OMERS Reviews

Updated 7 Sep 2020

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3.3
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OMERS President and Chief Executive Officer Blake Hutcheson (no image)
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2 Ratings
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  • "You can also not participate in their pension plan(in 14 reviews)

  • "Senior management shows no respect or appreciation for their people(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Terrible culture"

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

    I worked at OMERS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary, average benefits, good location (brand new building so nice office space), great facilities (i.e. meeting rooms, kitchen/lunch room, etc.), good bonus structure but management manipulates this. Lots of great people to work with - unfortunately, some bad apples make this a toxic place to work.

    Cons

    No empathy, terminate employee’s constantly and have worked hard to get rid of people who make too much or have long service.. nepotism is common with individuals getting moved into positions with little to no experience which would qualify them for the position.

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  2. "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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  3. "Senior Analyst"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great co workers, lots of opportunity to learn, many divisions ( allows for internal transfers), exceptional management

    Cons

    Steep learning curve - you must be willing to learn

  4. "Overall Rating"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Director 

    I worked at OMERS full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and overall culture

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OMERS

    Pros

    Great culture Smart, friendly colleagues Lots of interesting work Flexibility Very good bonuses Super benefits including a $500 lifestyle spending account that be used for wellness/commuting/activities - good maternity and paternity leave Several employee resource groups - pride, women, working parents Beautiful modern office Free food daily - fruit, yogurt, snacks Monthly beer/wine social Close to union station 5 personal days/year

    Cons

    Can be long hours depending on time of year Some leaders email at night Technology could be modernized/updated - although that is underway in some cases

  6. "Great company culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at OMERS full-time

    Pros

    Very open and collaborative; organize internal events to promote diversity and inclusion; great daily refreshments

    Cons

    Org structure is flat and it may be challenging to move up the ladder

  7. Helpful (2)

    ""Free" food (nothing's free!)"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Pension Manager 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OMERS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and pension (although less than half their employees are able to participate in the DB Pension Plan) and "free" snacks

    Cons

    All those with working knowledge/history and a high ethical standard have been let go or have left.

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  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, the people, benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  9. Helpful (4)

    "No Loyalty"

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

    I worked at OMERS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great new building and workspace

    Cons

    Fresh faces are more welcome

  10. "Amazing Company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome. League account, spotlight recognition program, employee discounts and so much more. Work is super flexible and the team you get to work with are really welcoming and genuinely caring.

    Cons

    Pension deductions sometimes take a toll. The company is trying to bring too much change in too little time which sometimes ends up bringing issues that are hectic and tiring to handle but that happens in any organization that plans to grow at this speed.

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