ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 January 2018
I loved working here. The people are great and management was excellent.Only reason I moved on was the lack of advancement opportunities. Salary increases were few and when they did happen it had to go through a lot of red tape to be approved.
salary increases and advancement opportunities lacking
Lots of security and good pay, huge amount of red tape
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 January 2018
Good pay and good security, but the mountain of red tape when it came to getting anything done was ridiculous. Don't try to innovate or optimize work as you'll get put in your place for making others look bad.
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.
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.
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
Human Resources Coordinator (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 16 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.
Technologist (Former Employee) – Lethbridge,Ab – 7 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.
Decent benefits as in time off. Oodles of excuses available to get paid time off.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Edmonton – 11 August 2015
Helping the vulnerable people makes me feel very happy. We are having a lot of teamwork activities in our workplace such as building Legos, bake sale for fundraiser, helping set up with communities BBQ, blood drive etc.