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WSIB Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance at WSIB" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Moved to this gov't agency after working in the private sector - major (positive) adjustment in terms of work/life balance, salary and benefits" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Workload, poor work life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Many new hires are constantly threatened by management that they may not make it" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Overall, Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WSIB full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Seniority overpowers qualifications when trying to move up in the company.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Office Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at WSIB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and pension, and compensation.

    Cons

    Work life balance, promoting within, hiring process.

  3. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WSIB full-time

    Pros

    Pay and coworkers are great

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  4. "Insurance Company v. Social Service Agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WSIB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Last president really modernized the place and got unfunded liability under control.

    Cons

    Many employees, including senior managers, think they work for a social service agency, not a modern insurance company which is what the WSIB actually is. Resistance to change is every where.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to a President with a deep expertise in Financial Institutions, like David Marshall.


  5. "Physical therapist"

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    Current Employee - Dr Accupuncture and Physical Therapist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Dr Accupuncture and Physical Therapist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WSIB part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility’s and great team to associate with.
    Calm cool and a well balanced team.

    Cons

    Very busy schedule , not enough breaks

    Advice to Management

    Need more exercise time for patients and workers need more break time.


  6. "Return to Work Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WSIB full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay,flexibility to work remotely

    Cons

    Workload, poor work life balance


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WSIB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location, opportunity for advancement, pension and benefits, flex time.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Leadership doesn't want to change processes that are inefficient and outdated.

  8. "WSiB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WSIB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Slow to move things forward, not a fast paced environment.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good, but depends where you work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WSIB full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits,defined benefit pension plan, decent work-life balance, opportunities for growth internally , a genuinely inspiring mandate knowing you're helping injured workers get back to work. Organization appears to want to get better at serving people and become more efficient. Parts of the organization have amazing intelligent people. Location is also great.

    Cons

    Lots of people despise the WSIB, so be on-guard when you answer the question "What do you do for a living?" Leadership decision-making is questionable and tends to oversimplify real, material front-line issues. Some parts of the organization apparently have huge morale issues (so I've heard...) Organization has a permanent sense of immediacy, when slowing down and getting things right the first time would probably lead to the better outcome (claims, initiatives, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Conduct focus groups with frontline staff to determine their business readiness whenever you make changes. Also work to build employees up to drive retention and growth. Consider leadership rotational programs to prime tomorrow's workforce.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "WSIB: a scar on the face of Ontario"

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    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WSIB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Acceptable pension plan and benefits.The pension plan is continuously degrading though.

    Cons

    WSIB is the most corrupt government agency in Ontario.It is the last hide out of former liberal government employees who have been “legally” hired by WSIB starting from 2015 (compare the sunshine list before and after 2015). Nepotism and favouritism is all over the place.Old lags use filthy techniques to abuse and coerce independant employees to retire or resign.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your “hardly” earned jobs, or stay unemployed forever! Don’t commit wrongdoing if you’re legit.