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Updated Aug 19, 2019

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Phil Verster
38 Ratings
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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. 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...

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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
  2. 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
  3. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Metrolinx part-time

    Pros

    flexible, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    hard to get full time

    Metrolinx2018-09-04
  4. "Hard to get Full-Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Metrolinx part-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Salary, Management experience is based on which region you work in.

    Cons

    Takes a while to get Full-Time; (up to 5 years,) based on how picky you are with shifts provided.

    Metrolinx2018-09-10
  5. "Administrative Assitant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    growth opportunity, good work place environment

    Cons

    limited full time positions, long interviews

    Advice to Management

    benefits for contracts staff could be better

    Metrolinx2018-08-14
  6. "Customer Service"

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

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

    Pros

    Advancement Opportunities Salary is high Co-workers are good

    Cons

    Hours of work hard to get full time

    Metrolinx2017-10-25
  7. Helpful (7)

    "IT transformation gone bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great mandate to develop regional transit - Employee free GO transit - Good benefits - Some passionate people that want to make a difference - Things get done due to heroic efforts by some teams - Unlimited funding to spend on projects - Lots of qualified FTE who are passionate about to build the future of GTHA transit - Everyone gets a cell phone even contractors

    Cons

    Non-delivery and unqualified people - Hired unqualified senior management team and program/project managers who cannot deliver - Implemented processes that no one follows - Lack of understanding of business needs and priorities - Slow delivery of projects with no oversight of progress - focus on paper pushing reports using processes built by unqualified consultants - Lack of good planning : paper practice without...

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    Advice to Management

    - Review true resource needs - Have a review of the staff competency from top to bottom. - Review the hiring practice of both staff and contractors - Rationalize project spend and outsourcing practice

    Metrolinx2017-09-21
  8. "Great Opportunities"

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

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

    Pros

    Support from Peers to advance

    Cons

    Very hard to get into full time

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    Metrolinx2017-04-24
  9. "I love my job!!"

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    Current Employee - Transit Safety Officer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx

    Pros

    such a diversity of employees I LOVE that we are so customer friendly we are going at an outstanding pace

    Cons

    back in the days of the Bob RAE government i was laid off fro full time to part time a number of times.. currently i have no cons.....

    Advice to Management

    never stop listening to the staff

    Metrolinx2015-09-28
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Growing company, great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a growing organization with lots of opportunities. People are respectful of each other . Work environment is comfortable . Managers are experienced professionals. Interested in ideas from employees, Hard working people who deliver great results

    Cons

    Growing pains - some communications do not filter down to the employees. Salary is low which results in hiring consultants and contractors to fulfill the senior roles. This result in low morale for current full time employees. There is a lack of recognition for star performers Need process improvement Need to develop more internal talent pool Weak vendor management...

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    Advice to Management

    increase full time head count and provide flexible job learning and shadowing to increase current employee engagement and skills. Review salary scale of employees with Toronto industry Manage vendors effectively to make sure that they align yo metro,inc process and not the our way around Recognize high performers and retrain low performers or removal Upgrade The term Supervisor to Manager

    Metrolinx2015-05-24
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