Natural Resources Canada
3.6 of 5 12 reviews
www.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca Ottawa, Canada

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Updated Mar 31, 2014

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Gary Lunn

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    was new experience with professional team

    Clerk (Former Employee)
    Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    Prosgovernment organisation, skilled people and new experience

    Consyou need to get some training to understand the nature of the worl

    Advice to Senior Managementspend more time with new employers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed atmosphere. Sometimes meaningful work. Good pay and benefits package.

    ConsOrganizational decisions are bizarre and often irrational. Career development is limited to a select few in official development programs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    have a new experience with the organisation

    Clerk (Former Employee)
    Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood experience and new team work

    Consroutine is the most down points about the job

    Advice to Senior Managementsupport the department with all requirements

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stimulating work, making a difference, but unrecognized

    Project Engineer (Current Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsThe work is interesting and you get a chance to have a national and even international impact because of the global nature of the research done here.

    ConsCan sometimes be bureaucratic because rules are imposed government-wide (e.g. travel, limited access to conferences, etc...)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the better departments in the Government of Canada

    CS Group (Current Employee)

    ProsRelatively forward thinking management, open and progressive approach to technology

    ConsPart of the huge Government of Canada bureaucracy - essentially similar downsides as any large multinational private business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Things has changed too much ....

    Scientist (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary is good
    Benefits are good.
    A lot of great co-workers.

    ConsToo many changes in what we are supposed to be doing.
    Much more micro-management than just 5 years ago.
    Bureaucracy has also increase a lot lately. E.g. Procedure to travel is convoluted.
    Used to be very secured jobs, but with recent cuts, things have changed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees.
    Promote from within.
    Telecommuting is not a sin, it's the future!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Public Organization

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

    Pros- Great organization
     - Excellent compensation and benefits
     - Great way to learn on how governments works
     - Diverse work environment
     - Lots of people with great expertise
     - Great opportunities to move around within organization

    Cons- Very competitive environment
     - Challenging to get a job since selection process is very long and complex; however, once you are able to be among the ones to be selected, very good opportunities
     - Very bureaucratic

    Advice to Senior Management- Recognizing employees for their efforts, will result in boosting employees morale and motivate them to be engaged and more willing to get involve in contributing to the organization objectives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical federal culture - micromanagement, but great scientific community to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Victoria, BC (Canada)

    ProsGenuinely caring people with credentials
    Good money, pension and benefits
    Opportunity to lead interesting projects
    Regional location - better than Ottawa

    ConsToxic team leads are not managed - hot potato approach
    Micro-mangement
    Fear of change
    Lots of approval levels
    "This is how we always did it"

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen when good people leave - why?

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

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    Lab Work for NRCan

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLab environment that constantly had work to be done. Great independence was given and co-workers were great to work with as well.

    ConsSeems like a dead-end job. Government cut backs mean contracts are not being renewed, no incentive to work harder. Very difficult to take on more responsibility and therefore receive a reclassification, i.e. a promotion.

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    It was okay, a little dull. Slow paced.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Devon, AB (Canada)

    ProsYou get to work for the government, so if you work there long enough, you will have a good pension plan. And we play soccer at lunch which is great exercise.

    ConsEveryone there is so immersed into their own place. And each person have their own lab and all, so you will rarely get to come in contact with others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more meetings and outings within the company. And perhaps have more fund raiser and what not to keep the place more alive.

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