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AAFC was an excellent employer, I would highly recommend them as an Employer. Management are supportive and training opportunities are readily available to further your knowledge.
Loved working for Ag-Canada. Benefits were great, salary was fair (even as a student) and management was understanding. N discrimination or biases based on appearance or background; extremely great workplace. (Just a lot of drama between some of the office staff but that was mostly their personal problems).
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During my time with Agriculture Canada i had a great time. The days consisted of constant work and persistent effort. I learned how to compose trade reports, and create quick trade fact sheets. The management was superb, reliable, and fair. The workplace culture was office culture, respectable, productive, and calm. The hardest part of the job was eating for lunch and then having a hunger hangover afterwards, I've overcome this. My most enjoyable part of the job was when i created a Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat report, because I had to create it in such a way that displayed the most important parts of the topic.
The positive day-to-day vibe also comes infused with widespread confidence in both the organization's leadership and its staff. Ninety-five percent of co-workers say they're entrusted with a high level of responsibility in their jobs, while managers constantly gather feedback at town halls and small meetings where employees share lunch with executives.
I enjoyed my work at AAFC. I had a chance to know the government environment and with my experience I was able to launch the 1st mobile app from AAFC called "Cereal Aphid Management" on both Android and iOS platforms.
It was a nice and fun workplace for people . It was a good chance to improve practical knowledge and experience. Working with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada extensively improved my communication, data management and statistical analysis skills. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with huge data that surprising results could be generated from them.
All my review is based on the Agassiz research center. Ag Canada is an extremely fun workplace (especially for student workers) and a challenging one depending on your passion/abilities and who you work for. I was fortunate enough to work under a researcher that helped me grow exponentially, but I have seen other students do mostly physical labour work. Work culture is relaxed and professional at the same time. The management encourages lots of communication between all of the employees, and a social committee holds lots of sports and social events. The most enjoyable and hardest part of the job is that it is challenging. Most scientists working there are world-class scientists in their respective fields, and thus expects the highest quality work at all times. This is no easy feat, but also comes with a rewarding feeling. The only problem I found working at the Agassiz research center is that it is too remote.
I really enjoyed working at AAFC while i finished my degree. Management was flexible for me as I was in the middle of my degree and new I would need time for school. I loved all of my co-workers. I really liked that my managers allowed me more responsibility as my term went on, i felt like they allowed me to grow as an employee.
At the start of the day projects are prioritized, with time sensitive material for elected officials/ministers taking priority. These items are often required on a restricted time frame and require several levels of approvals. The work is national in scope but yet when designing and developing programs data is available for specific areas or industries. This kind of work has taught me to be able to look at the bigger picture but still have the ability to touch base with individual producers. The most difficult task is adjusting to the changing priorities through out the day. Often what is required in the morning is no longer required by 10:00 am the same day. This has taught me to be flexible and adjust to the changing requirements of management.
Flexible hours (start times)
Scheduled appointments/meetings for Assistant Deputy Minister Developed, implemented, maintained effective hard copy and electronic tracking/filing system Proofread and formatted letters and memoranda addressed to senior management Scheduled domestic and/or international travel and hotel arrangements Created travel itineraries, travel claims and related information for Assistant Deputy Minister Ordered and maintained office supplies Sent faxes using secure and/or regular fax machine Sent packages via courier and/or diplomatic mail
It was a good place to work, except for long hours standing and humid, dusty and hot working conditions. Lunches with co-workers and special events at work was the most enjoyable part of the job. A typical day at work was milling one sample after another. What I learned was there was a lot of repetition to this job. Management was okay, they usually were helpful in getting you set up and started.
Good working hours.
Hot, humid and dusty working conditions.
Typical day at work was providing customer service on national toll free telephone for federal agriculture programs. Learned to provide accurate, consistent and up to date information The hardest part of the job was dealing with sensitive and problem cases Co-workers were always willing to answer questions and work as a team. Meeting deadlines and socializing with co-workers Management always provided informative weeklly meetings
A typical day at work involved applying myself to a large number of ongoing assignments: briefing notes, creating a database of major stakeholders, managing the overall stakeholder engagement database, writing a major stakeholder feedback report - the As It Was Heard Report (Phase 2) which is published to the AAFC website, writing statistical reports on stakeholder feedback, researching and writing backgrounders on various policy topics, providing support to the administrative team, writing a major report on the co-operative sector, and taking detailed notes and minutes at stakeholder engagement sessions. I learned to manage my time effectively, and to use initiative and my analytical skills to work on projects independently. I have profound appreciation for my supervisors' willingness to charging me with the responsibility to be a major contributor on important assignments, such as the As It Was Heard Report. My manager was willing to provide lots of useful feedback about my work, which I greatly appreciated. The hardest part of the job was learning to prioritize assignments during busy parts of the work cycle. The most enjoyable part of my job was getting to see the stakeholder engagement process in action, and getting to write a report on stakeholder feedback after seeing that feedback provided firsthand. My co-workers were considerate, collaborative, and passionate about their work. Getting to work in that kind of environment was a delight, and motivated me to work harder and to provide support to my colleagues whenever they needed it.
Supportive and motivating management, positive and collaborative culture, rewarding work, interesting and educational interactions with stakeholders