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OLG Reviews

Updated October 8, 2017
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  • Work life balance only for upper management (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management were not always professional and fair to staff (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Ok....as far as the Casino business goes."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Slot Tech in Ajax, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Slot Tech in Ajax, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OLG part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work, decent benefits for part timers as well as full time

    Cons

    Wacky Hours, (it is a 24/7 business)and lack of respect for weekends and your personal life. Expecting Cadillac service on a take the bus budget....

    Advice to Management

    Being sold out to the private sector so nothing to say other than you needed to streamline things.

    OLG Response

    Oct 10, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that the working hours are not ideal for you. Since many of our gaming sites are in operation... More


  2. "supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay, your colleagues, union

    Cons

    management, the union, work life balance, overnights

    OLG Response

    Jun 13, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We would like to thank you for your contributions to OLG and appreciate the feedback!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "n/a"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Work- life balance. OLG gives back billions of dollars to Ontario.

    Cons

    Silo organizational structure makes it difficult for cross-functional learning.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your existing talent first before seeking to hire externally.

    OLG Response

    Jun 2, 2017 – Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We would like to thank you for your contributions to OLG and appreciate the feedback!


  4. "Goodluck"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer
    Current Employee - Security Officer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OLG part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Decent pay... 10 years ago..
    Benefits

    Cons

    Good luck trying to get full time
    Rarely chances to move up in the company..
    No shift premiums
    Has been almost the same wage since 10 years ago.
    Slots are going private

    OLG Response

    Jun 1, 2017 – Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We would like to thank you for your contributions to OLG and appreciate the feedback! We encourage you to speak with your manager about... More


  5. "Government company with rules that has 0 meaning"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at OLG full-time

    Pros

    Big company with good benefits and pension

    Cons

    Shift work with no life outside works.Being late for work for one minute you got written up and disciplined .Techs were banned from advancement in career to supervisor and management till this year 2017 the ban was lifted ....many No... you cannot ..and you are not suppose to be....etc

    Advice to Management

    learn how to run casino from private companies

    OLG Response

    May 15, 2017 – Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that the working hours are not ideal for you. Since many of our gaming sites are in operation... More


  6. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OLG full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Work / Life balance

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Poor salary increases

    Advice to Management

    Manage organizational talent better

    OLG Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate the feedback.


  7. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OLG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very stable role in a regulated environment.

    Cons

    Lack of resources and bureaucracy

    OLG Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We would like to thank you for your contributions to OLG and appreciate the feedback!

  8. "Decent culture, little chance to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OLG full-time

    Pros

    The security of working for a crown corporation and the good that OLG does in giving back to Ontario. There's a sense of pride in achieving annual goals, knowing your fellow Ontarians benefit.

    Cons

    Too greedy when it comes to encouraging responsible gambling, Always looking at ways to part people with their money. Very little chance to grow internally, despite what end-of-year reviews and speeches say.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people in their roles do their jobs. Real leaders encourage thinking and expertise, they don't stifle it because "they know better". OLG has some wonderful people in it - let them shine.

    OLG Response

    Jan 26, 2017 – Social Community Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We would like to thank you for your contributions to OLG and appreciate the feedback! We encourage you to speak with your manager about... More


  9. "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OLG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good coworkers, good benefits, dynamic

    Cons

    Transition period, future is unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    Maintain transparency and challenge employees

    OLG Response

    Jan 26, 2017 – Social Community Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We would like to thank you for your contributions to OLG and appreciate the feedback!


  10. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    20 min break every hour

    Cons

    Wear and tear on the body

    OLG Response

    Jan 26, 2017 – Social Community Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We would like to thank you for your contributions to OLG and appreciate the feedback!


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