It all depends on who your manager is and what you are looking to get out of this experience
Coordinator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 January 2017
The company restructures frequently and I stopped learning new things about a year in.The salary/benefits, work/life balance and culture is fair, depending on your department/division.
Speaking from only my experience, my manager was not the greatest. When we were both challenged to effectively communicate with one another I found this individual to be insensitive and disingenuous.
Like any potential position you take a risk. If what's important to you is doing some engaging work on meaningful projects for the province of Ontario then take a chance. If it's important to you to work in a place that has a strong culture of collaboration, positive relationships and developed managers than this place may not be the place for you.
Summer Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 February 2017
IO was an amazing place to work at, especially after finishing my second year of university. Amazing work culture, fantastic atmosphere and helpful senior management executives really made my internship move along.
Not the best place to be in... regardless of its location
Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 April 2016
I spent almost 2 years in this company and my personal opinion is this is not the company you would like to stay... Though staff and people mostly nice however management it is totally different story... If you have your own opinion you will find yourself out. If you are not the best friend of your boss and don't laugh when he laughs - you don't belong to this place. If you you don't like a baseball and you boos does... you don't belong to this place... Too sad and it was a waist of my time being in this organisation. I would stay away from this place
Poor management, no job security - you can be thrown out in 1 minute.
Interesting public infrastructure projects, but limited career growth opportunities
Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 July 2015
Work/life balance is quite good. Most workers are able to work from home using their own home computer and sign onto the secure online network. There are several large-scale public infrastructure projects that can be very interesting to work on as part of a large team of multi-disciplinary professionals, such as land use planners, environmental specialists, heritage specialists, commercial transaction analysts, legal counsel, construction project managers, property management, and so on. Some of the difficulties include reporting requirements back to government, dealing with political issues, limited government funding and one of the top concerns among workers is the freeze on salaries. There is a 2% annual increase for staff earning less than $100k, but a total freeze for those making over that.
Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 March 2015
Unfairness all around including hiring and promotions Favoritism Discrimination Lack of respect, responsibility, accountability, people management skills Not supportive Does not develop employees Don't care attitude
Accounts Payable/Receivable Administrator (Former Employee) – Toronto ON – 13 December 2012
A/P job such as, Coded,batched,matched,entered and posted invoices in SAP as well as in GP accounting software. A/R job such as, Reviewed customer account, make collection call, prepared customer statement.
Good and friendly environment kept me enthusiastic, energetic and confident to update my knowledge and experience by using new accounting software SAP and GP.
My A/P Coordinator and Controller were very cooperative which allows me to work without stress. It is only workout when management is perfect.
Co-workers were knowledgeable, friendly as well as always eager to guide me whenever I need help.
No matter the job, there are bond to be an easy and hard part. What I 'm interested in are the hard parts. For me hard part was to work on demanding and huge, but my wish to work on it, accounting software. I enjoy while working and learning those software.
The most enjoyable part of the job was to use my knowledge and experience, to create social network, to work with different industry, keep me current as well as confident for future.