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It is a vibrant location with access to food court
BILINGUAL CUSTOMER SERVICE (Former Employee) –  4900 Yonge street27 July 2019
It's a comfortable office environment and secured with access card. Coworkers are team players in day to day operations and we also work independently most of the time.
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Great environment to work in with great people
Bilingual Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC18 July 2019
PSPC is definately a wonderful place to work! Great employee programs and manageent is very good. Work-life balance etc. All the good stuff.
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Steady Paycheque
ADVISORY OFFICER/BUSINESS AND POLICY ANALYST (Current Employee) –  Ottawa1 June 2019
standard 9-5 government job. steady work, no incentives to do more than is required. Procedures change all the time, turnover is ridiculously high and it's very difficult to get work done. Be bilingual if you want to get ahead in the federal government
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Good for Government
Security and Business Analyst (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC15 May 2019
Not crazy about working in the federal government and the department has gone through a lot of changes with Phoenix, and prior push towards SAP, but as far as working for the federal government goes, it is not a bad place to work.
Pros
telecommuting, flexible hous
Cons
some employees do not pull their weight, low pay
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Public Works
Vessel Operator (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 March 2019
Good place to work, can be lots of red tape. Benefits and work schedule are very good, although benefits not as good as Translink, Ferries, etc. Overall 4/5
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Great workplace
Proofreader (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON19 March 2019
Great workplace, with great staff. Management always ready to help. I learned a lot about translations, editing and proofreading texts. Lots to do, lots to learn.
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4.0
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Large federal government providing common services
Executive (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC18 November 2018
Critical organization in support of wider government operations.
Workplace culture could be more collaborative, tends to have stovepipes.
Biggest challenge: multiple competing priorities
Positives: lots of opportunity for career growth and advancement
Salary and benefits excellent.
Pros
excellent pay and benefits
Cons
High stress, heavy workload
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Assistant Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 October 2018
Good work environment.I enjoyed my time there and always felt included in the group, I was fairly paid for the work I performed and was always busy with interesting work.
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Global Affairs Canada
Policy Analyst (Current Employee) –  Gatineau, QC29 September 2018
A mixed bag in this department. Has a reputation for attracting Type A individuals, which likely contributes to an influx of individuals who view themselves as Type A personalities.

In actuality, a lot of diversity in terms of personalities, but certain branches in the department do have a less-than-stellar reputation within the federal government family.

Fairly standard government work culture overall.

With some luck you will have a great supervisor with a lot of experience and an interesting background (maybe international).

Enjoyable part of the job includes access to a great network and some of the more interesting case files in government.
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Stressful and nepotism runs rampant
Pension Specialist (Current Employee) –  Shediac, NB19 September 2018
Phoenix pay system has made it worse, lucky if you ever get paid right.

Nepotism runs rampant, it's like bring your family to work day and they never go home.

Benefits are good but hardly the best any more and the management is mostly useless and related.

They manipulate the stats to get bonuses.
Pros
Benefits and pay
Cons
All the BS and negativity
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I was working there as a Casual Administrative Assistant
(SERC), Casual, Administrative Assistant (AS1) (Former Employee) –  Gatineau, QC19 September 2018
As a Casual worker for the Federal Government, I didn't like the fact that I had no benefits, no sick days for myself or my family. The pay rate was although excellent.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
No benefits
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Pretty good place
WEB DEVELOPER (INTERN) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 September 2018
Public services and procurement Canada has a very laid back environment. The work isn't that exciting but the quality of co-workers makes up for it. Overall not bad.
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4.0
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Great people to work with
Records Management Clerk (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON8 August 2018
The usual work day at PSPC was often busy and occasionally challenging with a steady work/life balance. Job security and more training would be ideal.
Pros
Friendly work colleagues, steady work flow
Cons
Little room for advancement particularly for contract/temp workers
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Moving Forward
Compensation Assistant - CR05 (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON30 July 2018
PSPC is a wonderful place to work, they offer competitive salaries with vacation and sick days. Currently there is a focus on the Phoenix pay system which had created plenty of job opportunities
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Productive and Fun Place to work
Information Management Service Clerk (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, Canada20 May 2018
A typical day starts at 8am and ends at 4pm. The team and the work dynamic is wonderful as everyone is nice and enjoys their jobs. Each section as their own tasks but it is not hard to learn new things.
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A great place to work with querks
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON16 January 2018
The overall job experience was OK, unfortunately, there were several issues within management which caused high turn over rates, greatly affected morale and overall performance. I love the people that I did work with, we had close relationships. The mood of the building was very stressful.
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good
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON22 September 2017
good place to work, fun with good people.
challenging at times but it is worth it in the end.
working for the government is great
very good environment
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Worked with a good team.
Administration & Services Clerk (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC30 August 2017
Contract employment via Temp sevices, paid Min Wage vs $17-24/hr actual pay.
Physical Work . Must be able to work with many different people and personalities.
Pros
Variety of people and tasks/
Cons
Can be demanding and need time/task managment skills.
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typical government office environment
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Gatineau, QC11 July 2017
repetitive task if you like to do that. like average job of a fulltime worker with 8am-4pm work schedule. 1 hour break. sometimes get new task to do. co-workers are good.
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Productive and fun working place
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 June 2017
Great place and very supportive team to work with. Great culture, supportive environment. When work gets hard everyone is helpful and kind. There is a lot of trust in the team and there is nobody I don't like. There is a great social culture too if you want it, with people regularly going to the dinner after work or meeting up for stuff on the weekend. Great office location, flexible working hours. My life was nicer. Best workplace I have ever worked with
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