Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) Employee Reviews

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Poor management and glass ceiling
Intake Agent (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 September 2018
I worked there for several years!
Co workers are incredible and the employee culture is great.
Management has not a clue what they are doing. They spend their entire day in their offices gossiping about everyone ( i know this, as i have sat through it)
Specifically, in the Intake/customer service area. The manager/supervisor there, has her favourites and if you are not one of them, she will go to the moon and back to make your life miserable....forcing you out! I quit and numerous others quit because of her!!!
The pay is ok, but not worth the misery and poor treatment.

Side note: you will ONLY move UP if you have family there or are a favourite ! Not ever because of your work ethic or overall performance.

Oh and you must be dead to take a sick day!!!
Pros
Wonderful co workers
Cons
Poor Management, no work life balance, no room for fair advancement
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Extremely unprofessional company
Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 February 2019
This company has no idea of their objectives. Theres no good direction. Management is really bad. Nepotism is at highest degree. Everyone keeps getting fired. Management make fake promises to get work done.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Poor management
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Privatization gone rabid
Inspector (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 September 2018
I worked for the TSSA for one year just after the privatization from the Technical Standards Division of the MCCR. I had previously worked for the MCCR (Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations) for 9 years. The TSSA was formed as a result of the Harris governments desire to break OPSEU, lower wages, rob people of seniority and bully employees in the absence of a union.

Once the union was gone, the managers showed their true colours The TSSA is nothing more than a cash grab that should have been brought back in to government during the McGuinty years - but he was all talk. They (TSSA) preach public safety but the reality is that they are really a FOR profit "organization" that has a bunch of overpaid directors from the private sector telling them what should be done to line their nests. Who really owns the TSSA ?? I know whose pocket they are in - UA
Pros
Company car
Cons
inept management, back stabbing, double standards
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swamp you with work with no overtime pay
Mechanical Design Review Engineer (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON20 May 2018
pro:
they will spend the money to train you
salary is good
stable job

con:
work is non stop
no overtime pay
lots of expectations although no directly asked
impossible work load, bring work home all the time in attempt to meet deadlines but new work keeps coming to your desk, no one cares
no work life balance, work will overtake your personal time
expect to go on vacation as punishment when you come back to see piles of work waiting for you
Pros
sometimes free lunches
Cons
long hours, no overtime pay
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Overworked-Underpaid
Intake Agent (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 May 2018
The workload is not balanced properly due to major lack of management knowledge of what goes on in their own area. Good employees are punished with more work, lazy workers get special accomodations.

Don't waste your time.
Pros
None
Cons
No room for advancement, poor management
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Productive and fun workplace
Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 December 2017
Productive and fun workplace, great benefits and awesome team dynamic. Great focus on employee engagement , satisfaction and moral. Make you feel welcome and part of a great team
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