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Ontario Ministry of Safety & Correctional Services Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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Ontario Ministry of Safety & Correctional Services Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Yasir Naqvi
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership office culture work-life balance

    Cons

    consider discussing compensation benefits time-off policies


  2. "officer"

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

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Safety & Correctional Services part-time

    Pros

    Good environment and good colleague.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth and advancement.

  3. "Support Staff"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Safety & Correctional Services as a contractor

    Pros

    - Good location and not in a heavy traffic area
    - No manager micromanagement
    - Workload is always manageable
    - Great support staff at other offices who you liaise with

    Cons

    - Probation officers often don't treat support staff well
    - Being in the middle of rude clients and stressed support staff is not fun
    - No real options to move up unless to become a probation officer


  4. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Safety & Correctional Services full-time

    Pros

    autonomous, paid ok, , cushy government job

    Cons

    little room for advancement for nurses

    Advice to Management

    better scheduling and more reviews of work being done


  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Ministry of Safety & Correctional Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary
    Nice people
    Colleagues help each-other ( at least in my team )

    Cons

    High Pressure environment
    Tight deadlines
    Company culture almost absent

    Advice to Management

    Help employees grow professionally


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Toronto South Detention Centre, the Mistake by the Lake"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -money (virtually unlimited overtime)
    -pension and benefits

    Cons

    -way too dangerous for staff
    -incompetent managers
    -incompetent senior administration
    -inmate lovers
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    Advice to Management

    learn to run a jail. bunch of goofs get promoted and have no clue what they are doing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you get the right manager you can have a really good work/life balance.

    Cons

    they hire people based on the score they get during an interview not if they are the right fit for the organization.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "if i could give it zero stars i would"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the pay, can't think of anything else

    Cons

    everything, long hours, restricted environment, non accommodating. False promises and manipulative


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Probation and Parole Officer"

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    Current Employee - Probation and Parole Officer in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Probation and Parole Officer in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Ministry of Safety & Correctional Services full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy the autonomy in making my own schedule. I enjoy helping the offenders and assisting with victim/public safety. I enjoy all of the vacation time.

    Cons

    There is too much focus on the adminstrative tasks, which management seems to solely focus on, instead of the work we do with the offenders.

    Advice to Management

    Stop adding to the unmanageable administrative tasks, especially those added to the OTIS Elite and LSI-OR. There should be more PDPs instead of CMRs, which only seem to focus on the negative.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Why complain?"

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    Current Employee - Probation and Parole Officer
    Current Employee - Probation and Parole Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Security, pay, benefits, opportunity, vacation, flexibility, experience, diversity.

    Cons

    Vicarious trauma, isolation, being micromanage at times, not enough of us, too much paperworkpaperwork to do, not enough wellness opportunities. The Court treating is like a verification service when lawyers should be doing that. There is a lack of resources for mental health offenders.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro-manage. It's insulting and damaging. We are professionals and know our job. Guide but don't hover.