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Company has lost its reputation and trust with employees due to outsourcing
Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 June 2018
Was and still is a great place to learn and work with current technologies. However, company lost the trust of its employees when it began outsourcing staff to India.

Management tend to tell staff what they want to hear and do something completely different. That starts at the lowest levels of management all the way up to the CEO.

Many managers and executive managers have inherited their positions over time and simply aren't qualified or experienced enough to make proper decisions. For some this is the only company they have ever worked for, so they have no true experience outside of the company to call on.

If you're starting out and want to learn and move on, this would be a good company to look into. If you're looking for a company to invest long term in, this isn't the place. Management can't be trusted and neither can the safety and security of your job.
Pros
Great opportunity to learn and work with the latest technology
Cons
Poor and inexperienced management, outsourcing mentality, management tells employees what they think they want to hear but often does the opposite, promise transparency and two-way communication but again don't do that
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Stable traditional static workplace
Influence Sr (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 May 2018
Great place to work stable maybe even too much - very very long tenures so difficult to change process and culture. Demoractic to a fault every person has a say in everything - results endless meetings.
Pros
well funded stable $190 BILLION in assets under mangment
Cons
collective baragaining workfore
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Nice culture and work life balance
Senior Software Engineer (Team Lead) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 May 2018
Many opportunities to grow as a developer as people are rotated between projects and given opportunities to explore new technologies and lead projects without much direction from the management.
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Great learning culture
Intern, Capital Markets, Equity Execution (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 November 2017
Worked as an intern in Investments having minimal prior finance experience. I was encouraged by everyone I met to sit down and talk about their job. I learned an absurd amount in the four months I was there.
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Great place to work, outstanding working environment, friendly staff
Test Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 November 2017
OTPP has superb leadership from senior leaders.
The team members were great to work with; the daily challenges were easy to work around.

Flexible working hours is a +
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Exceptional Employer
Pension Benefits Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 November 2017
The workplace culture is excellent. Management is innovative and fosters out of the box thinking, which is re-enforced time and again. The work was interesting and made for lots of variety and engagement. Technology and all other support is top notch.
Pros
outstanding management, great salary and benefits, high level of employee engagement
Cons
location, not much room to advance due to very low turn over
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OTPP vontract 6 months
Information Security Analyst (Current Employee) –  North York, ON21 August 2017
Excellent management and colleagues to work with. Great place to learn and to be recognized. Work life balance very well organized and supportive. Place to be and stay.
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Not recommend
Portfolio & Project Management (Current Employee) –  North York, ON2 August 2017
Not a great environment to work in. Use to be an amazing place with great prospects. Highly recommend not getting enticed by the name and the glamour when being recruited.
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Nice workplace for career
Pension Benefit Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 May 2017
Great pay and benefits with a good environment. A good place to work when one can fit with management teams. challenge oriented type of culture and really interesting for brainstorming, learning, and personal growth.
Pros
Unionized wealthy company
Cons
Inappropriate managerial culture
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Great pay & projects
Consultant, PCO (Current Employee) –  North York, ON13 March 2017
People are straight forward and the projects are exciting. They are well organized, and have a lot of opportunities. You can enter either as a contingent worker/ contractor or hired as a Full Time employee. Either way, they offer you options along the way. Especially if you are a strong performer.
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All talk no action
Snr BA (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 February 2017
Well paid role, but some of the staff lack the knowledge or skill to deliver projects.

A very clique place to work, where delivery of a project is not always the priority
Pros
pay
Cons
low expectation
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Analyst, Private Equity- Strategy and Asset Mix (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 January 2017
• Worked with the deal team to analyze upcoming private investments and monitor current portfolio
• Use Bloomberg to research various parameters of private equity deals and determine feasibility with benchmarks
• Identify proxies and work on financial models to study valuation and performance of potential investments
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Excellent Company, Outsourcing has arrived though
Consultant (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 December 2016
A very good company to work for. Low stress environment and very organized. Recently is outsourcing positions to an overseas company, which may change things dramatically
Pros
Low stress, good organization
Cons
Potentially lower job security
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Good Place To Work
Teachers Private Capital (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 November 2016
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is a great place to work. Your co-workers are enthusiastic to help you learn as much as you can, plus they try and engage you on several different tasks to ensure you learn as much as you can.
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Outsourcing the technology team
DBA - SQL Server DB/BI & Oracle (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 September 2016
Good place to build your career.Nice colleagues and friendly environment. Co-workers willing to learn and teach.
They are outsourcing the tech team.
Cons
Outsourcing
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productive and fast pace
Sr. Test Consultant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 August 2016
Met smart and intelligent people in OTPP
PM team was organized in the way to move the project forward in the fastest pace
the culture paid attention to motivate people to move along
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Productive workplace with sharp people
Capital Market (Former Employee) –  North York, ON4 May 2016
There are opportunities to grow as there are many smart people. Everyday job includes coming up with ideas to generate revenues and discussing ideas.
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Good place to work
Database Consultant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 March 2016
Good place to work with good benefits.

Fairly a nice environment .. people feel secure ..

Nice working location and general atmosphere
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Sr. QA Analyst (Current Employee) –  North York, ON10 March 2016
good working environment . good salary and benefits, management is good, job culture is good.job work and life balance is good.
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Fun to work
System Administrator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 February 2016
Enjoyed working there. Relaxed environment. New technologies to work. good pay. always something to do. will definitely recommend this place to work.
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