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.
Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 23 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.
Statistics Canada - Enumerator (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 13 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.
Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 9 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,
Good life-work balanceq
Government employees that are more like the public perception than i am like
Payment service officer (Former Employee) – SK – 23 September 2018
High turnover of employees as the training program is not competent enough. Training is designed in such a way to fail you at the end. A typical day at work- Dealing with customers about their claims over the phone( 7.5 hours of work). Left my full-time job in an anticipation for getting a decent job. Left with no option at the end. They made you sit in the training room for 3 months with NO real-life (job experience) on the phone or dealing with the strenuous case environment. Highly stressful... Please weigh out your options before you say YES to this. Good luck
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 15 August 2018
I was consistently given contract extension for almost two years, however every contract extension (on average every two to three months was a new contract) I would have pay issues and my income would cease for two to four weeks. Management could have given me up to six months on each contract but they did not choose to go that route. Eventually I had to leave the occupation due to poor management and seriously biased job culture.
Contract Inspector (Current Employee) – Alberta – 15 July 2018
The Phoenix pay system is slow and prone to drastic errors. That is a significant factor when rating an otherwise fulfilling career path. Department of National Defense is interesting and rewarding in many ways.
Statistics Collector Call-Center Specialist (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 July 2018
It was unique to take part in the call center for the Canada Census which helped me to understand why so many questions are necessary for our governments to plan budgets, where schools and parks should be built, and more.