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Government of Ontario, Canada Reviews

Updated Sep 25, 2019

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  • "Senior management compensation isn't compatible with other industries so we lose talented people to private companies(in 11 reviews)

  • "Low salary relative to private sector(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "General Review"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Government of Ontario, Canada

    Pros

    Good upward mobility if you are young, smart and energetic. Contributed pension is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and it can take a long time to get things done.

    Government of Ontario, Canada2017-07-25
  2. "Solid employment"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada

    Pros

    Job security, pension, union protections

    Cons

    Government, lack of creativity, risk aversion, bureacratic, boring

    Government of Ontario, Canada2016-09-25
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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Lead"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Government of Ontario, Canada

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, paid leave, parental leave, relaxed work environment

    Cons

    too much red tape and bureaucracy

    Government of Ontario, Canada2015-08-24
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    "Ontario Government"

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    I worked at Government of Ontario, Canada

    Pros

    Great learning ground through my years of service

    Cons

    Challenging to progress especially where senior management has been there a long time

    Government of Ontario, Canada2015-01-27
  6. "Short stint with ON Gov"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and great benefits.

    Cons

    Always a challenge to work for a big organization. Hard to change the culture at times.

    Government of Ontario, Canada2019-09-25
  7. "Communications Specialist Public Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Communications 

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time

    Pros

    benefits are good, salaries fair

    Cons

    work-life balance, always on the clock

    Government of Ontario, Canada2019-09-10
  8. "have been there for 15 years"

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    Current Employee - Prosecutor in Scarborough Township, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good benefits, pretty good pay

    Cons

    very difficult to advance to other position

    Government of Ontario, Canada2019-08-25
  9. "Good work/life balance and interesting files, but frustrating environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Policy Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Files can be very interesting, depending on the interests of the current government -Work/life balance is respected more than in many other professional workplaces. Many parents around, which attests to the ability to balance this job with the demands of family

    Cons

    -Pay is decent and predictable, but too low to attract star performers. In addition, the main benefit is the pension, which requires waiting decades. -Bureaucracy, while not terrible, can be stifling. Very hard to push new ideas forward -Often feel as though we are on "wild goose chases" initiated by the whims of twenty-something political staff for the Minister / Premier's Office, or lobbying efforts of outside... stakeholders. -Feels as though 75% of everyone's job here is messaging and PR for the government. This makes it hard to focus on researching and crafting good long-term policy.

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    Advice to Management

    -Suggest creating more opportunity for performance-based perks, in order to attract and motivate high performing individuals. -Need to reform the hiring process, which everyone (staff, managers, etc.) agrees does not currently select the best individuals in a reliable way.

    Government of Ontario, Canada2019-08-23
  10. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Policy Advisor 

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good reasonable hours, pension and benefits

    Cons

    Benefits are not as good as other employers, some bad managers and sketchy HR practices

    Government of Ontario, Canada2019-08-07
  11. "Patience a Virtue"

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    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues and job assignment

    Cons

    Politicized environment, wage freezes, Conservatives

    Government of Ontario, Canada2019-07-05
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