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Metrolinx Reviews

Updated Sep 15, 2019

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39 Ratings
  1. 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
  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team of professionals. Great long term growth.

    Cons

    A lot of internal growing pains.

    Metrolinx2018-12-26
  3. "Test Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Work home life balance is great

    Cons

    It is a great place to work

    Metrolinx2018-11-28
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. "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
  10. 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
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