Alberta Energy Regulator Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2020

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Alberta Energy Regulator President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ellis
Jim Ellis
20 Ratings
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  • "A lot of the AER systems are mainframe based(in 5 reviews)

  • "Salary freeze and government changes(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance and flexible benifits

    Cons

    lower pay than industry jobs

  2. "AER Employment Review"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Computer Analyst in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time

    Pros

    People are nice. Benefit is well.

    Cons

    Leadership is short sight, less plan.


  3. "Generally good place to work"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time

    Pros

    Generally good place to work, good people.

    Cons

    Somewhat chaotic, and unrealistic expectations for projects. Priorities are often changed, making it difficult to run a project.

  4. "BEWARE !!! This is a special place"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This is a special place You will have a job

    Cons

    Dead end job at best. It will ruin your career

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  5. "Some Good, Some Not So Good"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time

    Pros

    Great individuals work here, dedicated to doing the right thing, deep technical expertise

    Cons

    Toxic bosses are allowed to thrive and even get promoted; slow to adapt to new ideas/technology; IT department prevents good ideas from taking off

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  6. "Awesome benefits"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Line in Calgary, AB
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time

    Pros

    Pros are benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    Lost a lot of good people in the last reorg

  7. "Culture of Fear"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Unemployed in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time

    Pros

    Work life benefits. Work environment.

    Cons

    Culture of fear is prevalent. It is their way or the highway. Leadership is extremely weak.

  8. "Currently downsize ,"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance , good benefits.

    Cons

    No growth. Salary freeze

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Making a difference - with great benefits"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The AER offers opportunities to make a positive difference with balanced lifestyle.

    Cons

    Very little career growth possibilities, especially right now in a low budget and layoff environment.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good for a cushy end of career job, or if you can’t cut it elsewhere"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alberta Energy Regulator full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, and lots of time off

    Cons

    Management has no integrity, no technical competence, and no understanding of the decisions they are making. Too many reorgs every couple years results in managers looking for quick wins for themselves. Very questionable decisions, just waiting for a FOIP to bring everything down. Promotions are based on nepotism.

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