Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

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Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 January 2020
My time at CMHC was short due to being contracted. It's a decent place to work as you learn a lot outside of your role, which I enjoyed. However, being a contractor it sucked because the pay you were given compared to the work given doesn't really balance it out.

The people there are friendly and are willing to teach you if you're willing to learn.
Pros
Adjustable table
Cons
30min lunch only
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They will terminate even the permanent employees who have worked for CMHC for 5+ yrs
Analyst (Former Employee) –  National Capital Region, ON1 December 2019
There's no job security, even your own manager/supervisor won't fight for you. You either belong in a group there or you're done. The employee retention is atrocious; the 3 years i've been there i've watched 3 CFOs canned. Even if you have a permanent position there they'll tell you the position is no longer valid due to the re-org, and you can re apply for another opening. Working there is like walking on thin ice all the time.
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Good company government
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON1 October 2019
The government department pays well but seems to be confused on who does what work. Overall the employees and managers are helpful. Good place to work
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Friendly and productive
Contracted Survey Clerk (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 September 2019
They work you hard, but the management is inclusive, interesting and intelligent. Very personable work environment tho that may be changing in the nearish future, as they are considering changing the way the departments in the office. (individual cubicles to "open concept"
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Good on paper
Specialist (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON16 September 2019
Superficially, a great place to work. The workplace culture requires a shift from the old culture to ROWE's idea starting by Management and HR. boy's club mentality. Job security isn't there. Employees would benefit from an organized labor system (Union). Abuse of power, OT, etc. Totally violated. I experienced this and more.
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3.0
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Flexible Hours
Enumerator (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC28 August 2019
Good place to work at since they have introduced the fully flexible schedule. The issue with this is that you can work from home but do not interact with other team members.
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Productive and innovative atmosphere
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON26 August 2019
Great work environment with very kind employees. Managed between two sectors; Business Planning & Reporting and the Assisted Housing. Maintained organized calendars and spreadsheets to attain all the needs of whomever had inquiries for meetings, outside clients and budgeting. The work atmosphere is very innovative and inspiring for the greater good of our future homes as well as future work ethics.

I was unfortunately laid off due to job cuts, and for that is the only downfall of my experience there, no complaints as for the rest!
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very respectful staff and cooperative
Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS10 July 2019
all the staff works in teamwork and very friendly and they are very productive and helpful.

they respect the work time. easy to get there on time. It's a pleasure to work with them again.
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If you love constant change...
Just another number (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON1 May 2019
And enjoy lack of clarity when it comes to management's expectations, then you will adore working here. Implementation of ROWE is a slight bonus. Support during a multitude of corporate changes was severly lacking.
Pros
Rowe
Cons
Lack of effective leadership
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4.0
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a comfortable office setting, nice people
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Red Deer, AB9 April 2019
There wasn't a lot of training, you are kind of expected to just know what is going on and learn it on the fly.

The hours are good, but the pay scale is on the low end for what the expectations are.
Pros
work hours are good
Cons
no training
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good work/life balance, but no opportunities
Specialist (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON24 February 2019
Less advancement opportunities
work culture/environment/IT renovation are made without real understanding of the work need to be done
changes are made to make the the surface looks good for the executive, but not according to cost/benefit
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5.0
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Truly a Great Place to Work
Tenant Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 December 2018
I have never worked in a corporate environment that was so inclusive of everyone and their ideas. It has been an absolute pleasure being a part of the CMHC Granville Island team. Truly a great place to work.
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4.0
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Project Manager, Solution Design (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON6 May 2018
CMHC is a good customer to work. I have been involved in various crucial projects. CMHC is a good employer and work culture is very good. The work-life balance is very good.
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The poorest management possible.
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB28 March 2018
People break the law and get away with it. Hard working dedicated people are the scape goats for the law breakers. Clients suffer at the hands of the law breakers.
Pros
Pays bills
Cons
To many to mention
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Terrible
Application Specialist (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON17 March 2018
horrible place to work, manager would throw things in meetings, then go back to office and sleep.

I will never approve CMHC as have had many other people who have worked there say the same thing
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5.0
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Great time to Collaborate with various teams
Data Architect (Current Employee) –  Ottawa22 November 2017
Team events, Knowledge exchange, and great work environment.

Typical workday 9-5pm with most of the quality work done before noon.
Something to learn - scope to learn
Easy going managment
the hardest part of the job would be - no proper requirements/information and tight timeline from managment
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Excellent environment
Summer Student, Analyst (Former Employee) –  Ottawa14 June 2017
Excellent environment, the people are very friendly. The management are always there and allow a high enjoyable work/life balance. Highly recommendable...
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Friendly staff
Records Management Clerk (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON1 May 2017
Prepared files for scanning, printed box labels and sent the files for scanning. Then verified the hard copy with the pdf when done. Hardest part was moving the skids.
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Good pay bad place to work
Market Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 April 2017
Pros

Good pay for the work
Good benefits
Good work and life balance

Cons
Bad management
Lack of growth opportunities unless you play the game and kiss butt
Bad technology only now moving to outlook
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Great atmosphere to work in
Real Estate Officer (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 December 2016
I love my position and working at CMHC, but need a permanent position. This is a great company to work for, flexible on hours, good pay, (no benefits as I am contract)
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