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OICR Reviews

Updated Jan 28, 2020

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3.9
76%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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OICR President Peter Goodhand
Peter Goodhand
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Radvanyi) is phenomenal: smart, great people skills(in 8 reviews)

  • "Beautiful working environment in the MaRS building - all that taxpayer money spent certainly shows(in 8 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OICR full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, great communication, responsible leadership, fulfilling mission

    Cons

    disorganised kitchen and awkward office layout

    OICR2020-01-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Data Coordinator 

    I have been working at OICR full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and decent benefits

    Cons

    not much room to grow within the organization

    OICR2020-01-01
  3. "very relaxed environment"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant 

    I worked at OICR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great relaxed environment. lots of autonomy !!

    Cons

    not much room for growth

    OICR2019-11-14
  4. "Great place to kick start"

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    Former Employee - Computational Biologist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OICR full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    + really supportive of professional development + surrounded by supportive and intelligent coworkers + a lot of effort to try diversify principal investigators

    Cons

    - not much space to grow - not too diverse principal investigators (but there is a lot of effort to fill this gap)

    OICR2019-10-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Barrier after barrier"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OICR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits package and pension

    Cons

    Poor management and strategic steer, OICR 'lifers' unwilling to change practice and culture to embrace innovation, huge focus on reporting rather than scientific quality, poor diversity at management level, no career progression or support for junior scientists, unwillingness to reach out to engage/ collaborate with the wider scientific community for opportunities, stifling/ depressing culture generally

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    OICR2019-10-04
  6. "Staff scientist at OICR"

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    Current Employee - Scientific Associate 

    I have been working at OICR full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    global research projects, collaboration, comprehensiveness, opportunities to learn, supportive environment

    Cons

    little scope for career advancement

    OICR2019-08-01
  7. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OICR full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    OK breakroom Facility OK Was a new lab at the time

    Cons

    Terrible HR at the time. Terribly set up labs

    OICR2019-08-08
  8. "Cool place to work"

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    Current Employee - MSC Student 

    I have been working at OICR full-time

    Pros

    Cool place to work at. Nice people.

    Cons

    Some people are loud which can be annoying.

    OICR2019-05-28
  9. "Great company to work at!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OICR full-time

    Pros

    - Meaningful and fulfilling work - Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Could have better work life balance

    OICR2019-05-09
  10. "Good People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OICR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are professional and very nice Good culture and environment to work in

    Cons

    Well its government so there are people who don't really do their share and just collect a paycheck

    OICR2019-03-28

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