Ontario Ministry of Government Services

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Updated July 24, 2015
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Ontario Ministry of Government Services Minister Dwight Duncan
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  1. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits Work life balance People are nice Atmosphere friendly

    Cons

    Can be slow Programs disjointed at times


  2. Jr. Web Developer Co-op

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Web Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Junior Web Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment, A lot of space for learning. Great managers, always support you. Downtown location

    Cons

    Not much space for growth


  3. Technical Architect Project Lead

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Architect/Project Leader/Senior Systems Engineer in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Architect/Project Leader/Senior Systems Engineer in Pickering, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Various Experience and exposure working with different technologies

    Cons

    Too many Process and Policies

    Advice to Management

    Hire more Contracttors


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  5. Very resourceful place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Systems Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Systems Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of work. Never any repetition in what you do.

    Cons

    Sometimes its very boring work.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue what they do


  6. Human Resources Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in London, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Government Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok salary outside GTA. Flex time. Low workload. Everything becoming scripted

    Cons

    No challenge. Never see cases to end. Nobody cares. No career advancement beyond this level. Ageism if experienced. Only want young talent. No wage increase in almost 10 years. Benefits cut.

    Advice to Management

    Take my advice and pay attention to your older and experienced workers. They are not being utized. It was more efficient working for individual ministries.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Lower pay but good work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Government...sigh

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Nice team New office at 222 Jarvis

    Cons

    Hard to progress unless you know someone Unionized environment Government


  9. Great learning opportunity, but not a place to stay indefinitely

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Government Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    The 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.


  10. It Gets Worse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Government Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Still looking hard for them

    Cons

    Employment with the Ontario Government will cause uncontrollable work/life imbalance, loss of health benefits, reduced/inadequate long-term disability coverage,

    Advice to Management

    You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.


  11. Fast Paced environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture and professional environment

    Cons

    Career growth is not as much



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