Worked there for 10 years and loved it all; right from management on down it was a top class work place. Everyone was treated equally and given opportunities to learn and promote themselves as they wished. A wonderful work environment, created to allow employees to work under the best of conditions.
Learning opportunities, travel, meeting new people all over the country, sharing ideas, and feeling like a complete part of it all; actually like being part of a family.
Productive work place going through a Technology Transformation
Enterprise Technology Architect (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 23 August 2016
A crown Corporation doing good work with a solid mission statement " The Heart of a World-Leading Housing System". An organization of hard working people who are dedicated to their work. Overall a good corporate culture although from a Technology perspective they are going through a modernization transformation which will be a challenge. Great work location Great people.
Flexible work hours, good pay & performance bonuses
Limited opportunity in IT due to transformation to an outsource IT service provider
Variety of work in a necessary social and financial atmosphere.
Technical Resource Officer (Former Employee) – Vancouver – 27 August 2015
Good place for trained professionals.Creative work environment with a healthy management succession program.The corp did not support the continuation of satelite offices or work at home environment. Often their policies differed as the upper management (CEO level) changed over the years.The most difficult part of the job was not bringing home with you the obvious trouble of the clients they were serving. The best part of the job were the co-workers, team environment and ablility to actually change peoples lives by appying the programs available.
Highly productive place almost like a sweat shop with something happening new each day.
Mortgage Underwriter (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 June 2013
This would be the ideal place to work if you desire challenge on a daily basis. CMHC is highly motivated in acquiring diverse people to match their organization culture. Co-workers are very helpful and accommodating majority of the times. Lunch time cool walk to Yonge & Sheppard Centre, get some shopping done and take the load off.
Lots of free lunches due to organized committee social events.
Must be able, ready and willing to work overtime to meet daily mandate.
Reporting Analyst on HR Team (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 13 August 2012
Government - so some people might expect slow working pace. Not in this case. Busy and quite hectic. Was lucky to work with very technically advanced individuals. My boss expected a lot, but was keeping herself very busy and was available whenever I needed her. I was a contract employee, so I had different perspective
Good, friendly professional environment with client oriented goals.
Technical Resource Officer (Former Employee) – Vancouver – 15 June 2012
In my 11 year time there I found the work to be stimulating but sometimes stagnant. The process of mid and year end reviews I found cumbersome and the feedback useless. I learned to be confident and accepting of others (cultures,ideas) but found that the private sector is often not consulted nor emulated. I found my co-workers to be helpful, dedicated and creative. Most intermediate managers I found to staunch and poorly prepared for change. Higher level management on the other hand I found to be knowledgeable, honest, friendly and very professional in attitude. The most difficult part of the job was the rigid work schedules - should be more flexible.I enjoyed the interaction with other departments and the meeting of clients having special interests in the programs. Town meetings were the most boring part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was the patio bar-b-ques. Seriously, achieving the goals that were set out and networking with co-workers was the most enjoyable part of working there.
free thinking atmosphere where input is actually encouraged.
Sr. Technical Officer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 April 2012
Good place to work; lots of travel throughout BC Learned about different cultures through CMHC's employees from differnt cultural backgrounds Excvellent co-workers Hardest part wasd retiring Most enjoyabe being at work every day.