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Parliament of Canada Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2019

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Parliament of Canada CEO David Johnston
David Johnston
6 Ratings
  1. "Valuable Experience"

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    Current Employee - Legislative Assistant 

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

    Pros

    You're tossed right into things, and that carries with it a lot of potential to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Lack of formal training, therefore a lot of learning comes down to your initiative.

    Parliament of Canada2019-10-16
  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Working at the seat of Democracy in Canada

    Cons

    Everything makes headlines when you're in the bubble

    Parliament of Canada2019-09-16
  3. "Staffer for MP, rollercoaster ride but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -you get to do lots of networking with other MPs and their staff, you get to build lasting connections which would help you down the road when you advance within your career - you get to help constituents directly, especially if your work in the MP's constituency office - this leads to you being a part of meaningful work and implementing small to large scale changes in your riding

    Cons

    - there is always an unexpected day to day environment, which can be overwhelming if you like structure -unfair wages- you will not be compensated fairly for the amount of work you sign up for, and the additional work you will be assigned which will be beyond your pay grade and sometimes expertise -OVERTIME HOURRRRS- yeah say goodbye to your social life for a while

    Parliament of Canada2019-04-28
  4. "transcriber and House of Commons"

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

    I have been working at Parliament of Canada part-time

    Pros

    Nice people and atmosphere, flexible hours, interesting work.

    Cons

    Too much sitting, little room to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with employees and find ways for us to interact more with each other.

    Parliament of Canada2018-12-02
  5. "Great employer!"

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

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

    Pros

    House of Canada's democracy. Downtown Ottawa. Great people!

    Cons

    Takes time to implement change

    Parliament of Canada2018-09-12
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Parliament"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting subject matter, exciting work

    Cons

    At times slow to change, feels like government, long hours at the end of parliamentary sessions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to ideas of staff, find ways to retain employees.

    Parliament of Canada2018-09-07
  7. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Parliament of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great people, salary and benefits!

    Cons

    Depending on what is taking place on Parliament, hours can be quite long.

    Parliament of Canada2018-09-05
  8. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Parliament of Canada full-time

    Pros

    The thing I liked the most was the benefits

    Cons

    There was not anything to complain about

    Parliament of Canada2018-08-09
  9. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Parliament of Canada part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, chance to have impact

    Cons

    travel is needed some times

    Parliament of Canada2018-07-05
  10. "Solid experience to build a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parliament of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great career development and exposure to Canadian parliamentary system.

    Cons

    Long hours, limited work-life balance.

    Parliament of Canada2018-02-09
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