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"I hated working there, and will never return"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

-can leave work at work, so you can still have a life
-normal work hours, can be a con too, you can't really go in early to leave early

Cons

The hours are not typically flexible,
Middle Management of departments is where the organization lacks, unfortunately those are the ones that tend to do the training.

Advice to Management

Most employees are awesome, but the ones training are inconsiderate. I loved most of the people I worked with, but there are always those few. Look into employee satisfaction

Other Employee Reviews for City of Ottawa

  1. "very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    it is quiet,clean,the co workers are nice ,always friendly,i feel warm here although it is cold oudside

    Cons

    it is overally good, but the transportation ,i mean the pulic transportation is not very good enough,but it is ok

    Advice to Management

    it is good,but i think it sitll have improvement room,like the efficiency and quick response to some outsiders


  2. "City of Ottawa Skateboard Camps"

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    Former Employee - Counselor for Parks and Recreation in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Counselor for Parks and Recreation in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Fun job if you enjoy working with children/ enjoy skateboarding (you get to skate pretty much the entire day)
    - Essentially being paid to do nothing, counselors would regularly sleep on the job
    - Camp style is very laid back, the 'programming' would deteriorate into a constant state of 'free-time' (ie. let the kids do whatever they wanted as long as they aren't destroying things/hurting themselves.) This meaning you don't have to do any programming after the 2nd day.
    - Co workers are generally very laid back

    Cons

    - The kids at skateboard camp are generally the stereotypical brats associated with skateboarding, you WILL hate half of them by the end of the week
    - Male orientated environment, there will be a maximum of 1 female counselor every summer, that is if they even bother to hire one
    - Will get you no where, do not think that working camp for three years straight will get you farther than that.
    - Co workers are generally MORONS. They are sometimes more idiotic than the campers.
    - New skatepark coordinator(relative to when I left) is completely incompetent
    - After having worked there, you will confidently say you would never place your kids in that camp, or recommend it to any parents.
    - Each week, a kid WILL seriously injure themselves. (I'd say due equally to the kid's stupidity, and to the inattentiveness of counselors)

    Advice to Management

    Hire a skatepark coordinator that can actually do the job. Restructure the camp so that as a counselor, I would actually recommend that parents send there kids there instead of just sticking their kids in their backyard (which would be so much safer)

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