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Updated January 10, 2018
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  1. "Library Page"

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    Current Employee - Student in School, MO
    Current Employee - Student in School, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Public Library part-time

    Pros

    Benefits, stable, happy, life, hahah

    Cons

    no cons no cons no cons no cons


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, quiet, good for students

    Cons

    Repetitive work, not as challenging

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Public Library part-time

    Pros

    Friendly team, socially oriented, help available.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, everything is seniority based.


  4. "Looks good on paper but can be trying"

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

    I have been working at Toronto Public Library part-time

    Pros

    Many locations, variety of jobs, working indoors, low physical exertion, fairly low stress environment, good benefits, good supervisor and co-workers, some knowledgeable staff, good courses and free classes. I love the thank you's I get!

    Cons

    Hard to move up based on seniority, co-workers lack soft skills and do not work well under stress and pressure, stereotypical view of those with mental health issues, some locations hard to get to and not close to subways (some) Can take years to get part time or full time positions.

    Advice to Management

    Re-train in-charge staff to be very comfortable with situations of stress, pressure and emergencies. Not everyone has just had a career in a library-use their skills from other areas of employment to your advantage.


  5. "tpl"

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    Former Employee - Library Page in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Library Page in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Public Library (More than a year)

    Pros

    it was a good experince

    Cons

    nothing really bad to say


  6. "There are pros and cons, as with any large organization"

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

    I worked at Toronto Public Library part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security, independence, satisfying job if you like organization.

    Cons

    The main issue is inconsistent management. Obviously not every branch will be run the same way. Some supervisors/managers are encouraging and kind, others laidback, and others can be overly critical and micromanaging.

    Pages often experience condescension from higher-tiered library staff. Unprofessional conduct is rampant but unchecked.


  7. "Page at Toronto Public Library"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Toronto Public Library part-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment with flexibility in terms of work hours.

    Cons

    There is some difficulty securing additional hours, as the seniority system is used to select which employee has the first choice.

  8. "Great"

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

    I worked at Toronto Public Library part-time

    Pros

    It was a great experience.

    Cons

    No real cons other than outdated.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, easy job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toronto Public Library part-time

    Pros

    - great pay
    - great benefits
    - easy work
    - high job security (almost impossible to get fired)

    Cons

    - easy to get complacent/lazy
    - tedious


  10. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Midtown Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Midtown Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Public Library full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is very hard to secure full-time position if you have one than it has great benefits.

    Cons

    Accounting department by far the most toxic environment I have been in. Terrible manager.


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