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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Reviews

Updated Sep 13, 2019

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan CEO 	Ron Mock
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61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is something of importance to the company and they strive to protect that for thier employees(in 20 reviews)

  • "Positive and collaborative work environment, competitive salary and a defined benefit pension(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "You could argue that location (Yonge and Finch) is an issue, but the subway commute is pretty smooth(in 8 reviews)

  • "location is a little bit far from downtown(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Model Validation"

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    I worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

    Pros

    Friendly staff, learnt a lot. The site is in a good location at downtown North York.

    Cons

    The work was a bit stressful. Tight deadlines meant I had to work many extra hours.

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan2016-12-05
  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time

    Pros

    Great life-style vs. hours worked Fun environment with great people

    Cons

    Very low churn Difficult to move up beyond a certain level

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan2016-09-14
  3. "IT Business Analyst"

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    I worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

    Pros

    Every one is very nice and welcoming. Get to work with a lot of different people

    Cons

    Workload was too light, get bored very quickly

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan2016-09-20
  4. "Assistant manager"

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    Assistant Billing and Practive Amanger in Croton-on-Hudson, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

    Pros

    Great Employees at the Jax location had worked with them for many of years and we relentless performers.

    Cons

    New ownership made it uncomfortable to remain in current position and eventually a few left to find different employment where there wasn't so much turmoil.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment where the employee can be comfortable le and trust their employers in the fact that they are approachable and honest in their reign.

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan2016-06-11
  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time

    Pros

    friendly environment great leaders energetic and determined

    Cons

    Not many cons. Maybe the toilets are too small.

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan2019-09-13
  6. "OTPP has been fantastic and is a great place to grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A fantastic place to develop your career. Very talented teams to work with. Good benefits, health and dental. Good salary for most positions. Good location near the subway.

    Cons

    Tough to get changes across. Not very work from home friendly. Big organizational changes. Too many conflicting technologies. Not a lot of lunch options.

    Advice to Management

    Please cut down the politics on getting changes through!

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan2019-07-11
  7. "Very good company to retire"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - very good people. - excellent work life balance - a lot of opportunities to learn new things - DB pension is very attractive - good benefits

    Cons

    - depending on which team, the impact could be very small - career growth is very slow - a lot of legacy applications to maintain - compensation is equal to or below average (only my personal impression)

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan2019-06-14
  8. "Junior employees will get frustrated over time."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1) Pay and salary for younger folks is decent (though not outstanding). 2) There are changes that have been introduced or will soon be introduced to help change and improve culture (dress for your day, remote working, etc.), which is a good sign. 3) The firm will relocate to a downtown location in a couple of years.

    Cons

    1) For junior investment employees, it takes forever to get more than 3 weeks of vacation, because doing so depends on getting promoted (see #2 on why that's unlikely to happen). 2) Career development and promotion opportunities at the firm are extremely poor, which is likely why more and more junior folks will continue to leave as time goes on. You do NOT get promoted here for being good at your job. Political... ability and Machiavellianism are more important than your investment acumen. 3) Senior investment employees have been around forever and this has led to a lack of any true innovation or educated risk-taking, and the continued implementation of investment approaches that either don't work or don't make sense. 4) The executive team is "all talk", and they fail to acknowledge that politics, bureaucracy, and stale senior talent are making the firm a difficult place to work for younger people. But there is no incentive for them to change things, because these are the very characteristics of the firm that they rely on to maintain their powerful positions.

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    Advice to Management

    Read the Cons listed above and put in place carefully thought out strategies to resolve them. Don't claim that these issues don't exist. Acknowledge their existence and then work tirelessly to resolve them.

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan2019-06-19
  9. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time

    Pros

    Great team, really nice people, very supportive of family obligation, stability

    Cons

    Can get comfortable and complacent, not conducive to changes. Difficult to move up, progress through lateral move

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan2019-03-16
  10. "Education"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Erbil
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Power . One team . Freindly . Reason

    Cons

    The love of the team. Cooperative action. Continuous production

    Advice to Management

    Good luck

    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan2019-03-11
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