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Updated Jan. 10, 2023

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Found 68 of over 93 reviews
3.8
96% Recommend to a Friend
OICR President Peter Goodhand
58% Approve of CEO

Found 68 of over 93 reviews

3.8
96%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
Approve of CEO
OICR President Peter Goodhand
Peter Goodhand
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "located in downtown, friendly environment to work(in 9 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance and people(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "It was a challenge to manage work-life balance(in 3 reviews)

  • "Have to be independent at research(in 6 reviews)

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    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Wonderful work place

      Jan. 10, 2023 - Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Like every workplace, it is not perfect… but they are far better than most and continuously aim to improve. Lovely work culture. Fairly well defined processes. Excellent IT support. Beautiful work environment.

      Cons

      Nothing to add in this section

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Okay company

      Dec. 17, 2022 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people. Great office. Research-oriented.

      Cons

      Salary is not as high (it is a government-funded NGO, so nothing of surprise) HR is not really that helpful

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great work, sleeping management

      Oct. 14, 2022 - Software Architect in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, interesting work, great place for juniors to get a ton of experience.

      Cons

      Management considers it a success, in their own words, when senior and valuable members are not retained.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Academia, but with better funding

      Aug. 5, 2022 - Assistant To The Regional Manager in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good environment to start a career - Most groups will promote staff development, coaching, but it depends on your manager - Relatively stable jobs as long as you're not paid from academic grants. Good pension. - IT support is unbelievably good

      Cons

      - Work life balance can be terrible. Constant pressure from researchers in and connected to OICR to do more "to help cancer patients" without regard to resources, money, staff availability, etc. Staff burnout and turnover is a major problem - Research is often very academic with no clear path to "health and economic benefits to the people of Ontario" - Principal Investigators often don't pull in the same direction as the institute and OICR sometime feels like a university department.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      None

      Jul. 25, 2022 - Scientific Associate in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I was able to work from home.

      Cons

      Contracts will end when there is no more grants.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to gain more skills and enjoy the friendly team work

      Jul. 8, 2022 - Research Associate in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice place to work in, with friendly team members

      Cons

      the commute is a big issue in Toronto. It made many people to quit working to big companies based in downtown toronto

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      good place to learn

      Jun. 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -good benefits, pension -good work-life balance -good place to learn

      Cons

      -salary, limited opportunities for growth

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Work

      Jun. 14, 2022 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Avery good place to work

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent environment and great people to work with

      Apr. 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great working environment Nice people to work with, welcoming and friendly. Excellent leadership team

      Cons

      Nothing that I could think of.

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    11. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jan. 12, 2022 - Research Technician II in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Flexibility, good benefits, good management

      Cons

      Professional growth can be difficult

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    OICR has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 93 reviews left anonymously by employees. 96% of employees would recommend working at OICR to a friend and 38% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, OICR employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at OICR. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

    96% of OICR employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated OICR 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

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