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Updated Oct 22, 2019

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43 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "In transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a lot going on!

    Cons

    Need focus. Ability to advise but stakeholders determine direction.

    Advice to Management

    Need accountability and focus.

    Metrolinx2018-03-21
  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding work Young, talented, passionate colleagues Endless learning opportunities

    Cons

    Work sometimes comes in waves

    Advice to Management

    None

    Metrolinx2018-02-18
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  4. "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

    Metrolinx is a great company to work for. Its a public company so there is more job security, pension and great benefits. The benefits include $450 for several different medical services covered Manulife. This includes Massages, physiotherapy, orthopedic and so on. Most of these services are now offered by many companies so nothing special here. The work/life balance is really good with most managers being... understanding and helpful whenever possible. You start with 3 weeks of vacation and then it will gradually increase as you spend more time in the company. Senior employees who have been around for 30+ years will get 5 weeks of vacation.

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    Cons

    Some departments are very archaic and have an old way of thinking. Some departments are not very progressive and they hold back employees who want to adapt with current technologies.

    Metrolinx2018-02-14
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Job positioning"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program 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 work-life balance and great benefits

    Cons

    lots of confusion on roles and responsibilities. Lack of employee engagement from leadership team Favoritism with some leadership groups

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people expertise and not on your own needs!

    Metrolinx2018-02-12
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Metrolinx"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Benefits location pension - probably one of the best plans out there

    Cons

    lacking diversity in management old ways of thinking and doing things

    Metrolinx2018-01-30
  7. "Project Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn.

    Cons

    Projects tend to follow a prolonged schedule.

    Metrolinx2018-01-25
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to work, choose your department wisely."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Modern, new offices. Passionate employees, and it's nice working to better the city. Free GO Transit and good benefits.

    Cons

    The experience varies greatly depending what department you work for. Some departments have preferential treatment and disregard for people. Metrolinx is under going a reorg and due to this there has been lots of confusion over roles, teams and jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees are being treated properly by higher management.

    Metrolinx2018-01-04
  9. "Communications"

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    I have been working at Metrolinx

    Pros

    Pension, benefits, work hours, teleworking

    Cons

    government agency, bureaucratic, too many layers

    Metrolinx2018-01-02
  10. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great company Great people Ample opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Government Slow to make decisions Need better tools to do work

    Metrolinx2017-12-20
  11. "Great"

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

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great people who are willing to teach

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, but are moving away from it

    Metrolinx2017-12-20
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