OLG Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
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  1. Started out fun and exciting, now its painful to come to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OLG full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay even without receiving a raise within the last 5 years and upto 4 more years without one
    Benefits are great for F/T employees and good for P/T employees if they are able to work enough hours to keep them

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is not existent. Vacation is very hard to get approved. Everything get approved verbally and then when it comes to putting it to paper its a constant battle to get approved. Even times getting denied at the last minute.
    Management is to wrapped up in themselves to even care about their employees. Ever since the modernization plan came out all they worry about is their numbers and how they are going to look for their future employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the way of looking for the little things that man employees happy. ie. speaking with you employees without them having to come seek you.
    Commit to thinks you plan to follow through on in a timely fashion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Excellent place to learn about humans

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Slot Operations Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Slot Operations Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OLG full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, Good benefits, Great People, A lot to learn

    Cons

    No Motivation
    No work/life balance
    Rotational Shift

  3. Cliquey work culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Business Analyst
    Former Intern - Business Analyst

    I worked at OLG as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work life balance is great and the pay is very decent. Management is friendly and very reasonable.

    Cons

    Very little movement for vertical movement within the company. Not many opportunities for growth. The office culture is not the best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great workplace for Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OLG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay for senior/management positions
    Great benefits, including pension and work/life balance
    Steady employment

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities if you are not connected to/favoured by someone at the top
    Poor learning and development opportunities, work is repetitive and cyclical in nature
    Slow paced, not a good environment for creative, enthusiastic go-getters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward talent by providing learning & development opportunities, advancement and simple praise for a job well done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. OLG

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gaming Employee in Woodstock, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Gaming Employee in Woodstock, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OLG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people to work with, very fun, professional and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    management has definitely become complacent and lacks the ability and desire to engage and motivate their staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge your staff's efforts, say something good about the team everyday!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great place for steady employment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OLG full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best part about working at OLG is the pay and work/life balance. Management is very flexible if you need time off for appointments and most employees are able to work from. Also, in my department the co-workers are great.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement and politics. Management really only looks out for themselves and plays favourites. If you are good at sucking up you will get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take employees for granted and stand up for us.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. ok experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dual Rate Shift Manager in Sarnia, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Dual Rate Shift Manager in Sarnia, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OLG full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits nice people working there

    Cons

    too many management changes someone always changing things to make themselves look good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect long term employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. OLG review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OLG full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits as well as advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Not a high level of understanding the business from a corporate level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what your people do and stop lying

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. Gained experience in a government organization.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at OLG

    Pros

    - flexible work hours
    - continuous learning
    - clubs to join and network with other employees

    Cons

    - bureaucratic environment
    - lack of work ownership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - allow leadership and personal development for younger employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Great benefits training Good opportunity for development but average pay compared to private companies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at OLG

    Pros

    Benefits, customer service training, Management training workshops,opportunities for leadership development in fast paced industry, benefit the province by bringing revenue to the people of Ontario

    Cons

    Senior Management not prepared for leadership responsibilities, too frequent change in direction by appointing managers too frequently that affect the organization, difficult to balance personal life due to nature of business which impacts evenings and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensuring succession planning is being implementing. Creating the customer experience by ensuring that employees are getting answers as quickly as customers.

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