Ontario Ministry of Government Services
3.5 of 5 19 reviews
www.mgs.gov.on.ca Toronto, Canada

Ontario Ministry of Government Services Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014

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Ontario Ministry of Government Services Minister Dwight Duncan

Dwight Duncan

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Government...sigh

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance
    Nice team
    New office at 222 Jarvis

    ConsHard to progress unless you know someone
    Unionized environment
    Government

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Human Resources Advisor (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood pension plan. Good team atmosphere.

    ConsLong hours, overlap of job responsibilities in different HR roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood people, flexible working hours, competitive benefit package

    Consa little too lay back and hard work not be rewarded

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotivate people to develop their career instead of waiting for retirement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place for government experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, work, life, balance etc.

    ConsBureaucracy, government process, movement, development

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport staff development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is good experience

    Business and Finance Assistant (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prospeople are very nice. the environment is professional. will likely re-hire students

    Consnot enough work to do. alot of free time. can be boring. Pay is low

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    Difficult for the ambitious

    Human Resources Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsA few great things:

    - Soft entry in to the world of corporate life

    As an intern, you get the full understanding of the corporate life. And no where is it more structured, bureaucratic, connected, resourced, and political than government ministries. I say this with a good thing, because this is an opportunity for you to see it with open eyes without the difficult consequences with a steep learning curve, people not cutting you slack, and constant arguments.

    In fact, most interns have to deal with issues of not being stimulated enough, save for a few filing and email responses.

    You can relax and take it easy, or go full throttle with that bang-on photocopying job. And trust, it'll will give you what you put in.

    - Network opportunities

    You get to meet people. In the same office, same building. There's a new professional networking group within the government organization that links you up. You can send an email to anyone within the 60,000 internal workforce for an informal interview and likely get an response on the sole excuse of being an intern.

    - Salary

    Its nice to get paid that much while working as an intern. . But its easy to get comfortable.

    Cons- Limited, somewhat boring work, at times

    You have to be proactive and chase after the project roles and expanding beyond your intern title. Administrative work that's generic to any discipline. Keep the hustle.

    - Policy and procedures up the wazoo

    Policy and governance to biblical proportions. If your working in a HR discipline, your work will largely be dealing with how to interpret the internal HR policy structure to those that don't want to hear it. There's so much policy that its difficult to interpret, administer, and actually deliver.
    It comes with the territory when you work with public sector institutions, so this is no

    - Not my job syndrome

    It gets very apparent sometimes. You'll know when you try to ask someone to assist you beyond their job description and role.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevisit your values. Ask of yourself before you ask staff. Speak truth to power on a range of topics.

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    Great benefits, work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsBest in class benefits package, Defined Benefit Pension
    Compensated Fairly
    Challenging work environment
    Strong work life balance

    ConsDifficult budget cuts
    Not enough money to fund necessary changes and projects
    Political level questions judgement of bureaucracy fairly often

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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