff at work, sometimes, there are just not many things to do. So the sense of achievement could be low.
    -Salary is not very competitive compare with industry.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Slow paced, bureaucratic with little focus on merit

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Services in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Program Services in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Government of Alberta full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good for the work hours and relative lack of stress
    Generally nice people
    Secure job

    Cons

    Very slow, boring, and unwilling to change
    Very little reward for merit. Difficult to get hired, or be promoted without knowing the right people.
    You will likely learn very little, and get stuck here (due to salary, job security, and lack of exit options). If that is not a concern, then its fine.

    Advice to Management

    Hold managers accountable for performance. Don't just be worried about the appearance of failure, but care about facilitating success.


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