Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 2 Oct 2018

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan President & CEO 	Ron Mock
Ron Mock
108 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance was good with flex days, was ahead of the rest of companies for this(in 26 reviews)

  • "Positive and collaborative work environment, competitive salary and a defined benefit pension(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "You could argue that location (Yonge and Finch) is an issue, but the subway commute is pretty smooth(in 8 reviews)

  • "Not very work from home friendly(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "pbs"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time

    Pros

    great environment to work in

    Cons

    slow shift to growth

  2. "Project Manager"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior PM in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan for less than a year

    Pros

    Great space for trying alternative best suited approached, isn't bound by company mandates that tightly, very knowledgeable and learned employees, politeness and warm, positive work environment, delivery pace is not too harsh but not slow either

    Cons

    Interlocking is a problem and delivery framework is still not set in stone which could be a positive or negative thing


  3. "A great place to work."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Services in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Respectful working environment that prioritizes the right values -Feel heard, change is encouraged, management is approachable -Low turnaround, so you really get to know your colleagues over time -Job offers just the right amount of challenge and predictability -My department has a lot of freedom in terms of how we operate on a daily basis

    Cons

    -Flex day not available for many new hires and departments (treatment of staff not consistent across Member Services) -Can be very strict about when breaks or lunches are taken

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    "PCO"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

    Pros

    Nice work environment, good management team, great team, I worked with very smart people. Company also hire lots of coop students to give them a chance to gain some work experience

    Cons

    Location is far for me, lots of staff turnover, policy is very strict

  5. "Technical analyst"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time

    Pros

    - Good environment to work - Good benefit and salary - Good place to learn - Good location.....subway, closer access to 401 - out side activities

    Cons

    - lot of politics in upper management - Outsourced withe out informing the employees -Very weak Union -Management don't really follow the union rules

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    "Overall Positive"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Positive and collaborative work environment, competitive salary and a defined benefit pension

    Cons

    not enough opportunities for career advancement

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    "Senior Management"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great working environment, Good pensions and travel opportunites depending on department.

    Cons

    Limited promotion Health benefits are okay but not great Currently lots of change Bonus scheme is poor for operational professionals

  8. Helpful (3)

    "investment division"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time

    Pros

    -strong brand and one of the world's top pension funds -very smart colleagues at all levels -great learning environment -decent benefits and work/life balance -flat work environment in the investment division

    Cons

    -promotions are very rare even with flat structure (was told upon being hired to not expect upward movement for a long time) -compensation is okay but large increases in pay only come with promotions which don't come often -location in northern Toronto not likely to change -become overly focused on cost reduction

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  9. "Senior Analyst"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Friendly work environment -No barrier between management and employees -Good compensation

    Cons

    -Lack of promotion -Feel almost like two companies between investment and pension side

  10. "Co-op"

    5.0
    Co-Op in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    No cons I can think of

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