City of Markham

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City of Markham Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014
City of Markham – Canada – “Milliken Mills Pool”

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3.7 13 reviews

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    A great avenue for career development for those pursuing studies in community, social work, recreation, arts/culture.

    Recreation Program Director (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    ProsFun environment to work with, new staff and new graduates always to fill middle-supervisor and program leadership roles. Great commitment to child safety and community engagement.

    ConsOblivious Senior Management to work and efforts of "Fieldworkers", HR creates great barriers in getting interviews and positions which allow for advancement. Great ideas but the aim is for "yes-people" and it seems they reward people who "have been there longest" rather than those who contribute the most (the gusy in the trenches/frontlines).

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation for qualifed and experiences staff members needs to be reflected in their wages. It is not all about change, change, change...so members of the community actually favour some continuity!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Counselor

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery rewarding, lots of fun to see kids smile and learn new skills
    -good background to other jobs
    -encourages more leadership and teamwork skills

    ConsPretty exhausted by the end of the day especially with younger children

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    Great Experience

    Summer Camp Counsellor (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    ProsVery Welcoming, great experience as first job.

    ConsThere should be pay increase based on seniority

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great people

    Summer Camp Counselor (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    Prosgreat people - made some friends i still keep in touch with today

    Conspay isn't as great as toronto if you're doing summer camp

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good

    Camp Leader (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    ProsVery organised, good pay and excellent staff to work with. A good first job to work at and get to meet many interesting people.

    ConsSometimes it is a little bit disorganized and the staff members that you might be working with will not work at their best.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate staff more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    poor

    Lifeguard (Current Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    Proseasy work and the opportunity to make tons of friends with peers

    easy to fit into work/school schedule especially if you are a student.

    paid off for my university years

    Consterrible upper management, misspending and budget cuts only affecting front line, stupid decision makers, staff are treated like they are expendable, do not expect them to back you up in tough situations, lose-lose situation

    Pay is lowest in the GTA, pay for own recerts, not all hours are compensated

    Typical government job except you are not management so you get the short end of the stick

    Advice to Senior Managementneeds to be heavily re organized, current management is redundant and clueless about their areas of supervision

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work for students

    Swim Instructor/Lifeguard (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    Prosflexible hours, fun environment, friendly staff, gain experience, great for part-time or full-time work

    Consneed to stay on top of maintaining qualifications and training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great part-time work experience!

    Rock Climbing Instructor (Current Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    Pros- high salary compared to minimum pay
    - the hours are a set amount per week per season
    - great culture!

    Cons- depending on the supervisor, attendance sheets and other paper work might be disorganized

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun!

    Lifeguard (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood atmosphere and reasonable pay.

    ConsI cannot hink of any at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly, helpful staff with great employment opportunities, especially for younger people.

    Sports Instructor (Current Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat staff
    Flexible hours
    Accessible employment for those without much prior work experience
    Opportunities to develop child care and leadership skills

    ConsLow hours
    Limited practical application to some of the learned workplace skills

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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