Ontario Provincial Police
Happiness score is 80 out of 100
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1m to $5m (CAD)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
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  • Link
    Ontario Provincial Police website
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Rating is calculated based on 72 reviews and is evolving.



Prefer not to disclose in Orillia, ON
on 5 August 2022
Challenging in the best way.
Between the opportunities for growth and working with a supportive and dynamic team, this is truly the best job. I can genuinely say I love what I do.
Communications Operator in North Bay, ON
on 27 September 2022
Stay away
Clueless management implement changes just to justify their jobs. ( Provincial call-taking)Very stressful and too fast paced.4 days off needed just to recover from the 4 days on.Add for new hires indicates 0-40 hours so few applications which management refuses to change.No time off other than vacation booked the September of the previous year.Short-staffing causes consoles to be doubled up, call takers have no reprieve.Management offer many mental health services instead of making changes that would benefit the front lines.
Communications Operator in Ontario
on 15 May 2022
Toxic environment. Don't quit your full-time permanent job to work here
Hiring stage took 8 months. Training is 3 weeks in Orillia and if you fail the test you lose your job. If you pass, you go back to your communication centre, train for 140 hrs as a call taker, you fail this you lose your job. If you happen to pass that, you go back for more training to dispatch, and if you fail training, you lose your job. You're not provided the right training to talk a person in a mental health crisis and if the person dies on the phone while they speak to you, it's on you to live with. Hours are 0-40 a week and you don't get full time permanent for 18 months so 18 months without benefits. If you have a full time job with benefits now, STAY. Biggest mistake of my life and lesson has been learned.
Police Constable in Southern Ontario
on 25 March 2022
All in all, I am very proud having been an OPP officer plus you get job satisfaction, security, good pay and benefits.
As a front line officer, no two days are alike. You can go from a long, boring, quiet shift, to half an hour, or longer, of pure terror! You meet all kinds of people under a wide variety of circumstances. Sometimes they're glad to see you, other times not so much. Sometimes your shift ends with you feeling immense job satisfaction, other times you wish you could have done more. Sometimes, especially during winter blizzards, your 12 hour shift turns into 15, 16 hours. Then you get to go home and shovel your own driveway.
Analyst in Orillia, ON
on 14 March 2022
Contract employment at its worst
Would not recommend contract employment at the OPP. Contract employees are not well taken care of and the organization does not particularly care about work life balance or mental health.Management has no clear direction, making knee jerk decisions that make no logical sense.Individuals in management positions who have no experience managing people and who are terrible at communication.

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