ONTARIO CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE Employee Reviews

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Overall, OCE is a great place to work.
PROGRAMS COORDINATOR (Current Employee) –  Toronto, Ontario1 May 2018
Working as a programs coordinator at OCE is a very busy post. As OCE grows in the number of programs it delivers, so does the workload. Working with all the program managers allows you to adapt to various managerial sytles.
Pros
Collaborative work environment
Cons
Constant change of processes and the implementation of new programs
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Great place to work
Marketing and Communications Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 March 2018
very accessible to Union station so the day started by just rolling in from the train station. I a typical day went by fast, lots of meetings to keep everything very transparent.
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Good starting point in your career
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 January 2018
This place is mostly coordinators, some managers, a few directors, and an executive team of 6.
There is no advancement opportunity here, the org is pretty flat and promotions rarely happen. While the company works with innovative start-ups, OCE isn't innovative itself. It's risk-averse, very serious, and very government-oriented.

A great place if: you don't want upward movement (to move up, you have to leave the organization, so don't be prepared to stay), if you want experience working with start-ups (and when you meet one you really like, try and get a job there!), you dislike change and a lot of variety.
Pros
Free pop. 100% benefits.
Cons
Poor processes. No promotion opportunity.
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no consideration for committed employees
N/A (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 January 2018
No appreciation for extra hard working people. Nepotism. No real connect between promotions and skills/results. lack of support when an employees voices a concern.
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excellent place to work in!
(OCE) - Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 July 2016
-a very rewarding employment
-able to meet various stakeholders on daily basis
-very adaptable to new changes
-great social committee team
Pros
great coworkers and stakeholders
Cons
very little room for growth
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Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON2 November 2015
I enjoyed my role dealing with several industry contacts, academic departments and professors, research centres, municipalities and Economic Development departments.
The objectives of OCE is economic benefit to ON
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