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Public Health Ontario Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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  1. "Good Place & Great People"

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

    I worked at Public Health Ontario full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    - Improve the speed by eliminating any unnecessary checks in process.
    - possibility to workarounds to beat the Union policy where applicable.


  2. "Good Place to Work Everyday"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Public Health Ontario full-time

    Pros

    Public Health Ontario contributes so much to Ontarians, check out the website. The people are the very best part of working here. Lots of educational opportunities thanks to a committed HR group. People here care about the quality of the work, no matter what they do, and about each other. It's just a really good place to come to work every day. The culture keeps getting better through the efforts of lots of dedicated people.

    Cons

    Things move very slowly sometimes, so momentum for change is lost. Fairly flat organization, it's hard to move up at any level in any department. Some employees can be very toxic and negative about the organization, it's unfair and inaccurate. But the organization is transforming so there will be changes coming.

    Advice to Management

    None. The managers do a good job.

  3. "Medical Lab Technologist"

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

    Pros

    good working environment and good working hours.
    really like the new building

    Cons

    don't really have cons.
    good people


  4. "Great Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MLT I in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - MLT I in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - very friendly environment
    - opportunities to move up
    - company provides educational resources
    - benefits
    - apart of HOOPP pension plan(MLTs)

    Cons

    -very busy, can be stressful at times
    -located in downtown Toronto

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management


  5. "Avoid IMIT. it is the darkest place ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    if you are a manager, you get benefits like work from home etc.; if you are an employee , unfortunately nothing.

    Cons

    High turnover rate! People got fired; People got warnings; People are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    If you have any choice, you'd better to avoid this department.


  6. "It's a great first job"

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

    I have been working at Public Health Ontario full-time

    Pros

    -Great Colleagues
    - Decent salary and benefits

    Cons

    -No Flexible work arrangements
    - No benefits for contract staff
    - few growth opportunities and very little lateral movement across teams.

    Advice to Management

    a clear and transparent strategic plan in each team will allow for a better achievement of long term goals. Provide a promotion pathway or some form of advancement.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was pair with good pension, some employees were really doing best in such an environment.

    Cons

    Incompetent staffs/management in key positions. Lots of good people could not stand the toxic environment and chose to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Any advice would be futile

  8. Helpful (5)

    "IT Support Co-Ordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Support Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health Ontario full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good employees that work there

    Cons

    management does not commend good work, promotions to people to don't deserve it.

    Advice to Management

    poor management needs to learn how to treat employees or people in general.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "I would never work there again"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Health Ontario (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There weren't many pros working there. I work on side projects but it was just busy work I made for myself.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad management that was never dealt with, low moral. If you end up in the regional labs, don't expect opportunities to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the well-being of staff. Listen to feedback about lab management and working conditions.


  10. "An opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Education Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Education Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of really great people doing really great work at PHO.

    This is a great place to cut your teeth in health and gives great opportunities to students and new grads.

    Cons

    Hard to get anything done - management is too tied down in meetings to be effective.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your employees and their potential better - use that potential to challenge and advance skills.


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