Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Reviews

Updated Nov 23, 2021

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  • "Work life balance was pretty great(in 35 reviews)

  • "A great work culture and work environment(in 21 reviews)

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  • "You could argue that location (Yonge and Finch) is an issue, but the subway commute is pretty smooth(in 9 reviews)

  • "No cons for working at OTPP as an intern(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Sep 12, 2021 - English Teacher in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      I enjoyed it very much

      Cons

      Sometimes it was really hard

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent place to settle, but culture is getting worse

      Nov 23, 2021 - Software Engineer 
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      Pros

      - decente pay, union environment has good job security (not perfect, layoffs of infrastructure teams a few years ago and recent layoffs of business teams) - company gave great benefits while in office (food, events, etc) - some great individuals working there - pretty good work life balance

      Cons

      - little support for remote work, forcing people back into the office during a pandemic just to justify rent costs - poor culture shift over the last few years with new CEO and move towards agile - poor/outdated engineering practices - lot of dead weight just hanging around because of seniority (unionized devs)

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Culture Shift

      Nov 1, 2021 - Manager 
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      Pros

      The organization is continually improving processes and has invested in technology.

      Cons

      New CEO and several new C-Suite seem less charismatic and less trusting of their direct reports. Everything seems to take longer when people are not being trusted to make the right decisions. Opposite of agile.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Slowly Losing its Old Glory

      Aug 31, 2021 - Principal in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - Very good pay and benefits - Lots of learning opportunities for new comers interested to learn and grow in buy side investment management. The brand still carries value. - Company people and culture is very focused on preserving external reputation, which is very good for diversity, equity and inclusion

      Cons

      - Very top heavy, too many MDs doing too little and making too much money. We need more doers not order givers. - OTPP used to be a leader in innovation in investments and pension, however, new management is more of a follower than innovators. In certain cases making investment decision which only serve their own personal financial gain rather than meeting long term return objective for pensioners. - A lot of senior management in investments are only there not because of their investment performance but because they have stuck to this firm for long. This creates deficiency in skill sets for them which in turn trickle down to what kind of caliber/skill is expected from junior employees. This hampers growth for junior employees. - These days it seems the firm is very PR focused rather than trying to solve the internal cultural issues caused by mismanagement through lay offs and miscommunication.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst place for IT professionals - very toxic work environment

      Oct 4, 2021 - Engineer in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Overall vision and mission of OTPP is great

      Cons

      Upper management is very corrupt and creates a very toxic environment

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Company Overview

      Aug 27, 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
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      Pros

      Flexibility Great culture Strong Sr leadership

      Cons

      Share some downsides to working at OTPP

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice place to work

      Aug 9, 2021 - Engineering Lead in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      There are good benefits for the employees Work environments are good, you will get right materials and tools for work Learning opportunities are available Too many tools to explore

      Cons

      The yearly salary raise can be better. The support and encouragement from department may not be always great. Managers can treat their team in a better way.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Chill and Easy

      Aug 10, 2021 - Financial Analyst Intern in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Flexible work hours with comparatively good benefits, has good work life balance and offers several long weekends for employees to enjoy life

      Cons

      Repetitive work every day, it’s not easy to learn something new and challenging, as well as improve yourself

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jul 23, 2021 - Analyst in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      smart people, high compensation, good work-life balance

      Cons

      competitive, doesn't have many channels for career move between teams

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company!

      Jul 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great culture; great people. Great working environment, and know the manager cares the well being of employee. Great working experience in IT dev group!

      Cons

      Moving to downtown, not sure if the value worth the cost!

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