Government of Canada Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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  • "Work life balance is a good thing(in 106 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and working environment(in 70 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Red Tape, Risk of being micro managed, still lots of harrassment(in 39 reviews)

  • "Pay is not as good at private sector(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Dec 23, 2020 - Policy Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible, regular, work-life balance, stable

      Cons

      need french, slow work, outdated software

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    2. 4.0
      Former Contractor

      Great place

      Jan 24, 2021 - Taxpayer Services Agent 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work life balance is a good thing

      Cons

      No career progression which is discouraging

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Allophones need not apply

      Jan 14, 2021 - Supply Team Leader in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pay and benefits, work life balance, work from home

      Cons

      Bureaucratic, poor management, nepotism and hiring unqualified friends

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    4. 4.0
      Former Contractor

      Great Place to Work

      Jan 11, 2021 - Financial Clerk in Moncton, NB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pension Work Life Balance Salary Easily change roles and positions

      Cons

      Slow moving at times No Bonuses

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Steady place to work

      Dec 14, 2020 - Communications Officer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits and Pension are great. Great work life balance

      Cons

      No room for growth if you do not know both official languages

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work if you value work/life balance

      Nov 15, 2020 - Data Scientist in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Working for the public sector offers such lifestyle flexibility and work life balance that you can really live the life you want outside of work. You will have time for your family, passions, and interests. The benefits and pension are very good. Your salary is almost secondary to the generous pension. If you would like to slow down, breathe, and feel you are making meaningful contributions to the world, it is worth trying out.

      Cons

      Bureaucracy can be demotivating and tiring to deal with. Bloated policies and restrictions which really slow down what you can accomplish. Sometimes you feel helpless. This causes a lot of people to become apathetic and they begin to "go through the motions". They stop caring about change and impact and realize that it's best to just get your job done.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Intern

      Business Analyst

      Nov 12, 2020 - Business Analyst in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Good work-life balance. - Very relaxing environment.

      Cons

      - Work is not very challenging. - Process is sometimes slow. - Not technologically advanced.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to start

      Nov 8, 2020 - Negotiation Analyst in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work/Life Balance, Benefits, Pension, Career Opportunities to move around in Government

      Cons

      Salary is typically lower than expected due to outdated collective agreements.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work with great benefits

      Oct 15, 2020 - Communications in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits and good work life balance

      Cons

      Not everyday is exciting, depends where you work

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Government job

      Oct 25, 2020 - Research Technician in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits and job security as well as work life balance.

      Cons

      Hard to change into different roles.

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