Labourer Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 8 August 2017
A typical day at work: Interesting people and duties plus low keyed and no pressure. What you learned: How important "essential services" are. Management: Reasonable and helpful. Workplace culture: Simple. Get the job done. Hardest part of the job: Witnessing peoples grief up close. (cemetery) The most enjoyable part of the job: Knowing that we have done the best we can do.
Working for any Municipal Government is a job that many people desire, and after working for the city of Hamilton for thirty years it is understandable why this is so.
Exceptional Benefits, Exceptional Pension
Working at a cemetery needs to be done, but depressing
Sidewalk Inspector (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 28 December 2016
I truly enjoyed my time working with this employer. They made me feel appreciated and valued my opinion. On certain projects, I was able to make key decisions for the supervisors I was working under to have them approve of my proposed changes. I had great co-workers who were respectful and welcomed open discussion on ways to improve our work efficiently and in a way to save the city money. The hardest part of the job was working under extreme heat however, I adapted to the climate over time. I enjoyed the challenges that were presented with this position such as working with the community and watching out for the overall safety of pedestrians.
Learning about concrete properties and characteristics
Cleaner/Maintenance (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 15 December 2016
honest, reliable, excellent work environment, great training, and advancement opportunities. good benefits. Had a great 25 yrs. with the City all areas. my training and licencing were kept up to date, and offered many courses for advancement , opportunities.
Public Health Dept. (Current Employee) – Public Health Dept, Hamilton, ON – 7 November 2016
Save yourself for a terrible experience. Lazy, unqualified staff who fail to do their jobs. Managers who are inexperienced and repeated break various rules - including human rights codes and various privacy laws. Upper leadership who does not care. These are your tax dollars at work.
Unsupportive environment that breeds hostility and inappropriate staff behaviour that is never addressed. Great benefits, but you'll need them, because you'll be on sick leave or stress leave pretty quickly.
Everything else - work environemnt, supervisors, coworkers....
District Supervisor (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 5 October 2016
Used to be a top employer a number of years ago but due to a lack of experience in new management not so top of the employers list any more. It's a pity because there is a lot of good experienced people among our workforce
Administrative Assistant (Co-op Student) (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 25 September 2016
Would love to work there again. Great hours. Always something new going on. I drove the courier van delivering internal mail and water samples across the city. Then in the afternoon I was responsible for data entry of the information received. Active team member in S3P program where I received packages, approved paperwork, called with the approval of the work and sent package off to finance department for payment.
Operator (Former Employee) – Hamilton/dundas/ancaster – 2 August 2016
I had worked there for several years and left simply because the management is corrupt and a joke. They hire people with absolutely no related skills required for the job and have no idea how to manage important situations with in the city.. I do not recommend working for the city of hamilton to anyone.. STAY AWAY!
good working enviroment and lots of room to advance and try other jobs
Administrative assistant to Manager (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 14 July 2016
For all the jobs I held within the city of Hamilton, I found the two I liked the best was working at Wentworth Lodge with seniors and in the Tobacco Control Unit. Those two jobs were interesting and never dull. There were good supportive managers and also some that should never have been in the position of authority.
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 27 May 2016
Working for the City Of Hamilton was stressful but very enjoyable. I would go to work, sit in my desk and look through my emails to see if my mentor has asked me to do any jobs within the office. Typically they would be for me to print stuff off or open/ close files.
What I have learned in this field is that you have to be VERY organized, work at an reasonable pace, and know what work is most important to lest important.
My co-workers were very understanding and helped me a lot. They were serious but playful at the same time. Everyone was very appreciated for the work I was doing and even told me so.
The hardest part about working at the City Of Hamilton was having a big book to organise, tab and bind in the same day because they had to be in court the next day.
The most enjoyable part about working for the City was that everyone helped out one another. If a person was struggling one of our members helped. They also had different ethnic groups working and they would bring in food for us to try.
roads (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 27 May 2016
most boring job in the world, besides being a security guard bunch of lazy bums half of them could not make it in real world forman are all incompetent and lazy terrible culture you get real lazy working for city of hamilton
Cleaner (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 27 May 2016
-Cleaned homes through Helping Hands Program -Cleaned windows -Cleaned bathrooms and hallways -Worked as a member of a team and provided Clean safe environments -used cleaning products safely according to the health and safety guidelines
good company to work for
lack of work to contonue employment with Omni Basement
Productive workplace with a good attitude that encourages positive interaction with the public.
Skate Monitor/Rink Sweeper. (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 15 March 2016
As a skate monitor, a typical day starts with a public skate. This is very enjoyable for me, I grew up playing hockey so I often look forward to working. After the skate, my co-workers and I clean the hallways and changerooms. Shifts without public skates entail pushing nets during hourly ice cleaning as well as ensuring change rooms are vacated and cleaned on time. The hardest part would have to be dealing with the occasional parent that needs escorting out of the building due to a conflict, referees may eject parents from the stands if they become too loud or offensive.
Productive, experience and high motivated work environment
Traffic Signals Technologist (co-op student) (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 23 February 2016
-Carry out analyses and studies concerning the effectiveness of existing municipal traffic controls -Responsible for ensuring municipal traffic controls are in place for existing infrastructure to facilitate safe and efficient vehicular movement -Supervised building construction scheduled and negotiated with contractors and skilled trades -Participated in site investigation and generated reports