City of Toronto Reviews

Updated May 24, 2020

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4.0
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City of Toronto Mayor John Tory
John Tory
177 Ratings
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  • "very competitive to get hired full time(in 17 reviews)

  • "Not flexible hours available for part-time(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Financial Systems Analyst"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    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

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    City of Toronto2015-07-27
  4. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Library Page 

    I have been working at City of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Low stress and you have lots of time to think

    Cons

    Takes time to move up

    City of Toronto2020-05-21
  5. "IT Support"

    4.0
    Former Employee - IT Support in Toronto, ON

    I worked at City of Toronto full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good entry work for starting in IT Not high stress

    Cons

    Slow work environment Minimum pay High traffic area

    City of Toronto2020-05-20
  6. "-"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love working with everyone, good environment

    Cons

    No cons to mention, blessed with a great team!

    City of Toronto2020-05-17
  7. "COT-LG"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours - competitive pay rates

    Cons

    - extensive trainings required - lack of transparency regarding benefits

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    City of Toronto2020-05-14
  8. "Stepping stone"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator 

    I worked at City of Toronto full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work, lots of connections

    Cons

    Poorly paid, hard to get promoted

    City of Toronto2020-05-25
  9. "Great organization to work for"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Toronto full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Understanding management - Flexible time off options - Great co-workers

    Cons

    - Vague task directions at times

    City of Toronto2020-05-06
  10. "Pretty good"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Good work a safe environment to work in

    Cons

    Bad work ethic Bad management

    City of Toronto2020-05-19
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