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"great first job"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Government of Canada full-time

Pros

networking, understanding of how government works in your country, ability to connect with people in different ways, really prepares you for any field. It was an amazing first job opportunity for someone in early 20s and wants to exercise hisintelligence.

Cons

during a federal election you are required to take an unpaid leave of absence to help out with the campaign. When you are already making so little in salary, this came as a surprise. However, the fast pace environment of election time together with the skills you gain is worth it at a young age.

Other Employee Reviews for Government of Canada

  1. Helpful (1)

    "If you can get it, go for it."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ton of opportunities across many job categories.
    Strong benefits program.
    May get interesting and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Some departments operate in a very old fashioned manner.
    Decisions may not always be based on management expertise but rather political imperatives. This can be very frustrating at times.
    Advancement is often based on seniority rather than performance.

    Advice to Management

    Reward top performers through a bonus system.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment to work"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and challengeable projects

    Cons

    Difficult to get a permanent position

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