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City of Toronto Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
71 Reviews
3.6
71 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Multi-culture, equal-right, equal-opportunities, work/life balance is good (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits and good work environment (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to move around within the organization (in 4 reviews)

  • moving up is horrible and no career advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Toronto as a contractor

    Pros

    great salary, great working environment, great learning

    Cons

    Contract, internships, personal growth, benefits, perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing opportunity for a student, lots to learn, and treated well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at City of Toronto as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is no doubt the City pays really well, but to be a student and to be paid twice the minimum wage is amazing. Depending on your supervisor you either get the opportunity to work in more than one role, or you get stuck doing one thing. Mostly, the people are nice and very helpful (especially considering you are a student and very new to the office).

    Cons

    They can't keep you after the summer since you will be going back to school full time and their part time hours are 40 a week (paid for 35). There are a lot of rules and guidelines for everything so you must be careful not to mess up. As a new student, you do get micromanaged, however, that changes as time goes on.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Lifeguard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at City of Toronto part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Friendly Staff
    -Always training you
    -Meet new people daily
    -Great pay
    -The supervisors area always looking to improve your skills
    -Everyone is professional
    -Great on your resume
    -you can move pool locations easily

    Cons

    -location maybe hard to get to and no parking for downtown locations
    -you need to put in hours before you can move up in the ladder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits, and pay is good. There is tuition reimbursement but it is up to the division. great people.

    Cons

    Extremely hard to move up. Basically have to know someone to get promoted. A lot of the division involvement to do the work and getting the approval. Hard to know what others are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the quality people in the city. More chance to grow can make people stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience with the City of Toronto has been for the most part a positive one with a few exceptions.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good and the pension is one of the best available today. Consideration Is given for family obligations and daycare issues.

    Cons

    The politics of the city extend to the workplace. As municipal government changes as result of election so does work environment and policies and it can be difficult to keep up. I don't feel supported by management .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and support your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sr. Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good working relationships in small groups of supportive teams.

    Cons

    It's really shot in the dark if you'll have a good worker/mgm team or a bad one, and if it's bad then it's really cold and empty. The culture is quick to red circle people/find faults.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A pleasure to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Toronto

    Pros

    The people that I work with are amazing, fun and energetic. Betty does a great job of running the Barbara Frum Recreation Centre, and I've never heard a word to the contrary.

    Cons

    It can sometimes be difficult to find hours. Employees have to be willing to work in various parts of the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every employee should be trained on the system used in the offices at their respective facility(s).

  9.  

    Excellent job for University Students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard & Swim Instructor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lifeguard & Swim Instructor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Toronto part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great shift's, most managers are excellent, great job that teaches leadership skills, and an engaging work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes had to deal with negative patrons, however nothing out of the ordinary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure employees are engaged during training's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Questionable Civility of Civil Servants

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Work Term Student
    Current Employee - Work Term Student

    I have been working at City of Toronto part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Associated with civil servants, friendly, professional working environment.

    Cons

    Haywire organization, lack of responsiveness and accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respond to emails

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A pleasant organization to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Toronto as a contractor

    Pros

    - Friendly staff, good pay, minimal supervision
    - A sense of internal satisfaction serving the public, knowing you work under the government.
    - Work and life balance are achieved.

    Cons

    - Takes a very long process for any request/approvals to go through
    - Takes a long time to observe change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I be appreciated if upper management takes the time to check up on us as employees at least once every week. Also, keep being updated with every employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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