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Government of Canada Employee Reviews about "red tape"

Updated Nov 4, 2019

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  1. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Government of Canada

    Pros

    Good teammates, solid learning experience, get to meet people from all over Canada, great work life balance, easy-going culture in most departments

    Cons

    have to learn and use two languages for everything, a ton of red tape to get anything done, limited focus on creativity, very bureaucratic and political, little value-added

    Advice to Management

    lose control, be more open to divesting responsibilities, be more open to hiring the best, relax language requirements, find ways to dismantle the union (really cutting down on motivation)

    Government of Canada2016-02-26
  2. "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
  3. "Great place for work life balance!"

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    Current Employee - Internal Audit in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The starting pay out of school is great!

    Cons

    The work can be very slow and full of red tape.

    Government of Canada2019-08-19
  4. "Hiring Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    stability, benefits, pension, people, access to information

    Cons

    red tape, people, same work over and over again

    Government of Canada2019-04-14
  5. "Rigid"

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

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Government positions are very secure and pay well for students

    Cons

    One of the main issues with government is that the red tape and the processes do not foster innovation, so things can become very stagnant

    Government of Canada2019-03-19
  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. "Great, flexible employment."

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

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits, language training, diverse work environment, flexible work, career planning opportunities.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape when working in government.

    Government of Canada2018-11-13
  8. "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
  9. "Appeals Intake Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, work life balance and location

    Cons

    red tape, management , lack of innovation

    Government of Canada2018-08-23
  10. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Straightforward career path that can be achieved with clear-ish requirements for each step - Very good pension - Excellent work/life balance -Excellent entry level salary

    Cons

    - Not great career end salary - Not many opportunities for creativity - Red tape can be very challenging

    Government of Canada2018-04-04
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