National Energy Board Employee Reviews in Canada

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Government bureaucracy
analyst (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJune 30, 2015
Pros: near the c-train station, salary was reasonable
Cons: tons of government bureaucracy
The hiring process reflected the environment. There were a ton of hoops to jump through like scanning in a ton of documents and a long written exam just to get to the in-person interview stage. Overall, the interview process took months to grind through.

The work was typical office work, answering emails and writing reports.

Just couldn't get over the crushing government bureaucracy so I left for greener pastures.
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Striving for work life balance, and excellent training opportunities
Regulatory Administrator (Current Employee), Calgary, ABNovember 16, 2013
Pros: positive atmosphere
Cons: continuous high work load
My current position is very high paced and time sensitive. I learn to use organizational skills and prioritizing on a daily basis. I work with a great group of people who are always willing to answer questions and to mentor you any time needed.
The hardest part of the job is the work load, always high and time sensitive.
The best part are the people.
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Reasonable salary, good values, but very rigid.
HR Assistant (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJuly 30, 2013
Pros: reasonable salary, excellent benefits, clean and very modern office.
Cons: rigid management, lots of internal politics, difficult to be creative.
The salary was decent, especially for lower level and corporate positions. Not quite as competitive for Engineers, etc. but it's the government. Benefits however, are excellent across the board, especially Maternity benefits. This is a GREAT place to work if you have or plan to have a family.

Being a government agency, working there is very bureaucratic and the board members are most concerned with not causing a problem(s) for the government of the day. As a result, this leads to micromanaging and a lack of freedom to make decisions/think outside of the box etc. If you are a highly creative person, you will probably go nuts working here. If you enjoy a highly structured work environment with lots of procedures and processes, you will do very well. Also as a result of this, there is lots of administrative support, which is a plus.

Most of my coworkers were friendly, but be careful as there is a higher than average amount of internal politics and jostling. Some teams are worse then others. As a result of this, and the aforementioned desire of the board to keep the government happy, a there exists a culture of "blaming," as no-one wants to be responsible for mistakes.
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Average.
Human Resources Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Calgary, ABFebruary 21, 2013
Pros: downtown, close to bus & train.
Was only a temp. contract position. Good experience though.
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Calgary Alberta, Canada
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