Flexible work hours to fit my demanding school schedule
Recreation Assistant (Current Employee), Hamilton, ON – January 24, 2014
• Program plan for specific courses taught • Courses range from sports, cooking, music, and science • Dealing with children aged 3-12, as well as teens 13-18, and adults • Making sure parents are happy – more... with the courses taught • Additional duties include overseeing programs and making sure they are running smoothly • Directly supervising receptionist staff, program leaders, and instructors • Dealing with instructors, making sure they are taking their classes seriously, and evaluating them • Opening and locking up the recreation centers • Making sure rooms are clean and ready to be used • Dealing with patrons during special events, answering questions, directing them on where they need to go – less
I had a very rewarding time being an employee for the City of Hamilton.
Public Works- Summer Student (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – September 24, 2015
Pros: Lots of freedom, great colleagues, excellent work conditions, and good pay.
Cons: The job became very repetitive at times, and I wish their was more variety.
I enjoyed my time working for the City of Hamilton because it gave me a stronger sense of responsibility and discipline. I was asked every day from my supervisor to show up at 8:00am in uniform ready to – more... work until the job was done. In my last summer at the City of Hamilton I was the oldest student so my supervisor counted on me a lot of times to complete the tougher tasks such as barrels, and cutting the high end sections of the cemetery. Taking on more difficult tasks was the most enjoyable part of the job for me because the sense of satisfaction after completing difficult tasks was undeniably special. Another benefit that I learned from working for the City of Hamilton is how unions work, I was an employee of the government and I understood the affects that unions can have on employees when they have job security. I will always be grateful from my time at the City of Hamilton because of the work experiences that I attained. – less
Excellent job, very rewarding for self-worth and challenging. Public sector - large company.
Financial Assistant I (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON CANADA – July 3, 2015
Pros: Variety of tasks able to use all skills
Cons: Shut-down between Christmas & New Year
Provide finance & admin support to Housing Division: Prepare claims for Homelessness Program on a monthly basis. Extensive use of Excel to prepare reports for management. Prepare Accounts reconciliation – more... with proper back-up. Learn to organize workload and assistant co-workers as required. Most enjoyable part of this job is completing the tasks on time and with no errors. Assist with Budget & year end process which may have very tight deadlines and have to depend on other department for complete their task in order to incorporate information at a higher level. – less
Once you're in it's one of the best companies to work for!
Various Positions (Current Employee), Hamilton, ON – June 3, 2015
I've been working for the City of Hamilton from a very young age and I've loved every single position I've held. The wage/salary simply can't be beat, and co-workers are always so friendly. Management – more... respects you more than other places I've seen and has your back whether you're unionized or not. Some jobs are contract jobs that require you to have a certain amount of time where you don't work, which is really my only complaint as I'm unemployed for a couple months of the year where I can't really apply to a different job because I'll be returning to work shortly. Advancing is fairly tough if you're not unionized, and getting into the union is also extremely difficult, as is getting your initial job into the City of Hamilton. Put the extra effort in to obtain a position here and you will NOT regret it I assure you! – less
Crossing Guard (Current Employee), Hamilton, ON – March 4, 2015
Pros: good kids
Cons: not enough hours
The kids and parents are great. The traffic is bad. People going through yellow and red lights, not safe. I do keep myself and kids safe, looking all ways even though I have the right of way. Hardest part is standing out in the cold weather.
Camp Counsellor (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – February 10, 2015
My mornings at the camp would consist of doing a head count of all the kids in my group, play games and sing songs. We would have a daily schedule such as crafts, swimming and more physical activities. – more... What I learned from this experience is how to come up with ideas on the spot and how to manage a large group of people ranging from various ages. However, I did not return back to the job because my co-workers and I did not get along very well for whatever reason. – less
Summer student worker (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – September 9, 2014
Pros: free golf
Cons: working in extreme weather conditions
Working for the city of Hamilton was a great opportunity as it gave me a chance to work not only for the city but for its people. Our jobs included maintaing the wellness of parks and overall appearance. – more... Duties included trimming grass, trees, litter control and garbage disposal. The public is always happy with our work and we always received compliments on our work and I believe that is because we were trained well and taught how to conduct ourselves at work properly. We always strived to maximize output and maintain our daily quotas. – less
Contract Inspector, Construction Section (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – August 13, 2014
Pros: free gas
Oversee road construction projects • Ensure quality of work within City of Hamilton specifications • Record daily on site activities • Take measurements and apply towards payments according to contract specifications • Coordinate daily activities, project deadlines, meetings, etc. with Contractors
Home Maintenance Worker (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – July 7, 2014
work started at eight in the morning. I liked the idea of meeting people and trying to help them with snow removal and other various jobs that most of them couldn't do for themselves. I also enjoyed working – more... with most of the co-workers working as a team was very beneficial to me. The hardest part of the job was working in sub-zero weather. the most enjoyable was meeting the people on a one to one basis. – less