Project Analyst (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 January 2017
There is a lot of red tape and politics which makes it hard to get things done and improve existing processes. The agency is small and is very difficult to advance and get promoted to a higher position. There is a lack of learning opportunity. The agency doesn't promote continuously learning and there is lack of funding for training. It is a long winded process to make a case to get funding for training. It doesn't promote or try to obtain talent from within the organization. Thus, this leads to high turnover. It is a waste of taxpayers money.
Supportive work environment with ample opportunity to grow
Project Analyst (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 November 2016
Cancer Care Ontario is a great place to work. Management is extremely supportive and works hard to ensure that staff are being used to their full potential. The emphasis on career and personal development is apparent through their professional development initiatives. The work is meaningful and fulfilling.
A organisation in decline with an inept senior management team who cannot see the forest for the trees
Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 July 2016
There is a total lack of vision and rudimentary understanding of integrated provincial health care delivery systems at the Executive level. No idea how to collaborate with regional stakeholders and their information systems to effectively manage data and outcomes.
This leads to continuous wasteful spending of tax payer dollars by duplication of effort, fixing poor quality data or continually changing strategy and direction after never ending consultation and evaluation. Anyone who disagrees or attempts to offer alternative viewpoint is marginalised and forced out.
HR only serves the senior management team to terminate dissenters, never asks or enquires as to what the root cause of the constant turmoil is. HR now attempting to drive down salaries by offering reduced earnings to staff who want to move internally.
Be cautious about working at CCO for the long term, this is an organisation going down hill fast.
Good salary and benefits
Revolving door and numerous recent resignations and manager terminations, lots of fluff and no substance within the senior executive team.
Quality Assurance Analyst (Co-op) (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 25 December 2015
A very good platform to experience work. I joined as a student but I was considered work was given as a regular employee, good exposure to work and professional culture. Most enjoyable part was challenging deadlines and intresting work
Research Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 August 2015
CCO has a good group of people who have a lot of fun work activities to increase morale and allow people within the organization to get to know each other. A lot of restructuring has happened with different departments/units however that has caused a lot of instability with current coworkers and their positions.
Hard to get contract renewed, but a fantastic opportunity
ASSOCIATE ANALYST (JR. DEVELOPER) (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 February 2014
Other than the fact that it's hard to get a renewal for contractors, or even shift into a permanent position, CCO is a fantastic place to work and I enjoyed my time there. I learned a few new skills from this place and was glad to give my contribution to the fight against cancer. Not many people talk to each other though...
Great pay, management is very open and transparent
hard to stay there, employee interaction is minimal
RUN AWAY - unless you're a total slacker and love seeing nothing accomplished.
Ex-Screening Dept. (Former Employee) – Toronto – 19 August 2013
Gotta love all the reviews written by 'lifer' pub sec slugs. CCO is a great place to learn jack. Except how to waste tax money and pretend that you're busy. If you've ever entertained the idea of moving from the private sector to something 'meaningful' - spare yourself the grief. I've witnessed nothing but pathetic, inept management and some of the most vengeful immature behaviour from people who should know better. What a terrible waste of a good cause and our hard earned tax money. Read more accurate reviews elsewhere. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
Zero upward mobility, must suck up, watch capable colleagues pushed out by incompetents fearing that they'll be discovered.
Good salary, benefits & job security; but no culture, incentive to stay, and little work life balance
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 April 2013
I have worked at Cancer Care Ontario for two years. Most of the people that work there are friendly and educated, however, there is a lot of corporate policy which gets in the way of getting work done.
While the pay and benefits are fairly good, there is little to no culture at the company. Most of the workers come in and force a smile in the morning and are gone at 5pm with little or no social aspect.
If you are simply looking for a job and are comfortable without much ability to advance, no bonuses, and little social/culture in the company you may be satisfied.
pay, work hours
no corporate culture, corporate policy makes it difficult to do your job