Metrolinx Reviews

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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3.5
70%
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Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster (no image)
Phil Verster
72 Ratings
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  1. COVID-19

    "Go Transit"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent salary. Uniforms. Great communication with supervisors

    Cons

    non to date trying their best during Covid19

  2. "Best company I have ever worked for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metrolinx

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, wonderful co-workers, room for advancement, always recognized for a job well done, best job I've ever had, only left due to relocating

    Cons

    I do not have any cons. Great company.


  3. "Laid back yet meaningful work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility, 3 weeks vacation, laid back

    Cons

    Contract employees don't get sick day or Pension,

  4. "Good coworkers, poor management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metrolinx full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great coworkers who want to make a difference can move around but it is based on who likes you not how you do the job felt the culture getting worse as time went on

    Cons

    management doesnt listen and isnt approachable

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  5. "Toxic Culture"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people overall, good organizational values (on paper), a lot of opportunities (high turnover), diverse and interesting projects, good benefits

    Cons

    Extremely toxic culture depending where you work in the organization, high attrition rates and turnover, not mature enough to be delivering billions of capital, high expectations with no support, rife with incompetence at leadership levels, project reporting requirements are hugely inefficient (public funds) and governance is even worse (also unclear and undefined), CEO micromanages but that is likely required due to lack of competencies across the board, Phil (CEO) is actually very good, terrible work-life balance

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons for Public Sector"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good base salary (no bonus, ever) Great benefits and pension

    Cons

    Compensation structure after hiring isn’t great - it’s between 1-5%; if you move up pay grades you’re only eligible for up to 15% increase even if new range is higher. Processes and bureaucracy slows everything down when trying to do anything

  7. "Perfect"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metrolinx part-time

    Pros

    It was nice, everything from mgmt to collegeaus

    Cons

    No cons. Nice atmosphere to work around

  8. "Good employer overall"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Plant Serviceperson I in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Everyone I have had the chance to work with has been very friendly

    Cons

    hard to move up if you don't have specific experience or educational background

  9. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager 

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

    Pros

    Interesting work and competitive pay

    Cons

    Red tape can be annoying

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company Benefits"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Researcher in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Company benefits are great and salary is more than fair.

    Cons

    Work is not always rewarding Management is not great. Have not been treated. Organization as a whole is not mature or progressive. Some areas are better than others.

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