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Metrolinx Business Analyst Reviews

Updated Sep 30, 2019

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3 Ratings
  1. "Great pay"

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metrolinx for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable and the environment is relaxed

    Cons

    Not much to do in terms of work

    Metrolinx2019-09-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor."

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    Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay is good as are the benefits

    Cons

    This company is dysfunctional. It cares more about politics instead of policies. It is next to impossible to secure an internal interview unless you are friends with the hiring manager. Speaking of managers there are multiple layers of management. I’m not sure what managers actually do here. If I used my own manager as an example I would say not much. My manager does spend a ridiculous amount of time with his... headphones on as he is constantly watching YouTube videos. Unfortunately when I need help with escalations I frequently get a blank stare but no actual assistance. HR is a joke. I’ve met with HR several times but haven’t actually had any assistance in securing an interview for any position. They do give the illusion of help as they do meet with me but the session are typically useless. I have never once received the level of assistance that I need. My suggestion to anyone thinking of joining this organization is run

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    Metrolinx2019-09-30
  3. "Great"

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    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in North York, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Metrolinx for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is ok and work is not boring

    Cons

    Kinda slow some days

    Metrolinx2019-08-10
  4. Helpful (2)

    "ExcellentCompany"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    CEO - very driven and results oriented. Diversity of workforce Diversity of jobs and projects

    Cons

    Management continues to work in Silos

    Advice to Management

    Due to the work/projects being performed, managers continue to work in the traditional hierarchy system. This doesn’t promote cross functional teams. Succession planning doesn’t really exist below the Director level, training of managerial competencies in future leaders does not happen.

    Metrolinx2019-07-25
  5. Helpful (12)

    "Do not work here if you want a future or are an industry expert"

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

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay is good. If you are one of the super lazy come on over. There are entire teams that do little to nothing here. if you are a fan of showing up to work and watching the game on YouTube that you missed last night; you are welcomed. There is no fear of watching videos instead of working as our VP regularly laughs and makes light of people watching YouTube. “Everyone put your YouTube away the boss is here. Haha... no don’t worry keep watching I don’t mind”

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    Cons

    If you are a hard worker with ideas for improvement look elsewhere for the sake of your own sanity. Independent thought is not encouraged. If you try to make changes and suggest improvements you will become the newest outcast. Yes men are the only ones that are desired as they agree with this boss regardless if the choice is right or wrong. If you are a yes man come to this company. It doesn’t matter that you are an... idiot. The bigger an idiot and you agree blindly you are more likely to be promoted as you fit right in here.

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    Advice to Management

    Take your head out of your bum. It’s impossible for you to listen with your head so far up it.

    Metrolinx2019-01-28
  6. "Great organization to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, collaborative teams, and decent salary.

    Cons

    No bonuses, and performance rating is linked to limited budget for salary increases.

    Metrolinx2018-03-16
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