Very few opportunities for advancement unless you're a "yes man"
Service Coordinator (Employé actuel) – Edmonton, AB – 1 août 2019
If you have an opinion - you're black listed. The pay isn't what people think it is especially with mandatory pension deductions / pay for your own benefits / union dues etc etc. Management is extremely top heavy. Always working short staffed and nothing is done about it. Dealing with irate and suicidal clients daily with no safety plans / security in place. Verbal abuse is a daily occurrence. Front line staff are very unappreciated
Super supportive and diverse work place. Team spirit is the essence of the position.
Talent Acquisition and Mobility Consultant (Employé actuel) – Edmonton, AB – 30 juillet 2019
Working with the Government of Alberta is a great look at what an employer should stand for. The Alberta Public Service is all about respect, integrity and excellence and I have seen those values exemplified by staff every day I walk into work.
Associate Director, Portfolio Delivery (Employé actuel) – Edmonton, AB – 30 juillet 2019
Great work/life balance. Will invest in you, if budget permits. Management is good, like anywhere, depending on who you report to. Hardest part of the job is constantly dealing with budget cuts while workloads are not reduced.
Engineer (Ancien employé) – Edmonton, AB – 28 juillet 2019
1) If they see you are a hard worker with passion, then the long time employees “lifers” dump their work on new comers. They dont like others who might outshine them because it threatens their ego, threatens their intelligence, threatens the status quo minimum level of work requirement/threshold. 2) Lifers are a clicke group, new comers/outsiders not welcome; those hired from outside are treated poorly, especially during probation period. 3) Innovation or new ideas just like in communism is not wanted because it threatens them and the decades long status quo. 4) Innovation or something done to make a process more efficient threatens jobs of otherwise threatens redundant people. 5) They may withold information thats important to do your job. 6) They create drama situations that get the new employee involved/entangled, then blame it on the new employee. 7) I recall one of the receptionists being a drama queen, rude and a bully. 8) Some (but not all) in management are inept sociopathic bullies. 9) HR is complicit in the bullying. Union does not bother to investigate or get statements from witnesses. Any point of view or side taken is that of the manager as provided by the complainant. Lack of investigation or getting witness statements prevents the accused of being heard, understood or exonerated. 10) The job description in the ad posting will look so exciting to bate you in, many different tasks to do. The reality is your job is a typical beauracratic pigeon hole. You do about 2 main tasks day after day. 11) Several of them are not even educated nor professionallyplus... certified to work in the designated field/profession/industry. Some of these people simply have their cushy job because of nepotism or friends favortism. And that’s another way they can get away with virtually anything. Someone who is new, or who has an equal employment level, but has more education or certification is a threat to the “lifers” ego. 12) Some people who are supposedly nearing retirement who are supposed to be mentoring their skills to new comers are aweful at teaching anything. They cant teach anything because they are inconsistent in what they do themselves. They also have no real vested interest in teaching or sharing knowledge of everything because their view is that someone new who knows too much or does as good or a better job as them is a threat to their own job security. They want you to stumble in the dark to maintain their control. And if you make a mistake during the learning phase, they actually put that in their notes and will use it against you later.moins
Benefits. (Provided to compensate for awful work culture)
Student Funding (Ancien employé) – Edmonton, AB – 15 février 2019
Worked in a few departments within Student Funding, great atmosphere, work environment and people. Good benefits but hard to move up on the ladder. Some departments had more micromanagement than others.
Analyst (Program Services 2) (Employé actuel) – Edmonton, AB – 28 décembre 2018
I would decline to provide an assessment.
A typical day is concomitant with any office work. There are a variety of skills to be learned. I would decline to provide an opinion on management or the workplace culture. This is too subjective. The hardest part of the job is the inundation of negativity from the Alberta public and what they perceive as a "government employee". The most enjoyable part of the job is public service and the knowledge that you are helping citizens.
Project Lead (Employé actuel) – Edmonton, AB – 24 décembre 2018
Welcoming environment. Have developed my people skill. Management is good and workplace culture is friendly. The hardest part of the job is managing stakeholder. The most enjoyable part of the job is having a coach to mentor. Awesome place to work.
Correctional Peace Officer (Employé actuel) – Edmonton, AB – 17 octobre 2018
Good place to work at for the first few years. But eventually gets to you. No advancement, theres only a few positions to go for and over 150 people apply for that 1 spot. Money is good and theres a lot of Overtime.
Everyone is on you about little things. A lot of clicks