Province of Nova Scotia
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3.8 out of 5 stars.
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Overall good but it depends on what department or who is your manager

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Province has many good policies to enhance work-life balance and well-being of employee. But there are still toxic managers who think they are too powerful with their titles. They can write a very nice emails because it leaves a record in system but when verbally communicating to staff, they are the worst people I have ever seen in my entire professional working life!

Pros

Good pay and benefits. Flexible hours. Work-life balance

Cons

Toxic manager
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Interesting work, management charge adverse

A very interesting place to work. Good job security and benefits. Very heavy workload. Working government is like being on a large ship. It actions are slow, direction is deliberate, and changeing coarse is hard.

Pros

Interesting topics, good job security, good benifits

Cons

Heavy workload, slow to change
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Insights into Province of Nova Scotia

Based on 19 survey responses
What people like
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Supportive environment
Areas for improvement
  • Overall satisfaction
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Support from manager

It's great

I love being a Nova Scotia government employee. It's fulfilling and the management is awesome even when employees are going through a lot. The benefits are wonderful and the atmosphere is amazing. The diversity has been great since starting here 5 years ago.
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Not bad for what you do

decent job but it's hard to advance the pay is good for what you do and it's outside but seasonal so youd nees to find something for the winter. Also no benefits offered
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Ltd Benefits..

Great place to work if your NOT on Long Term Benefits with Manulife...the doctor you currently have needs to be to diagnosis you before the Short Term Illness benefits are over.
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Productive fun place to work.

A good place to work and be happy most of the time , great coworkers, equipment is good, benefits are ample but not great, pay is on the average side but just enough, holiday time and Monday to Friday day shift, occasional call outs after hours and on weekends but not forced, 3 weeks holidays once you become a full timer, overall a place to go to work and don’t work stupid hard but get the job done, you can learn new skills and get paid learning, union shop but not over the top union environment, you won’t get rich but money isn’t everything.

Pros

Monday to Friday, average benefits, pay and don’t kill yourself work load, great coworkers and management team, safety first cultural with lots of new skills training, bbq time in summertime on occasion 🦫 boot allowance and coveralls

Cons

Ticks and other bugs that attack you, roadkill picking for disposing at dump site.
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Enjoy the team atmosphere

Great place to work. Excellent career development opportunity. Lots of training available. Worm.load goes from light to heavy , which keeps you on your toes
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Love working here. Great work life balance.

Great benefits, pension plan if you are permanent. Awesome work life balance and great coworkers. Highly recommend getting your foot in the door if possible.
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Productive workplace. Staff were like family

Very interesting work. I enjoyed working with the clients and staff were like family. I enjoyed typing interesting reports for the Courts and liaising with Court staff.

Pros

Interesting work

Cons

N/a
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management micro manges everything

-7:00 am to 4:30 pm - learned environmental stuff - worst management ever - fellow employees were great - hardest thing was dealing with management and HR - working outside

Pros

lunch perdiems

Cons

management
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good job!

I like my job here, I work with great people.The pay is good and weekends are great to have off. Paid Vacation and 11 Statutory holidays is also great!
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Engaging and growing market

The relationship with colleagues was great, the workplace culture was amazing, I can find myself easily comfortable here, however, the salary could be higher to live better in the province.
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Progressive Employer

Good opportunities for entry level positions and a competitive wage. Workplace culture emphasizes diversity and inclusion. There are opportunities for career advancement.
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OK place to work but not great.

Very backwards. Key organizational goals seems to be overlooked, not much oversight into the day to day operation of different departments. Could be providing a much better service to the public with better leadership initiatives.
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Govt job with union/management issues

Often a challenge to change roles because of union limitations and "silo" thinking with in government departments. Positions often have a candidate in mind.

Pros

Good work life balance and benefit

Cons

Very hard to move between departments because of silo thinking
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Never the same day twice

Working here, there was always a new challenge everyday. Troubleshooting computer systems and interacting with the clients was my daily bread and butter, with the occasional networking install. Management was great and let you tackle the problems in your own way within the structure of the organization. There is even some flexibility on the start and end times of the day. The hardest part of this job is coming up with the solution to very rare problems that are sometimes encountered. It also happens to be part of the most rewarding part of the job. Fixing a problem and seeing how happy the client is when everything is working as it should.

Pros

each day is different, flexible environment

Cons

limited time to come up with a solution, can be physically demanding
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Learning about the system

Learning about the legislative process is something that everyone should want to have the opportunity to be apart of. It's inspiring and gives you access to some of the most important leaders and decision makers in the province.
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A wonderful work-term experience!

They were wonderful to me during my work term. My supervisor helped me understand the basics of the job, and provided me with the support I needed to succeed at the position. Very friendly co-workers, and a very healthy work atmosphere.

Pros

Great co-workers, great support, paid travel millage.

Cons

If I had to pick any, it would be 30 minute lunch.
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Good work-life balance

The government is a great place to work for stability and benefits. Salaries are lower compared to the private sector for jobs that require advanced skills but most people you'll work with are honest and hard working. Due to bureaucracy, it often takes a long time to get things approved.
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Productive Workplace

I have previously worked for Government of Nova Scotia and enjoyed the experience. It taught me about services that are available and how to contact them or have the constituent contact them directly. The hardest part of the job was being alone in the office most of the time as I prefer a team atmosphere. Most enjoyable part of the job was being able to make a difference in someone's life.

Pros

networking

Cons

getting bus home at late hours
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Great place to work

Province of Nova Scotia is a great place to work. Great people and enjoyable working environment. You will be asked to manage and do lots of projects by yourself. This makes it a great learning environment.

Pros

Enjoyable working atmosphere

Cons

Slow pace
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Based on 28 reviews

Ratings by category

4.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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