Administrative Assistant / Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – August 24, 2016
As a typical day at work, everybody is friendly. Work starts at 8. Everyone is willing to give help whenever its needed. Co-workers are friendly as well willing to help as well. The hardest part was when you have to deliver the work on time and you have to pay attention to details at the same time. I liked that we had the lunch hour where we meet different people from different departments and could chat a little bit about life.
Camp Coucellor (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – June 7, 2016
I worked with special needs individuals and gained lots of real life experience with the City of Ottawa. This experience is needed for my future long term career with special needs individuals as a Personal Support Worker.
Very good job that only suffers due to personal and City politics
Student Engineering Assistant (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – April 30, 2016
Management and Job Culture are usually oriented based on the political motives of the group (i.e. cyclist friendly vs. vehicle friendly for example). A lot is not accomplished because of this except when there is a clear mandate from Council to go one way or the other.
Engineering Student III (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – April 27, 2016
Once you're in the City of Ottawa, it is difficult to be gotten rid of. Opportunity for advancement is sometimes there but it is difficult to get in since the starting positions (students) are often given to family members or recommendations by employees.
Union culture (difficult to get rid of bad workers, poor opinion of doing work, etc)
Maintenance Helper inside a recreation center (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – April 17, 2016
- Busy morning and weekend shifts. - Learned how to do ice maintenance, pool maintenance, work on a tight schedule and manage a large facility. - Under good management and worked with a great team. - Hardest part was keeping up on a constantly changing schedule and maintaining/repairing the numerous vacinities within the facility. - Most enjoyable part was working with your fellow employees.
Environment/Sustainability (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – March 28, 2016
It was an amazing job financially for an entry level position! I made great money and the benefits were nice.Management is good they always help out and coworkers are friendly and helpful the hardest part is when we are shorthanded and busy.
Maintenance Helper, Horticulture (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – January 25, 2016
The shift would start with our crew leader planning our route for the day. We'd fuel up the machines and the truck before leaving the yard. We'd cut our parks and sports fields until the end of the shift.
My supervisor very knowledgeable. He took hands-on approach when training us on the lawn tractors and mowers.
The work environment was friendly and upbeat, it made everyday enjoyable. The full-time workers were great, they kept all the summer students informed and smiling all day.