OMERS Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated 19 Jul 2020

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  1. "Beautiful offices and toxic environment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cloud Architect in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OMERS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - beautiful offices - good benefits - competitive salary

    Cons

    - toxic environment - instability and fear among staff

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    "Environment and management"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at OMERS full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay and bonus

    Cons

    inflexible and long work hours. Traditional management system


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    "Secure place"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant 

    I have been working at OMERS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay Good benefits Good vacation allocation

    Cons

    constant changes seems as though there is a lack of long term vision; changes seem to be of a short term view

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    "Going Downhill"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OMERS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay (depending on your manager AND when you got hired), good DB benefit, ability to work from home (depending on your division)

    Cons

    - Used to be a great company to work for, every since the new CEO took over, everything went downhill slowly but surely - Slowly shaved off the paid time off/ omers days - Reducing benefit package - Changing culture to focus just on outside appearance and no substance - Ability for upper management to brush off failures in implementing new pension system and sugar coat it as setting up a 'foundation' for the future (what a joke) - Upper management / C suite is all talk and not accountable for their wrong doings. Their work ethics are questionable at best. - Excellent learning grounds for true professionals (workers who actually wanted to do things right and work hard) on what not to do - So called Directors/ VPs/ SVPs who are not 'leaders' but 'talkers only'. Initiated projects that have no substance - Look at the org charts, and you will see there are so many VPs and Directors with no subordinates. Good way to earn retirement dough from the poor pensioners who contributed - Nepotism at its best - Ideal place for some potential/current employees who wanted to hide his/her lack of working knowledge by joining events/committees that are initiated by the VP/ SVP. You're immune to bad performance reviews/ layoffs once you join the club. Just play politics and do minimum work (or just pretend that you know), you'll be fine - do this at your own risk and only if your conscience allows you to do so. There are some people (including Directors) who failed so many times, yet the person is still there -> Great real life example of just talking and do not admit mistakes, and you'll be rewarded greatly!

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  5. "Average Pay and limited room to grow"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Pension Specialist in Toronto, ON

    I worked at OMERS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Db pension and good benefits

    Cons

    Little room to grow Average pay

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    "Pity the Poor Pensioners"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OMERS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits in particular holidays.

    Cons

    The “Peter Principle” in full effect. Good talent in the Director roles and below. Horrible senior leadership team, especially the Investment team leadership. Ego’s and politics are in huge play masking massive insecurity and incompetent investment skills. They treat junior staff with complete disrespect. Its a real shame given the importance of a pension fund to its pensioners.

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    "Investment Research"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OMERS full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, Good benefits, DB plan, Good hours, extremely intelligent people

    Cons

    Extremely political, disorganized, no effort to promote teamwork, no training, flat organization

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    "Vice President"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OMERS full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice people.

    Cons

    Highly political environment and senior management makes decisions based on politics instead of facts. They lack a long term strategy.

  9. "Good company to work for."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OMERS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture, great colleagues, good benefits. Can't really think of anything else to write here. Great location and work environment.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, promotions rarely happen, human resources are useless. Training courses are not provided although there is a budget for it. Expectation is that you learn on your own even if or when a new technology is introduced into the company while you manage it on daily basis. Company benefits are well kept secrets unless you hear it from others and ask for them. No performance reviews!!!! You work for a person not a company. Management in some areas is poor. Blame culture at managerial level. Lack of ownership and responsibility.

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  10. "Great place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at OMERS

    Pros

    Good benefits and great people

    Cons

    None that I have experienced so far

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