Ontario Ministry of Government Services

  www.mgs.gov.on.ca
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Its a great place to work in , with great knowledge sharing and help from the co-workers

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Open Software Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Open Software Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Government Services

Pros

Employee friendly, Nice Managment and great level of support from both the managment and team members

Cons

There is a healthy competition and is pretty hard to get in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Its good Management..

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    Lower pay but good work/life balance

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

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Government Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending 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 ManagementAdvice

    1) 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Nepotism and ego driven management

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    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 as a contractor

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Not Micromanaged
    A wealth of learning experience if you apply yourself outside the confines of your job.

    Cons

    Management work out of spite not necessarily business need. Management has leveraged contractors to do work outside of their hired job, namely take service desk calls. If one protests then they are fired. Contractors are 2nd class employees that work in an environment that squeezes and leverages them while reducing pay by going to a single source agency, which deems their hourly rate as apart of their "business Model" while you end up losing a significant amount of yearly pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a place that considers itself politically correct and morale, don't work with such disdain with your contractors because you can't get away with that behavior with unionized employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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