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

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Updated Jun 13, 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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    Lower pay but good work/life balance

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsDepending you your Ministry, you could be working from 9am to 7pm every day with constant overtime during the weekend, or a standard 9-5 at the more relaxed ministries.

    -Good work/life balance
    -co-workers are friendly/nice because of job stability (and there are less occurrences where people stab you in the back like in the private sector)
    -Good pension

    Cons-Pays less than private. I was offered about 20k +bonus more to work in a private company.
    -I've seen instances where people with no degrees make close to 6 figures but do absolutely nothing because they are friends with the hiring manager.
    -Wage freezes and public cuts to salary.
    -does not reward performance

    Advice to Senior Management1) Tax-payers and management need to understand that people come to government expecting to be paid less but receive a good benefits in return. The only thing happening right now is that salary's are being lowered and benefits are being cut.. All it does is force top performing people to leave the company while the dead weights stay behind. The people that could perform leave because their skills can get them a similar to higher paying job elsewhere (with equal benefits/worklife balance) while the people that don't have skills stay where they are. As time goes on, you're only left with more incompetent people.

    2) Need a way to reward performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Summer Intern - Good experience, lots of opportunities.

    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsLots of opportunities to learn, relaxed atmosphere, kind colleagues, flexible with working hours.

    ConsLack of formal training - best for those of have an idea of what they want to do and take initiatives. Lots of paperwork that can be repetitive and uninteresting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevise a plan for your interns or the experience suffers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning opportunity, but not a place to stay indefinitely

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsIt's not archaic in the way it does business, compared to the rest of the Ontario Public Sector.

    The pay and benefits are competitive if not better than the private sector.

    Management for the most part is supportive in your professional development.

    If you have family, this is a good place to find work-life balance with a 9-5 routine.

    ConsThe red tape. You can work on 10 projects, over 20 years, and if you're lucky, maybe one will be implemented over that time.

    The pace. Everything gets done at the speed of molasses. Do not expect a fast paced, versatile environment. You will quite often end up starring at the walls of your cubicle wondering how to fill the day.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast Paced environment

    Senior Business Consultant (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood work culture and professional environment

    ConsCareer growth is not as much

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people and many opportunities, but you may feel that you are not providing enough impact on the company"

    Project Analyst (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsMany diverse employee engagement groups
    Opportunities to have different careers within one company
    Benefits

    ConsYou cannot see the full extent of what you do
    Could be boring at some times
    Not a place for young people to congregate

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your staff and be open to new ideas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Systems Assistant (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood benefits
    Amazing Co Workers
    Good Experience of government

    ConsBoring
    Limited roles
    A lot of lazy people

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

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    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsStability, Pension, Benefits, Respect to people

    ConsLow organizational maturity, Bureaucracy, Silo mentality

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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