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Great place to work
Human Resource Consultant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 March 2017
Great people and an amazing experience as a consultant was gained. Learned recruitment process, arbitration prep, grievances and writing disciplinary letters. Most enjoyable part was people/managers.
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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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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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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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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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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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Great
Land Titles Examiner (Former Employee) –  Edmonton27 February 2017
Great to work for everything is cut and dry working for the government no hidden flaws its all in a book no one is getting more than anyone else.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Investigator
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 November 2016
Very challenging and dynamic work, I love the challenge of this job. The government can be a bit frustrating but it is worth it for the great work environment
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The Government of Alberta paid for the supplies.
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 October 2016
I was trained on tools, paint,wood. I made my supplies work on jobs that came in. I was sent to job sites and finished them. The many jobs where done.
Pros
Finished all the job.
Cons
Never asked to work in that field again.
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Excellent place to work
Warehouse and Logistics Consultant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 October 2016
Excellent place to work, managers were always supportive with feedback. I just wish there wasn't so much red tape. I was hired through an agency that told me 10-12 weeks, I blew through the work needed. Contract was then terminated and they are in the process of requisitioning more hours.
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