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Alberta Energy Regulator Reviews

Updated 1 Nov 2019

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3.5
78%
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62%
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Alberta Energy Regulator CEO Jim Ellis
Jim Ellis
10 Ratings
  1. "Great people, troubled times"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A lot of passionate staff here, and a lot of great mid-level leaders. Work-life balance is a real thing, and ample vacation time available. Pretty good benefits. Some hope that new leadership will right this ship.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is out of touch with staff and reality of our current situation (ICORE investigations). Low morale. Five years without a pay increase.

    Alberta Energy Regulator2019-10-23
  2. "AER"

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    Current Employee - Stakeholder Engagement in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people but horrible corporate culture. Limited opportunities for promotion within technical stream without switching into people management. Lots of nepotism and internal politics.

    Cons

    Great people but horrible corporate culture. Limited opportunities for promotion within technical stream without switching into people management. Lots of nepotism and internal politics. Clamping down on travel, professional development, and any other non-essential work.

    Alberta Energy Regulator2019-11-02
  3. "Great people, great benefits, poor senior leadership culture"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart, energetic, and capable people Benefits and work life balance can't be beat

    Cons

    Salary freeze for 5 years Senior leadership culture is not very good (silos, my way or the highway, etc.)

    Alberta Energy Regulator2019-08-19
  4. "Great place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    work life balance is great

    Cons

    too much politics and favoritism

    Alberta Energy Regulator2019-07-22
  5. "Steady place to work"

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    Current Employee - Advisor, Planning and Process in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to move across the organization and try different roles

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations and "starting over"

    Alberta Energy Regulator2019-07-19
  6. "An amazing place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work with great minds. Excellent work-life balance!

    Cons

    None that I can think of now.

    Alberta Energy Regulator2019-06-10
  7. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Co-Op Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, focus on the employee in terms of employee engagement and continued satisfaction, engaging work especially for a co-op student

    Cons

    Its government, things happen slow and changes are very slow.

    Alberta Energy Regulator2019-05-07
  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time

    Pros

    lots of internal movement & room for growth, supportive leaders, interesting work happening

    Cons

    no salary program for years, inequity with longstanding staff vs new staff coming into the organization

    Advice to Management

    take care of your internal staff

    Alberta Energy Regulator2019-04-24
  9. "Toxic culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time

    Pros

    You get a lot of time off, people work short days.

    Cons

    There is no clear leadership, groups working against each other.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn that leadership is about leading people to get results, not making yourself look good

    Alberta Energy Regulator2019-05-03
  10. "Very Slow, little gets done"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Producing solutions that actually impacts Albertan's. Some solid employees littered across the organization with strong backgrounds and principle based paradigms.

    Cons

    Prevalent micro-managing leadership styles, control, siloed and narrow thinking. Few enterprise thinkers are being frustrated. Career growth appears to come to the well connected.

    Advice to Management

    Break down the empires and on-going territory protection between the "two core EVPs" and encourage better integrative work, cross division and cross functional. Be bold to re-allocate resources based on work and eliminate dead weight.

    Alberta Energy Regulator2019-03-14
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