Change Management and Implementation (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 3 January 2019
Supportive and understanding leadership Driven to help the staff grow, learn and advance professionally Management are very flexible and reasonable Lots of opportunity to take trainings and advance your career
Great Work Culture, great salary, opportunity to grow
currently difficult to secure a position due to hiring freeze
QA Specialist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 August 2018
I worked tghere as a Consultant just for a short period of time. Loved working there, great people, good location, interestibng projects. However, all of the projects are now on hold and who knows when projects will come back.
SENIOR BUSINESS CONSULTANT (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 July 2018
Can learn a lot at this ministry. Many opportunities to move laterally and horizontally - must put in your effort. Key advice is to find the right manager/executive you will be willing to invest in you.
Administration Assistant (Contract) (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 June 2018
• Prepared executive letters, memoranda, policy proposals, confidential materials for projects, papers, correspondence, briefing notes, reports, data for presentation using various application and interpretation of oral and hand written documents • Provided guidance to managers and team leads on human resources, including: position management; WEAR completion; offer letters, processes, branch WIN requestor; • Developed a CEHSW New Hire checklist (a To-Do list to assists managers/team lists on the hiring process) and a CEHSW Employee Departure Checklist (resigning, transfer, retirement) • Maintained the manager’s appointment schedule alerted appropriate staff to matters requiring urgent attention • Prepared background material for meetings and seminars and collecting correspondence, files, facts briefing notes, extracts from relevant legislation from standard reference sources and appropriate ministry staff to assist the manager and staff in preparing for meetings and reports • Assisted with job competition coordination: reviewed and analyzed interview screening results to verify accuracy, contact candidates to arrange interview times, prepared selection tools, arranged logistics and disability related accommodations (as required) • Updated a computer based tracking system and hard copy files for records, correspondence and inquiries • Utilized database and spreadsheet software to maintain records and prepare reports • Provided services such as making travel and accommodation arrangements, confirmed invoices and travel expense claims, preparation of purchase orders,more... maintaining adequate levels of office supplies and ensuring office equipment was in good working order. • Provided orientation and training to support staff, temporary and summer students • Managed and tracked financial transactions, budget forecasting and reconciliation.less
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto - College Park – 9 February 2018
Typical day is completing transactions for public needs @ Service Ontaro.
Job is very repetitive but the day goes by fast. You're only guaranteed a minimum of 18 hrs to start but you get more at this location. You have many different people to deal with so somedays are good and some bad. Environment is toxic for fixed term employees - Some staff members can be difficult to deal, if you start in the afternoon, you often can't find a seat.
There is a lot of politics you don't know about in til you start that job. Half of the staff try to accomodate and make exceptions for the public where possible and the other half make it extremely difficult... Which means the team is not on the same page and depending on who you are partnered with, it can be a long and frustarting day.
Managers are nice for the most part but they are clueless about process and procedures or even how to use any of the systems. If you have a question don't bother asking any of them for assistance because they'll just ask your co-workers or SME.
There is definetly growth potential and the ability to move around. Pay is good and benefits are so-so for fixed term employees. Overall not a bad place to work because of the pay but I was disappointed. There are also a few really cool people to work with. Training was not that great as well. Very rushed, disorganized and minimal support.
It's always nice when we all get together to organize learning shops and play simple games.
Records and Mail Clerk (A) (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 January 2017
I started to work for the Ministry of Government since November 9th 2015 and it has been a very rewarding experience. My department deals with a lot of public documentations and it is a challenge everyday. you learn something new each day and it helps you in future so that if any situations come up, I am prepared. I have learned so much in regards to the different types of documents we receive everyday and it can be quite a challenge. I am most willing to do whatever it takes to do my job as efficiently and effectively as I could.The fun part is dealing with the other departments because it's like a chain, what we do in my department (Records and Mail Department) affects the other department. This is a really nice environment to work in.