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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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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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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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1.0
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Payment Service Officer, ON
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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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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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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Payment service officer (Former Employee) –  SK23 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
Pros
Good benefits.8-4
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Am well capable to improve on the productive of the company
Cleaner/Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Toronto Zoo, ON21 August 2018
Am capable of doing any job in order to improve on the company because am strong enough to do any job given to me and also i willing to serve the company
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Long hours
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3.0
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Fulfilling helping others
Citizen Services Officer (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC11 July 2018
Helping others in need. Very demanding and fast pace environment. Very difficult for career development and advancement. Learn about laws and regulations for services to the public.
Pros
good benefits and competitive salary
Cons
no flexibility
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5.0
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Excellent job for a student looking for work experience and a place to learn!
Project Assistant - Innovation and Technology (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON4 May 2018
As a student in a business program it is ideal to have a job in a working business to expand your expertise, and this job was great for that.I've learned so much about the basic operations of a business at a fairly stress free level with a great pension and many benefits!
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3.0
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Very friendly environment, work just was not for me
Support Service Agent for Immigration, Refugees (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON24 April 2018
In this job, I processed applications for permanent residency in Canada. The work was very repetitive and I was overall unhappy in the workplace due to the shift and the type of work.
Pros
shift incentive
Cons
very repetitive and boring
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5.0
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A place filled with Comradery
Communications Researcher (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON5 March 2018
Day to day work at the unit I was apart of left us with a good amount of free time, the work was hard however the survival and problem solving skills we learned are things I will take with me for the rest of my life.
Pros
Free Lunches
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4.0
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A very valuable and rewarding experience
Special Advisor (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC3 January 2018
Management and supervisor were encouraging and supportive although the specific office environment I was part of was slowly deteriorating/falling apart with members constantly leaving and hiring for replacements being delayed a great deal, impacting quality of work produced and placing a higher burden on remaining employees to complete tasks with assigned deadlines. Supervisors were exempt from participating in the more menial and mundane tasks and were given special treatment compared to the contractors and casual employees.
Pros
Working within a large and supportive team with many teammates ready to assist when needed
Cons
Good work was not praised; too much focus on errors and mistakes made
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4.0
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Stable, good benefits
PROJECT OFFICER (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON20 November 2017
8-4 government job. Day to day activities don't vary too much and the team I work with is great. Overall review of government work... secure.
Management support ones desire to advance if the opportunity exists.
Workplace culture is generally fun. Not all business all the time. People really understand work/life balance and respect each other.

Team social activities promote team building and make work more pleasant and not so dull.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Redundancy of work, little variety
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5.0
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awesome place to work
fire tower observer (Former Employee) –  Beauval, SK20 October 2017
Working for government was a nice place to work with benefits and all the safety aspects of the job salary was worth the work u put in and also had great people to work for.
Pros
good management and co workers..safe environment
Cons
long hours
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3.0
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Good for a while, good experience but then time to move on
Client Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC19 October 2017
People are nice and supportive;
Work can be boring, unchallenging and repetitive (at a low rank, especially if not in your field of interests);
Work/life balance can be challenging, especially when commute is long;
Good and important work, but bureaucracy makes progress slow;
Office spaces though comfortable, cubicle-style is dreary;
Management not always on top of their game but willing to make effort;
Salary and benefits good;
opportunities to move up/move around.
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5.0
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Great Job
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) –  Hull, QC23 September 2017
working for the government job is rightfully coveted. It offers great salary, light workloads and a lot of benefit for permanent positions. Overall great employer
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5.0
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Great working atmosphere
Lab Reseacher Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chute-aux-Galets, QC5 August 2017
Work can vary from labor work to lab data analysis. you are surrounded by a dynamic team of people, which motivates you to do you best. The employer is fair to each worker.
Pros
High energy, fair compensation
Cons
Some long hours on the road
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3.0
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Under Paid Over Worked
CR3 - Clerical Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 June 2017
I currently work for the Government of Canada and have been for the last 5 years. It is okay work but the pay is not enough. After taxes 30 thousand is not enough of a dollar figure to live in Toronto
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