BI Specialist- DataStage Developer(Contractor) (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 14 October 2017
Being a contractor in a government agency, my day is always busy and productive. I find the higher management very strong, on the other hand I see some gaps in planning and resource allocation by the lower management. The workplace culture is different for the employees. As a contractor, due to the policies my interactions are business related as long as approved by the management. The most enjoyable part of the job is analysis and design of complex projects.
Accommodations & Telecommunications Officer (Former Employee) – London, ON – 23 June 2017
Loved every day of going into work. Employees seem to appreciate their jobs and making friends was easy. Shifts start at 0730 hrs, 0800 hrs, 0830 hrs and some members come n at 0900 hrs. It depends on what can be arranged with the current manager in you r program. Most are willing to work with their employees to keep them happy thus create a strong working environment and productivity increases with happy employees.
Manager (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 22 June 2017
For someone just starting out the wages are fantastic. The benefits are excellent and are comparable to any other government job.
As in any job, the mAnagement isn't always as knowledgeable as they should be on human resource management. Part of this is the way they staff. Staffing is based on competencies and when testing you only need to show the competency once and have it verified to achieve the rating required.
Workplace culture differs to what job you have. The jobs in the call centre environment do not have as much team experience but the effort from management is there to try and build a good team.
Overall, the opportunity to advance is slower than what the younger people expect but I think it was a great place to work overall.
Great benefits, great wages.
Changing to more call centre environment, most jobs at the lower level are not challenging.
Kind of a slow work pace but it pays well and there are very good benefits. It is definitely a place to consider working for, for at least a little bit. There is a lot of testing and it can take a while for results.
Taxpayer Compliance Agent (Current Employee) – St. John's, NL – 20 June 2017
Starting working with the CRA in January of 2015. Started at their call center as a Taxpayer Services Agent, was very successful on 1st work sim and was offered more training within first 6 months. Have been cross trained in thre areas of business. Then I moved on the Tax Center and took a job in Compliance. During off season with Compliance, I am currently working in Business Returns. Only reason for seeking other employment is relocation due to spousal job and place of residence.
Taxpayer Services Agent (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 June 2017
Great place to work except for the uncertain hours due to changes from part time to full time. making it difficult to plan your personal finances. Besides that though, it is a really good place to be and there are resources to help you learn and succeed.
Collections Enforcement Officer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 June 2017
Poorly managed and limited advancement in an ever-changing political environment. Pay and benefits are good however. Employees tend to get stuck to one area and don't really get to improve or learn new skills.
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 June 2017
Volunteering with CRA is a great opportunity , as it holds very good reputation in the professional market and CRA provides with a certificate when an individual does community volunteering program with them.
I enjoyed the atmosphere of the workplace and my co-workers. I was sorely disappointed in the management in my department. They lacked experience and have a lot to learn. Communication was less than ideal. The people that trained me were excellent and so helpful. The management was detached and disinterested.
Junior/Senior Tax Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 May 2017
This is a volunteer position and there is no salary, but it is a very good exposure to university student to have a heads up for tax. Some tax knowledge is required but you can easily learn them on site.
Data Capture Clerk (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 8 May 2017
Capturing work from forms to build the database , Learned to use software I never used before, job can be tedious sometimes, Like any workplace it is the people that make or break the workplace culture.