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Ontario Public Service Employees Union Reviews

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  1. "You Won't Gain Much Public Support"

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    Current Employee - Mystery Shopper
    Current Employee - Mystery Shopper
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Members text/call one another when they detect the employer has Mystery Shoppers out and about. If you weren't doing anything wrong you would resent the Mystery Shoppers the way your membership does.

    Cons

    Professional bullies who like to pick on individuals with disabilities.

    Advice to Management

    You won't gain much public support for an LCBO strike due to how employees treat the Mystery Shoppers. They figure out who they are and text/call one another to notify the other stores when they think the Mystery Shoppers are out. Mystery Shoppers make $12 a shop. No gas money. They only get $5 back for their purchase. So $17. total doesn't even cover what they are supposed to spend. They have to have a smart phone, travel, and sometimes can spend two hours on their report. It is a pittance compared to what the LCBO employees make and LCBO employees should not begrudge the fact that Mystery Shoppers are out there. There are a few companies Mystery Shopping for LCBO. One Manager was very passive aggressive toward a Mystery Shopper and then yelled. The Mystery Shopper has autism and is high functioning and you wouldn't know right away. The person is just trying to get some job skills and experience. This poor young person with autism now won't come out of their room. The person has a visible disability too but the autism is upset due to the demeanor of the LCBO store manager who made an inaccurate assumption. All the others were great but this one just wanted to pick on someone and found a victim. She doesn't know that was the Mystery Shopper. Picking on those at the bottom of the scale is low. Congratulations OPSEU picking on those with disabilities. Not cool.


  2. "OPS is a great place to work especially out of graduation"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ontario Public Service Employees Union full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional training
    Inter ministry training
    Knowledgable and helpful management
    Room for innovation

    Cons

    Unsure if ageism exists but we will see as many senior managers will be retiring in waves soon.

    Advice to Management

    Groom for future management win young talent!!

  3. "Co op"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good entry-level work experience.

    Cons

    There are no benefits for contract employees.


  4. "Fairly compensated and the hours were alright."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The environment is rather nice and paid well with benefits if you're a full-timer. Balance between family and work life. Stability if you're permanent.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and office politics is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Be more engaging to staff.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, high diversity in workplace

    Cons

    Low opportunities for growth and development


  6. "I was afforded a lot of freedom, and compensation and hours were good."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communication in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Communication in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    You don't have to work especially hard. You're paid well. People are, generally speaking, quite nice and competent.

    Cons

    It's very hierarchical. The lack of monetary incentive to work hard undermines employee's productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Take a more hands on approach.