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Metrolinx Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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Phil Verster
38 Ratings
  1. "Bus Operator trainee"

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    Former Employee - Operator-Bus Driver in Kitchener, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metrolinx part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Trainees are bullied and trainers lie

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and maybe support to new employees for a change. Supporting trainers that sabotage others chances only reflects badly on your reputation

    Metrolinx2018-12-26
  2. "Very organized, professional, and well structured"

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

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

    Pros

    Great orientation and onboarding. I didn’t feel like I was being thrown into something or an unfamiliar situation. Everyone seems really friendly and the office culture is positive

    Cons

    Feels very traditional in terms of the office design (cubicles, white walls, etc) so there’s room for some more inspiring or interesting design changes but it is a government agency after all.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to operate Metrolinx like a private business that’s accountable to the public, and incorporates more elements of successful private companies in terms of corporate culture.

    Metrolinx2018-11-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Political Planning"

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

    I worked at Metrolinx full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Engaging and important issues, good mid-level managers, energetic and sociable staff.

    Cons

    Many reorgs, politics can trump technical advice, many meetings and very dependent on outsourced consultants.

    Advice to Management

    In-house the core competencies. Prioritize initiatives.

    Metrolinx2018-11-17
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Transit Special Constable"

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    Current Employee - Transit Special Constable in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of work, approachable management

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for static shifts, hard on family life.

    Metrolinx2018-10-17
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Employer"

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    Former Employee - CSC in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metrolinx full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent salary & benefits; busy environment; dynamic

    Cons

    Difficult to progress vertically OR laterally if you have been with compamy for more than a couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Move your long time employees thru the org. Theres a lot of experoence there.

    Metrolinx2018-10-19
  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of communication

    Metrolinx2018-10-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    benefit, salary not bad.

    Cons

    unfair preferential treatment in office

    Metrolinx2018-10-30
  8. "Very good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, pension, competitive pay

    Cons

    sometimes difficult to get recognition

    Metrolinx2018-09-25
  9. "Government agency running more like a business"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people (generally), feel like a big part of the city's growth, great benefits and pension, lots of internal opportunities.

    Cons

    Trying to run like a business but still has a government like culture of top down authority. If you don't like politics, STEER CLEAR. And the organization is basically a cash cow to all the big consulting firms.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are feeling more of the love from CEO which is great. Middle mgmt seems to be doing more reporting than managing and is a bit strained. Start mobilizing your operational workforce to anticipate the big tech changes ahead... they deserve your help with planning for their secure futures as well.

    Metrolinx2018-10-02
  10. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work

    Cons

    No Cons as of Yet working at MetroLinx

    Metrolinx2018-09-11
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