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Awesome colleagues and excellent place to work

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No complaints, best place to work. Fun environment, great colleagues. Awesome location with lots of opportunity for promotion. Great experience and fantastic management. Excellent work culture and lots of variety in terms of projects.
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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.
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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 - 


Very little work, lots of benefits, good job security


Toxic workplace, lazy workers, (occasionally) rude french people, bilingually motivated
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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.
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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.
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Challenging and enriching

During a short assignment, although I faced challenging situations, the atmosphere was of productivity and collaboration. Management and team were supportive and willing to adopt new suggestions.
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excellent place to work, learning environment with supportive staff and management. Great for all levels of one's career, open and friendly space with a great social committee
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Fun workplace

The Mackenzie King Estate is a really fun place to work at because you're basically outside all day. It involves a lot of walking and learning and is the ideal summer job!


Nature, walking a lot


Isolated work environment and accessed only by vehicle
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Overall good atmosphere, however lacking growth opportunities

Opportunity to work from home Teams are usually very cohesive and fun A little less "red tape" then larger gov't organizations Fun Sports and Social Club activities almost every month


Sports and Social Club


Occasionally poor management & little growth opportunities
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Très enrichissant

Les dossiers sont très diversifiés et très interressants.




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good place to work! they give good hours and good pay always above minimum depending on the job you're doing. Fun crew and fun people while you work. Always making new contacts and experience.
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Fun place to work

Enjoyable place to work, Typical routine, check my emails start my job and see if I have a new project in my field of work, Learned a lot about management and the paperwork that goes behind federally crowned buildings. Workplace Culture is different and inclusive to all people. everyone I worked with were genuinely good people and I enjoyed my time at the NCC.


working in many locations iin the city


high turn over in staff
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C'est très bien!

Très bel endroit pour travailler et évoluer. Une belle région aussi!


Repas de Noel gratuit


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Fun work area with productive team members

Enjoyable place to work, Typical routine like turn on my computer check my emails start my job and see if I have a new project in my field of work, Learned a lot about management and the paperwork that goes behind federally crowned buildings. Workplace Culture was relaxed and inclusive to all people everyone I worked with were genuinely good people and I enjoyed my time at the NCC.


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Winterlude, Canada day

I love volunteering for them. It makes me feel good to help people. They are the most welcoming and energetic people. They are always willing to make people have the best day ever. They helped me develop my costumer service skills.
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Perfectly fun to volunteer for.

I was a volunteer. It was fun. There is really nothing more to say. At all. This sentence is six words long. I don't know how to skip this. It is forcing me to do this. Typical day: There was no typical day. What I learned: How to boss people around. Management: They were easy going. Co-workers: They were lonely. Hardest part of the job: Not calling 911. Most enjoyable part of the job: Making people happy.
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Productive, hard work and very rewarding

Working for the NCC at the Official Residences was very hard work, but it paid off. As a junior gardener, I reported to the senior gardeners but I was able to organize and guide the students in order to accomplish tasks effectively and in a timely manner. Management was truly amazing as we all worked as a team and they made me feel very comfortable if I had any questions regarding plants or procedures. The hardest part of the job was that certain days it could be very physically draining, but that comes with the job title. The most enjoyable part of my job was the atmosphere and the job itself was very rewarding. The NCC/ the Official residences is a great place to work with very positive attitudes!
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4.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
4.0 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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