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Updated September 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance at WSIB" (in 11 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
  • "Work life balance, promoting within, hiring process" (in 4 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. "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 Leadership doesn't want to change processes that are inefficient and outdated.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Ever wondered where all the tax you paid went? Come work for WSIB"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WSIB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Very good work life balance, basically you don't need to get real thing done.
    - Extremely good benefit and pension plan
    - Lots of vacation and sick days
    - Pays for overtime and doubles pays for Sunday and holidays
    - No needs to care about performance review because it does nothing

    Cons

    If it is a private company the it would have bankrupted for 100 times.
    - Don't expect to develop your career. Management send preferred employees (mostly butt-kisser) or their friends with minimal or no experience to training to get meaningless certificate ahead of time. Then post position with that certificate as qualification for good positions
    - Almost all projects are "The Emperor's New Clothes"
    - Money just got throw into water by paying to vendors. Feel really sorry to taxpayers as I am a taxpayer too
    - Not a place for people want's to get work done as in there that is the hardest thing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your hard working employee. You can give promotion or good opportunities to your B-kisser or friend who has no experience or qualification but at least don't give hard time to those ones who do hard work for you. We all know you like butt-kissers, but you still need employee do actual work don't you? And don't expect people would stick around for good benefit government job, maybe you don't have dignity but we do.

    To provincial government: You want to make this Crown Agency right then privatize it is the only way.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WSIB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, no weekend or shift work.

    Cons

    Staff treated poorly, disorganized, disconnection between senior level and staff that actually do the work.

  8. "Return to Work Spec."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WSIB full-time

    Pros

    They have good benefit plan and pay

    Cons

    Stressful work environments
    A lot of politics


  9. "AMAZING PLACE"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at WSIB (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great environment.
    -top notch tech.
    -best benefits

    Cons

    -management is sometimes horrible.
    -some people and teams are very dull.
    -managment sometimes confused.

    Advice to Management

    buy timbits every week for staff and smile.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Outsourcing responsibility, full time people doing nothing"

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

    I have been working at WSIB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're a contractor, WSIB is easy sailing for you.

    Full time employees have it easy too, no real work, nothing ever gets done.

    Cons

    Contractors milk WSIB because it's easy, the full time leadership have no idea how to do the job so they just nod and pretend they understand what's going on. WSIB avoids responsibility by outsourcing.

    IT can never get anything done because contractors and service providers drag out the work to bill more hours and the leadership doesn't care because they keep their jobs if they have a on going project.

    There is no work culture at WSIB, every department works in silos and many individuals horde and hide information/knowledge to protect their job because they would not be employable anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Stupid people are the most dangerous type of person, imagine a building full of them?


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