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Manitoba Public Insurance Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  1. "Toxic Environment with Great Benefits"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manitoba Public Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. You start with 3 weeks paid vacation + 18 paid sick leave + 1 week paid discretionary leave.

    Cons

    In-scope employees are always at odds with management. Management sees unions as a hindrance as such they are constantly trying to outsource as much employees as possible regardless of the cost.

    Advice to Management

    Carefully weigh the pros and cons of outsourcing vs keeping business functions internally. While it may seem more cost effective to outsource due to the savings in paid benefits there are intangibles to keeping processes in house e.g. greater control over information security and accountability.


  2. "Poorly run crown corporation sheltered from competition."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work location, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Civil servants impossible to fire for incompetence or insubordination due to CBA.
    Managers look the other way and count days to retirement to juicy pension.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of bad apples.
    Fight the unions on behalf of rate payers.


  3. "Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Manitoba Public Insurance full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits and pension are good, as well as opportunities for education and training. Employees are generally provided with the tools and supports they need to do the job. Some flexibility with hours of work. Three weeks vacation time after the first year.

    Cons

    Company is mgmt top-heavy, with many managers not qualified to do their job. Decision making and direction is inconsistent and most employees rarely receive performance reviews, yet receive annual pay increases regardless of their ability to do the job. Morale is very low across the board due to these factors.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and put a senior management team in place that can move the company into future.


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  5. "Look Elsewhere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is average, and you can get to work 8-4.

    Cons

    Company has no clue what direction they're going. They have the most annoying person at the company trying to cram "new culture" down the throat of everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Enough with the "new culture" already. Get back to being a professional company.


  6. "Find Somewhere Else"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great entry-level and mid-level salary
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Benefits don't cover most prescription drugs
    Averse to change
    Bureaucratic red tape
    Not a place for ambitious people

    Advice to Management

    Change corporate culture


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    "Lost Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Manitoba Public Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is ok. They have VRW days to add to holidays but could be getting rid of them next year

    Cons

    Too many levels, stuck in old ways, do not know how to be proactive. Years behind more forward thinking companies.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want to do and stick with it. Stop rewarding employees that brown nose instead of the ones that do actual work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly Good to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Controller in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cost Controller in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manitoba Public Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, move up a level every year
    Very good benefits
    Certain level of job security
    Can work flex hours depending on the job you have

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't have a clue what's going on
    No promotions, have to apply for every job to move up
    Some jobs are over worked, some have nothing to do most of the week

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be proactive instead of reactionary
    Needs a comprehensive vision for the company instead of doing so many piecemeal projects


  9. "Valuable place to work, dedicated to Manitobans"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Manitoba Public Insurance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great wages at all levels, good benefits, many work site locations in province, wide variety of streams for altering career, good coworkers, supporting community emphasized

    Cons

    Union based so in-scope promotion is based on seniority. Out of scope, often more about who you know rather than performance. Troubles with new initiative implementation often frustrate staff at all levels, has continued for years.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership has got to see the ongoing bad attitudes between operations and projects. Scopes are too narrowed and not piloted so negative issues have huge effect on staff, morale, and customers, and are not quickly fixed (full implementation means the problems can be huge when discovered and complex to fix). Update project methodology and understand, listen to project people's expert advise when they recommend scope expansion to avoid an anticipated implementation issue. Plan scope better and involve change management, ergonomics AT THE BEGINNING!


  10. "Manitoba Public Insurance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Investments in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager, Investments in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Manitoba Public Insurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the work life balance is good and it is a stable organization

    Cons

    MPI is a very public and political organization


  11. "Public insitiution leaving a little to be desired"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay is good for the province of manitoba they have great benefits over all and the people at the staff level are great.

    Cons

    too much politics, poorly educated staff, limited job experience with other corporations, not very versitile

    Advice to Management

    recognize and support staff, through mentoring, accessiblity and being approachable. Leardership allignment is key to thesuccess of this corporation, supporting and developing younger staff should also be senior managments primary concern as the skilled workforce is aging.