eHealth Ontario

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eHealth Ontario Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not a place to develop your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tier II Support
    Former Employee - Tier II Support

    I worked at eHealth Ontario full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work from home
    Good benefits
    come and go as you please

    Cons

    Salary not fairly justified.
    Promotions? Depends on who you knew
    Some uneducated people to work with. Did nothing and have been there for many years.
    waste of money
    A senior manager said he was there for his pension :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the losers. ..
    hire qualified staff
    appreciate the people who actually work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Avoid at all costs

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eHealth Ontario

    Pros

    Decent salary/benefits; some good people.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    It was an amazing job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at eHealth Ontario

    Pros

    amazing job such a good employer

    Cons

    it was very good so no cons

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Government Investment Gone Wrong!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at eHealth Ontario full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Work from home
    - Most managers don't micromanage
    - Good security system
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    There so many cons to this place!

    1. If you ever apply to eHealth, make sure that you ask many questions in your interview to find out what the job entails. 9/10 times, you get hired for something and end up with the work that most senior staff refuse to do.
    2. Unfair wages - all salaries are advertised in range, so getting the higher end of the salary range depends on who you know. If you're the best friend of the hiring manager, most of the times you will get something a lot higher than the range.
    3. Too many untalented people, few people who really know what they're doing. As you get to know more and more people, you will notice that an IT Business Analyst position is filled by someone who doesn't even know anything about IT or is technically unaware of the work they are dealing with. Not only that, but to justify raises, managers hire their 'admin assistant' friends in TECHNICAL roles.
    4. Waste of Taxpayer money - the entire agency relies on the work of few staff to put them in the spotlight and justify their existence for more funding. Projects are started, 20 resources assigned and eventually abandoned.
    5. Most managers can't carry their weight. Sadly, they are managed by even dumber Senior Managers (who have no idea what they are doing!), so they get away with it.
    6. Lack of honestly - someone is always trying to hide something. Because of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, not much is documented. Everyone makes a phone call so that they are not held accountable. So you can imagine what kind of stealthy culture the senior management cultivate.
    7. No stability - eHealth is like a revolving door, staff come and go. This isn't a place you would want to consider if you want the opportunity to grow. If you're in your late 40s and want a job that doesn't require a lot of thinking with great benefits, then maybe this is the place for you. Just know what you're getting into!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent. Be honest for a change. It would help if you could recognize the other teams in the agency, not only OLIS!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eHealth Ontario full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, flexible working, ability to work from multiple locations when able to.

    Cons

    unnecessary red tape on projects from upper management, which make delays. no raise for employees that have been with the company for the last 5 years. training is hit or miss depending on who your manager is.

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

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eHealth Ontario full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and great people

    Cons

    Policies around compensation. People that work for the government work hard and deserve salary increases like other industries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Secure and Interestng work but be prepared for red tape

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eHealth Ontario full-time

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and opportunities to learn and attend training etc.

    Cons

    Lots fo red tape with no clear direction for any programs on how to achieve, launch, deploy sucessfully

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Devolution of Mission

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

    I worked at eHealth Ontario full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The stated goals are worthy and some have even been achieved. Some good people still remain.

    Cons

    Over ten years the agency goals were diluted, shrunk, realigned all in the name of changing the goals to match the results.

    Management went from four tiers to seven, not counting the ADM and Minister.

    Senior team are spin miesters. Don't ever disagree with them. Those that have are no longer there.

    Advancement is by schmoozing. Be prepared to shower every night after going home unless of course you like that kind of thing.

    To sum it up the agency is like the Emperor's new clothes except that was a fairy tale. In reality and at this agency the kid who pointed out the emperor's nudity would be fired, as have many with the gumption to do so. Toe the line and keep your head down.

    New CEO is yet another career government bureaucrat. Will they never learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    very slow, I mean veryyy slow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at eHealth Ontario full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Some people work a lot and are always stressed while some others don't do ANYTHING
    - Projects keep changing
    - Priorities keep changing

    Cons

    - Co-workers are nice
    - You "might" have work life balance depending on your position

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Complex, Rewarding Challenges

    Current Employee - Client Program Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Client Program Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Work is incredibly challenging, complex, brilliant and committed people to work with. Many share the same goal - to provide an EHR to Ontarians and will do what ever it takes to get it done. Salaries are competitive, good benefits.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic environment, lots of barriers to push through. Can take a huge toll on motivation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and promote within. Liston and address employee concerns.

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