Canada Ministry of Transportation

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Canada Ministry of Transportation Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    great company

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Ministry of Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good working environment, salary and benefits

    Cons

    can be political and some employees are deadwood

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ontario Ministry of Government Service Client Service Rep

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    Former Employee - 6 Months in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - 6 Months in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Ministry of Transportation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    great pay, great hours, monday to friday work only

    Cons

    They only want to hire pt staff now unless you are bilingual . Mostly they hire on contract as what they call a temporarily fill in employee. They spend millions yearly to train these contract workers only to let them go in 3 - 6 months and start the process all over again. High Turn over rate at their headquarters. The managers are ok except for one to watch out for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better., and Roll over the contract workers to permanent positions instead of wasting millions of dollars in training staff that you never keep anyways

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Micromanagement, policies and hopelessness

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canada Ministry of Transportation

    Pros

    A nice office view
    Air conditioning
    ?????
    Fun coworkers (sometimes)
    Occasional free coffee or cake

    Cons

    Micromanagement up the wazoo
    Inept, useless upper management
    Gossipy coworkers
    Boring as hell
    Unfair job reviews (based off of objectively incorrect information that was falsified and therefore misinformation at best, and libel at worst)
    "Busy-work"
    Did I say micromanagement? Yeah.
    Endless useless policies for everything (and policies for policies)
    2 month long hiring process from initial interview to first day
    Disorganization (amazingly)
    No benefits for summer students (no sick days)
    No having fun or talking
    Your hard work goes unnoticed, but slip up one tiny thing and management has written a book about it
    Not enough actual work to do
    Ancient software
    Have to submit paperwork for even an hour off to go to the dentist, or to take extra time for lunch (which is unpaid)
    Horrible coworkers who's aspirations must've died decades ago

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go hide under a large rock (or at the bottom of a lake) and never come out again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Summer Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Summer Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Ministry of Transportation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    To any environmental specialists considering working at MTO, take heart in the fact that MTO works with a lot of consulting firms such as AECOM, Genivar, etc for highway projects. I would not rate MTO as the best place to be for an environmental specialist, but it does provide good exposure.

    Cons

    Felt the pay was far lower than industry standard for the same type of role

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Aviation professionals should not expect a career or respect at TC.

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    Current Employee - Aviation Inspector in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Aviation Inspector in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at Canada Ministry of Transportation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Public service benefits are good by comparison to a shriveling private sector. However these are under attack. Security and perfectibility, especially compared to the aviation industry,. Normal scheduled hours.

    Cons

    The atmosphere in Civil Aviation is toxic and demoralizing. ""Doing more with Less"" and """Working Smarter " for the last 5 years has led to not enough people to do the work so management has taken the tack that - Anyone [ not trained and cheaper} can do the work and that ""you are lucky to have a job"". They write themselves exemptions to regulations and requirements they can't meet. Policies are for use when convenient, and there will be 3 finance reviews/ critiques of anything you do ; no matter how minor.
     They spend more on value and ethics Posters and announcements than demonstrating commitment. One only has to look at the latest Public Service Employee survey to see incredibly low scores on trust / belief in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know if they can fix themselves with this team . Intervention is required

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Easy and boring for the most part. But it was laid back, which was nice.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canada Ministry of Transportation

    Pros

    job security, money, location, people

    Cons

    lots of paperwork and eyes hurting from computer screens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canada Ministry of Transportation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    relaxed, great people, good culture, it was a positive experience working there. Learned quite a bit as an intern there. Comfortable place to work in

    Cons

    hard to advance, okay salary. Sometimes you are left without work to do. The salary is based on a chart and although it is great if you are fresh out of university, you might want a bit more after a while

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No great

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    Former Employee - Summer Student Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Summer Student Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Ministry of Transportation

    Pros

    Interesting to see Policy in Action, and some interesting poeople. It's weird to be in that situation though as an intern

    Cons

    Definitely not the best experience, they don't give you any opprortunities for really learning, and if you go in with "dreams," as it were, you'll get a chance to see a lot of people who lost theirs long ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There were some great managers, but they just feel caught in a system, as it were. Work with them and you can get some good experiences though.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Okay

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer

    I have been working at Canada Ministry of Transportation

    Pros

    Good work environment, mostly consultant management as most engineering work outsourced to third party consultants.

    Good project management skills developed and professional service acquisition

    Cons

    Not much engineering work as most work outsourced to third party consultants. Extensive contact with media and public most of whom are concerned about your latest project. Job can get quite political at times with involvement of MPP's and provincial government communications/ issues management staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your staff to make the correct decisions

  11.  

    Great experience for a junior, but not a place to continue a career.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canada Ministry of Transportation

    Pros

    Great pay and great experience. Fast-paced political environment that encourages growth.

    Cons

    Slow turn-around. Poor decision making from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a decision, and stick to it.

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