Ministry of Government Services Employee Reviews

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a Good place to work
Technology Architect (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONDecember 1, 2015
I worked there as a consultant but have noticed that:
1. FTE and consultants are not always treated the same way
2. There are lots of opportunities to learn and improve knowledge -if one is FTE
3. It looked to me that it would be hard to advance within the same organization
4. as an Organization, it is on a slower side when adopting new technologies

Overall, people are great and the atmosphere is positive.
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Good work experience
Job Evaluation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONAugust 29, 2015
Provides an opportunity to experience a broad range of work and develop a broad range of skills. Culture is diverse with many challenges in its rigidity.
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A great place to work and good culture and employees.
Records Services Clerk (Former Employee) –  3215 Erindale Station Rd.April 24, 2015
A small company but a great team and working atmosphere. Teamwork is crucial part of getting work/assignments completed.
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Had good scope for growth under nice management. Working with experienced team members gave more opportunity to learn
System Analyst for Tools and Automation (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONNovember 8, 2014
Ministry of Government Services given me opportunity to learn Canadian work culture. Got to know importance of Networking.
Worked with great team always guide to grab opportunity and give your best. Encouraged to build network.
Work ethics values of company plays a vital role in transforming person. learning is never ending process. Sky is the limit of education which is very true. Hard work means more smart work will help you reach heights.
Management was awesome. More friendly and at the same time more focused on the deadlines.
Best Team members Hard working, dedicated towards the goals of the team.
Pros
personality development team outings, recreation activities
Cons
nothing
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Learning Work Experience
Jr. Web Developer (Co-Op) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, OntarioOctober 6, 2014
Working as a Co-op I have experienced that the organisation is so supporting for freshers. Everyday I am learning new things with the experienced developers.
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Productive and fun work place.
Filing Clerk (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJuly 29, 2014
I enjoyed working at the Ministry of Government Services. However, it was a contract position for just a short time. I did interact with the employees and they were very helpful and cooperative.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
tedious work
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Large number of systems and network
Technology Architect - Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 25, 2014
This client has very large number of networks, systems spread across Ontario in multiple data centers, this client also built a Tier-4 data center with most advanced networking gear to cater the most advanced server hardware available in the market today. Clearly a technology focused organization.
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Relaxed work environment
I.T. Support Officer (Co-op) (Former Employee) –  North York, ONOctober 8, 2013
Majority of people are easy going and great people to work with.
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A place to learn and grow.
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONSeptember 7, 2013
Highly paced environment.
Work under pressure on production environment, decision making skills.
Management is excellent.
Experienced and willing to help co-workers.
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Jump through hoops and beg for your job
HR (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ONJune 11, 2013
Management was/is absolutely incompetent and petty. Most employees were kept on temporary contracts and made to jump through hoops and beg for their jobs as if the organization was the little fiefdom of the manager and not a large, public sector, organization.
Pros
co-workers were great
Cons
management incompetent, admins thought they ran the place
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Organized work place, critical thinking, employee satisfaction, creative, personal improvement
Technical Support-co-op (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMay 9, 2013
- Projects would be assigned by the manager usually by weekly, then it becomes our responsibility to meet the projects requirements
- Holding full responsibility of the projects and that includes: receiving the equipment, unpacking, installing, configuring, backing up and restoring or fixing, guaranteeing customer satisfaction and reporting.
- scheduling, assigning projects and resolving issues that require management permissions and that all was done through either personal meeting, conference calls, emails or Blackberry.
-very respected, sociable, organized and helpful
-hardest part was traveling around in winter
-most enjoyable part was variety of challenges, meeting new people
Pros
free tokens
Cons
na
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Family oriented work place, great friends, considered my family.
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, OntarioJanuary 23, 2013
my typical day at work, being greeted good morning by all, the smiles of your family away from home.
I learned that managers can make you and break you all in the same day.
my co-workers, friends, love ones, shoulders to lean on, family.
the hardest part of my job, getting to know the name of the current manager
my co-workers, pot-luck days, lunch-room, summer going for walks
Pros
christmas dinners, special lunches (birthdays) pot lucks
Cons
un-stable management
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Fair employer which gives equal oppurtunities
Senior Business Analyst - Agency Coordination (Current Employee) –  TorontoDecember 28, 2012
Provides good training particularly on relationship mamagement, commununcations and project management
Pros
good retirement package
Cons
not applicable
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Good environment and fast paced
Oracle Business Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONDecember 1, 2012
A place that the technology is always changing and growing, great people, diverse and fun place to work.
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Very enjoyable workplace with friendly individuals
IT Support Officer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONAugust 9, 2012
I have been working at MGS for 4 months as an IT Support Officer and the experience has been great. On a typical work day I usually handle user computer issues and assist in troubleshooting and resolving the issue. Not a single day is repetitive working at MGS because of the exposure to different issues and problems that I come across. I have learned alot about computer troubleshooting while improving my communication and customer service skills. In all it's a great job/ environment to work.
Pros
computer issues
Cons
n/a
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Not much stress
Junior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJuly 18, 2012
Everyday is pretty much the same, and there is not much work to do, but coworkers r nice
Pros
nice coworkers
Cons
too repetitive
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Stable and well-run organization which plays a pivotal role in the Ontario Public Service
Procurement Advisor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 20, 2012
The Ministry of Government Services offers a highly structured work environment with definitive roles and many opportunities for career advancement. The organization also manages to strike a healthy work-life balance by promoting fair working hours, performance-based incentives and fun teambuilding activities.
Pros
flexible work hours and arrangements
Cons
relatively conservative, static culture compared to private sector
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Wonderful growing organization
Service Order Desk Agent in Co-ordination Role (Former Employee) –  St CatharinesFebruary 28, 2012
Its a government job, the pay is great, the job is easy and the people are fun. Management is helpful and has an open door policy. There is plenty of room for upward movement and an always challenging work atmosphere. The down side is the Governement does not hire you directly but through 3rd party consulting firms which means they can let you go for sneezing funny. Its difficult to become and actual government employee and your contract expires every 6 to 18 months.
Pros
great wage, great hours, upward movement
Cons
contract, low job security, 3rd party hires
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Overall rating

4.1
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