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- Managed with the strict policies and procedures of a Federal government entity.
- Terrific group of employees who were always prepared to help with tasks.
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People are very friendly and helpful. It’s a pretty quiet place. Nothing is free! You have to buy you own coffee and tea. Overall, the work and the management were good.
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excellent work environment, fun place, friendly people, flexible hours, good compensation, great location, latest and up-to-date technology, good parking
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Currently a lot of things are changing, so older reviews might not be relevant. This role is changing too, so it might not be the same in a year's time.

Senior Analysts produce reports on CMHC's data, and act as spokespeople in the media.


My biggest reason for not rating this place higher is that it's hard to have an impact as an individual, there is a lot of bureaucracy. There is a bit of a checklist culture...hard to do a good or bad job, you either get something done or not. There is a lot of talk about improving this, but it hasn't changed much yet.
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Project Management, Government Relations,

They provided a lot of training but very little opportunity to put it into practice.


Culture was cut-throat and very little transparency. Lots of surprises... often negative ones.


Best thing about the job was getting to spend time to help clients.
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Awesome place to work, lots of training available and opportunities for advancement . There is availability to work at home. Mentoring program available. Wonderful coworkers
Pros
Great salaries. Work life balance, opportunity to work at home
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Used to be a very caring organization. Current management is less caring. CMHC is supposed to advance government s public agenda but the current management has lost its way.
Pros
Very good benefits. Very balanced organization
Cons
Too much bureaucracy.. long term staff were not treated nicely
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CMHC, was a great company to work for at one time. It was a very rewarding experience. Too many changes in the past years. Not the same environment it once was.
Pros
Salary, benefits and Pension
Cons
No security
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Good organization, but undergoing constant change. Less direct connection with people as they are moving to a work from home environment. Technology is advancing.
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Ever since Accenture took over CMHC the turn over has sky rocketed.

There is NO one working there currently who joined there as part of Original Team.
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They have a new work structure called ROWE. Makes the company the best place I have worked so far! The ideal work environment. The campus (national office) is the best, with a google type operation. Impressive for a crown corporation.
Pros
Rowe
Cons
None
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Since my work is confidential i wont be ale to give any summary. Rest its nice to work here but for sometime. You learn and move to different roles in the market
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Laidback workplace located close to highway for easy commuting outside of Toronto. Vibrant staff, friendly atmosphere, good compensation and benefits plan.
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A company that wants to be greater but with lots of growing and cultural changes to go. Goals and wanting to have a positive impact for Canadians is evident, but there remains a culture divided between implementing needed changes in an efficient manner and high resistance to change. Some of this is due to communication challenges and a global understanding of direction beyond mission and vision. The benefits are great and the overall compensation package is competitive - though there is a majority that focus solely on cash remuneration and have a "grass is greener" view. There is a gratification of knowing you contributing to society but frustration over continued bureaucracy and still not enough focus on clients.
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Benefits, good vacation, moving towards a "Results Oriented Workplace"
Cons
Frustration from not enough focus on clients, too much internal analysis and reporting
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Thoroughly enjoyed my job as a residential underwriter. Enjoyed working with my fellow team members who were always there to support each other when needed.
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Significant changes to the organization since 2014, not necessarily for the benefit of all employees, but definitely for the benefit to managers and senior staff. No tangible results or improvements to note for the average worker, some examples are:

- CMHC in Motion resulted in loss of approximately 350 employees

- Reduction in pension plan benefits effective Jan 1, 2018 resulted in a significant loss of corporate knowledge as a number of long term employees retired or resigned.

- Career Framework, recently introduced and promoted as beneficial to employees and their individual career path, turned out to be a euphemism as a means for significantly cutting salaries for all but those classified as management.
Pros
Work life balance good
Cons
Very political environment.
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CMHC is a great place to work as long as you are flexible and ready to change job functions at a moment's notice.

Pace of change is very fast, and deadlines are often unrealistic, meaning that senior managers are hired and fired regularly.


The work makes a difference to a large number of Canadians, which makes the CMHC a rewarding place to work if you are resilient and flexible.
Pros
Salaries are very competitive
Cons
Long Hours, little recognition
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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.
Pros
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.
Cons
none I can think of.
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I just work for my coop at school finish school finsh work no more to say and i was looking for full time job i dont have more to said about it is s good company
Pros
tired
Cons
change
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Role involved travelling within Nfld to complete initial client interviews for eligibility for financial assistance from Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program.
Pros
Client contacts
Cons
Extensive travel
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Middle Management is an obstacle for career progress and overall growth - My review relates to the IT department. I have had close to no exposure to other departments.
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