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"Government is better than you might think!"

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Current Employee - Team Leader - Human Resources in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Team Leader - Human Resources in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

A wide variety of opportunities to service Canadians. It's like choosing from over 30 companies to work for within one.

Cons

Most people work hard, but some don't pull their weight and it's difficult to let them go!

Advice to Management

After 20+ years in the private sector it's nice to be driven by a mission that's not bottom-line driven!

Other Employee Reviews for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away."

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    Current Employee - Patent Examiner in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Patent Examiner in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Can take vacation at will.
    Flexible work hours.
    Teleworking is permitted.

    Cons

    Promotions are not fair and transparent. Favorites are immediately promoted up the chain while senior and deserving people's advancement, potential, and career development is completely ignored.

    There is a distinct language bias by French Canadian supervisors and management.

    There is relatively no turnover as the jobs are dead-end. Working at CIPO simply erodes one's skill set, and after a few years, your stuck. You are not marketable in engineering nor are your skills recognized by other departments in the federal government.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone deserves the opportunities for promotion and professional development - not just kids graduating from Quebec universities.


  2. "Good technical job but the technical parts over the years was farmed out to the private sector."

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    Former Employee - Compliance Officer
    Former Employee - Compliance Officer
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technical position with good to very good training . Benifits O.K to good. Good place to gain additional or new job experience

    Cons

    Technical parts of the job farmed out to the private sector. Percentage of time spent working on the road became too much.

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