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Government of Canada Policy Analyst Reviews

Updated Jan 5, 2020

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  1. "Great place!"

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    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Gatineau, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of advancement opportunities withing the Government

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, hierarchy but inevitable in such a big place

    Government of Canada2020-01-05
  2. "It's government"

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    Current Employee - Policy Analyst 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good money, benefits, the work is pretty interesting

    Cons

    heavy bureaucracy, lots of red tape, unimaginative leadership, archaic office culture (in some places--not everywhere)

    Government of Canada2019-12-14
  3. "Great benefits, sometimes there is too little work or exposure to a variety of tasks"

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    Current Employee - Policy Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits, working on tangible issues for Canadians

    Cons

    hard to progress, need french after a certain level

    Government of Canada2019-11-21
  4. "Good career, lots of red tape"

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    Former Contractor - Policy Analyst 

    I worked at Government of Canada for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - good pay - good benefits

    Cons

    - Phoenix pay system - red tape

    Government of Canada2019-11-04
  5. "Terrible senior leadership"

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    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Balance between work and family

    Cons

    Leadership doesnt care about taxpayers

    Government of Canada2019-09-17
  6. "Stable work environment, challenges dealing with problem employees"

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    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities for professional development, good work life balance, good pay at junior levels

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, challenges dealing with problem employees

    Government of Canada2019-07-18
  7. "Fast-paced, always changing work space"

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    Current Contractor - Junior Policy Analyst in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Canada for less than a year

    Pros

    Management are keenly aware of thier responsibilities and duty of care to thier staff.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for promotion within local office

    Government of Canada2019-06-24
  8. "Senior Policy Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist/Policy Analyst in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job security is about the best pro

    Cons

    Management, lack of opportunities for innovation and creative thought

    Government of Canada2019-04-23
  9. "Great job if you like stability"

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    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great pay Great benefits Ongoing training

    Cons

    Routine Red Tape Boring Promote based on years of experience, not merit.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize to attract and retain young professionals

    Government of Canada2018-10-29
  10. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    So many types of jobs and areas you can work.

    Cons

    As usual in all public sector jobs, sometimes things move slow.

    Government of Canada2018-03-21
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