eHealth Ontario

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eHealth Ontario Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
45 Reviews
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eHealth Ontario President & CEO Greg Reed
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Devolution of Mission

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    very slow, I mean veryyy slow

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    • 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 an 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
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Overall, for a government agency it's not that bad.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, work schedule and that's about it

    Cons

    You may find a toxic work cell...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave, let other people do a better job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfactory

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

    I have been working at eHealth Ontario full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Only good if you're out of school. Training is encouraged but is subject to manager's discretion. Location is decent for anyone in the downtown Toronto core.

    Cons

    Wage freeze until 2019 thus far. No freebies of any kind. Poor upper management and constant turn over with new visions each and every year. 10/90 rule (10% of the people do 90% of the work and vice versa). Management fires existing long-time employees to open up spots for their friends. Discrepancies amongst departments varies widely due to the "at manager's discretion" open-ended clause on any HR policy. Good team culture is basically non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share one vision instead of a constant tug-of-war with what needs to be done regardless of turn-over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    If you are looking for a creative work place .. look somewhere else

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Good pay
    - Relax workplace
    - Convenience location
    - Paid training

    Cons

    - Organization has no vision .. still developing since started 11 year ago!
    - Too many management people for this size of organization .... Team Leads, Supervisors, Managers, Sr. Mangers, Directors, Sr. Directors, VP, Sr. VP, CxO, etc .. etc ..... 3/4th of the employees are in management!
    - A lot of duplicate work, huge waste of resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to think seriously about re-structuring the organization .. too many management people .... no need for most of them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good organization overall - but..

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

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

    Pros

    The people tend to work hard and believe in the mission of the agency.

    Cons

    Sometimes change can be slow to enact - this is typical in government.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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