Student Funding (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 February 2019
Worked in a few departments within Student Funding, great atmosphere, work environment and people. Good benefits but hard to move up on the ladder. Some departments had more micromanagement than others.
Manager Service Desk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 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.
Administrator - Traffic Sheriff Operations (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 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.
Public Lands Officer (Current Employee) – Alberta – 28 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.
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.
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.
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.