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reasonable working hours, and satisfactory pay

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I worked at Government of Canada

Pros

reasonable working hours, and satisfactory pay

Cons

not much freedom in terms of allocating hours for personal use

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at the project office has exposed me to a lot of brilliant people.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Government of Canada

    Pros

    Great people, flexible hours, generous salary, steady work, learning curve.

    Cons

    There is unfortunately little professional growth as this is a temporary project office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open the lines of communication more.

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst places I have worked. If you want a dynamic and rewarding career, look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Government of Canada

    Pros

    Benefits are adequate. Better, more comprehensive benefits at the Municipal government level. Federal Governments are decent but far from the best out there.

    Cons

    Uneducated managers who are seriously lacking in people skills. Second language capabilities (that's questionable) doesn't make someone a better candidate. Rigid, draconian mentality of upper managers. Many managers are of the 'micro' kind who have worked for the government since dropping out of high school. It would be nice to find a manager who is capable of writing a grammatically correct email. Several Federal Government managers are seriously lacking in any decorum. Very unfair hiring practices. The competition processes are a waste of Canadian tax dollars since the 'process' is a facade. Candidates are pre selected and other competitors are just wasting their time. Bar none, worst place I've worked. Stay away if you want meaningful work with forward, progressive thinking managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to mangers, especially those who are close to retirement, leave now, please. Stop having such a negative influence over supervisors who are learning nothing but your poor management style.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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