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Minto Group Reviews

Updated 18 September, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work-Life Balance (nobody expects you to work on weekends, although you may have to in certain circumstances which is fine)" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Used to be a good company to work for" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "construction forced to turn into customer service and homeowners slave" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Corporate Head Office is tired and needs updating" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "It's been positive for me!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - great career mobility
    - they focus well on employee engagement
    - good opportunity for growth

    Cons

    - internal politics.
    - poor benefits program
    - relatively low salaries is compared to national standard

    Advice to Management

    praise and celebrate achievements of your sub-ordinates.

    Minto Group Response

    7 Dec, 2016 – Human Resources Business Partner

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re committed to helping ensure employees have a great place to work, and are thrilled to hear you are enjoying your experience with Minto! We want to get better at... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "half and half"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * harder work is noticed
    * entrepreneur driven work life
    * lots of learning

    Cons

    * new homeowners suck. all of them. even the ones not with minto,
    * construction forced to turn into customer service and homeowners slave......some of us just want to build and drive the ship
    * to many hats for construction foreman, fix sales mistake, fix designer mistake, constant promises made by other departments.
    * low rise building is micromanagement possibly due to retain lower salary employee . example, a foreman that has been with minto for 14 years did not know the following ( sorry have to note that he has been closing 1000s of homes for minto) how to get his furnace lit by enbridge, paper work needed for occupancy or city inspection, service inspection, landscape plans, what part of the building code we following. RFI. change order, SI, IFC, Part 3 fire protection.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees to be leaders and not followers. Sure some wont be leaders but always train to lead, not to follow. To many times i have been told by a former employee we do it like this because this is how luc told us. Luc likes it like this. well what the hell are you going to do when luc leaves ahah.

  3. "Receptionist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a good entry level position to gain experience and they provided full day training. Very fast paced environment and people were great. Lots of team work and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes the tenants were difficult to deal with


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Poor company culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Sales in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to be a good company to work for

    Cons

    Management and unqualified people in the wrong roles. Company has a poor reputation and is not what it used to be.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Injustice to employees from management"

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    Former Employee - Super Hero in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Super Hero in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing but lies & promisses

    Cons

    Treated like a second class employee by management

    Advice to Management

    External investigation required
    Starting with management


  6. "Development Coordinator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Provides positive opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Would like to see more female leadership roles


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Missed Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work-Life Balance (nobody expects you to work on weekends, although you may have to in certain circumstances which is fine)
    - Exposure to all facets of real estate (development, asset management, property management, etc.) as well as asset classes (residential, commercial, etc.)

    Cons

    - Management team lacks ability to take (calculated) risks which results in missed opportunities
    - Management team has a few odd characters that make decisions that quite often leave people dumbfounded
    - Corporate Culture is basically non-existent - group dynamics dominate the overall corporate culture which results in the company running as separate silos (no information sharing between operating groups, secrecy, miscommunications, red-tape, etc.)
    - Runs on SAP - the company loves to talk about how this as a good thing but in reality it is a cumbersome ERP/CRM tool and a misfit for the company
    - Marketing team is asleep at the wheel
    - Corporate Head Office is tired and needs updating
    - Bonus structure is misguided

    Advice to Management

    Note:
    - this review was mostly related to the Minto Properties division of Minto Group.
    - experience will vary vastly from one operating group to another

  8. "Good Part-Time Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Concierge in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Concierge in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Minto Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My job is flexible and I don't need to take work home with me. The staff are professional. I can resolve minor customer issues myself without consulting management.

    Cons

    The hours are sometimes tough as they rotate people to staff the desk 24/7, so some days you'll work nights.

    Advice to Management

    When you cut corners to save money it ends up costing you. Calling a repairman every day for the same problem is definitely more expensive than just fixing things properly.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Administrator on Reception"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator
    Former Employee - Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Minto Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a lot of different duties

    Cons

    the salary is too low


  10. Helpful (1)

    "WAS a great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Minto Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A good paycheque for honest work.

    Cons

    Very inexperienced staff. All trying to climb corporate ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look in the mirror.


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