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Good salary and Benefits
Payroll Preparation (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON7 March 2019
A day at work is 9-5
You have your week end off
Good people to work with
The management is good
The pay is good and always on time direct deposit or not.
Pros
Co workers and benefits
Cons
Shot time for lunch
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4.0
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Benefits are great
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 February 2019
Keep your head down. Dont partake or get on the bad side of the cliques. Best to be always busy for after hours hangouts.

A lot of Management got their job thru cronyism.
Pros
Good salary
Cons
Management
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4.0
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Term position
Clerical and Regulatory/ Data entry (Former Employee) –  Sydney, NS16 February 2019
Pleasant place to work, people friendly, fast pace. Salary excellent !
interesting and rewarding work
My position was a term position, I enjoy the work very much and would enjoy working for them again
Typical day, prepping, processing, scanning , client information into government data base
The most enjoyable part of my job were the people I work with and for, employees, Team leads and Supervisors
Pros
excellent hourly rate
Cons
only term position for 4 months, would have loved to work longer
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Excellent
Officer (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke14 February 2019
Opportunities are endless. Autonomy over work day ...what is included unless special meetings.
Opportunities to represent government overseas
Timelines are important
Workplace culture was diverse
Opportunities to learn new things existed
Opportunities for secondment
Job security strong
Pros
Autonomy
Cons
Autonomy
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4.0
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Positive and productive atmosphere
Communications Analyst (Former Employee) –  Ottawa14 February 2019
Working for the Government of Canada can be a real challenge depending on the team you are on. But there was not a co-worker in my department who was not encouraging and ready to help ensure my success.
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3.0
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Monotonous work with benefits and pension
Benefits Officer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 February 2019
Daily monotonous work. Seniority was never a factor when looking to advance positions. On the plus side it was permanent employment with benefits and a pension.
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5.0
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Unique Opportunity
Constituency Office Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON12 February 2019
Working for the GOV is a great opportunity and would enjoy doing it again. Depending on the sector you are in the longevity of your career could be your entire work life. It was a great time and really enjoyed working for a Member of Parliament.
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4.0
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Good work environment
CAD/GIS Analyst (Former Employee) –  Various locations28 January 2019
Worked in different departments and most places were great. Can see lot of red tape, most it it necessary, of course, with large organisations.. Work environment was good and I believe it's because so many nice people worked there, with the few usual exceptions, of course!
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Great management and environment
Voting Officer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 January 2019
Very friendly manager and coworkers. lots of familiar faces there making the job a lot easier to accomplish. Duffel bags and voting boxes were heavy but not a problem
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5.0
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Very nice place to work
Administrative Assistant (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON2 January 2019
Productive and fun workplace. Very well balance with family life. Salary is competitive with todays life style and culture. Would work there again in future for casual contract.
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COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON30 December 2018
It was a privilege to work for the Member of Parliament for the riding of Mississauga-Streetsville. I interacted with and dealt with leaders of the many cultural communities that call Canada home.
Pros
Varied responsibility, exposure to various communities
Cons
Job stability is dictated by the electorate
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Payment Services Officer (Former Employee) –  Ontario9 December 2018
Left best earnings job for PSO, 12 weeks of training in class with constant fear of losing employment. No one will tell you about 6 tests to pass, each test 3 to 4 hours long. After passing basic information of 12 weeks training now you're on floor with coach. Coaches will play with your confidence and constant reminder of you are not capable under the umbrella of we will support you to become successful. After 10 days of coaching poor management will serve you action plan because now you're not capable of working. What taught in class is just basic information about the job, what is on floor is completely different. If you get simple calls that will also concerned the management.

Please beware of taking this position or move out from your place to another. Poor management.

Job is not hard but the way management treats you and play with your self confidence. It will drain your energy and you will start having 2nd guess of yourself.
Pros
Good working hours, benefits
Cons
Worst environment, poor management
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4.0
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An easy place to work, easy to get along with most people
Communication (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON2 December 2018
It's an easy place to work at although it can be quite uncertain because most people are on contracts so it could be tense sometimes. Overall work life balance can be maintained.
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5.0
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Great Hours
Enumerator (Former Employee) –  Stephenville, NL30 November 2018
Great hours, got to meet people and enjoy the community. Working by myself for the most part was great. People are wonderful to talk to about their lives
Pros
great hours
Cons
lots of walking
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4.0
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Very relaxing, but no meaningful work
Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON23 November 2018
The Government is a great part-time job for students to gain some experience working in a production environment. Do not expect much meaningful work, as the process within the Government is quite slow and the tech is out-dated.
Pros
Relaxing day to day tasks
Cons
Boring environment
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4.0
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Mostly you worked on your own terms.
Statistics Canada - Enumerator (Former Employee) –  Thunder Bay, ON13 November 2018
I was working for the 2016 census in hopes of transferring seamlessly from Oshawa to Thunder Bay. Unfortunately, it didn't work out. But, going door to door to collect census data was for a good cause and benefited the Government of Canada.
Pros
Flexible working conditions.
Cons
My intentions did not work out.
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5.0
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My current job fits me perfectly
Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON9 November 2018
am a programmer analyst for 25+ years altogether and this is the first time where i feel i am being recognized for the work i am doing. elsewhere the driving identifier was how much i cost to be employed,
Pros
Good life-work balanceq
Cons
Government employees that are more like the public perception than i am like
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4.0
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Great Place
Foreign Affairs Officer/Passport Officer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB8 November 2018
Typical work day with most of the time normal business hours, some after hours on call work but limited and compensated.

Very stressful job but was worth it in the end. If it wasn't for budget cuts and program being discontinued it would of saved alot of jobs.

Not many of opportunities in this dept at the current moment
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4.0
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Good place to work
Deputy ERP solution Manager (Current Employee) –  Gatineau, QC7 November 2018
Good place to work.
Depending on manager can be flexibility at work, compress time, some work at home.
Depending on manager can be a good place and fun place to work.
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Good production nd good sports
Sale executive (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 November 2018
It well occupy and good view, it make worker to focuse in their work, it provide enough equipments for the worker nd free accommodation nd free lunch
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Long hours nd break
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