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Ontario Ministry of Government Services Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
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  1.  

    Repetitive unchallenging work, but friendly coworkers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Web Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Web Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, little stress, career stability, friendly coworkers. Office culture is friendly and there are lots of internal employee events you can get involved in.

    Cons

    Repetitive work, little challenge, meticulous details in the work that are rehashed over and over again. Repetitive tasks that aren't very challenging.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Government...sigh

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Government Services full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Nice team
    New office at 222 Jarvis

    Cons

    Hard to progress unless you know someone
    Unionized environment
    Government

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pension plan. Good team atmosphere.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Security Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Security Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Security Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Government Services as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, flexible working hours, competitive benefit package

    Cons

    a little too lay back and hard work not be rewarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate people to develop their career instead of waiting for retirement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place for government experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Government Services

    Pros

    Benefits, work, life, balance etc.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, government process, movement, development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support staff development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It is good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Business and Finance Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Business and Finance Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not enough work to do. alot of free time. can be boring. Pay is low

  8.  

    Difficult for the ambitious

    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  9.  

    Great benefits, work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Ontario Ministry of Government Services full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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