WSIB Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
21 Reviews

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WSIB President & CEO I. David Marshall
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Tech Support  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WSIB as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Close to public transportation, great people to work with, many great lunch options with a food court in the basement floor.

    Cons

    For me it was a long Go train ride from Oshawa, it was a contract position so I am upset that it ended because I really enjoyed working there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job, keep your staff happy and you will have happy staff! Lol

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Eligibility Adjudicator

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Adjudicator  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Eligibility Adjudicator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WSIB full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fabulous in class training with excellent compensation and benefits. Upon exiting the inclass training, you are extremely knowledgeable regarding WSIB legislation, policy and processes. If you are young with little or no work experience, this is excellent training to have on a resume.

    Cons

    Negative political, call center environment. Micromanaged. Poor leadership lacking in sincere people skills. High turn over rates of new hires reflective of an unaccountable waste of training dollars and employer premiums. Poor work-life balance as a result of high turn over. Time off policies are renegged on due to short staffed issues. Personal growth - also renegged on noting those successful in competitions past and present are held back or called back, due to high exits (voluntary and otherwise). Promotions and personal growth offerred through competitions. however, unsure of how they actually select as very good, qualified people have recently applied to in house opportunities and been turned down. Unsupportive, power-tripping, politically evil management leading to poor employee morale overall. Our department does not have sufficient long term employees whose expertise can really be drawn on. This is not appear to be the case outside of Toronto office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your new hires to genuinely meet success and eliminate the unnecessary volume we are working with. Please stop telling new training groups that this is not the job for everyone. Encourage the mentors to work with them to actuall ensure they stay, and not to power trip. Initial Entitlement Department is inadequately staffed as a result and the place looks like a ghost town, with a huge burden of work for those of us who have stayed. There should be be a genuine committment to personal growth, work - life balance and time off policies ie flex time and earned days off to help maintain a mentally healthy department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good employer for a long term career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WSIB full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is very easily attainable, it is possible to grow and advance.

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult at times, organization is inconsistent in what it values in its employees and messaging. A lot of policitical interference from Queen's Park and appointments tend to be political. Each appointment brings with it a slate of new people loyal or hired by the most recent management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    WSIB

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WSIB full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture that is resistant to change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    blame game

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WSIB

    Pros

    Pays well, great benefits, well-located, job security (well, there used to be), has done a good job of ridding its staff with an outlandish sense of entitlement

    Cons

    Rampant nepotism and favouritism, outrageously top-heavy management, wrong people in management, too political, highly bureaucratic, something of an affirmative action styled promotion scheme in management where talented people are often kept down, cut-throat senior management, lately, a mean-spirited attitude from management toward staff, the work is thankless, there are no performance incentives to raise the quality of work, exposure to co-workers of questionable mental stability who may lash out against you in insidious ways or in actual conspiracy with other colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve technology (this is very much in motion presently), value education and intellect (the TAP is a good start for developing staff), Listen to staff instead of spending millions on consultants who wind up telling you the same things, get rid of the people who wasted billions of dollars (they are mostly all still in the building), stop the Machiavellian fear game, reintroduce work-life balance, get rid of the low-level managers on power trips who are clearly unfit to have any sort of authority over people, allow more over-time opportunities for beleaguered staffers, discourage burnout and its staggering costs

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

    Document Management

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    Former Employee - Document Management  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Document Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WSIB full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It pays well (considering how easy the work is)

    Good benefits (if you can ever get a permanent job)

    Cons

    Extremely lazy culture

    Antiques for technology

    Rampant nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold employees accountable

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WSIB as a contractor

    Pros

    Great working environment. Very pleasant collective. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    Management is not flexible enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in segregation of duties.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of change happening. New CEO that is moving the bar.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WSIB full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Systems implementation occurring, new management personnel gradually joining the organization.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to turn-over

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Long term employee with variety of opportunities to grow. Dynamic workplace with continuous change

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    Current Employee - Variety  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Variety in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WSIB full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to develop, grow, learn new skills. You need to look for them and be proactive.

    Cons

    Very beaurocratic, fear based management, micromanagement. Lots of change and reinventing the same wheel - the business stays the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people to do the right thing and they will. Look for opportunities to develop your staff and they will grow. Be prepared to make the tough decision and stand by it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Worked for a "team"... not really

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WSIB as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Commute was not bad and met some nice people. Really not much to say as I haven't been there too long to comment on all the nice things.

    Cons

    All the stuff about "values" are only on paper. Not a great corporate environment. Typical govt. type organization. Couldn't stand the unprofessionalism and language of some of my ex-"team" members... some thought they were witty and funny and cool, but just sound obnoxious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire contractors to be managers... if you do at least make sure they are professional in their language and conversations and not given to bias.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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