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Busy and strict
Canadian Armed Forces (Current Employee) –  Brockville, ON16 January 2018
I enjoy working in the forces i have for 6 years. Ive been part time for those years and i have nithing to complain about. Im a fast oaced and hard working human and loved what they have to offer and still do.
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A very valuable and rewarding experience
Special Advisor (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC3 January 2018
Management and supervisor were encouraging and supportive although the specific office environment I was part of was slowly deteriorating/falling apart with members constantly leaving and hiring for replacements being delayed a great deal, impacting quality of work produced and placing a higher burden on remaining employees to complete tasks with assigned deadlines. Supervisors were exempt from participating in the more menial and mundane tasks and were given special treatment compared to the contractors and casual employees.
Pros
Working within a large and supportive team with many teammates ready to assist when needed
Cons
Good work was not praised; too much focus on errors and mistakes made
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Excellent
Informatics Technician/Desktop Support Technician (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 December 2017
I Learned so many different things great staff and worked with 4 full time Desktop technician. They always helped me and boost me to learn new things.
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Clerk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 November 2017
This employer is reliable, in that when you have obtained a position with them, you can be sure that you are in a secure form of employment that offers the opportunity for advancement.
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awesome place to work
fire tower observer (Former Employee) –  Beauval, SK20 October 2017
Working for government was a nice place to work with benefits and all the safety aspects of the job salary was worth the work u put in and also had great people to work for.
Pros
good management and co workers..safe environment
Cons
long hours
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Good for a while, good experience but then time to move on
Client Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC19 October 2017
People are nice and supportive;
Work can be boring, unchallenging and repetitive (at a low rank, especially if not in your field of interests);
Work/life balance can be challenging, especially when commute is long;
Good and important work, but bureaucracy makes progress slow;
Office spaces though comfortable, cubicle-style is dreary;
Management not always on top of their game but willing to make effort;
Salary and benefits good;
opportunities to move up/move around.
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Interesting and varied communications environment
Strategic Communication Officer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 October 2017
Great opportunities here for professionals to develop top-notch skills. Management is supportive of staff development. Team collaboration is key to success.
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Great work environment with supportive employees.
Financial Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON16 October 2017
I positive work place with dedicated staff, all working to provide accurate budget analysis for the Courts System.


Great work environment with supportive employees.
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Great Job
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) –  Hull, QC23 September 2017
working for the government job is rightfully coveted. It offers great salary, light workloads and a lot of benefit for permanent positions. Overall great employer
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Assisting supervisor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 September 2017
Data entry clerk in charge of passport applications. Environment is extremely calm and friendly and yoju meet people of different cultures that tends to increase your social skills.
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Great place to work
Clerk in Finance (Former Employee) –  Shediac, NB4 August 2017
Great place to work on going training, you can ask questions an you always get an answer. Your treated like a person, not a number.
People are respectful.
Pros
Great teams
Cons
Difficult to get full time permanent work
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Typical Government culture
Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON2 August 2017
mentoring and coaching other colleagues
helping management prioritize identify work
troubleshooting applications
offering advice on best practices
providing insight into process improvements
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Good culture to learn in.
Junior Policy Analyst (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC24 July 2017
Good people, great work-life balance and very collaborative. Freedom to work on your own. Lots of meaningful work. Nice atmosphere, but still very serious.
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Excellent Experience
Passport Office (Casual) (Current Employee) –  Thunder Bay, ON18 July 2017
Great work team and management treats staff fairly. Pay system is a mess. Hours are excellent. Training was thorough and prepared me adequately for the job
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
Lots of bureaucracy
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Good short term job
Elections Canada (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON5 July 2017
Work only on election day
The manager was kind
Fast paced
Must follow all rules
Work in a busy environment
Must stay organized
Stay patient with some people
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Under Paid Over Worked
CR3 - Clerical Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 June 2017
I currently work for the Government of Canada and have been for the last 5 years. It is okay work but the pay is not enough. After taxes 30 thousand is not enough of a dollar figure to live in Toronto
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The Worst
Program Delivery Clerk (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 June 2017
Not a place for anyone who has high standards. Management wants complete buy in of the political correct environment and no questions. Their way or they make your job miserable. No innovation and they could not find a efficiency if they tried.
Pros
none
Cons
Backwards approach to engagement.
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Great flexible well paying job
Census Enumerator (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS10 May 2017
Easily accommodating to your lifestyle. Flexible hours. Good pay. Training is not that bad, and if you have a good leader then you're all set! Good Luck!
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Productive and educational
Translator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 April 2017
I had the opportunity of working as a translator for Government of Canada for two months and I enjoyed my job. The best part of going to work every day was that I was learning new terminology and gaining writing experience.
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Tough job if you have common sense.
Program Delivery Agent (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 April 2017
Toxic work environment for anyone who is not totally PC or experienced in public service. The work I did was not hard however the management and procedural structure made it had to learn or improve. Complete lack of interest in innovation or efficiency.
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