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Metrolinx Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2019

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3.3
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Phil Verster
38 Ratings
  1. "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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (3)

    "IT Transformation and Toxic environment"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Senior Management Team have been refreshed in 2017-2018 with new people who are outstanding leaders. Benefits package Great corporate mandate to improve transportation in the region

    Cons

    - IT kept "transforming" only to suit the purpose of power hungry senior management. - Transformation happened in 2015 and 2018, both drafted by the consulting firm XXX (3 letters) to expand the power of one person. - Full time people get pushed aside unless you are a "yes" person - Contract PMs and PgM , full time mgrs are all brought in and are connected to one exec. - Lots of contractors are paper pushers...

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    Advice to Management

    Audit on projects, SOW and really look at the results Map out the nepotism map of hiring , first contractors then full time Build trust with the "soldiers" and then encourage them to speak up

    Metrolinx2019-05-16
  5. "Great place if you can ignore politics"

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

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Great people, comfortable job, exciting projects

    Cons

    Public sector politics, irrational management decisions,

    Advice to Management

    Be more accountable with government funds. Reduce waste by hiring staff rather than paying high consultant fees

    Metrolinx2019-04-05
  6. "Bus driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good business structure

    Cons

    Bit political. But it is a government run company

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job

    Metrolinx2019-04-03
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and Engaged coworkers

    Cons

    Lacking in work life balance

    Metrolinx2019-03-27
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good with room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Reasonable management Interesting work Fast career progression for women Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Too many consultants trying to change things, sometimes against legislation. The new CEO has brought an army of Europeans to run the show. Many women are promoted well above their competence level. This may be good for them, but the organization is hurting. Extremely slow approval processes

    Advice to Management

    Appoint the best to senior positions not based on quotas. Use the talent you have, no need to import or pay fortunes to consultants. Expedite contract approval processes please it actually cost us money to be as slow as we are.

    Metrolinx2019-02-22
  9. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Benefits salary advancement hours commute

    Cons

    Hours advancement bureaucracy politics salary

    Metrolinx2019-02-28
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Program Management"

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    Current Employee - Program Management in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, working environment and benefits

    Cons

    Experiencing growing pains, too many confusing business systems. Hiring process takes too long. Not enough full time staff. Rely too much on consultants

    Metrolinx2019-02-17
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