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Statistics Canada Interviewer Reviews

Updated Oct 9, 2019

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Statistics Canada Chief Statistician Anil Arora
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  1. "Easy work but not easy to work there."

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    Former Contractor - Telephone Interviewer in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Statistics Canada for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for the type of work. If you don't like many hours and prefer an erratic work schedule, then this is the job for you. If you can speak both official languages, you'll have more work and compensation.

    Cons

    Similar to comments already posted (regarding atmosphere and management). Can be discouraging at times when repeatedly phoning people that hate you.

    Advice to Management

    None, as it won't make a difference.

    Statistics Canada2013-10-29
  2. "Good pay for what you do"

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    Current Contractor - Interviewer in Sturgeon Falls, ON

    I have been working at Statistics Canada for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation considering the work load

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to advance Motivation dies as time goes on No incentives; smile and dial motivation

    Advice to Management

    Revise internal procedures to become more efficient from a budgetary perspective, and provide more incentives for your employees

    Statistics Canada2013-05-03
  3. "Good money for what you do"

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    Current Employee - Interviewer in Sturgeon Falls, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Statistics Canada part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation is satisfactory to say the least. Statistics Canada has a good working environment with some opportunity for advancement if you are good at what you do.

    Cons

    Work may depress some. Calling people who do not necessarily want to talk to you takes a toll at times. Statistics Canada does not good that great of a job keeping us workers motivated either. Smile and dial gets old after the first time you hear it.

    Advice to Management

    Implement better internal procedures to maximize budget usage.

    Statistics Canada2013-04-23
  4. "Flexible hours, IF you get hours"

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    Current Contractor - Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewer in Winnipeg, MB

    I have been working at Statistics Canada for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy work for the pay you get. Talking on the phone to gather info isn't strenuous and most willing respondents enjoy the conversation if you are a friendly person with them.

    Cons

    Compromises sensibilities when we have to call difficult respondents who refuse to do our surveys multiple times a day. You are also never guaranteed hours, and never given more than a week to know that, when the schedule is printed. Suitability for the job doesn't outweigh production, and if you do not produce, you may not get hours the following month.

    Advice to Management

    Treat us like people, not statistics. Cutting hours cuts the livelihood from people depending on this job to pay rent and feed families. At the very least, give staff a heads up about cut hours TWO weeks in advance, before the schedule is printed, so that we can look for alternative employment.

    Statistics Canada2012-07-27
  5. "Exciting"

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    Former Employee - Interviewer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Statistics Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed working outdoors meeting new people while enjoying the weather and being able to work at my own pace. I had an amazing boss to work with who encouraged her staff.

    Cons

    Being undermined by some politicans, the job of census taking took a hit from the public. It would have been nice to continue into full time work

    Advice to Management

    The short term staff have some excellent ideas when they finish the job, that information can be used in the future, so LISTEN.

    Statistics Canada2012-07-11
  6. "Great Experience"

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    Current Contractor - Field Interviewer in Ottawa, ON
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Statistics Canada for less than a year

    Pros

    Diversity of teams. Random selection of workload (meeting a lot of interesting individuals & families) Make your own schedule, as long as the job gets done properly.

    Cons

    Time consuming reporting back process. Unorganized distribution of material needed to conduct the job properly. Long hours, have to be on-call - even if you had specified certain hours of availability - due to the availability of individuals/families being interviewed.

    Advice to Management

    None - management and supervisors were very supportive throughout the contract with any information needed to perform a better job. Keep doing that!

    Statistics Canada2012-07-06
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