Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Employee Reviews

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Productive and friendly workplace
Law Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Law Administrative Assistant22 August 2018
A typical day at work would be drafting up delegations,scanning, and filing legal documents as well as drafting legal documents. I learned how to draft delegations. The workplace culture was not diverse which for me was uncomfortable. The hardest part of the job was trying to draft up many delegations while filing as well. The most enjoyable part of the job would be talking to the lawyers and learning from them.
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Free lunches
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Investment Analyst, Emerging Markets & Commodities (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 September 2018
Not the best place to work. Top heavy with very little room to grow as a junior person. Furthermore, there is a lack of a path drawn for juniors to grow.
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Great culture and compensated well.
Business Analyst, Co-op (Former Employee) –  North York, ON11 September 2018
Great culture, I really enjoyed going into work. I was given opportunities that I feel I would not be afforded in other project management departments.
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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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great employer
Technical Analyst (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 July 2018
I have worked for ontario teachers pension plan for about one year. Its a great company to work for. They offer very good medical benefits for empoyee and the family.
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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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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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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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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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Private Equity Analyst at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
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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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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Pensioners first and innovative company
Pension Benefits Specialist (One year contract) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 November 2014
Depending on what you are looking for, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan can ever be a wonderful company to work for or simply a good company.

OTPP is an innovative company which puts extreme care in providing its clients with what they deserve. It makes every effort to provide the best customer service and transparency for its pensioners.

While I found my role engaging and rewarding, I felt that it tended to become repetitive after a year into the position.
Pros
Very well organized, perfect training, very innovative in terms of communication
Cons
Flat organization, repetitive tasks
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Great learning and working experience
IT Operations Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 January 2016
Ontario Teachers' offers students great learning and development opportunities through the mentorship program. I was able to expand both my technical and soft skills. The company has a positive and supporting work environment that encourages collaboration with team members and fellow co-op peers.
Pros
Flexible work hours
Cons
Can be stressful during the end of a quarter
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The company is growing too fast and also undergoing so many structural and mgmt changes and having hard time to keep up the pace and stay productive.
Technical Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 August 2013
The company is growing too fast and also undergoing so many structural and mgmt changes and having hard time to keep up to the pace and stay productive.
Pros
Friendly people willing to help each other
Cons
don't learn from the past mistakes
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Exciting work environment with competitive salary and advancement opportunities
Project Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 July 2013
Learned about the complexity involved in projects and how to manage them. A typical day of work is hard to describe because each day brought on a unique set of challenges and tasks. The most enjoyable aspect of my time at OTPP was working with talented and highly knowledgeable individuals.
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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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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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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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