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Statistics Canada Reviews

Updated June 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent working conditions and environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great as a summer job, flexible hours, in fact your pick whatever hours you want (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Basically doing door to door work (in 3 reviews)

  • The only downside was sometimes I had to work long hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Co-op work term"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very relaxed and easy going

    Cons

    Can be too chill/laid back at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Statistics Canada full-time

    Pros

    HIghly professional organization, structure
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Tight timelines, often too much work and too little time

  3. "Government Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy, laid back job, not much task on a day to day

    Cons

    Very slow career progression. seniority takes precadence


  4. "Enumerator"

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    Former Employee - Enumerator in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Enumerator in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Statistics Canada (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good support from the manager. very friendly co-worker. Flexible work time.

    Cons

    Poor benifit and bad working environment.


  5. "Enumerator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can be somewhat fun and easy if you get assigned to a nice area

    Cons

    Basically doing door to door work


  6. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Dissemination Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Dissemination Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Statistics Canada (More than a year)

    Pros

    Statistics Canada is a flexible employer with many opportunities to continue education and advance in the company because of the promotions and salary increases.

    Cons

    My only con with working at Statistics Canada was the time that it took to complete anything Human Resources related. It took weeks to resolve issues and sometimes no answers were obtained.

    Advice to Management

    Management should strive to have a more efficient Human Resources department with greater accountability.


  7. "interviewer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    excellent place to work if you like talking on the phone. Superb supervisors willing to teach you everything

    Cons

    the job is contract, you call be left hanging when your contract is over or when it is done. You might have to be calling from time to time to see if there is a new project available

    Advice to Management

    i am not sure if their mode of operations can or will ever change. almost everybody or everybody is on contract and if that can be changed or will be changed, the it will be idea and taken more more more serious

  8. "Census work at Statistics Canada"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Good pay
    Interesting work
    Active work (door-to-door), very little sitting down

    Cons

    Not enough work to go around for all enumerators
    Was told I would get 35hrs a week of work per week, was lucky if I got 20hrs (and was repeatedly told throughout my contract that more work would become available, but it never did)

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise full-time hours if you cannot guarantee such hours


  9. "Software Developer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, some great people, and a relaxed place to work at. Good experience for people who are not studying in a software discipline, but want to become software engineers. For example, I studied electrical engineering, but wanted to do software dev.
    If you are liked by your managers, you can even take up a part-time job through fswep, as a software developer while you are doing school. Best decision I ever made!

    Even if you work as a full-time, the work-life balance is unmatched

    Cons

    Like the usual stories of government, everything takes a lot of time. You want something installed on your computer? gotta put in a Service request. Based on the type of request, it can take between a few hours to be completed to many many weeks, this can hamper productivity. Other than that, not much I can say. The pay is fairly reasonable as well, although private would definitely pay more for interns if you are experienced.


  10. "Excellent work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, knowledgeable and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons.


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