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Government is a great job if you want to pursue other interests in life!

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Current Employee - Economist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Economist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Industry Canada

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Job Stability, Work/Life Balance, Fairly Good Compensation, Indexed Salary, Great Pension Benefits, Career progression is good if you enter multiple competitions.

Cons

No Bonuses, Bureaucratic Work Environment, Little Communication between Employees, Takes patience to find the right niche for you in the government, Senior Levels Compensation is terrible for the amount of work they do

Advice to Management

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  1. Interesting issues, excellent pension and benefits, huge bureaucracy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Industry Canada

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Government pensions are excellent. The work/life balance is very good, especially for women who need to take maternity leave, or time off when their children are sick. There is an effort to promote women -- a very thin glass ceiling.
    The issues are very interesting, but often there is not enough time to explore them in depth.

    Cons

    Compared to the private sector the pay is low. (although the benefits compensate)

    Industry Canada is a huge bureaucratic organization, with a fairly rigid hierarchy. It makes it difficult to communicate effectively and to move the agenda forward. Often more than one group is working on the same issue at the same time, at cross-purposes. Moreover, Industry Canada is relatively weak compared to other departments, and so policy decisions can be overridden by others, which can be demoralizing.

    Advice to Management

    Pare down the department. Think carefully about how you will manage industry policy in a recession so as to adhere to conservative principles, and not resort to industry subsidies.


  2. Great place to work

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    Former Intern - Junior Financial Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Junior Financial Analyst in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Industry Canada as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people, great benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of


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