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Ministry of Children and Youth Services Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Ministry of Children and Youth Services Minister of Children and Youth Services Teresa Piruzza
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  1. "A great opportunity to learn and teach!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ministry of Children and Youth Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some outstanding colleagues and clients you get to work with over the years.

    Cons

    While you will make an honest salary, you will not become rich. However after a 34 year career, I would do it again!

    Advice to Management

    Invest time in staff and they in turn will do their best in meeting the needs of clients!


  2. "Great benefits and pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really helping out kids and their families.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and unopen to new ideas.

  3. "Good salary, benefits and pension plan"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary. Excellent pension and benefit plan. Availability of flexible work schedule. Opportunity to work with people who are good at their jobs.

    Cons

    Deadlines sometimes unreasonable. No raises for managers since 2009. Currently in a period of organizational review and restructuring that is affecting employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Allow managers and staff to have input into the organizational review process.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Strong brotherhood, great for single folk! But a great divide between officers and decision makers."

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    Former Employee - Youth Services Officer in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Youth Services Officer in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ministry of Children and Youth Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay for what you do. Pretty easy to get vacation time off.

    Cons

    Not enough resources and support from management to do the job effectively. Little programming available that is effective for the clients it serves.

    Advice to Management

    Get on the floor. And try the position out yourself. Wear a 'brown shirt' like the officers and work the floor. See what its like and take the experience in. Talk to the inmates. Really talk to them. See them at their best and at their worst for a full two-weeks if not more. Then you'll have a better idea when making decisions that affect the people at the bottom.


  5. "If you want a place to retire, this is it."

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ministry of Children and Youth Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Slow paced, decent salary.

    Cons

    - Very brainless work
    - All decisions are made my management without your consultation

    Advice to Management

    Share your work, get your analysts involved more with larger projects.


  6. "Did some front-end development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice managers, supervisors, flexible hours, convenient commuting

    Cons

    Not really challenging, slow environment, not much awesome perks


  7. "its very good"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Children and Youth Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is direct way to help others

    Cons

    No privacy to enjoy personal life

    Advice to Management

    Be merciful to sub-ordinates

  8. "Very nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Program Facilitator in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Program Facilitator in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Children and Youth Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited access to training, materials and professional education

    Cons

    Not your average 9-5 job evenings and weekends are required as well as some holidays

    Advice to Management

    Ours could be better organized but no real complaints


  9. "Great staff committed to helping children, led by horrible managers committed only to their own career advancement."

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The opportunity to help shape the programs that serve Ontario's most vulnerable children. Learn a wide set of skills. Great pay and great coworkers. Looks like gold on resumes and for references.

    Cons

    The reality of warping programs to serve political interests and management careerism. Complete lack of communication or direction from management. Staff are treated horribly; work-life balance is non-existent, even for mothers with children in day care and staff with health issues. Limited opportunities for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage, or leave. People skills are the most important quality a leader can have, and the skills most lacking in management environment.