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    A fast paced and eye opening experience for a recent graduate.

    Member's Assistant (Former Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe connections you can make, the issues you are exposed to and the knowledge of parliamentary procedure you can build will prove valuable to anyone interested in the political side of working in government.

    ConsAs there are many qualified students and graduates trying to get on the Hill, the competition among qualified candidates is high which, drives down the salary rate. Long hours are expected, the work culture varies and largely depends on the MP and senior management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent working conditions in a very livable city.

    Advisor (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsExcellent working conditions, plenty of advancement opportunity, fair pay, and variety of focus areas.

    ConsChallenging clientele and inordinately high expectation of deferential treatment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake more room for outside-the-box thinkers, continue to hire good people and keep out of their way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for network building and a career boost

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

    Pros-build a great network of contacts
    -learn about policy-making from the inside
    -a nice working environment
    -a lot of interesting experience

    Cons-depending in your position, you can get a lot of menial tasks (or not)
    -everything is partisan
    -a lot depends on who you're working for

    Advice to Senior Managementthat would make little sense for obvious reasons

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    Looks Good, Pays Poorly

    Constituency Assistant (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    ProsPeople think it's impressive working for the House of Commons, but in reality, it's mostly photocopying and secretarial, no matter what your title is.

    ConsThere's never really any job responsibilities that are set out - it's always fly by the seat of your pants, and hope the public doesn't complain

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice to care about the workers, and not only the opinion of the canadian public. we need to eat, even if it's on taxpayer's dollars

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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