Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Employee Reviews about "work from home"

Updated 10 Jul 2019

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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. Helpful (2)

    "OTPP has been fantastic and is a great place to grow your career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A fantastic place to develop your career. Very talented teams to work with. Good benefits, health and dental. Good salary for most positions. Good location near the subway.

    Cons

    Tough to get changes across. Not very work from home friendly. Big organizational changes. Too many conflicting technologies. Not a lot of lunch options.

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  2. Helpful (7)

    "Avoid if you’re young and wants to grow"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in North York, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am thinking hard to know what can be pros but can’t think of any.

    Cons

    Being a young professional you will have experience working with old folks sitting in the company for an average of 15 years. The problem with that is, less dynamic mindset and lack of adaptation. They can’t digest new ideas and are not open to any change that hurts their ego. All they know about is what happens in teachers. Their experience and line of sight is too narrow to get adjusted to. Folks that got into the firm as interns are now directors so they have no idea how the outside world looks like and how to scale a team. Just because they offer a pension plan folks who cares about retirement more are still there. A group of all these old employees can be political. Being a new hire it kills your motivation when you see they aren’t open to ideas and different work styles to bring improvement rather they would do what they think is right. All decisions are taken behind close doors and the team is never on board. I personally don’t recommend this place for young professionals in the field of IT those who believe it exponential growth and want recognition and reward for their hard work. The success point is close to your retirement age. They are still using windows 7 and outlook 2010. No laptops no clear policy of work from home. Offices are too old and crowded. Its hard to get a place in the washroom on a first visit, gotta do multiple rounds to get your turn. Location wise if you have a car, the parking lot is too expensive to park in. 200 bucks a month almost. Only korean and chinese places to do lunches around area. They have a survey mechanism internally that doesn’t seems to be affective at all.

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    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Response

    January 23, 2019Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

    Thanks for your feedback. At Ontario Teachers’, we pride ourselves on having a dedicated, innovative and high-performing workforce and place great importance on diversity of thought, experience and background. This is an exciting time at Ontario Teachers’ as we are just beginning our multi-year technology transformation. We know that creating a great work environment and attracting topic talent is important. That’s why we’ve already started making changes that include the opportunity to work remotely, “dress for your day,” new technology for all employees and a move to a new downtown office in 2023. In the meantime, we’re refreshing our current office space so that it’s more collaborative, modern and can accommodate our growth. We believe Ontario Teachers’ is a great place to work, with many growth opportunities. As a current employee, we encourage you to reach out to your manager or our People & Culture team if you want to discuss your career growth or have any additional feedback about how we can improve our employee experience.


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Becoming more like a bank, and not in a good way"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Mostly good people, who want to deliver and move the company forward Fast paced Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Bank culture has taken root. Blame game and favorites playing. Some are held accountable while others seem to be teflon and take credit for success but pass failures to others A lot more turnover than in previous years. Lack of insight into how to attract next-gen worker. Work from home is discouraged and for the most part, technology isn't there to make it happen Empowerment is a word used, but not really followed through on

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Managing at the speed of change"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Broad delegation of authority with good governance and oversight - Incredibly diverse investments accross nearly all asset classes on a global scale - Advanced global network of strategic relationships and partners - Fantastic reputation amongst peers and pension client base

    Cons

    - Mature plan that demographics disfavours - positively integrating new and ever-changing technology with business processes is painfully slow and often misses the mark substantially - Increasing number of collaborators can sometimes slow down decision making processes - don't expect a very flexible or work from home arrangment, this place is old 'school

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  5. "Workplace"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work-environment. laid-back. Good salary and benefits. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. No formal work from home policy. Performance review process not standardized.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "OTPP"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary increase each year and give about 4% bonus of your base salary.

    Cons

    No work from home option

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