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"Decent, not great"

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

Pros

Very secure job, clear compensation package, great PTO

Cons

Little room for advancement, complicated rules about special leave provisions, beurocratic, slow responses to inqueries

Advice to Management

Communicate better, make clear decisions before releasing a policy, ensure you consider all possible scenarios.

Other Employee Reviews for Government of Canada

  1. "Traditional work setting, may not be suitable for early 20s"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    benefits, will accommodate and meet your health needs

    Cons

    Seniority. Status quo. Sometimes can get political even though your branch is not even policy making. Found the office culture to be very traditional and was not suitable for early 20s in my opinion as i was exposed to a more open and lively work environment previously.


  2. "Legal Counsel (LP-01)"

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

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    - Consistent hours.
    - Good pay and benefits (if you are not affected by the Phoenix pay system issues).

    Cons

    - The competition process to get an indeterminate position is lengthy. Typically it requires an initial screening process, an exam, a substantive and structured interview, formal reference checks, language testing, and security clearance.
    - Lots of bureaucracy. Oftentimes, work in the government is not efficient. Everything moves slowly.
    - Phoenix pay system issues are serious, and have affected many people in very negative ways. I never received any of my benefits. Issues are worse for new hires, and part-time, contract, and student employees.
    - Too much time spent in inefficient meetings and completing performance agreements and evaluations.

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