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City of Toronto Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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  • "Hard to move around divisions if you are looking to change or get promoted from within" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Everything is based on seniority, so no matter how much or how hard you work, you don't advance unless you put in the number of years" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Financial Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time (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.


  2. "Experience at the City"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. "Project Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Toronto (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depends if the project assigned is to your interests.

    Cons

    Hard to find assistance you can count on. Need work/life balance. Need flexible hours.

    Advice to Management

    Need work/life balance. Need flexible hours.


  4. "Great job for students!"

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

    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.


  5. "The Best Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work Life Balance, employee rights and benefits

    Cons

    Salaries could be a bit higer to match the market rate for some jobs.


  6. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    A lot of experience gained. You're given a lot of projects to work on and trusted to make big decisions.

    Cons

    You're not supervised properly. You're just left to do your thing and just produce results.


  7. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    good pay and good scheduling

    Cons

    a lot of the supervisors were not good

  8. "Slow paced, limited resources but no stress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Little accountability so you are able to get away with a lot. Slow paced so very little stress.

    Cons

    Takes very long to get things done. Each year budget cuts means more work for the remaining people. Promotions are not based in performance.


  9. "Great Summer Job for Students"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Toronto full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Approachable and chill managers
    - Constantly outdoors

    Cons

    - Repetitive work
    - Not much meaningful feedback


  10. "Coordinator, instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Interactive with people, seniority for positions. Short shifts with time to time choice of schedules.

    Cons

    Not flexible work hours, scattered work locations and short shifts.


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