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Government of Canada Reviews

Updated Jan 6, 2020

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Government of Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau
163 Ratings
  1. "Excellent Benefits"

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    Former Contractor - Legal Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Government of Canada for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, honestly couldn't be better

    Cons

    Some of the people there need to be more open minded

    Government of Canada2019-05-28
  2. "Payment Services Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great management, great benefits and great workplace.

    Cons

    There are no real cons.

    Government of Canada2019-04-15
  3. "Excellent work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good job security, love the group I work with

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, excessive required training, otherwise good

    Government of Canada2019-04-12
  4. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment Great benefits Work/life balance

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be stifling to innovation Change takes a long time

    Government of Canada2019-04-02
  5. "Good & Bad - working for the government of canada"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great benefits & pension plan; wonderful work-life balance; ability to work from home

    Cons

    politics .... politics ... did I mention the politics?

    Advice to Management

    while there may be training on bullying in the workplace ... it should be mandatory for all employees and not just management. Too often, it's the lay person who is the bully!

    Government of Canada2019-04-05
  6. "HR advisor in fed gov"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are Great pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    Bureaucracy red tape lack of innovation

    Government of Canada2018-12-09
  7. "Can be a terrific place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Retired/Casual in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Government of Canada for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of room to move around and upward Decent salary and great benefits (sick leave, vacation, etc) A pension plan! Respectful workplace Flexible working arrangements with telework and flex hours

    Cons

    Can be demeaning at times when you have to deal with the bureaucracy of the HR processes Some managers are totally unsuited to their positions but are there for life (Peter Principle) Some important systems are notoriously poorly designed and hard to use Phoenix Pay may mean you have problems getting paid Many rules to follow and you may be subject to Access to Information requests and even lawsuits if you encounter a disgruntled citizen in your line of work

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    Government of Canada2018-12-04
  8. "Project Manager in the GC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Job stability, great benefits, variety of programs

    Cons

    Lack flexibility and recognition for contribution

    Government of Canada2018-12-05
  9. "Manager, Multimedia Design/Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting Work Great People Great Benefits Stable environment Good hours, for life balance

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities Training for career advancement (language)

    Government of Canada2018-10-31
  10. "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
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