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Government of Alberta Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Some areas have great work life balance in Energy (in 30 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits, training opportunities, supportive managers, high impact projects (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of informatin sharing from senior management and between colleagues (in 4 reviews)

  • Senior management made several promises to make changes that would make the work environment better but never followed through with them (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    healthy environment
    fair pay
    very welcoming
    fair interview

    Cons

    temporary job due to funding from government. Not much negative things to say due to welcoming environment. Enjoyed my stay and would be happy to return back.


  2. "Information"

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

    I worked at Government of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    the pay is really good, above average for the work that is required, benefits, excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    There are very distinct 'status' within the organization. There are positions that seem much more highly regarded and others that those 'higher up' positions tend to look down on. This is an organizational culture problem that seems to have been let grow for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Address the issues with 'status' - make an effort to make all employees feel valued and ensure that other employees do the same


  3. Helpful (1)

    "nepotism"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relatively secure paycheques don't bounce

    Cons

    the only way to be promoted is to be an insider. Nepotism is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    promote based on merit; not on who you know


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  5. "Great Work/Life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - IT Analyst Intern
    Former Employee - IT Analyst Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work location
    Great work and life balance -- nothing beats this.

    Cons

    Didn't feel trusted enough to handle anything of importance
    Doing the work no one else wants to do


  6. "Summer Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Summer Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The summer job I had was an easy job, well paying - extremely relaxed.

    Cons

    The only con about this job was that there was a lot of down time.

    Advice to Management

    The management was extremely helpful and very friendly. Easy to get along and ask questions.


  7. "GOA is a great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Government of Alberta (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Working with many talented individuals
    - Fair compensation plan
    - Large organization with an abundance of growth opportunity

    Cons

    - Culture and leadership style differ per department
    - Technology is not to par with 21st century work environment

    Advice to Management

    You work hard for Albertans; remember your staff are Albertan's too and require your attention as much as the work.


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Government of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, work life balance

    Cons

    Behind the times, lack of innovation


  9. "Mixed Environment"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Alberta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are opportunities for creativity, in spite of some bureaucratic tussles. Culture keeps improving with better communication of directives.

    Cons

    As with most government environments, IT implementations take long.

    Advice to Management

    More breakdown of directives


  10. "AS4"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Government of Alberta full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, no stress, good benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, no raises due to policy


  11. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Government of Alberta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Senior Management good to work for
    Excellent and friendly team members

    Cons

    Overly structured can be difficult to make job changes
    Advancement is difficult



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