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Good Place to Work
Flood Lands Officer / Land Management Officer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 February 2017
Solid benefits, low salary.
Great work/life balance.
Stable.

If you are looking for a good place to work, and have a life, think about the GoA.

Hardly any room to move up.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Poor Successional Planning
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reasonable hours, good pay
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 February 2017
There was alot of turn over and it was a very political atmosphere. The salary and hours were ok and during the boom they offered yoga during lunch and further education options.
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Lots of Learning Opportunities
Admin Assist/Admin Sup Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB24 January 2017
Excellent benefits, good pay, union is very involved. Lots of learning opportunities: in classroom, online and on the job. Overall a good place to work.
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Respect and Fun work place
Human Resources Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 May 2016
 Coordinate full cycle recruitment, including advertise positions internally and externally; sort and distribute resumes; prescreen, test and interview candidates; conduct reference, security and academic checks; prepare offer letters; new employee orientation and on boarding.
 Provide HR advice and expertise to hiring managers, such as staffing; performance management; employee relations; HR policy interpretation; employee training and development; compensation and benefits.
 Complete day-to-day HR duties, including processing promotions; terminations; merit raises; lateral movements; employment classification; grievances.
 Create cost effective and innovative recruitment strategies to recruit top candidates to meet the company’s needs.
 Manage over 700 employee files and ensure all documentations comply with government regulations.
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No loyalty to employees
Technologist (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge,Ab7 April 2016
You are just a disposable number. Unless you know how to suck up, you are NOTHING!!! You can work your butt off and it means NOTHING!! Management preaches accountability, respect, integrity but Don't practise what they preach. No matter how much dedication and loyalty you show, it means nothing unless you suck up to the right people. A lot of low life backstabbers employed by the GoA. Useless welfare cases are kept on. Show more ambition than management and youre gone, first lame excuse they can find. Any other company tries to find their employees another position before laying people off. GoA turns you out the door and then comes up with a feeble effort and lame excuses to find you another position.
Pros
Decent benefits as in time off. Oodles of excuses available to get paid time off.
Cons
You are nothing but a disposable number
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Excellent place to work; great flexibility and valuable resources
Agrometeorlogical Technologist (Current Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB15 December 2016
Field based job that involves travelling to Alberta's drought and climate monitoring stations performing routine maintenance
Troubleshooting, electrical wiring and station operations are on the job learning
Excellent co-workers who contribute a tremendous amount of information and quality to the business
Hardest part of the job is identifying issues that could be causing stations to malfunction or stop relaying information
Most enjoyable part of the job is the independence
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long hours
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Great work place
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 January 2017
A typical work day would be going through emails to see if there are any Action Requests that need to be dealt with. After all that is handled, work through the share point system. Other administrative tasks such as scans, spreadsheets, filing, mail, etc..I learned how to deal with time management and multitasking in a daily basis. My coworkers are amazing and easy to get along with. The hardest part of the job is the abundance amount of work we get it and trying to meet deadlines. The most enjoyable would be the staff here.
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HIgh Stress-Low Reward
Solicitor General (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 June 2016
Good benefits and decent pay, but that's about it. Stress level is through the roof when working there, and don't always expect to get your days off without being pressured to take overtime shifts
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Could be a good place to work but...
Grounds Maintenance - Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 March 2017
It really varies from department to department. Most work colleagues I've spoken to like their job but not their bosses, and upper management. They do not treat the lower minions with the respect that they need and should have. This comes from employees that have worked here from 50 to 1st year.
Pros
Flexible work hours
Cons
Management can be disgraceful at times.
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Excellent Career Opportunity
Advocacy (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 February 2017
Stakeholder engagement wit GOA agencies, MD's, counties, landowner groups. Intervening on behalf of landowners with the oil and gas industry and GOA. Extensive public speaking. Committee work. Issue identification. Advisory to landowners and senior officials.
Pros
Opportunity for development
Cons
Working all hours and significant travel
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Great life balance
Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 February 2017
Freedom to balance life and work. flexible work schedule and time off if required. options for advancing education and personal growth are encouraged.
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Alberta Environment
Strategic Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 February 2017
Silo culture and very opaque.
This is a typical Bureaucracy.
The job satisfaction is awesome but not the attitude of some of the managers.
Pros
Awesome learning place
Cons
Too Opaque
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Slow paced but excellent place to work with.
Production Economist (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB25 January 2017
It was great place to work with if one wants to work in a relaxing environment. A lot of opportunities for learning activities through classes (online/in person) conferences and so on.
Pros
Learning activities, long vacation periods
Cons
not so much to grow beyond a certain limit
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secured place to work
Individual Support Worker (IS2) (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 April 2016
No more client intake so waiting only until it will closed.Give us rotation shift.Work with high risk individual.good benefits
Pros
benefit
Cons
shifting
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Confusion between Ministries
QA/BUSINESS ANALYST/SOFTWARE RELEASE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 March 2017
The GoA have many Ministries who do not speak with one another. They do not know what each are doing and do not consider the impact of what they are completing on other departments.
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productive place with good team
System Analyst (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 March 2017
typical day at work would consist of supporting an application, troubleshooting/resolving issues as well as any other tasks assigned. Work in a team to meet team's expectation and goals.
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Good opportunities for advancement
Manager (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 February 2017
The GoA is a great place to work, and during my time there I have had lots of opportunity to advance and develop my professional skills and network.
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Adminstrative
Record all chques to the daily data entry (Current Employee) –  9820-106street13 March 2017
Working with clients.
Mail sorting, reporting chq's.
All adminstrative work calling clients with information about mailing process.
heavy boxes.
Great mangement
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Provided growth
PDD Worker (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 January 2017
Working this position was extremely motivating and provided me with crucial tools necessary for sensitive customer service and human resource roles.
Pros
Increased emotional sensitivity
Cons
Short notice
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Great work experience
Junior Forest Ranger Member (Former Employee) –  Wabasca, AB1 September 2016
It was a great summer job! i highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the forestry industry. I made friends for life and honed many of my skills such as leadership and organization. A typical day was always different as the crew leaders always had a new work project for us each day.
Pros
Great work experience, Job diversity
Cons
Lots of driving
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4.2
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