National Capital Commission
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National Capital Commission Careers and Employment

About the company

  • Company size
    201 to 500
  • Revenue
    $30m to $130m (CAD)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Headquarters
    OTTAWA
  • Link
    National Capital Commission website
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Rating overview

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4.0020184.4020194.5020201.0020215.002022

Reviews

Junior Landscape Architect in Ottawa, ON
on 28 July 2022
Colleagues: from Staff to Management
Worked with highly intelligent fluently bilingual people. Out of all my years of work, the NCC was by far the best place to work because the people were so happy and helpful.
Other in Ottawa
on 9 February 2021
Typical government job.
Have you ever wanted to experience the quintessential government job and its associated stereotypes? Look no further! the NCC is the perfect employer for you. ManagementAs an absolute bureaucratic mess, projects are ruled out at a snail's pace. Unsurprisingly, mismanagement accounts for millions of wasted taxpayer dollars each year. EmployeesGenerally speaking, most employees are pleasant. However, there is a noticeable divide between English and French speaking employees. Francophones typically socialize with their French co-workers, while the outnumbered Anglophones stick together. NCC hires primarily people who speak French, which can be difficult for english staffers to connect with their francophone colleagues and departments (i.e. payroll) run by people who barely speak English. Occasionally (NOT all the time), my Anglo colleagues and I would experience some snobbiness for not speaking to workers in other departments in French. Workplace CultureThe NCC's extremely relaxed work culture at 40 Elgin and other worksites (i.e. Gatineau Park, Rideau Hall) enables laziness in the workplace. Consequently, a toxic environment lingers as workers find every opportunity to complain about fellow NCC employees and outsourced contractors. When the workload is light, its easy to lose focus and complain about everything and anything. If this kind of negative workplace behaviour sounds discouraging, don't worry... there will be plenty of opportunities during work hours to reconcile with your colleagues. Talent shows, volleyball tournaments, bus tours through Gatineau Park during the Fall... you name it! You Don't Speak French? C'est la Vie.Like most government jobs in Ottawa, French is essential. You could be a perfectly qualified candidate with excellent credentials, but your chance of getting hired or promoted is close to zero if you only speak English. The only way you'll move up in this dumpster fire of tax dollars is if you're bilingual. Final Points The NCC offers uncompetitive, non-negotiable wages; however, vacation, sick-leave and other benefits are sufficient. like most government jobs, it's EXTREMELY difficult to get fired. If you acquire a lower level position (RE-1 to RE-3), be aware that you will also have to deal with the incompetencies of the public service union you are FORCED to join. They will offer very little help. For new employees (especially former private sector workers), it can be very frustrating to work for a crown corporation like the NCC; hence, the reason why a number of people leave after a very short period of time.
Land Management Assistant in Ottawa, ON
on 6 April 2020
Fun Environment
Slow paced. The environment is encouraging, respectful and helpful. Great group of people doing their best with a general interest in environmental awareness and social cooperation.
Student Archeologist in Ottawa, ON
on 21 February 2020
Great!
The manager was a great person and also super helpful and helped whenever he could. He went beyond with his clients and his employees. I would recommend working here if you are thinking of going into the archeology field.
Junior Landscape Architect in Elgin Street
on 31 December 2019
Employment felt like a good family atmosphere.
I Would not mind to work there again. The people I worked with were amazing. I learned so much from them with regards to respect, dignity and communication skills.

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