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Government of Ontario Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Government of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne
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  • You will be "type cast" by the market as a civil servant when you try to return to the private sector (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "General Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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


  4. 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


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario full-time

    Pros

    They try at least there are surveys to become better for the employees.

    Cons

    They are slow at everything they do.

    Advice to Management

    get better people doing some jobs


  6. "Senior Economist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Economist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Economist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, a lot of autonomy

    Cons

    Limited upward options, lower salary than private sector

    Advice to Management

    Hierarchical management with limited imagination


  7. "Communications Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Most opportunities are contract work and you are constantly trying to find another contract or permanent.

  8. "Many Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Government of Ontario part-time

    Pros

    Broad range of career opportunities - however you must create your own career.

    Cons

    High workload, shifting priorities not always clear due to political direction changes

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk


  9. "Finance Clerk"

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

    Pros

    Good pension and benefits
    Job security
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Decision making process is slow


  10. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Summer Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with! Patient, supportive, friendly, and great environment to be in.

    Cons

    Long work hours could get tiring sometimes


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