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Public Health Ontario Reviews

Updated Feb 18, 2020

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Public Health Ontario President & CEO Dr. Vivek Goel (no image)
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7 Ratings
  1. "Excellent place to work, great culture"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Public Health Ontario full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    PHO had one of the best workplace cultures I've experienced. They work hard to keep up morale, develop teamwork and collaboration, and develop relationships among colleagues. They really support you in learning and development as well.

    Cons

    Salary for administrative professionals isn't competitive.

    Public Health Ontario2020-02-18
  2. "An ok place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health Ontario full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not extremely strict on punctuation

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic and too much politics

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    Public Health Ontario2020-02-12
  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I have been working at Public Health Ontario full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefit, job security, good downtown location, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    none, great place to work

    Public Health Ontario2019-01-14
  4. "Health Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Public Health Ontario full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to grow and learn!

    Cons

    Usual barriers working in public service.

    Public Health Ontario2018-09-24
  5. "Hard work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health Ontario full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company has a great team that are helping Ontario patients with their test results. Staff always pull together to get the job done.

    Cons

    The union protects to many staff who do not want to work and do not support the staff that need it.

    Public Health Ontario2018-09-08
  6. "Great Place to Work, Hard to Advance"

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

    I worked at Public Health Ontario full-time

    Pros

    Management recognizes employee strengths, Great colleagues, Good benefits, transparent pay grids, internal opportunities for skill development

    Cons

    Difficult to advance, openings based on resignations or retirements.

    Public Health Ontario2018-07-09
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Public Health Ontario full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. There are plenty of learning/training opportunities for employees

    Cons

    The pay at PHO are not competitive.

    Public Health Ontario2018-05-08
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic"

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    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technologist in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health Ontario full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You have a job and get to perform interesting testing.

    Cons

    Extremely toxic workplace. Many people who are incompetent at their jobs remain in their position without repercussions or performance management. If you're good a your job you'll have to pick up the slack for these people with no benefit to you other than added stress and staying late to work for free where they go home early. No communication between the lab and other areas/regions of the province. Supervisors (union) are often in bed with management (non-union) which leads to issues related to enforcement of policies and trying to get around the collective agreement.

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    Public Health Ontario2018-03-11
  9. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Health Ontario full-time

    Pros

    Scientific learning Broad group of employees with a variety of expertise to learn from Multicultural PHO is a respected organization Helping promote public health within Ontario

    Cons

    Did not address negative issues from internal employee satisfaction survey in a timely manner. The organization did not internally promote behaviours that are promoted externally, i.e., a safe work place, employment growth, physical activity, bullying, etc. When a manager was accused of bullying behaviour by more than one employee, the manager was eventually promoted and the employees left the organization. Took a very, very, very long time to finish projects. When an employee asked to work on a project, the request was rejected and alternative projects were "created" that didn't happen. Employee was left without work to do. There was no reprisal for employees who make errors that detrimentally affect the health of the public. Employee who did crosswords instead of doing their work were condoned if they've "been there a long time." Disrespectful, disorganized employee behaviour, that dictated the work of others, was not addressed when manager and HR were told about the employees behaviour. Managers told negative things to staff about colleagues creating a toxic environment. HR was untruthful and acted in a way that aligned with the definition of bullying.

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    Public Health Ontario2018-02-28
  10. "Good Place & Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous 

    I worked at Public Health Ontario full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and Approachable Managers. Door is open to anyone with feedback or concerns. Job Security. Amazingly friendly co-workers irrespective of the departments or branches.

    Cons

    -Process on anything is very slow leading to loss of momentum or tracking. - Union policies carry more weight than practicality.

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    Public Health Ontario2017-05-31
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