eHealth Ontario Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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eHealth Ontario CEO Cynthia Morton
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Pros
  • Great location and work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Good salary, very good benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • lack of management engagement at the team level (in 2 reviews)

  • The work allocated to new employees are trivial and unsuitable for their position (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Avoid at all costs

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent salary/benefits; some good people.

    Cons

    Slow pace, terrible morale, technology focused, very little connection with health care field.


  2. Project Coordinator

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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 eHealth Ontario (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There's ppl who are really hardworking and really push you to grow and succeed. You will definitely learn a lot of critical skill set for the job you are doing. Paid training

    Cons

    Haven't got any pay raise for years, vision seems to change every year, executives and CEO come and go, seems to be a revolving door.


  3. pretty good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    location and a bunch of other stuff

    Cons

    ugly space and a bunch of toher dtff

    Advice to Management

    moremoney


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eHealth Ontario full-time

    Pros

    laid back fun depending on your pod

    Cons

    can be disorganized management can be disorganized

    Advice to Management

    not sure


  6. Company rating

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This company provides funding for training

    Cons

    Much employee discontent due to lack of proper management. Management policies not enforced. Nepotism ris ampant leading to unqualified management. Turnover rate is unbelievably high

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Adhere to your policies and clean house


  7. Helpful (1)

    Directors/sr. Directors

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    hardly any other than with the broader goal to serve and deliver electronic health record.

    Cons

    Most biased and blind folded executives especially at director level. Internal politics at its worst and you only get hired or promoted if you know or acquaint to one of these directors. All crap you have to do and deal since you are not part of the sweet heart group.

    Advice to Management

    For the sake of delivering eHealth stop wasting tax payers money for the redundant managers who barely have any role and just an eyewash to execs. Hire someone productive with 1/2 the money rather than paying 6 figs. to your long known manager friend.


  8. Helpful (1)

    A joke

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at eHealth Ontario full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I feel that I can share all the pros of eHealth Ontario here as there are so few, and most come with some form of con. The salary was decent for someone that just got out of college. I would call that acceptable for about the first year. My department had eventually gotten around to implementing a work from home policy after seeing other teams have such privileges, which was a nice touch. Some managers see the benefit of promoting within, others hire their buddies. The location was pretty good being close to the entertainment district of Toronto and being in walking distance to Union.

    Cons

    Like I said, most pros of working at eHealth has a con. There were no raises that were given out regardless of how you performed - this greatly affects morale on a personal level and on a company-wide level. The work from home policy was subsequently called into question after people started abusing it (chaining work-from-home days with weekends to have a long weekend, not responding to emails/calls, or simply not being online). There is a generalized feeling of cautiousness about taking systems offline due to lack of knowledge about the systems themselves. Thanks to the number of previous scandals preceding my time at eHealth, procuring services and products can take many months chasing down approvals from management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so afraid to make certain decisions "because we want to stay out of the Star/media". Your employees are not engaged in the overall mission, be more transparent with them regarding what's happening at the senior level.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Anonymous

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at eHealth Ontario full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to have great vision and mission. If you are a mid level manager or up, this is the place to be. Management has complete control in this place. Every policy in this place ends with "At Manager's discretion".

    Cons

    Mission has been watered down, leadership is clueless, environment is politicized. Only place hiring managers are allowed to interview their friends and previous employees AND hire them. Supposed to be a technology driven place, but, it is scary how technically incompetent the people getting hired of late really are. I have a reason to be in this office location. Once that reason ends, I am out of here.

    Advice to Management

    The agency is too far gone for advise to management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Depends On the Team you Work on

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at eHealth Ontario full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people Competitive salary Excellent Benefits Centrally located

    Cons

    Highly politicized leadership; its a revolving door; changing vision and strategies - nothing ever gets done!

    Advice to Management

    Execute on One Priority Stick with the big vision Eliminate waste on the top levels


  11. It is Challenging and dynamic. Requires the workforce to be nimble and adapted. Workforce is a diverse and qualified.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, quality culture. Some of the managers genuinely care about employee well-being. Good Training.

    Cons

    No growth, no increases year after year. outdated systems that do not talk to each other. management does not think outside the box. low level of engagement year on year.

    Advice to Management

    Fix compensation policies, provide opportunities for growth and learning, stop working in silos.



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