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Government of Canada Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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Government of Canada CEO Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau
120 Ratings
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  • "Bureaucracy red tape lack of innovation(in 29 reviews)

  • "Work hours, lower pay than private sector(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "innovative thinking, direction and public outreach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clarity of vision, making a difference to the Arts communities, friendly workforce

    Cons

    Some legacy thinkers remain but can't slow progress.

    Government of Canada2019-06-10
  2. "Software Engineer Review"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes very bureaucratic, can hinder performance

    Government of Canada2019-09-18
  3. "Good people, pay and benefits; frustrating policies and procedures"

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    Current Employee - Communications Manager 

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I work with good people, who work hard. Pay and benefits are good. Pension!

    Cons

    Far too much centralized control, poor IT, frustrating and unnecessarily complex procedures that make it hard to get work done.

    Advice to Management

    stop centralizing, trust your people more

    Government of Canada2019-09-16
  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Lawyer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive salary for junior lawyers.

    Cons

    To move up the ladder, patience is key.

    Government of Canada2019-09-13
  5. "Depends..."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good leave/pension, gets better with time.

    Cons

    Health benefits not that great.

    Government of Canada2019-09-07
  6. "Terrible senior leadership"

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    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Balance between work and family

    Cons

    Leadership doesnt care about taxpayers

    Government of Canada2019-09-17
  7. "Working at Measurement Canada (ISED)"

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    Current Employee - Inspector in Saskatoon, SK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of learning. Friendly environment

    Cons

    Working overtime sometimes and overnight stay out of town.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing so far. All good.

    Government of Canada2019-08-30
  8. "Not a Very Inspiring Job"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technologist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, benefits, and retirement package

    Cons

    Lack Luster office environment, I used to enjoy going to work but lost that passion since coming here.

    Government of Canada2019-09-12
  9. "Comfortable & stable job"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst 

    I worked at Government of Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, working hours of Monday to Friday Opportunities to move within the government Benefits - medical and pension

    Cons

    Things take time and move at a slow pace

    Government of Canada2019-09-08
  10. "Program delivery for Indigenous Communities"

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    Current Employee - Program Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ability to engage with Indigenous partners and stakeholders

    Cons

    Bureaucracy that limits creative problem solving to better the lives of stakeholders and partners.

    Government of Canada2019-09-08
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