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City of Ottawa Reviews

Updated 16 Oct 2019

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City of Ottawa CEO Jim Watson
Jim Watson
57 Ratings
Pros
  • "This job has good pay, and decent hours(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, worked a student and gained valuable experience in the field of civil engineering(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "no cons, it is a good summer part time job(in 8 reviews)

  • "hard to get full time (recreation)(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Full of energy and positive vibes!

    Cons

    Hard to say really... Hmmm really can't think of one.

    City of Ottawa2018-07-25
  2. "Good pay"

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    I have been working at City of Ottawa

    Pros

    Descent pay as a summer camp counsellor

    Cons

    Very positive experience while working here

    City of Ottawa2017-12-02
  3. "Assistant Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Given the City's size, Engineer's are expected to have a working knowledge and skill set for various Civil components including: Land Development, Traffic Optimization, Capital Improvement Projects. Assignments and responsibilities remain fluid forcing skill adaptation. Will never have the same day twice.

    Cons

    May be limited for advancement. Like many government entities, the ability to "move up" is limited to available positions/titles which are usually occupied by members for extended periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Continue being the supportive force behind staff. That support is much needed when constituents often do not recognize the effort.

    City of Ottawa2015-12-30
  4. "Love them!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at City of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers at the Facility

    Cons

    Early hours at the facility

    Advice to Management

    None!

    City of Ottawa2019-10-09
  5. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work environment, good pay and benefits. Lots of opportunity to explore various roles in a municipal environment.

    Cons

    Strategic vision isn't always apparent, departments tend to work in silos at times.

    City of Ottawa2019-10-16
  6. "Very good job for teens"

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard 

    I have been working at City of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Good wage during the year

    Cons

    Unfair wage in the summer

    City of Ottawa2019-10-06
  7. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Provide the public with Great Service

    Cons

    Frustration in terms of accountability

    City of Ottawa2019-10-04
  8. "Aquatic Job with the City of Ottawa"

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    Current Employee - Headguard 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Ottawa part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good collective agreement, the city offers many services to its employees and discounts.

    Cons

    Shift work, entry level pay

    City of Ottawa2019-09-02
  9. "Great pay, but tiring work"

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    Former Employee - Skating Instructor 

    I worked at City of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    I received employee benefits If you're unable to work your shift, there were people who could take it

    Cons

    Having to wake up early to lay down on a sheet of ice and sing songs to children

    City of Ottawa2019-08-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but no clear career path for part time staff"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Ottawa part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible hours; opportunity to get more hours as more positions open; close to home

    Cons

    recruitment process is unclear, with possible elements of nepotism; no career path or progression for part time staff

    Advice to Management

    Work with managers to really engage staff so as to provide improved services. demonstrate commitment to really growing its front line staff - usually the part time staff.

    City of Ottawa2019-08-09
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