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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. "Programmer Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good colleagues, good work life balance

    Cons

    Some project managers are not very good and micro managers

    Advice to Management

    No one likes micro managers

    Government of Canada2018-12-27
  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, constant change, challenging and interesting

    Cons

    Uncertainty, cronyism, lack of support for true innovation

    Government of Canada2018-10-22
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  4. "secure, rewarding employment"

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    Current Employee - Policy Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many employment opportunities, excellent benefits, recognition of importance of work-life balance, quality management.

    Cons

    Base salary is probably not great compared to the private sector; however, that is somewhat made up for by db pension plan.

    Government of Canada2018-09-19
  5. "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
  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good working hours and work/life balance

    Cons

    Little upward movement in position or salary.

    Government of Canada2018-08-16
  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Best place to work, work life balance, good salary, decent work hours, lots to learn.

    Cons

    need more workload,need to hire causal for full time or term positions, need benefits for casual employees.

    Government of Canada2018-06-10
  8. "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
  9. "Enormous untapped potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Work - life balance, independence, pension, satisfaction in making a positive difference for society

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, innovation phobic, risk adverse, slow to change

    Advice to Management

    Culture change doesn’t happen over an election cycle. Build the framework for sustainable change. Listen to your workers. The selection process for managers produces administrators, not innovators. Government is woefully unprepared for disruptive change and technology.

    Government of Canada2018-01-24
  10. "Financial Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance Decent Compensation Friendly employees Low Stress Level

    Cons

    Lack of challenge in work Lack of fulfillment in duties Too much red tape

    Government of Canada2018-01-22
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    "Love My Job"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, union represented, pay equity, good work-life balance, paid overtime, opportunity for career advancement, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Hard to think of any. If you work hard you can get ahead. Lots of opportunities to shine if you are a good worker. The need to be bilingual can be career limiting.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the need for mandatory bilingualism. It is not necessary and can be career limiting to people who did not grow up in a bilingual school system.

    Government of Canada2017-12-13
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