School Crossing Guard (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – July 9, 2014
Pros: city pension, work with little supervision; you know what needs to be done and you follow through.
Cons: working outside in winter
It is a wonderful experience working with the City of Mississauga. You have a great support system when needed. My co-workers are happy with their job, so it means a happy work place. The most enjoyable part of my job is communicating with people. The hardest part is working outside in the cold.
Lifeguard/Instructor (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – May 31, 2013
Pros: good hours and pay
Cons: bad management
great work environment when the management were not hovering over your shoulders, hours were decent but cut throat with all the good hours going to people who have it good with seniority, pay was decent better then flipping burgers, over-all learned a lot but would not recommend any friends or family members to work at the location I did for 8 years, – more... and yes I wanted to quit on several occasions but the money spoke for itself – less
Records Management/Facilities and Property Management
Office Assistant, (Co-op Placement) (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – February 18, 2013
Pros: canadian experience
Cons: unpaid work
Assisting the Records Management Supervisor in creating new files to Realty Department on OMNIRIM Records Management System and doing other duties as assigned by the Supervisor . The hardest part of the job is to learn everything in a short period. the most enjoyable part of the job is working with an interesting supervisor and team workers.
Benefits Administrator (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – February 8, 2013
I worked at City of Mississauga for a short period of time and let me tell you, I LOVED IT! such a great environment to work in and the people are just so amazing. I had a blast working there, hope to work there again someday.
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – October 20, 2012
Cons: dealing with bad bone fractures.
For the year 2000 minimum wage was 6.85 an hour. My starting wage at 16 years old for a lifeguard was 10.28 an hour. Plus I worked with neighbourhood friends. Absolutely great job for any teenager into their early 20's. Great way to save money for post secondary education. Pay rates now have increased significantly in 12 years.
Parks operations (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – October 7, 2012
Pros: monday to friday work hours
Cons: extreme heat days
This job offered excellent hours and I got the privilege to work with many great people. I learned a lot about horticulture and how to arrange different types of flowers based on location. The hardest part of the job would be adjusting to the change in weather as we worked outside from the cooler temperatures right into the extreme heat as well as the – more... odd rain day. The ost enjoyable part of my job was working with my coworkers. We all got along so well and I made many friends. – less
Learn to Skate Instructor (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – June 28, 2012
Pros: good pay per hour
Cons: no chance of advancement, toxic work environment
The position I hold at the City of Mississauga considered a "part-time seasonal" position. Therefore hours are very unreliable. This means that your paycheque varies alot.
My boss couldnt care less for her employees, she also loves to play favourites. This in turn means that if you are on her favourite list you get more hours than the staff that are – more... not on her favourite list.
There is absolutley NO chance of advancement.
The only positive aspect is that the per hour pay is good. – less