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Ontario Ministry of Government Services Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, pension and work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Good people that genuinely care, but dont always have the power or resoirces to do qhat they would like to (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited, somewhat boring work, at times (in 3 reviews)

  • There is a "keep your head down and shut up" atmosphere (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Student"

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

    Pros

    Easy work however you have to assign yourself tasks unless you want to be photocopying all day.

    Cons

    theyre not vested in you, the entire process is slow and culture is seriously lacking. Seriously, the majority of older employees are rude and not interested in teaching students


  2. "Jr. Web Developer"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services as an intern

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment. Can work at your own pace. Staff is very friendly and include all interns in weekly meetings. Management is also good.

    Cons

    Not very challenging, won't get to do very much work. Things moves at a very slow pace and there's a lot of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job! Maybe a little more employee engagement activities would be nice. BY the end of my term, I still didn't know a lot of people at the office.


  3. "BI Consultant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Government Services as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    good rates, new building and nice facilities.

    Cons

    no permanent workstation, need to carry my laptop all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Consultants do most of the work in IT. They need to be treated the same way as FT. They need to have nice working area with at least two monitors.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension and work life balance

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive. Experienced employees leaving for better pay.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the salary increase freeze foe management. Otherwise you will lose good employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Catharines, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Government Services (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful. Workload issues with new updated protocols. Concerns over lingering strikes and very wages not keeping up with inflation.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "HR Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Government Services full-time

    Pros

    lota of training, attention on work life balance. good salary, fantastic benefits. Mix of challenging work and the "things that need to get done" keeps you feeling productive.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. It doesn't help that departments are so spread out. Toronto gets more attention while the satellites are ignored - hiring practices make it hard to get hired in Toronto if you're not within 135(125?) km.

    Advice to Management

    stop the bias against non Torontonians!


  8. "big cut backs and layoffs"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services as a contractor

    Pros

    Fairly stable, even for a contract employee.
    Good people that genuinely care, but dont always have the power or resoirces to do qhat they would like to.

    Cons

    Hard to get in full-time.
    They fired 20 managers and laid off alot of employees while I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting the good fight. Hopefully things are on an upswing and you can start making some of the changes tou were hoping for.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Maybe a good short-term opportunity"

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

    Pros

    Fun and friendly environment. Can meet lots of new and variety of people. Very easygoing and will help you if you have any troubles.

    Cons

    Work moved slowly. Half of the time there was no work to do so you had free time at your disposal. You can ask for more work but then that will be finished relatively fast.


  10. "Beauracracy and Politics"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services as a contractor

    Pros

    - Work / life balance (government hours)

    Cons

    - Very political and lots of beauracracy
       - meaning: - hard to get substantial work done quickly
                            - lost productivity
                            - no 'team' feeling with everyone rowing in same direction
    - Union is very strong (I guess that's a pro, but as a contractor, seems like a con)


  11. "Forms specialist"

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    Former Contractor - Electronic Forms Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Electronic Forms Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Government Services as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    enjoyable working environment - pay was great!

    Cons

    difficult to break into the organization- helps to know individuals in hiring position who can make it easier to get into the organization.

    Advice to Management

    too much gossiping by managers.



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