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3.5
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3.5
65%
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75%
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Cancer Care Ontario President & Chief Executive Officer Michael Sherar (no image)
Michael Sherar
99 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture and good work-life balance(in 40 reviews)

  • "grants work from home, very flexible(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "can sometimes be difficult to move up but the benefits make up for it(in 4 reviews)

  • "Toxic environment, very political, management play favourites and cliques exist like in a highschool setting(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Team Lead

      Mar. 18, 2019 - Ontario in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Smart, dedicated colleagues. Competitive pay and benefits. High quality work being done. Good opportunity for promotion.

      Cons

      The current political environment is making the future of CCO and the work we do uncertain.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      CCO best days behind them! now just a shell of its former self. Place regularly micro manages/monitor work of staff.

      Oct. 31, 2020 - Team Lead in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work from home flexibility, tho there is little been little work in 2020 due to cov19 and system wide expenditure freeze from 2019 in screening programs/reprioritizing to cov19 testing with overall oncology screening rates have also reduced last 3 years!

      Cons

      Politics been more a regular focus since integrated system of Ontario health. A lot of expertise have left in 2019/2020 and have not been back filled due to Ontario government hiring freeze and reorganizations. Agency formerly was 1000+ staff but now barely over half that! Reduced central budget and hiring have been significantly reduced at CCO due to cov19 and accelerated Ontario health lean strategy. Organization now trying to find new identity through a leaner staff sizes, funding, and leveraged resources have caused many departments especially not related to healthcare/cov19 under re-evaluation. management has been monitoring and trying to uncover staff deficiencies as part of system drive to fill front line healthcare staff as opposed to back office staff. This includes recent management constantly micro-managing and questioning others work in preparation for reduced budget and repeated reorganization again. This is reoccurring politics.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Sr Analyst

      Apr. 21, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      CCO hired clinical leads who are very helpful as they contributed valuable feedback when developing and refining analytical plan.

      Cons

      CCO has been merged into Ontario Health.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      good intern experience

      Aug. 1, 2018 - Anonymous Intern 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      co-workers are nice and helpful; they would like to teach you hand by hand

      Cons

      cco is a government company so many thing need permit from the ministry

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Leadership does not care

      Mar. 10, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - meet young professionals who want to make difference in health care -opportunities to participate in some industry events (conferences etc.)

      Cons

      -you will be overworked with no thanks or recognition from leadership. Period. -You will be demotivated working here within a few months due to the sheer time it takes to make a single decision. - when work gets assigned to you it is of the utmost urgency however when you submit the work you have to wait and wait and wait for your leadership to review because guess what it wasn't urgent to begin with and you shouldn't have sacrificed s your personal time to meet deadlines. -You will make more PowerPoints than you have made in your life here even when its absolutely not the right form of communication -Why does every little thing need to be to discussed at 10 different leadership meetings I will never understand. Consolidate and find efficiencies so things can move faster! - work from home policies seems to differ vastly across the cco. Some teams work from home a few times a week whereas others you have to let your manager know a week before because you have an appointment. -You will not find time to even eat because resource management is so poor and you're probably doing the work of 3 people.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Contractor

      Analyst

      Dec. 23, 2017 - Anonymous Contractor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work-life balance and decent pay

      Cons

      The employee survey is not taken seriously and the morale is low. I can see why the turnover rate at CCO is so high. The directors have a conversation with the teams regarding the survey, but no real action is taken. Promotions are not merit-based.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      High turnover, toxic, top-down work environment promotes the status quo

      Oct. 23, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Cancer Care Ontario provides comfortable benefits, salaries, and opportunities for professional training, certification and additional education.

      Cons

      Like many other work environments, Cancer Care Ontario is designed to protect incompetent individuals in management positions and promotes a toxic work environment through a focus on results regardless of any collateral damage along the way. CCO continues to promote a top-down management structure resulting in poor relations between top management and those in lower positions. CCO is a toxic work environment with a high turnover and a refusal to adopt positive change.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      CCO doesn't know what it is anymore

      Jul. 18, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good place to get your feet wet or retire if you're interested in health or civil service. If you're mid-career and have any aspirations or are interested in true innovation, you need to move on.

      Cons

      Too many inexperienced people managing others. Tech services is woefully inept. The new CIO is taking too long to ramp up and show value. CCO wants to be a healthcare org but not. Basically they seem to have no idea what they even do anymore. Meanwhile they put so much focus on business development when they haven't done their core business (managing the cancer system) well in many years. They are also famous for spending big bucks on consultants who create these strategies which are basically the same what they were already doing. They are good at starting projects and never finishing them, and then firing everyone only to hire new people who come along and talk about doing the exact same things as the people who were there before, only pretending it never happened.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Lack of Leadership

      May 5, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Central Location, Good starting pay, strong pension

      Cons

      To many Directors that are strong technically but lack basic people skills. If you don't agree with something and try to communicate with your director you will bullied instead of being treated like an adult. Quit micromanaging your staff and empower them to do the job you hired them to do. CCO lacks culture and engagement surveys over the years are very telling. Since I started working here, i've heard so many instances of talented staff unfairly being let go due to politics or they end up leaving because they no longer can take the abuse. Many lawsuits pending due to questionable practices. Working Conditions- especially if you work at one of the older buildings is terrible. Dark & Dingy/ No Kitchen/ Terrible plumbing/lack of space-privacy.

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    11. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Overall this place is a disaster

      Jan. 30, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There are some great food options within the vicinity of the main offices. I hope you like Thai food because that's the only aspect of working here that will keep you satisfied. That and the pension (it's no wonder people stick around for as long as they do).

      Cons

      Like many others on here have pointed out, this place is one big, giant mess. CCO is similar to the modern millenial in that it's trying to figure out what to do with the rest of her/his life. With levels upon levels of unnecessary management, CCO is a perfect example of a bloated government organization. Senior management staff are simply inept at either understanding healthcare, or working with people. The nepotism/favouritism is through the roof and the organization makes constant (laughable) attempts at trying to "engage" with their staff. The messages sent from the CEO to all staff in the form of email communications are akin to brainwashing staff in believing that what they're doing is valued when the reality is, an organization like CCO shouldn't exist. At almost 100 reviews and an average score of <2.5, take the hint myself and others are trying to pass along and apply your talents at an organization that will value your contributions.

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      5 people found this review helpful
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