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Ontario Public Service Reviews

Updated 8 June, 2018
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Ontario Public Service Premier Kathleen Wynne
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Pros
  • "An employer that supports professional development opportunities and work-life balance" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Lots of opportunities for interns to network and develop their skill set" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "They do offer a course you can take for interview skills, it does help, otherwise it could be a long process to get on permanently (and full time)" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Private sector is reluctant to hire government employees" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Policy Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ontario Public Service full-time

    Pros

    Great learning and development opportunities

    Cons

    Different branches and levels of government work in silos


  2. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Public Service full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, the work is fun

    Cons

    Work is a little bit repetitive

  3. "Good work environment but not a lot of responsibilties"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Public Service full-time

    Pros

    Great people and environment
    Decent Salary

    Cons

    Not getting a lot of work to learn from
    Too big an organization to contribute as an intern


  4. "Great organization and highly trained mentors"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Ontario Public Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is one of the finest public service organizations in the world. It is professional, supportive, and cutting edge.

    Cons

    As with all bureaucracies, it has its snags. However, that goes with the territory!


  5. "Great exposure, limited growth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Policy Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Policy Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Public Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, exposure to a wide range of projects, opportunities for collaboration and continuing professional development

    Cons

    Slow to move, limited growth opportunities, bureaucracy (to be expected in Government of course!)

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for growth of skilled analysts


  6. "Working in the OPS"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Ontario Public Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, able to accommodate a wide range of needs

    Cons

    Working in a large bureaucracy can be slow sometimes


  7. "Summer Student- Ministry of Health"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    casual work environment, accommodating managers

    Cons

    process driven, limited opportunities for advancement

  8. "Good atmosphere"

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

    I worked at Ontario Public Service part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    was a good atmosphere, I learnt a lot and the management was helpful

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can get a little dry


  9. "Depends"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ontario Public Service full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, excellent job security

    Cons

    work environment can be stressful depending on your office like anywhere else


  10. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Public Service full-time

    Pros

    benefits and pension and stability

    Cons

    wages are average. not much else


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