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Updated Jul 19, 2014

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    Pretty good.

    Page (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsLots of benefits, decent wage. Friendly people.

    ConsMonotonous work sometimes. Silence is golden.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing, keep doing what you're doing.

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

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    Safe place to work with generous union benefits. Needs to encourage higher knowledge standards, less sycophancy.

    General Librarian (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsProfessionals have freedom to do their work. But the work itself requires a lot of multi-tasking and inclusion of new approaches to information resources.

    ConsNot necessarily the best management. Little staff input into changes. A culture of sycophancy and hierarchy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect and seek staff input in a meaningful manner. Don't just go through the motions. Management practices need to be more democratic, less hierarchical. Managers should be evaluated by staff, in order to develop a more open workplace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great part time job for student

    Page (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsDecent pay, with annual pay increases.
    Easy work and relaxed environment (depending on location)
    Flexible schedule.
    Great supervisors based on my experience.

    ConsSupervisor quality depends on location. I've heard some horror stories.
    Promotions solely based on seniority, not merit.
    Job quality varies a lot by location.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe assign the number of hours based on merit

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good workplace but not enough full-time positions.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe Toronto Public Library is a nice place to work if you like interacting with the public and most branches have a friendly work environment. Additionally there is: good compensation, unionized, paid breaks, and moderate flexibility in terms of schedules.

    ConsThere are more part-time jobs than full-time jobs in the systems so it can take years to advance to even full-time work. Additionally many jobs are filled based on seniority not on competence which can be extremely frustrating for well-educated young people.

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    Page (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros-Extremely Competitive part-time wage
    -Moderately Flexible Schedule
    -Various growth and development opportunities within the company

    Cons-Entirely Seniority based: Seniority rules everything from job security to position upgrades
    -Limited hours of work
    -Unionized

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people and place to work at, especially for part time students.

    Page (Current Employee)

    ProsThis job pays fairly decently, especially considering the minimum job requirements. The work itself is straightforward and simple and not at all strenuous on both the body and mind.

    ConsThe schedule is fixed, so there is not much flexibility in terms of working different days each week or even more or less hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo do something about the double standard in work efficiency, especially with Pages.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    limited room for advancement

    Page (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosbooks, magazines, dvd, cd, audiobooks

    Conslimited mobility because of union

    Advice to Senior Managementget rid of union

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    Repetetive but satisfying.

    Page (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsYou interact with the public and it is a very interesting and helpful way to build social skills. Great benefits, opportunites for career advancement.

    ConsA little repetive, smelly customers(LOL), could get a little frustrating due to lack of respect for materials inside the library.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the fantastic work, there are so many good and caring people in this organization and so far it has been a pleasure being employed by TPL

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    - student page

    Student Page (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros- great benefits, union, frequent raises

    Cons- not a lot of hours

    Advice to Senior Management- very great, helpful, and understanding

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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