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.
- Expanded my word, excel, and computer skills tremendously - Constantly learning new fields of work (product management, IT support, content and IA) - Applying my schooling directly into my work - Very challenging and demanding, but rewarding - high pressure and stress at times - High level work - Multiple of projects on the go so time management is key - Being in the department for so long, a lot od people trust and rely on me constantly. It's appreciated and has allowed me to grow as an individual personally, career wise, and skill wise. - Sometimes there can be too many conflicting tasks and not enough hours to work. Especially during my school terms, it can a lot, but never too much. I've always managed and performed well.
Hard work, challenging, growing my skills, applying my skills learnt in school
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.
Intern - Business Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) – Gatineau, QC – 29 June 2018
Nice work environment, friendly and very cooperative people. The lunches are fun and there's a big food court downstairs and you can enjoy your meal with colleagues. Management is bit poor, they do not manage the staff properly
Carpentry Assistant/Labourer (Former Employee) – Mount Pearl, NL – 18 June 2018
• Processed payments using Client Automated Payment System • Verified authorizations and amalgamated with appropriate invoices • Produced daily financial reports using the Financial Management System • Maintained vendor file information for the Department of Finance • Responded to inquiries from suppliers, departmental employees, and others with respect to payment processing and processed invoices • Provided financial guidance and support to District, Provincial Office and regional staff • Liaised with the Department of Finance on a regular basis
Research Associate (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 13 June 2018
The researchers were all very nice and all were each interested in each others research work. The work requires mostly independence in conducting your own experiments but everyone was willing to pitch in when needed.