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City of Toronto Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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  • Hard to move up due to seniority (in 7 reviews)

  • Starting off part time and working your way up can be challenging but worth it (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Communications"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent than other places.

    Cons

    Lots of work. No work life balance.


  4. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Garbage Collector in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Garbage Collector in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    really nice people and good times

    Cons

    work was hard but not really challenging

    Advice to Management

    make work less hard


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor Payroll in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor Payroll in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Toronto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are many different Divisions and work locations and therefore you have the opportunity to apply for a variety of positions. You would eventually get benefits and contribute to a pension plan. This is mainly a strong unionized environment (inside and outside workers) governed by Collective agreements. Management is non union. I enjoyed working at the City.

    Cons

    Very little cons and would depend on the division or section you work for. You may love working in one area, but may not like another. It just depends on the management style and atmosphere in the section. Some appear more overworked than others.

    Advice to Management

    Every division should continue with the high quality service to residents and employees, but at the same time always give serious consideration to the taxpayer`s dollars being spent to provide the service.


  6. "Child care aid"

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

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

    Pros

    Part of a union. Which is nice , benefits and room for advancement. Vacation time is usually in the contract as well as paid sick days.

    Cons

    If your not from the city the commute is brutal. Starting off part time and working your way up can be challenging but worth it.


  7. "Good work place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and employees.

    Cons

    Can't think of any besides how busy it may get.

  8. "support assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, comfortable job, work life balance

    Cons

    very limited developmental opportunities, no particular reward or even review of job performance


  9. "Ontario Works Caseworker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Diverse environment. Opportunities to make a change in service users' lives. Opportunities to liaise with community and governmental agencies. Competitive benefits and pay. Internal corporate courses for professional development.

    Cons

    Low office morale. Low emphasis on work/life balance and demotion of wellness and self-care practices. Minimal room for advancement unless you are being coached or mentored by member of management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on fostering a work environment which promotes wellness and self-care. Management needs to strive more to being advocates to employees and soliciting employee feedback which changes to program delivery and new initiatives.


  10. "Great opportunity (worked in indoor pools)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Lots of learning experience on customer service.

    Cons

    May be physically demanding for people with low tolerance of cold water


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