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Metrolinx Reviews

Updated 26 December 2018
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Pros
  • "The work/life balance is really good with most managers being understanding and helpful whenever possible" (in 14 reviews)

  • "flexible, good pay and benefits" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Takes a while to get Full-Time; (up to 5 years,) based on how picky you are with shifts provided" (in 9 reviews)

  • "If you are from private sector you will find it really slow" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team of professionals. Great long term growth.

    Cons

    A lot of internal growing pains.


  2. "Test Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Work home life balance is great

    Cons

    It is a great place to work

  3. "Bus Operator trainee"

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    Former Employee - Operator-Bus Driver in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operator-Bus Driver in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metrolinx part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Trainees are bullied and trainers lie

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and maybe support to new employees for a change. Supporting trainers that sabotage others chances only reflects badly on your reputation


  4. "Very organized, professional, and well structured"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great orientation and onboarding. I didn’t feel like I was being thrown into something or an unfamiliar situation. Everyone seems really friendly and the office culture is positive

    Cons

    Feels very traditional in terms of the office design (cubicles, white walls, etc) so there’s room for some more inspiring or interesting design changes but it is a government agency after all.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to operate Metrolinx like a private business that’s accountable to the public, and incorporates more elements of successful private companies in terms of corporate culture.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "PRESTO is a place of dread and misery"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Great location. Nice people. Low work demands for most positions. Lots of promotion opportunities for women.

    Cons

    Current PRESTO leader has zero experience in managing large teams/operations, and it's really beginning to show. In an effort to be extremely deliberate and transparent about massive layoffs, PRESTO has taken an unconventional approach to re-org'ing that has ultimately made for a sad, disorganized and psychically wounded organization. Instead of taking a decisive and iterative approach to austerity measures, Metrolinx has taken months and months to deliberate on how best to re-org and which people to axe. The experimental approach has created a brutally long and drawn out humiliation for those deemed unworthy of staying. To get a severance package, people have been forced to endure months of having their layoffs publicly pending. It's been terrible to all and has left everyone with a deep understanding that the management cares more about the appearance of fairness than they do with the actual emotional well-being of employees.

    Additionally, PRESTO has undergone a series of significant planning failures in recent years, leaving it with inappropriate equipment, poorly designed contracts and an inability to make any moves forward without first making two steps back.

    Advice to Management

    PRESTO employees deserve a leader with a better gut sense of right from wrong and more proven experience. Both the city and the PRESTO employees deserve better.


  6. "Political Planning"

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    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metrolinx full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Engaging and important issues, good mid-level managers, energetic and sociable staff.

    Cons

    Many reorgs, politics can trump technical advice, many meetings and very dependent on outsourced consultants.

    Advice to Management

    In-house the core competencies. Prioritize initiatives.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Transit Special Constable"

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    Current Employee - Transit Special Constable in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Transit Special Constable in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Variety of work, approachable management

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for static shifts, hard on family life.

  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of communication


  9. "Solid Employer"

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    Former Employee - CSC in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - CSC in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metrolinx full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent salary & benefits; busy environment; dynamic

    Cons

    Difficult to progress vertically OR laterally if you have been with compamy for more than a couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Move your long time employees thru the org. Theres a lot of experoence there.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metrolinx full-time

    Pros

    benefit, salary not bad.

    Cons

    unfair preferential treatment in office