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Metrolinx Reviews

Updated 13 Jul 2019

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3.2
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66%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
Approve of CEO
Phil Verster
36 Ratings
Pros
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  • "limited full time positions, long interviews(in 11 reviews)

  • "If you are from private sector you will find it really slow(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Best company I have ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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.

    Metrolinx2016-10-07
  2. "Fast paced, never a dull moment, great co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Plantserviceperson I in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, lots of people with long service records, good pension plan

    Cons

    New Managent style has people on edge for there jobs, too many changes at once.

    Advice to Management

    Don't upset people with your new ideas. As a long service person I can see the senior people wanting to get out and the junior people just leaving because there fed up

    Metrolinx2019-07-13
  3. "Large organixation"

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    Current Employee - Advisor 

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance Interesting projects Free GO transit use

    Cons

    Huge organization with many layers of decision making

    Metrolinx2019-07-10
  4. "good"

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      Current Employee - Engineer 

      I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

      Pros

      it is very good and great

      Cons

      there is no downside in this

      Metrolinx2019-07-08
    • Helpful (5)

      "Worst company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Metrolinx full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great benefits Work life balance (working from home) Pleasant employees

      Cons

      Nepotism - Directors and Managers are hired not based on qualification/credentials but rather on friendship. Ignorance - the upper management lacks common sense let know knowledge in the field they oversee. This leads to poor management of employees and misleading staff with poor directions. HR - Their HR division is nothing short of a disaster. Salary reviews are common at Metrolinx because the HR doesn’t do their...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire/promote qualified individuals based on credentials as opposed to nepotism Focus on hiring knowledgeable HR employees. The CEO needs to turn his attention to internal affairs especially HR. You can’t fix the infrastructure (build RER, LRT, BRTs and the new proposed transit lines) of Ontario if you can’t even retain your good employees.

      Metrolinx2019-06-16
    • "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Project Coordinator 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Salary, Benefits and pension are great

      Cons

      HR is a disaster in this company

      Metrolinx2019-05-14
    • Helpful (4)

      "Skilled trades stay away"

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      Current Employee - Plant Electrician 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

      Decent pay and benefits

      Cons

      Predatory Hiring practices. They tell you they are a rapidly expanding company but all growth is P3 outsource so no future for trades people. Outsourcing everything. No communication from management ever and the ATU union is just a company puppet that only looks after bus drivers. Nobody else. Management knows union is a fraud and does not fallow collective agreement ever. Stay away skilled people

      Advice to Management

      Stop Predatory hiring practices. Fallow the Collective agreement Some communication would staff would be helpful

      Metrolinx2019-06-14
    • "Bus operator"

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      Current Employee - Bus Operator in Hamilton, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Metrolinx full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Fair pay. Great pension. New equipment. Autonomous work environment.

      Cons

      Like many jobs, it can be monotonous.

      Metrolinx2019-05-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Development planner"

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      Current Employee - Development Planner in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      good work enviro, friendly staff

      Cons

      allot of mixup, hours are long, takes long time to get raise

      Metrolinx2019-05-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "Exciting future, great employees, but need to support them"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

      Pros

      - what they are doing for the region - great employees - teleworking - good benefits - various divisions (opportunity to move around)

      Cons

      - many and too frequent reports (need less reporting and more time to "do") - hierarchical - ageism

      Advice to Management

      Support people to deliver - remove barriers

      Metrolinx2019-04-17
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