Government of Alberta
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www.alberta.ca Edmonton, Canada

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Horrible atmosphere and no advancement

Analyst (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at Government of Alberta full-time for more than 10 years

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

ConsNepotism - 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people to work with!

Project Management Intern (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

I worked at Government of Alberta as an intern for less than a year


Pros: since this is a government job, work pressure and the urgency to meet deadline is low.… Cons: -I'd say people generally spend at least 40% of their time doing unrelated stuff at work, sometimes, there are just… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Slow paced, bureaucratic with little focus on merit

Program Services (Former Employee)
Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I worked at Government of Alberta full-time for more than a year


Pros: Pay and benefits are good for the work hours and… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Hold managers accountable for performance. Don't just be worried about… More

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