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Good place
Software Developer Co-op (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 December 2018
Good place to work, I really enjoy it. I would love to work there again if I have a chance and it pays well, pretty slow pace of working and you'll enjoy
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Fun Place to work
Watercraft Inspector (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 August 2018
The hours are long but you get to read a lot when you are not busy. You get to be outside all day talking to boaters and educating them. The supervisors are helpful and always reachable
Cons
long hours
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Excellent place to work
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 June 2018
I really enjoyed working here. The people are excellent and the environment was fun. Only problem was how long it took to receive a raise and there wasn't any way to advance in your career.
Pros
Excellent job security and work environment
Cons
no room for advancement
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Government pretty typical
Manager Service Desk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 April 2018
Pretty typical government role There is the standard mix of people trying to get ahead and those that are happy to just coast. Conditions between Union and Management are strained, but overall, if you are looking to coast, they are ready and willing to let you not make waves.

Having said that, I worked with some entertaining managers who were happy to get out of your way if you were working hard.
Pros
Fixed days
Cons
Stagnant culture
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Best place to work
Facility and Client Support (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 July 2018
Worked at the Federal building and Government House as client support for meeting and facilities.
Was support for a lot of functions which included VVIPs in attendence
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Fast!
Administrator - Traffic Sheriff Operations (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 April 2018
Alberta's traffic sheriffs work in partnership with the RCMP in 20 Integrated Traffic Units (ITUs) across the province, and staff from both organizations work to ensure the roads are as safe as possible for Alberta's families. The integrated model is governed by an MOU between the Provincial and Federal Government.
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3.0
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Lots of Change
Public Lands Officer (Current Employee) –  Alberta28 June 2018
Working for the Government of Alberta can be very rewarding but it has challenges as well. Politics influence decisions and change is constant. Government jobs are much different today than they were 30 years ago.
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First Class Department
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 June 2018
This department within the GOA is a great example of "change starts with the leadership". From the top down, initiatives were practiced well before they were preached.
Pros
Good pay. Good hours. Outstanding management.
Cons
None.
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Great place to work
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - TEMP (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 June 2018
I enjoyed working there, the other staff were very friendly and nice and the environment was great and i really enjoyed the work i was doing. My supervisor was very nice and encouraging.
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4.0
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High volume of stressful work
Case Worker (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 May 2018
Very busy office with high stressful work in a fast pace environment. Staff work well together and are easy to get along with. There is a lot of training that is provided for new and existing staff.
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A career of opportunity and promoted respect.
Manager of Compliance (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB27 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.
Pros
Employer support
Cons
On the rare occasion they employ unqualified Management.
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You're doing important work
Manager, Writing and Editing (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 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.
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It could be better
Child Care Subsidy Assessor (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 May 2018
my job is drab and unfulfilling, time for a change.
the workplace culture could use a hold lot of work. expected to take on more and more with no extra pay.
Pros
Pension and great benefits
Cons
Under Paid
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Secure job with benefits, interesting work
Director, Communications (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 April 2018
Typical day includes planning events, answering media calls, briefing senior officials. Lots of time spent in meetings or planning. Some writing and editing. Manage a small team.
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Great place to work
Administrative Assistant/Facilities Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB13 April 2018
Great place to work. Great employees. Work/life balance. Room for growth. Challenging and rewarding. Internal courses to further growth. Supportive management.
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Excellent place to work
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB22 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.
Pros
excellent employer
Cons
salary increases and advancement opportunities lacking
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3.0
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bureaucracy
Deskside Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 April 2018
bureaucratic workplace concerned with keeping status quo
doesn't lend itself to change or adaptability
slow work pace
decent pay
general apathy amongst employees
Pros
secure job
Cons
bureaucratic nightmare
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Bad enviroment for seasonal employees
Camp manager (Former Employee) –  Calling Lake, AB9 April 2018
Old boys club> Not all but many full time employees look down on seasonal employees and treat them poorly so that they don't want to return the following year.
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Lots of security and good pay, huge amount of red tape
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB20 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.
Pros
Good pay, lots of security
Cons
Mountain of red tape
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4.0
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Strategic planning for human resources
Manager (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB20 March 2018
Lots of variety and opportunity. Culture is what you make of it. Constant change is the biggest adjustment most people have to make. Great people and good working conditions
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