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  1.  

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

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

    I worked at Parliament of Canada full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    As 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.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Excellent working conditions in a very livable city.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Challenging clientele and inordinately high expectation of deferential treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Good for network building and a career boost

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

    I have been working at Parliament of 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 ManagementAdvice

    that would make little sense for obvious reasons

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  5.  

    Looks Good, Pays Poorly

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

    I have been working at Parliament of Canada

    Pros

    People 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.

    Cons

    There'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 ManagementAdvice

    It 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

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