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Government of Ontario Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Government of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, good benefits (in 23 reviews)

  • Steady, reliable work, great benefits and pension (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Challenging to progress especially where senior management has been there a long time (in 7 reviews)

  • You will be "type cast" by the market as a civil servant when you try to return to the private sector (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Solid employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, pension, union protections

    Cons

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


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    "Technical Lead"

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    too much red tape and bureaucracy


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ontario Government"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning ground through my years of service

    Cons

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


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  5. "My experience with voting polls"

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    Former Employee - Poll Clerk in North York, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Poll Clerk in North York, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Government of Ontario part-time

    Pros

    Very clear and precise order on what employees are expected to do. Due to clear orders, there is very little room for employee mistakes and made it a good experience.

    Cons

    Employees did have suited training to deal with voters with disabilities, making it very difficult to help make their experience easier and pleasurable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario full-time

    Pros

    job security, work life balance

    Cons

    low pay, political world, redtape

    Advice to Management

    be a friend, not a hawk


  7. "pathologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Government of Ontario full-time

    Pros

    good environment, supportive to employees

    Cons

    depending on the ministry, some branches can be very autocratic and not encourage disagreement


  8. "Retired from Ministry of Correctional Services"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Superintendent
    Former Employee - Deputy Superintendent
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Government of Ontario full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, benefits and pension

    Cons

    Very politically driven, constantly changing with political views


  9. "Civil service - a mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Steady, reliable work, great benefits and pension.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic in the extreme...don't work for the government if you like getting things done and getting individual credit for your work!


  10. "OPS"

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    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, and work-life balance are great.

    Cons

    Can be monotonous and the bureaucracy involved in the work can be discouraging and a detrimental to morale.


  11. "IT Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    little workload due to short time

    Cons

    a lot of downtime because of lots pf internal processes



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