Public Works and Government Services Canada

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Public Works and Government Services Canada Reviews

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  1.  

    Great opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Analyst in Gatineau, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Junior Analyst in Gatineau, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Public Works and Government Services Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people (if you manage to work with them), opportunities to get involved in different things like volunteering, working groups etc.,

    Cons

    Some people are frustrating - generational gaps, bureaucracy, adapting to new technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in quality people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Citizen Service Agent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Citizen Service Agent in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Citizen Service Agent in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Public Works and Government Services Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are amazing to work with and a lot of internal opportunities for career advancement.
    Pays well

    Cons

    Very restrictive procedurally and in terms of work schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more flexible for students with schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good salary, boring work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager (Engineering) in Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager (Engineering) in Moncton, NB (Canada)

    I have been working at Public Works and Government Services Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great with a salary that is very good. Great benefits for full time employees. Many inside job oportunities for qualified persons.

    Cons

    The work can be boring with long periods of down time due to budget cuts. Hard to advance as you must compete for other positions. Some positions require specialized experience that may only be available in the job your applying for making it nearly impossible to get the position. Although you have yearly advancements there are caps on the salary depending upon your classification.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A department where the Peter Principle forms the core structure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Projects Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Special Projects Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Public Works and Government Services Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits and some extra words.

    Cons

    Senior Management afraid to make decisions. Middle management bullying staff. Ridiculous restraints on officers trying to do their job for the Canadian Public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and ACT on their suggestions. They're the ones doing the work and who understand the problems/issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    gov of can

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Public Works and Government Services Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    holidays, secuirty, breaks, monitoring, compressed schedule

    Cons

    politics, limited growth, provacy, repition, work balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good learning experience, not interested for long term employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Public Works and Government Services Canada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good learning environment, encouraging supervisors, easy to collaborate with different business lines within the department, offers opportunity to bridge into employment after completing a co-op term, high starting salary compared to private sector

    Cons

    Lots of processes, slow environment, lack of work at times, if you want to go advance a lot in government you will have to move to Ottawa

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Laid back department, but enjoyable work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Public Works and Government Services Canada part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The money was great per hour, the work was easy in the department I was in. I found working for the Government, some departments seemed extremely busy, other employees are just pretending to work and don't get a lot accomplished. The people are relaxed and easy to work with.

    Cons

    People sometimes are TOO relaxed. I found this in Management. I was responsible for gathering key information from regional managers, and many would tell me to talk to so and so, when I did, they told me to talk to the person that just sent me there. A lot of people do not get back to you right away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage the younger generation coming in, and make sure your team is efficient. I was actually told by some colleagues to "slow down, you're making us look bad".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    As a student working for the procurement division, it was great to see the process of government purchasing contracts.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Analyst (Student) in Gatineau, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Junior Analyst (Student) in Gatineau, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Public Works and Government Services Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Being a co-op student I was able to create a network of professionals in a large government department. The work was challenging and the pay was great for a co-op student.

    Cons

    Also, as a co-op student, it is often presumed that one is technologically adept and therefore I would be given many tasks unrelated to my project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I can pass off is to actually make use of any co-op students and not provide them with work that does not end up being any use.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best job I ever had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resources Support in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Resources Support in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Public Works and Government Services Canada as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked with the most intelligent people in any of my jobs.

    Cons

    Worked as a contractor, and was unable to be made permanent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your directors who want to hire talented contractors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A great opportunity to learn the commercial real estate management business.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Co-Op Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Public Works and Government Services Canada

    Pros

    Excellent benefits when hired permanently. Excellent work life balance. Excellent job stability. Reasonable opportunity for advancement and growth.

    Cons

    Not a lot of junior employees aside from co-op students. SNC was slowly taking over the role of management in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to hire back co-op students after graduation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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