Ontario Public Service Employee Reviews
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Good job providing flexibility of work while working with other health care professionals. Lots of travel throughout Southwest Ontario. Great opportunity to understand the different needs throughout our province.
Set own work schedule based on priorities
More training required for an ever changing work environment and new Long Term Care Legislation
I wished I had known how bad things were with the the OPS prior to my investing my time and energy into it. It is just not worth it. It is a soul crushing, profoundly unfair work situation. Managers are allowed to do whatever they like regardless of 'theoretical' rules, laws, and regulations. The system is run by nepotism and don't let anyone suggest otherwise. It is a total mess. Run, don't walk away.
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Nepotism, non-compliance to rules and laws
I learned that working for many different people of their different way of thinking and wanting things to be the way they would want them done but I was very patient and understanding. That was the hardest part of the day. The most enjoyable day would be just sitting at a park and being A Companion in some funny way.
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- slow-paced, lots of red tape, nothing happens fast - lots of research required, documentation, tracking, filing - management is easy to approach - workplace culture is fun when there are events, but normally pretty quiet throughout the workday - hardest part of the job is getting internal approvals before things can progress
great salary and benefits
difficult career advancement
I have developed many transferable skills working in the OPS that I know can be utilized in other sectors or other career opportunities. There are many developmental opportunities to develop in other divisions.
Working at OPS is interesting, although the decision making process is super slow and changes with the change of high ranked officials which could make it frustrating and challenging to seal achievements in the workplace
Work is very seasonal dependent due to relying on MNR hiring, initial training period takes time and employee is expected to keep themselves busy if their ID is not processed in time for work. Actual job experience is not difficult, training is usually done through manuals and coworkers through meetings and asking questions.
Very welcoming and pleasant colleagues and teammates and very supportive managers and great work-life balance, but processes and workflows are slow paced and less efficient!
Any position in any ministry is challenging and every changing as every day is always a little different than the day before. Because of the nature of their business, no situation is the same and no personal contact is the same situation. All situations have variable situations which draws on your problem solving skills and knowledge.