Government of Ontario, Canada Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
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Government of Ontario, Canada Secretary of the Cabinet Peter Wallace
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  1. Ontario Government

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Government of Ontario, Canada

    Pros

    Great learning ground through my years of service

    Cons

    Challenging to progress especially where senior management has been there a long time

  2. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada

    Pros

    work life balance is very good

    Cons

    some employees are hard to deal with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Slow paced and tons of internal politics.

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    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy and generally laid back environment.

    Cons

    Working hard doesn't lead to promotions. Nepotism is rampant throughout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward strong employees with permanent positions and promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good organization for workers with families to take care of

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    Former Intern - Project and Communication Assistant
    Former Intern - Project and Communication Assistant

    I worked at Government of Ontario, Canada as an intern

    Pros

    -Emphasis placed on learning opportunities
    -authoritarian leadership style, not very open to opinions from employees

    Cons

    Prefer having a permanent job to a contract job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is lots of room for the organization to become more efficient

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great experience!

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    Current Intern - Web Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Web Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm currently here as a Summer Student and I must say that I had never expected to be given as much responsibility as I am given right now.

    You really get to work with some very amazing people and some exceptionally nice managers. There is room for growth and everyone really appreciates what you do.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Summer Student

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    Current Employee - Summer Student
    Current Employee - Summer Student

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team work. Very friendly staff. The summer position is a great way to gain experience while studying.

    Cons

    The pay is not very rewarding. Lots of office work depending on where you work. I would rather be learning something new than photocopy all day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. The best of times if it wasn't for the incompetent managerment

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Peterborough, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Peterborough, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, freedom to come and go as you wanted.

    Cons

    Incompetent management that was more concerned with protecting their own jobs than actually doing anything progressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to be less concerned with --- on the rung above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Lots of team work

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    Current Employee - Web and Communication Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Web and Communication Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots to learn on policy and policy making, great pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    A little slow adopting new technological changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good for summer student work experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Government of Ontario, Canada

    Pros

    A summer job in the government is not as stressful compared to a job in the private sector.

    Cons

    Because it is not as stressful, things get done a lot slower.

  11. It Gets Worse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very little that I've been able to find

    Cons

    Warning! Employment with the Ontario Government will cause uncontrollable work/life imbalance, loss of health benefits, reduced and inadequate long-term disability coverage, and lifetime job insecurity. Permanently frozen income is a serious risk. Not suitable for anyone with professional career aspirations. Employer bullies and bargains in bad faith.
    Contact your career counsellor right away for advice on getting a job in the private sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't attract talent when you hate your own employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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