Government of Ontario, Canada Reviews

Updated May 28, 2020

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Government of Ontario, Canada Premier Doug Ford (no image)
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29 Ratings
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  • "Very slow & too much red tape(in 19 reviews)

  • "Not as much "community" or camaraderie as some private sector companies(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time

    Pros

    Pension benefits, great people, great place to move as there are lots of opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Slow decision making due to multiple layers and checks, it is expected though

    Government of Ontario, Canada2020-02-12
  2. "Interesting Career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very dedicated, professional and intelligent colleagues. - Decent pay and benefits. - Opportunity to have a long career and climb the ranks. - Great pension. - The opportunity to serve the public, not just somebody else's bottom line. - A wide variety of high-profile and interesting files to work on. - A wide verity of career streams available (ex. Public Policy, Accounting, HR, Law Enforcement, Program Delivery, Customer Service, etc.)

    Cons

    - Not as much "community" or camaraderie as some private sector companies. - Too difficult to get a permanent, full-time position. Gov seems to be one of the biggest users of precarious employment. - No "perks", even basic ones such as free coffee in the office. Some offices don't even have paper towels. - This will depend on your specific job, but likely that you're underpaid compared to an equivalent role in a similar sized private-sector organization. - Very slow promotions / growth. - Very risk adverse and can be very old-school.

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    Government of Ontario, Canada2020-05-28
  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Manager Digital and Internal Communications in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time

    Pros

    - always adapting and changing - many opportunities

    Cons

    - slow to change culture

    Government of Ontario, Canada2020-05-07
  4. "Project Lead"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time

    Pros

    You can gain great policy work experience

    Cons

    Not much work from home options

    Government of Ontario, Canada2020-05-06
  5. "Caucus Relations/ MPP Liaison in MO"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great health benefits and pension plan, meaningful work, incredible exposure to lots of different opportunities and people

    Cons

    Your work experience is going to significantly vary from Chief of Staff to CoS in the MO. There's no built in professional development. If you want to stick around and create the connections, there'll always be a job for you but you create your own learning path. High staff turnover.

    Government of Ontario, Canada2020-05-03
  6. "Good job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Returns Coordinator in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoy the work culture it is nice

    Cons

    I think the management should be a little more organized

    Government of Ontario, Canada2020-04-20
  7. "Govt Ontario"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of job stability

    Cons

    It is very bureaucratic and uninspiring

    Government of Ontario, Canada2020-04-18
  8. "Needs improvement"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Policy Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable place to grow if you want to be a lifelong bureaucrat.

    Cons

    -Poor leadership -lots of micromanaging -overly bureaucratic

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    Government of Ontario, Canada2020-04-27
  9. "Government jobs"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It’s a very laid back and this depends on who your manager is -stable job with guaranteed pension

    Cons

    If you are a hard worker, it’s unlikely that you’ll be rewarded for all the extra work that you do. There is really no incentive for you to go above and beyond your daily duties. -there are also a lot of people who don’t know what they are doing

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    Government of Ontario, Canada2020-04-15
  10. "Its a Job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Greater Sudbury, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of Ontario, Canada full-time

    Pros

    a profession that provides stability and job security

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for career growth

    Government of Ontario, Canada2020-04-08
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