Testing Coordinator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 September 2017
Nice working environment and culture. Co-workers are very nice, earn good experience to learn hardware and device. But if looking for better challenges and promotion, you want to move to another company.
Summer Intern (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 August 2017
It's a great company to work for with a great job culture! I love it here. You are taught a lot, your growth and development is a priority. You are sure to have a good time and exceed even your own expectations.
Great people, meaningful work, growth and development
Administrative Assistant (Contract) (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 August 2017
Nice place to work if you are an employee. If you are on contract, its a little difficult to view any job postings. Only employees can view them. Contract workers are not allowed. So my question is, if we are not allowed to apply for the internal job postings, then how are we ever going to have a chance at getting hired?
DATA ANALYST (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 August 2017
Big projects that have ministry funding that will impact the city in years to come. Getting to work with teams of people from different academic backgrounds has been a great pleasure. Currently working with data has allowed me to gain knowledge with different software and programs I never would have used otherwise, making my resume all the more attractive for potential future employers.
VIDEOGRAPHER/PHOTOGRAPHER/EDITOR (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 May 2017
Had the pleasure of working an a positive and creative group. The project created a safe place for the community and lift the stereotype of the area. The community leader was punctual, well organized and paid fairly for my work.
Contractor (Former Employee) – 277 Front Street – 6 February 2017
Some managers are way too overly obsessed with themselves. One even said in a Town Hall meeting that "their knowledge of the human body made them a natural fit for planning and architecture" in front of the CIO, basically declaring he wanted this Director job. Of course he didn't get it.
Also, some solution managers continually skip meetings (even management ones), and skip town hall meetings when the staff are told they have to attend. And when they work from home they are impossible to reach.
Lots of business discussions done in Hindi and Urdu. And when you ask them to repeat/explain in English they don't. And a lot of talk about Gandhi.
And if you are of Chinese descent, be very careful. At least in my section of I&IT almost every little mistake someone would pay a penalty.
Work life balance, good pay, good benefits, some nice people there.
Station Attendant (Current Employee) – Ajax, ON – 3 February 2017
- Utilizing experience in customer service to provide timely and accurate service - While providing updated train and bus information and interpreting timetables and schedule change information for customer. - Cash and credit handling transferring information between SPOS and menaris. - Perform other related duties as required such as opening and closing stations, assisting special need customers.
QA Business Rules and configurations Team Lead (Current Employee) – Ontario – 4 October 2016
Great Learning experience working in PRSETO. Managed and performance tested some of the largest complex applications and infrastructures world wide. Successfully managed projects in onshore and offshore model for quality deliverables and within SLA.
Metrolinx I&IT improving, but could use a lot of work still.
IT Contractor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 September 2016
There really isn't much work to do in IT, so if you want work life balance, don't care about advancement or doing something good for the province, and don't know much about technology, then Metrolinx I&IT business unit is right for you.
Didn't really learn much there, as IT was so behind the times.
Management plays favourites. And it's obvious who the favourites are. But just a friendly warning...never complain about the RTSI (Real Time Scheduling Info) system or its creator, one of the most favourited by several managers. So when you notice RTSI crashing every month for months on end, blame it on something else.
Some co-workers are very sincere and I befriended those. The favourites are back stabbers...and pretty well the entire IT management team is out to screw the employees. Especially the managers hired by the old Director who used to run things.
The hardest part of the job is having to see all the BS going on and pretending it isn't happening. Don't bother reporting it as it seems everybody in the Metrolinx business side seems to know but doesn't care. There was a very honest QA lead who called some of this out and the IT management team burned him for it.
Also, there were 3 ethnic Chinese who were let go for very small mistakes. I've seen bigger mistakes made more frequently by others and they got promoted.
There was a restructuring initiated back in 2013, but instead of changing things, the old guard outwitted the new management and managed to get their allies into the management team, so now it will be impossible to improve things.
The bestmore... part of the job is being able to work regular hours.less
Don't need to be qualified at your job to stay there, or get promoted.
Some managers have biased opinions of ethnic Chinese
Sr. Project Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto – 25 August 2016
Used to be a great place to work at. Recent re-org and influx of new sr. management has led to a high degree of nepotism. I&IT is very disorganized even with the recent (and costly) re-org. Maybe its just the learning curve. A high level of uncertainty and low morale in I&IT. Lots of hierarchy. This organization, at least in I&IT, is very top-heavy.
Some REALLY good people work there. Fair pay. Very clean and modern facilities.
Nepotism has found its way into the organization. Weak leadership. Low morale.