Human Resource Assistant (Current Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 6 May 2014
• Preparing all offer letters, position extension letters, relocation agreements and contract of employment • Initiating and maintain competition in the system and by creating, maintaining, closing and auditing manual competition files. • Recruitment and selection to entry level wage positions by preparing advertising, pre-screening applications, administering testing. • Setting up interviews, preparing interview package, participating in the interviews as required, conducting reference checks, verbal offers and preparing and conducting reference checks. • Assists employees with file reviews and destruction of documents following the appropriate procedures and guidelines • Make travel arrangements including vehicle and hotel bookings • Maintains all administration and position files and disposition of the same as well as disposition of employee relations files. • Commencement and orientation of new employees • Generate various reports for Managers and Human Resource Consultants • Scheduling appointments , operation standard office equipment and processing both incoming and outgoing mail
Consultant (Contract) (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 September 2017
GoA is a good place to work but it's only as good as the management team who are directing it. Service Alberta is very political and the Directors only support furthering their own agendas, surround themselves with "Yes" people and promote long time friends/acquaintances into roles they are unfit for. The Directors at Service Alberta don't care much for contractors who do all the heavy lifting on the projects while the full time employees sit back and give direction.
Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 September 2017
Not a bad career choice depending on what office you end up working in. My manager was terrible and so we had no team morale. There was no team building. You were discouraged to have conversations with co-workers except if it was about work. I was bullied by my manager and she made it very difficult to want to go to work.
Great job security and opportunities for advanceement
Employment Standards Agent (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 September 2017
Fantastic employer with great benefits and pay. Flex time and other work/family arrangements helped enable a positive working environment along with frequent awards and accolades provided by upper management.
Interesting work helping vulnerable Albertans with their tax and financial affairs.
Taxation Officer - Temp (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 June 2017
The Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee is charged with assisting those Albertans who are deemed by Court Order incapable of managing their finances by themselves. The Public Trustee monitors the clients' investments and tax returns to maximize their personal holdings. Very capable people are looking out for the best interests of the clients.
average workplace, great environment, though the payscale is a bit questionable on some positions
Procurement Staff (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 June 2017
If you work hard and is very respectful they will definitely keep you. System-wise, they are a bit slow and old school compared to private firms. Way behind than private firms but then when you think of the extra benefits and the culture, you will stay. That is, if you are the type of person who is laid back and contented with a normal job.
Reconciliation Officer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 June 2017
Worked with the GOA for 22 years and during that time had very little time that I felt like I was a valued employee. Saw wage rollbacks, freezes and cutbacks and through it all those that remained never felt valued.
Residents are a positive challenge and very rewarding.
Team Lead of Residential Support Services (Current Employee) – Gunn, AB – 15 May 2017
Can be very rewarding to assist residents to get a positive life back with challenges, but must be able to do this with limited support. There is a full set up including nutritional life skills, doctors, medical heath, etc.
Learning Clicks Ambassador (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 April 2017
In this job I worked independently, and simultaneously with a team. I created my own schedule, setting up presentations at schools throughout Alberta, and worked with youth from ages 9-18 years old. The workplace was very supportive as it made sure everyone on the team was offered assistance and guidance when needed. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to travel, present, and constantly meet new people.
Policy Advisor (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 April 2017
I've been with the Alberta Climate Change Office for approximately four months, and so far it is has been the best employer I've had, for the following reasons:
- An unbelievably skilled group of employees. My peers are highly educated, and are recognized experts in their respective disciplines. - Excellent system of peer review. All work is given is proper consideration, and provided excellent, fact-based feedback. - Excellent system of work collaboration, which involves simultaneous authorship using Sharepoint. - Managers and Executives seem willing to accept two-way feedback (although I might be wrong about this, and they might be tired of my thoughts and ready to suffocate me!) - Excellent system for writing summary documents and asking for written input. Key insights are summarized into an accessible system, providing a gold mine of readily available information. - All employees generally have excellent writing and communication skills. My own writing skills are deficient by comparison. - Good defined benefits pension plan, which is highly secure since it is part of a public sector pension plan.
However, there is always of course some room for improvement: - Sometimes excessive workload with extremely tight timelines, which can conflict with work/life balance. - Due to the high workload and ambitious deadlines, there may be too much reactive work and not enough proactive planning. - It seems that some deadlines are fabricated and not based on actual requirements. - Too much focus on the conceptual big picture, and not enough focus on details and analysismore... at times. Analysis results could be better used to guide decision making.less
Fascinating work, top notch teams, highly skilled individual contributors, receptive management, good benefits.
Public sector pay will never match the private sector
Respite Worker (Former Employee) – Onoway, AB – 5 April 2017
Easy placement, understanding of the children's needs and disabilities. Didn't cause any problems when it came to transferring the children to there appointments. Never made a fuss when it came to transporting the children to there birth parents back to the foster home.