Province of Nova Scotia
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Great place to work. No real issues on an every day basis. People for the most part would very agreeable. Never had any conflict that could not be resolved.


Time variety


None really
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Very Political work environment (Shocker) and not a comfortable atmosphere. Ridiculous uniform.

Honestly, it was great to be a page and learn just how awful this system is. I can't believe we elect officials that make deals between each other without our input. Off camera you see politicians walking to the otherside and hashing out the specifics. I understand that an entire constituency can't be there but when it effects them their participation should be more direct. Yet, most in the house will settle on any deal with the opposition so they can say "Look, we did something, it's their fault it wasn't more".My other complaint would be that everyone on the page team thinks it's a golden ticket and that you're their competitor - or they were granted the position as a page because their parents or someone they know is an MLA. Whereas regular folk like myself had to stand out amongst the already limited spots for the program. Watch everything you say because your team or someone in this house will throw you right under the bus without hesitation. The politicians included.Next, this job is marketed for students to learn. However, management does not want you asking questions and talking to others too much. Which is fine and understandable. However, your expectation will need adjustment. Finally, Management was not very compassionate to employees with burnout. They address issues with discretion but they are just as political as the politicians - if not more. I felt anger everytime I entered this building as it felt like everyone had their heads in the sky. The last a negative lasting impression on democracy in Canada for me. Destroyed my perception of any of the parties - 


Learn by watching, lots of people to learn from (mostly the lawyers/clerks), great experience to talk about, leaves a lasting impression


Will change how you see democracy, hot inside the building, Office politics on the strongest steroids ever, micromanaged with little leeway, policy, policy, policy.
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Fun place to work, management not the greatest

DOJ was great people wise. Any bullying or bad behaviour is quickly dealt with by management so that is a major plus. The office itself is in bad shape and needs new equipment.


Short Term Illness, Edo, Wfh


Office is not nice
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Overall good but it depends on what department or who is your manager

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!


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


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.


Interesting topics, good job security, good benifits


Heavy workload, slow to change
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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.


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


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.


Interesting work


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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


lunch perdiems


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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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Interesting and challenging work

An ever-changing work environment where project priorities can be switched with little warning. Great people to work with and all knowledgeable in their roles.
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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.


Good work life balance and benefit


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.


each day is different, flexible environment


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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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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