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Good place to work
The managers are very good and they are really there to help. One person was very good for training, unfortunately, he moves to another place. In general, a very good environment to work. Multicultural, nice work area with very good light. The company has excellent IT always ready to help if you have any issues with computers or internet services.
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great place to work
Great place to work.Reasonable hours ,good benefits .Clientele are a little rough.Pest control is an issues. Different languages are accessible, overall not a bad job
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Relaxed office environment with occasional on site work
I worked for a 4 month student coop term in the Asset Management Department. Student work did not reflect was was described in the interview process. Work was easy and not particularly rewarding.
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Awesome Place to Work!!
I had a great experience working at OCH. Staff, and team members are quite amazing and very helpful! Team work is amazing, work environment is a fast paced and can be stressful at times but overall the staff and people at HQ are phenomenal! I would highly recommend this place for others to work at.
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Call Centre is a trap
The only reason there's even 1 star is due to the salary. Nobody wants to be there and nobody wants to speak up "against" management. People call in sick all the time but of course they can't be fired and im sure the manager is only waiting for a slip up backed by the Collective Agreement to fire you. The atmosphere has gotten worse since the "new" manager came on board last year. This call centre has to be THEE worst but since the pay is pretty darn good why not just call in sick about 30x a year? Having your nose browned will get you further than being leader. Place is dirty, stressful and managements does have your back. Be careful who you speak with because it'll get twisted and reported. This is only in regards to the call centre. Also, please look into management because this person shouldn't still be here.
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Managment. Micromanagement. Sudden change in shifts. Lack of support. Lack of leadership
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Fun summer job in a great environment
A typical day requires us to travel from property to property and maintain the landscape. It was hard but fun work that was in a great environment. It is a great job to gain experience and learn a new skill.
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Great Summer Student Opportunity
Excellent opportunity to gain diverse and meaningful experience in the office setting while learning more about the organization. Great workplace culture and a wide array of work available.
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The service of the firm is purely humanitarian
If only the leadership can be exposed to a more productive culture , a lot of management decisions about human resources and people development will change for the better. Most people are not flourishing in their jobs.
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Love working here, with some amazing staff and good support. Benefits are awesome. The hardest part can be the tenants but they are also the best part of this position. Have to be willing to want to help people in this position
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Fun work space
There was always something new to learn and always new ways to come a problem that I learned from shadowing a couple of other workers. I found it to be good hard honest work that you could be satisfied with at the end of the day.
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Worth the experience
Worked as community development assistant. The experience itself was amazing, really great if you want to get out of your comfort zone.

Staff need sensitivity training in learning how to deal with non-english speaking tenants.
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fun, friendly & motivating
Ottawa community housing has a great team of individuals who are motivated into developing a green, friendly, lively neighbourhood. it was very rewarding to work with them
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Work life balance does not exist
There is simply no work life balance and your constantly supposed to be "on-email" working re-actively. it's not healthy in my opinion. A company should allow their employees to re-charge their batteries at the end of a day and or on the weekend.
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Always reactive
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Extreme long hours
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Excellent
When you have more work - Time is fly
A lot of opportunities to team work ,learn for responsibility ,Look Forward of different knowledge,Collaborated with property managers Maintained good tenant service on public work .Coordinate work projects .More experience-more work. A lot of seniors tenant and they're so lonely.Stay positive it cooling tension down.
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Enjoj yours free time and met cooworkers
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If you like yours poportunity you never tired
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Very strong team oriented atmosphere
Very professional workplace.
I worked in the Project Implementation section which dealt with building maintenance. Prepared scopes of work, specification, drawings, RFP's, building condition assessment reports, monitoring contractors, engineers and architects. Included was monitoring of change orders and payments to contractors.


It was very rewarding work because we helped people who are at a stage in the life when they need a helping hand, thus providing them a safe home was paramount.
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Safe and healthy atmosphere
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Work load in Project implementation
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What i liked about OCH
Interacting with clientele from various backgrounds, Senior citizens, people with special needs and refugees, was an enriching experience. I saw OCH like Ottawa, a melting pot for people from various cultures.
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Great as long as you're permanent
Great place to work, however the Housing Administrator's have a tough position (helping and dealing with tenant problems). However, management and co-workers are there to help with problematic tenants.
As long as you are able to obtain a permanent position, this is a 5-star place to work. Would go back any day.
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Great hours, co-workers, pay, etc...
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Dealing with difficult clientel
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good
it was a pleasant experience. I would go back there any time, if I wasn't living in ottawa now.
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Great experience (Summer position)
Presenting projects to managers and facility
Conducting surveys over the telephone with tenants

Listening to tenants needs and concerns

Updating surveys onto computerized research tool and inputting survey data into Excel

Collecting information for group research projects

Interviewing tenants who speaks French.

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Great environment
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Les employes
Ils et elles sont des travaillants , aident , sociales , amicales etc
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choisir tes heures de travail et repos et repas
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4.1
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