I have been working at Ottawa Police Service, Ontario full-time (More than 10 years)
Good pay, hours, and benefits with a supportive atmosphere among colleagues.
Lots of potential for personal growth.
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.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Ottawa Police Service, Ontario (Ottawa, ON (Canada)).
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.
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