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Environment Canada Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Environment Canada

    Pros

    Worked there as a co-op student.
    You learn a lot if you are willing to learn.
    Work/life Balance is really great.

    Cons

    Average wage
    You won't learn much if you do not ask for more work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    fine internship opportunity

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    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Environment Canada as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Was a very good place to intern, learned a lot from a lot of different people

    Cons

    Can't give you any long term responsibility because you are only a temporary worker, some tasks were completely pointless as a result.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Employer that doesn't deserve its employees

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    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Gatineau, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Gatineau, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Environment Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good employees that generally work their very best, try their best, show good cooperation and team spirit. Unionized so generally better pay and benefits that most places (though that's changing)

    Cons

    Government of Canada disrespects its employees, reduces pay and benefits unilaterally, doesn't respect collective bargaining, permits bullying and harassment (quite prevalent), poor management, particularly of information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix problems of human relations (bullying and harassment are good starts)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Internship - Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Environment Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, people, facilities, work-life balance very relaxed attitude. No drama, friendly people. Comendable vision, ethics, values.

    Cons

    As all government areas, too much bureaucracy, work moves slowly and redundantly. High amount of "wasted" effort due to project turnover, bureaucratic processes. Work may not be challenging enough.

    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Cushy government job

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Environment Canada as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Comfortable, reasonable pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to find and compete for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of toxic employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Dedicated people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Gatineau, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Gatineau, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Environment Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people committed to a great cause

    Cons

    Mandate is incongruent with current government

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empathy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    EC. CCIW NLET

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Analyst in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Laboratory Analyst in Burlington, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Environment Canada as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. great for coop students that are doing their first work experience in biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, hydrology. Work load is reasonable and steady troughout the year, and there are always other things to do and get the chance to meet and interact with different departments people.

    Cons

    no chances of future employment

    Recommends
  9.  

    It's amazing!

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    Current Employee - Performance Measurement Meteorologist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Performance Measurement Meteorologist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Environment Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - awesome people
    - challenging projects
    - good benefits
    - great work-life balance

    Cons

    - it's a government position.. obviously beaurocratic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Almost everyone is great to work with, very little drama.

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

    I have been working at Environment Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are quite friendly and many have been there for a long time, so there is a sense of permanence. The managers seem to know what they're doing most of the time, so the work is reasonable and the benefits are quite good.

    Cons

    I find the work itself quite repetitive and not very challenging. Working within the bureaucracy of the federal government can also be quite challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is not always good. More evaluation and communication before implementing changes would be a good idea.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great Work Environment, Great Pay, Very Qualified Employees

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

    I worked at Environment Canada as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Great pay and benefits for students
    - Work-life balance
    - Opportunity for advancement
    - Many training opportunities
    - Opportunity to Advance

    Cons

    - Not very social outside of work
    - Difficult to obtain a position if not already in the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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