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Government of Canada Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2020

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

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    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Stable work life balance is good

    Cons

    Do not promote new ideas and others

    Government of Canada2019-07-24
  2. "Don't work here."

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    Current Employee - Regional Coordinator in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    decent pension benefits. solid work/life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay, office politics, promotions based on favortism

    Government of Canada2019-07-24
  3. "..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Officer 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    A lot of pros: work life balance

    Cons

    No cons to working for this organization

    Government of Canada2019-06-02
  4. "Good work/life balance; experience can vary depending on specific group"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance Options for on-job training

    Cons

    Office politics Some positions can be

    Government of Canada2019-05-20
  5. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    The pay is decent and the work life balance is unmatched.

    Cons

    Low pace lack of innovation Requirement to know french

    Government of Canada2019-05-12
  6. "execellent benefits, pension"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Yellowknife, NT
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, good wages, upper management does not get in your way.

    Cons

    some people have forgotten how good they have if. Have to deal with poor attitudes, hard to advance once in your home position.

    Advice to Management

    give all staff the same training to give equal chances at other term positions.

    Government of Canada2019-04-26
  7. "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
  8. "Interesting and good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and good work life balance. Less risk in changing careers. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Not much. Location? Ottawa has its own gems.

    Government of Canada2019-03-27
  9. "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
  10. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance, great pay and pension

    Cons

    Location and the hiring process

    Government of Canada2019-03-04
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