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Agence du revenu du Canada


www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Size of company: Large (More than 500 employees)

Industry: Government and Public Administration

  • I personally worked for the CRA for several years and got laid off. It was an amazing job, a positive atmosphere, and I was lucky to gained the skills that I gained. The only negative thing that I could say is that if you are working on a contract it's highly stressful because you can get laid off at any time. Other then that it is a very good organization with good people, good management, and room to advance. The pay is very high and you are lucky if you get the chance to work there. To anyone who is still working there and is posting whiny, negative comments...appreciate your high paying job and suck it up, because you are lucky to even have a job in the government in this economy.

    Posted on 31 October 2012 by Rater #14 | Flag as inappropriate

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I guess it all depends on which CRA office you work out of. Every office will have a difference atmosphere and management. I've worked at several CRA offices and I have to say they were quite different from each other (both of them were larger in size). So I guess you were quite fortunate to have had such a positive experience.

I understand that the benefits are fantastic but there were definitely issues with the management team, there was no room for advancement, and overall morale was in the gutter. I have been told by senior management themselves that if you're a good employee, they will hold you back. Unfortunately that was true as I was stopped from moving laterally to a different division.

Government jobs aren't what they used to be. Like you mentioned, being a term employee is highly stressful. Once you're in you are not the lifer that you once could be. Many people who have been working 20 years and counting in the Federal Government just don't know how lucky they really are. For new(er) hires, it's going to be an uphill battle - I think it's very rare to be hiring permanent right off the bat.

Posted on 15 December 2012

Not to mention you get paid for your days off, medical benefits, dental benefits. What more can you ask for?

Posted on 31 October 2012

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