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Updated Jul 11, 2014

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3.2 24 reviews

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    Good work life balance.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMeaningful work if you are in the right department and under the right manager.

    ConsMany of the permanent staff lack passion for their work and are only there for a paycheck. Lots of people on short contract or hired by agency. They may be doing the same work but large pay disparity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An OK place to work, hard to get promotion

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

    ProsYou can apply for another job within the public sector, a lot of opportunities in NCR

    ConsHard to be promoted from within

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is not efficient, not consistent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The people were great, morale was low due to constant turnover of staff and changing priorities.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe work itself was interesting/engaging. The people and culture were great.

    ConsNo job stability, extremely difficult to get a permanent position. Casual positions have no benefits. You may have to work from term to term. Reprting and paperwork is onerous.

    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 Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work with great pay and benefits
    Stable hours
    Job stability
    Very little micromanagement

    ConsManagement can be stifling
    Little to no creativity
    Basicallly a drone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I would quit if it weren't for the money

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood benefits, Good salary. Can apply internally

    ConsNo room to contribute. Everything needs to be signed. Cliquey management. You're just a number

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better. Especially if your focused on the mental health of your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad - typical government job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork can be good if you are interested in the field. Broad range of interests can be covered from regulatory through to hands on lab.

    ConsCan be hard to get ideas through. Typical government stuff but no better no worse than else where but could be a bit easier to put forward new ideas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork towards allowing more lower level idea flow to work up from beneath. A little hard for people to get new ideas put forward,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Difficult employer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary
    Compensation
    Benefits
    Full time work available if you want to leave home
    Must sacrifice in order to get ahead

    ConsLack of management expertise in health care
    Only promote their own kind
    Union busting organization
    Little concern for employee health or well being

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo much inbreeding to allow department to function

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

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    Awesome job!

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsIt's in Ottawa, very pretty city, very nice people, and overall festive atmosphere at all times of the year.
    You are in an environment where you are constantly learning.
    Co-workers and superiors are very friendly.

    ConsBus passes, housing, and food are expensive.
    Except for Canada Day celebration, events in Ottawa downtown are not as impressive at other cities'.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a great place to work in general. It makes a huge difference if you have a supportive manager.

    Compliance Officer (Current Employee) Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsIn genera, it is a very great place to work due to a great competitive salary and a pretty good compensation package. I really like the flexible work schedule where I am able to work longer hours everyday and get one day off every other week.

    ConsIt is difficult advance and develop in your career if you do not have a supportive supportive/manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be great to really recognize the effort of your employees and help them advance in their career.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    can't be better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslots to do. very good work life balance

    Consthere is little upward mobility

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't bother.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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