I worked at Morneau Shepell for a 4 month co-op placement. It was a full time job where I learned a lot of computer skills including Microsoft Office and how to work well in a professional office environment. My co-workers varied in age, back-ground, and roles in the office, so I learned to appreciate everything that each individual contributed. I really enjoyed working in Microsoft office designing spreadsheets and drafting reports.
Benefits and Pension Specialist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 July 2017
The work culture here can be a little passive aggressive and degrading. Everything is measured on the computers, so you bathroom breaks are monitored. If you cannot get your body to work with your allotted break schedule you will get "in trouble" for using emergency bathroom break time
Poor clinical supervision and support, isolating work environment
Counsellor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 22 July 2017
Clients are booked by a central administrative office. Counsellors are expected to see six or seven clients each shift. Very little or no clinical supervision provided. No training or continuing education provided. Isolated from clinical colleagues. Meetings held by teleconference, the content of which included operational updates rather than clinical issues. As one might expect in a corporate environment, emphasis was not placed on client-centred care; rather, the focus was on maintaining and securing more contracts. EAP work is generally tailored for a specific kind of client, one who is able to function in a work environment and/or who has supports in her life. However, not all clients fit inside this "box". Clients with histories of trauma, complex grief, strong Axis II traits, etc. are difficult to assess and treat within the EAP model. The difficulty within this model does not lie in being unable to treat such clients. Instead, the fact that clinical supervision is not available to assist with consultation around treatment planning to transition these indiv iduals to more appropriate resources within the allotted time frame is problematic Instead of being a supportive, rewarding experience as work in this field typically is, employment with Morneau Shepell was stressful, supervision and/or peer support was difficult to access, and situations that should have been discussed in clinical supervision were instead used as an opportunity to blame and shame. I have worked for other EAP companies, and would gladly return to fulfill their contract work over having to continuemore... to work for Morneau Shepell.less
Counsellor (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 July 2017
If you're wanting to work in an area with no support, guidance or feedback from a manager, this is the place for you! No contact. Poor managers that say one thing but never do it. Lies. Had one great manager but then we got stuck with one that literally did nothing to support or guide. Not a lot of paperwork, which is great. Not the best for wage. They charge companies 160 an hour and pay you 35 on average. Benefits are okay IF you choose the right package. Suppose to close down in 3 sessions, which is hard at times especially given some of the files we get. If you don't, your score ratings go down and there goes your raise. Overall, look somewhere else
Director - Business Development (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 July 2017
Great learning ground but very silo'ed. Decisions were made at times that impacted other sectors of the business without any consultation. Company is a great place to meet intelligent, hard working people but work load is way too much and staff is stressed.
A company that makes efforts to be on the cutting edge and has developed worthwhile initiatives to clients and customers. However, programs are developed and rolled out before logistics or resources are in place - often because an organizational customer has placed a demand for the program. This has resulted on stress of Morneau employees who are trying to deliver the service or build the platform for it and has generally resulted in complaints from clients and and breakdown in delivery. Excellent talent across the company. Encouragement, morale and respect between employees on the front lines (not management). Good benefits. Poor wages, below industry standards. Emphasis is on profit. Employee morale is low.
Micromanagement and hierarchical management style. Aggressive. Lack of transparency from middle management up. Consistent failure to acknowledge contributors to committees or projects, generally endorsing only certain people. Opportunities are limited - under argument of restructuring they often demote or shift people into positions that are not qualified or displace people to move someone else into that position. Very high turnover rate.
Talent across departments, comradery and support from peers, good benefits
Hierarchical management style, Micro-management, engagement is supposed to be critical but management doesn't acknowledge the contributions of people, Revenue and profit margin is the priority, upselling is pushed, raises have been only 1 to 2% max
Bilingual Client Care Representative (EFAP) (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 10 April 2017
The culture of this company is great and everyone I work with isvery kind and helpful. The only issue I have is that, being a call center environment, it is a bit difficult to get noticed even after a year of being a great rep.
Very poor managment. They don't even know the job themselves and treat employees with favor-ism. dont bring up issues to managment because they back stab you. If you hang out with them they might end up liking you.
Free food sometimes
Weak Training process basicaly you are on your own. Good Luck!
Senior Analyst (Current Employee) – Toronto – 1 February 2017
I have worked at Morneau for over 4 year, I did not go voluntarily it was part of the Mercer buyout. The environment is very toxic, management does not care unless there is money involved. I work like a dog, for little pay and they don't listen when you tell them there is a problem. They are understaffed, so that mean extra work and they don't expect delay in deliverables even though you are working extra.
Billings (Benefits) Administrator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 December 2016
It was a good experience supporting billing, invoicing , reporting and supporting all operations involved. Also taking actions with collections; in coordination with consultants; following established procedures.
The company needs to practice what it preaches ! Horrible place.
A little of everything (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 December 2016
I have been with Morneau Shepell for three years .There is a severe disconnect throughout the organization from the the top right to the bottom. Your forced to do several jobs at once with no compensation or even a "thank you, good job," I'm on my second stress leave in three years because this company doesn't care about there employees they keep pushing you and pushing you until you either break or quit.
Stressful working conditions, to many non qualified mangers barking out orders and you have no say. Poor salary.