Flight Attendant (Former Employee) – Edmoonton, Alberta – 2 November 2018
My typical day at work consisted of arriving early to prepare for the day's flight. Management was effective and moved on changes to operations in a timely manner. I thoroughly enjoyed the air crew I worked with and the passengers.
Manager, Writing and Editing (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 March 2018
Beats working for profit, if you like having a higher purpose. Be prepared for rigid bureaucracy. The culture changes when the elected government changes, and a lot depends on the individual manager you work for. Salary and benefits are excellent.
Toxic Workplace - Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
Economist (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 March 2018
Nepotism and favoritism are rampant and the key to advancement – either by being connected politically or to the senior management.
Senior managements’ engagement is abysmal and this is reflected in the overall workplace culture.
There is a terrible double standard between senior managements’ high expectations of the rank and file and their low expectations of themselves. Deadlines are frequently not met owing to their foot dragging - then blamed on the staff.
Communication between management and staff is incredibly poor and hampers staffs' ability to perform.
Passive aggressive bullying and belittlement are all too common for an organization that has regular (and ultimately meaningless) initiatives aimed at anti-bullying and employee engagement.
Constructive feedback is not provided to staff, nor tolerated from staff. Providing constructive feedback will result in punishment - even when done through the supposedly anonymous employee survey (and my ADM simply shrugged his poor showing off and blamed it on his superiors during a session where he chewed the division out over the results of the survey).
Training and development opportunities are provided in a similar fashion to opportunities for advancement - through nepotism and being a member of the insider clique.
Manager of Compliance (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 January 2018
Due to the size of the work force the employer offers many job opportunities. They promotes a working culture of respect and equal opportunities for all its employes. The employer also promotes an enviroment of education within the government structure and also opportunities to advance your skill sets with the undertaking of further education at a shared or full expense.
On the rare occasion they employ unqualified Management.
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.