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86%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
Approve of CEO
John Tory
118 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work Life Balance, employee rights and benefits(in 31 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, good pay, good work life balance(in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • "You are promoted or offered new opportunities based on seniority(in 12 reviews)

  • "Hard to move around divisions if you are looking to change or get promoted from within(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Financial Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professional work environment. Work life balance is very good. Comprehensive benefits & pension plan. Lots of scope for career growth. Pay on par with private employers. Stress free work place.

    Cons

    Work location is usually at downtown Toronto or other such busy places, so commute can be long. Tenure is valued more than new talent in some instances.

    City of Toronto2018-10-17
  2. "Experience at the City"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at City of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, hours, work life balance

    Cons

    Internal politics, opaque policies and procedures

    City of Toronto2018-09-07
  3. "Great job for students!"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard &Amp; Swim Instructor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at City of Toronto

    Pros

    Best job for students. Pay for Swim instructor was just over 15$/hr depending on the district. Lots of fun people from diverse backrounds. Nice to spend time outside in the sun and earn money for it.

    Cons

    Not much career chance in Aquatics. After a few years with seniority you can pick shifts, but not much else. Some supervisors are too strict and ruin the experience. Some pools water is too cold and make instructing for many hours difficult because you have to be in the water with all the lower levels

    Advice to Management

    Improve organization of the staff trainings to reduce the volume. Budget money needs to be allocated more evenly for maintenance in neglected facilities, not just for visible areas.

    City of Toronto2015-07-27
  4. "Excellent job with good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    - great benefits - stable income - chill environment

    Cons

    - unionized environments can drive you crazy

    City of Toronto2019-04-12
  5. "Solid employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Great co workers and environment

    Cons

    very competitive to get hired full time

    City of Toronto2019-04-11
  6. "Community resources"

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    Current Employee - Community Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Positive, innovative environment, high performing teams and dedicated staff.

    Cons

    high levels of bureaucracy are present.

    Advice to Management

    More funding to critical programs

    City of Toronto2019-04-22
  7. "Property Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment, friendly team, great benefits.

    Cons

    Need for up-to-date systems to support employees.

    City of Toronto2019-04-05
  8. "Teacher who works with great people."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at City of Toronto full-time

      Pros

      Great place to be working at.

      Cons

      None I can think of

      City of Toronto2019-04-04
    • "Community Youth Leader"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at City of Toronto part-time

      Pros

      Flexible hours, good pay, good work life balance

      Cons

      Hard to get full time

      City of Toronto2019-03-31
    • "RN"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at City of Toronto full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      good benefits, salary, flexible, diverse,multicultural

      Cons

      Not too many cons to say

      City of Toronto2019-03-26
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