Adjointe administrative (Ancien employé) – Ottawa, ON – 20 mars 2019
Travailler à la Banque du Canada a été une expérience très enrichissante pour moi. J'ai travaillé avec des collègues hors pair et j'ai eu de très bons patrons. La reconnaissance est une des choses qui m'a le plus marqué en travaillant là. On se sentait tellement apprécié !
On the surface, the Bank of Canada is a fantastic place to work. The facilities are second-to-none, the benefits are great, and the pension is unmatched. If you're able to become permanent, it's almost worth it to put up with the other less than flattering aspects of the organization.
The workplace culture is uneven at best, and tiered at worst. If you're an Economist, you're treated with the most respect. All other employees are second class in this respect. There is a heavy emphasis on repeating the same taglines about the Bank's culture and how great of a place it is to work, and little in the way of enforcing it. Innovation is encouraged as much as the direct manager agrees with the innovation presented. New ideas are not encouraged unless they are approved by middle-management, which will work employees (Especially contracted employees) to their absolute limit. Working 12 hour days regularly is not unheard of, and in my experience, the Bank is almost unwilling to pay overtime for this (Manager dependent, of course).
If you're applying yo the Bank in a termed position, you have to know that you're likely replacing someone on leave. Your position will almost certainly not be extended. Permanent positions are a rarity at the Bank, appearing in approximately 5-10% of job postings. As such, the stress of job security is always present, and there is always implied pressure from middle management not to take advantage of HR's well defined programs for employees.
Overall, the Bank is great on paper. If you pull a good middle-manager, your experience will be positive. However,plus... there are too many examples of sub-par, cut-throat managers that it may not even be worth it to take the risk.moins
Working around ITS, there are a few areas that are great. Stay clear of Service Management or Cyber Security. These are both really toxic work environments. Cyber is tough because of workload, Service Management is purely a management problem.
Rewarding job with great benefits and an amazing fitness facility including a basketball court, table tennis, yoga rooms, cardio rooms eat.
Graphic Designer (Ancien employé) – Ottawa, ON – 9 avril 2019
- Low stress work environment - Learned to work independently and as a team - Culture can be a bit bureaucratic at times, but overall, a good place to work - Hardest part of the job was handling last minute requests on tight deadlines - Most enjoyable part of the job is working on meaningful work that you can share with the whole country
Business Support Analyst, Human Resources (Employé actuel) – Ottawa, ON – 19 janvier 2019
You always have an opportunity to design your day. No two days are the same. Your colleagues become family and support you in your work initiatives at every step. a great place to work and be recognized for your contributions.
Unlucky team experience in otherwise excellent company
Developer (Ancien employé) – Ottawa, ON – 30 novembre 2018
What started as a fantastic experience slowly deteriorated as challenging possibilities became fewer, partially due to a misunderstanding, and I ended up learning nothing over the second part of my employment there. The salary discrepancy was ignored and never addressed, despite valid concerns. The team atmosphere is good and many hard-working and interesting people work there.
Senior Economist (Ancien employé) – Ottawa, ON – 9 juin 2018
Very good colleagues and a staff that is focused on the mission of a central bank. Typical office environment. Can take a while to advance if you are not a policy focused person - very limited space for senior researchers and low turnover.
Great place to work, but hard to get permanent or long-term positions
I.T. Systems Analyst Intern (Ancien employé) – Ottawa, ON – 29 mars 2018
Great place to work, but hard to get permanent or long-term positions. Good when it comes to everything else, except it is competitive when it comes to finding long-term positions or permanent positions.
A strong and collaborative management team leveraging the best of enabling technology to deliver services
Senior Business Architect (Ancien employé) – Ottawa, ON – 16 avril 2017
The Bank of Canada is a critical component of Canada's economy and as such must be at the forefront of banking technology to ensure Canada's competitiveness on the monetary stage.
The work culture at the bank is one that inspires creativity, collaboration and cooperation between multiple divisions that must work together. Due to the critical role in Canada's economy, playing a role at the bank can be challenging as it is vastly important to ensure that critical systems are secured and withstand cyber security threats, which the bank and its team do exceptionally well.
Mon travail était de travailler en collaboration avec mon gestionnaire et mon directeur. Mes opportunités de développement était refusés. Le roulement des gestionnaires était trop fréquent. L'aspect le plus difficile de mon poste était le manque de formation et d'information. Le plus agréable était l'équipe et l'initiative que je pouvais prendre tout dépendamment des tâches.