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Crown Corporation of Saskatchewan
SGI is a Crown Corporation. It is employee friendly organisation. It provides one day off every other week other than normal holidays. There is employee union which helps you resolve any issues with the management and seniors.
Lot of learning opportunity and connection between employee and manager is good.

Even opportunity to grow your career with equal chance with internal training and various opportunities.
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Great place to work.
Great people, good environment. Lots of learning and education, will train you on the job. SGI is an open-minded workplace which loves feedback from their employees.
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Grow a career within.
-promote within
- the Start Here program is a great way to get into SGI- great opportunity.

-wage- good

-education opportunities (CIP)

-many jobs within insurance
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Short, concise
Interview usually done by specific department hiring. This is better than just an HR department doing the hiring. Unfortunately since it's unionized, there is a large range of work attitudes, with little motivation for those who overperform.
Pros
Good job security, lots of opportunity for overtime
Cons
Unfortunate culture
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Can be Great or Terrible Depending on Your Priorities
PROS:
Difficult to get your foot in the door; once you do, and clear your probation, it can be quite worthwhile to stay, depending on your ambitions and priorities.

SGI does value employees' personal development and 100% funds any CIP, FCIP, and business-related courses and education.

The health, dental, life insurance benefits and vacation days are standard for government/crown employees. Vacation starts at 3 weeks a year, increases to 4 weeks a year after 8 years of service, and so on.

The pay is quite generous once you move past the clerical positions. Compared to similar roles nationally, SGI is amongst the higher paying employers. SGI also gives all employees an annual 'bonus' based on their years of service and current salary.

There is ample free parking within any department that is not downtown.

CONS:

The workload is usually quite heavy, so most employees are overworked, stressed to meet deadlines, and not trained adequately enough when entering any new roles. There is no succession planning for positions management knows will be vacant within xxx days.

It is quite difficult to get the vacation days you want unless you have the seniority for it or have planned a year in advance and pre-booked everything with management.

One common issue is the micromanagement and low morale within most departments. Most departments have a "keep your head down and keep working" type of work environment. The corporation claims to value all employees' input, but this is simply not true. Front-line or lower-level employees can easily get black-listed for speaking up when they see
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Pros
Excellent pay & benefits, 100% covered tuition, free parking if not at head office
Cons
Low morale, mircomanagement, biased promoting
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Good people to work with.
The people are great to work with. The work was easy enough, but repetitive and often not engaging. The type of work depends on your experience level. The best part of SGI are the people you get to work with.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Poor management
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Clerk 2
I am easy to train with anything new on the job. done all office work with mails, faxes and e mails, stamp dates, delivered all papers to underwriters
Pros
taken different courses
Cons
no overtimes
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productive
working hard at all times
working with youth

keeping a strong relationship with all clients

Making sure all around are safe within the company and the premises
Pros
lunches
Cons
hours
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Was a good place to work
A typical work day in the Call Centre was to answer calls from the public, licence issuers, law enforcement and various businesses within Saskatchewan and also from outside agencies in Canada. This was a very fast paced environment, and sometimes very stressful. It was the last position I held and it was very satisfying.

I also worked in many areas of the corporation and learned a lot about insurance and how insurance works.


Most of the management were pretty good. The only flaw is that they moved around the corporation and the employees really didn't know why. Sometimes they would keep a manager in a position for a long time and other managers would move around. Some were good, some were not.
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Benefits
Cons
No recognition for hard work
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Good company to work.
Best company I had worked with & got the chance to learn new technologies. People are Technically very sound with great attitude to contribute in others growth.
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Unhappy
Wasn't happy there, for a number of reasons. Don't believe that they treat customers well at all and had personal experience while working there that confirmed my beliefs.
Cons
Being in the insurance business ... everybody hates SGI
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so much opportunity
I find it hard to get into the company but once you are there the opportunities are endless. My favourite company to work with.
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Good place to work
Most enjoyable part of the job was assisting people to learn proper, safe driving skills.

Due to on going in-house and outside training, learned to develop good people skills.
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Professional and fair
Great company. Pays for CIP classes. 26 long weekends a year, great pension and benefits.
Pros
Professional, fair and stable
Cons
None
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