Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
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Great job experience, limited advancement for junior roles

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I had great experience working in research. Great people and opportunity to contribute to meaningful work and interesting projects to support ultimate goal of housing everyone can afford and meets their needs, but there is limited opportunity for advancement for junior positions. Most are senior level, meaning besides student/intern roles there is not much between student and senior specialist or advisor.

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Great colleagues, interested in hearing your feedback, opportunity to show skills, gain experience.

Cons

Limited opportunity advancement
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Good place to retire

Nice culture and work life balance. Work life balance is becoming more and more available from other employers. So I would not consider this a reason for joining this enterprise.They don't pay you nearly enough for the work you do and the skill set you provide. 20 percent of the staff does all the work. Not much room to move up in the company. IT is outsourced to a third party provider. Third party is only interested in meeting its timelines and goals while sacrificing quality work. The result is CMHC staff being left confused and unaware of what is really happening to its environment.

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work life balance

Cons

outsourced IT, confusing processes
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Productive and enjoyable place to work

The people were wonderful. Friendly and team oriented. The work was relatively easy, tho detailed. Excellent boss and coworkers. Pity it was only contract.

Pros

Occasional special lunches or cupcakes or snacks

Cons

The job I had was contract only. Permanent positions are hard to get here.
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Benefits

CMHC is government however; please do not think the benefits are amazing as this is fiction. The benefits/pension are not the same as working for the Canadian government.

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Interesting work, great people
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Great company to work for.

Great company to work for. Some of the best time in my life. My work experience enabled me to succeed in my private practice. Training in my field was supervised by some of the brightest minds on Canada.

Pros

People

Cons

None
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Excellent place to make a difference and enhance your skill sets.

Great place to work and learn from knowledgeable colleagues new skills and how to apply them in your day to day work to make a difference and to provide exceptional services to the clients we are serving.

Pros

Ample opportunity for learning and advancement.

Cons

To make change to policies would take months or longer.
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See your world

I get to see places I would never see. I work from home. I am under a very very tight deadline. Lots of hours of work during the intense 5 to 7 day
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Company has lost its way.

The company switches focus too often. No one knows what they are doing anymore and client service suffers. Everyone is more concerned about marketing and story telling than getting the job done.
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Excellent work environment with professionals

23 years working in various position in different capacity such as graphic designer, client services, data entry, research assistant to market analysts snd economists, working with media and providing information to general public,

Pros

Excellent work facilities

Cons

No appl
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Stressful work environment with constant monitoring

Lots of stress due to the nature of the job. Management was not experienced and therefore direction changed al the time. Management lacked true management and team building skills.
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Productivity

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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Environnement intergénérationnel, multiculturel et francophone

Belle ambiance quasi familiale. Travail sans pression, bien que rébarbatif et très peu varié. Presque aucune possibilité d'avancement: contrat de deux mois par année. Employeur fiable.
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They will terminate even the permanent employees who have worked for CMHC for 5+ yrs

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

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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Good on paper

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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Flexible Hours

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

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

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...

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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a comfortable office setting, nice people

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

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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3.7

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3.7Salary/Benefits
3.1Job security/advancement
3.4Management
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