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Employer Review: Government of Alberta

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
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Former Employee - Programs in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Programs in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I worked at Government of Alberta full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

The GoA is a good employer for things such as work arrangement flexibility, alternate work arrangements and developmental opportunities.

Cons

Depending on the Division or Ministry you work in, the work can be extremely high volume with very, very short deadlines (ie: reports and complicated briefing packages with a one or two day turnaround due date). The closer you get to working at or with the Executive level, often the information turnaround is frequently on a need-it-now panic basis, which leave little time to produce good outcomes.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Frustrating and Interesting

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    Former Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Government of Alberta full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and time off including flex time. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of autonomy with a lot of responsibility. Decisions are rarely made and issues not addressed promptly. Most Human Resource consultants are weak and loathe to take action unpopular with AUPE. Performance measurement is not based on evidence. Loads of Union staff who take advantage of their Collective Agreement. For example they use up 10 days of casual illness (no medical note required) and then take more time off under General Illness (3 days off with medical note - Government pays for the cost of the note). During my time there in Management the majority of sick days were adjacent to weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ask questions about issues you don't want to address. Give Managers and staff narrow goals or the autonomy to achieve the broader goals. Remind staff the Public comes first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Government of Alberta full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Decent starting Salary
    Good work life balance
    Pay for courses

    Cons

    Senority over performance
    Less room for advancement
    Beauracracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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