I worked at Canada Revenue Agency full-time (More than 3 years)
Work life balance is pretty good
Pay and compensation needs to improve
Advice to Management
I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Canada Revenue Agency.
The formal hiring process has three main parts:
1. Written tests: There were two, standard written tests on different competencies and written English skills. You have to achieve a minimum level in each competency to get proceed to the next step - the HR interview.
2. HR interview: It was a standard 30-minute interview with a 15-minute preparation time. The questions that were asked focused mainly on your personal introduction and general experience (whatever you have) related to the job, especially with IT project management and providing some sort of service to a client.
If you pass this round, you'll be put into a pool of qualified candidates and asked to fill up a detailed skills questionnaire which the hiring manager(s) use to select you for further interview(s) if they are looking for the skills that you say you have.
3. Technical Interview: This is the main interview round. Here, a team will mostly ask you technical questions related to the work that they do in CRA. They will base the questions by matching your skills but occasionally you might be asked questions that are out of your comfort zone. You might be invited to attend more that one of these interviews with different teams once you are in the pool. The interviews can extend from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the team. In my opinion, the longer it is, the better. You would want to have a conversation with the hiring team rather than having a formal interview. It makes things more interesting and the interview becomes enjoyable. If everything clicks well, you'll find yourself in a comfortable conversation with the team as you answer their questions. The team that hired me was very down-to-earth and nice. They broke the ice with me very quickly and I had a fun but pretty technical interview.
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