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Ottawa, ON (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
1995
Government
Federal Agencies
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Ottawa Police Service, Ontario Reviews

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Ottawa Police Service, Ontario Chief Charles Bordeleau
Charles Bordeleau
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  • "Could be so much better..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ottawa Police Service, Ontario full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, hours, and benefits with a supportive atmosphere among colleagues.
    Lots of potential for personal growth.

    Cons

    Senior management and executive unable to make proper changes to improve service. Projects stay stagnant or are constantly referred back to committee as to deflect decision making. No trust in members in expert fields. Still utilizes dated paramilitary leadership style for many areas where a more modern approach can be used to accelerate change.
    HR hiring and interview process is a nightmare. Cold, impersonal and unappealing. Not in touch with generational requirements, developed by baby boomers for baby boomers.
    Aside from a couple improvements, the org is at least 10 years behind technology.

    Advice to Management

    Trust those you have put in place to lead projects and make things happen, and give them the ability for autonomy. There is no need to have every initiative run up to the top of the food chain through 5 ranks of approvals and 3 different senior committees, it creates unnecessary delays, wastes money and demoralizes employees.

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Ottawa Police Service, Ontario Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Ottawa Police Service, Ontario (Ottawa, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Practical test writing component - it was long and tedious, the scoring was very subjective. I would have preferred an objective test
    Panel interview component - 3 person panel, two civilian personnel, one sworn officer
    Both interviews left a sour taste.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral - need to say the correct buzz words - you are scored on these words   Answer Question
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