TEAM COORDINATOR - MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – February 19, 2014
Pros: managed work area with various levels and technical staff.
Cons: change is slow compared to private sector.
Responsible for west work area - half of the water distribution for the City of Toronto. Managing mechanical and electrical staff coordinating daily work orders. Contracting services to maintain facilities. Working for the city gave me the opportunity to coordinate activities and processes, understanding water regulations and technologies. Opportunity – more... to work in private sector a well as the public sector. – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – February 11, 2014
Pros: being able to work in a comfortable environment with funny, laid back, and hard working people.
Cons: minimum wage
Typical day at work consists of hard work and fun, Co-workers are hard working people who are also friendly and laid back. Hardest part of the job is meeting deadlines and matching work ethics to deadlines on the job. Most enjoyable part of the job is socializing with other colleagues when appropriate and knowing when to have fun in general.
Solid Waste Driver Loader (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – February 4, 2014
Pros: 4 days a week i work
Cons: longs hours sometimes
I check my truck and do my circle check, after that I start on my map, we switch with my partner at least half an hour each time, our supervisor is good he trust we can finish the map so he doesnt bother us. The hard part is when sometimes furniture is wet and is really heavy so both of us have to lift at the same time and sometimes that takes alot – more... of time from work. The most enjoyable part of my job is not only do I only work 4 days but if you push yourself in the day, you finish quicker and that means get home sooner. – less
Senior Financial Planning Analyst (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – January 26, 2014
Every day was different and interesting. Working under the Rob Ford administration provided many insights into the whole process of municipal priority and budget setting. The City has a very rigorous budget process and managed to reduce most departmental budgets by 10%.
Summer Camp Location Coordinator (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – January 19, 2014
Pros: we have a union
Cons: hours got to be longer
program itself is good, could be great if management knew how to promote, do needs assessments, extend the program length, treat all their employers with respect and give positive feedback to everyone instead of making employees feel like they have nothing else going for them
my summer camp supervisors are great, and program runs better with longer – more... hours and proper supervision, and everyone is on the same page and supervisors are respectful – less
Wading Pool Attendant (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – January 13, 2014
A typical day at work as a wading pool attendant was fun but extremely tiring. I had to be up before everyone to make sure that the pool was open for the kids for them to swim. The summer I did work for the city of Toronto, it was extremely hot. But the children made it all worth it, we played games in the water such as basketball, tag, marco polo. – more... The parents really appreciated the fact that I showed interest in playing with their children and making sure that they had themselves a good time. Working for the city of Toronto, i learned how to open pools, I also learned a lot of rules about the pool that I never knew before. My Co-workers and supervisor were really nice, we used to plan games together and then ask the kids which games they wanted to play. The hardest part about the job was being out in the sun everyday with no shade for more than 5 hours. The most enjoyable part about the job was just being able to put a smile on some of these kids' faces, especially the kids that were the only children in their families that only came with their parents. We definitely made sure they had fun. – less
Water Department, Administrative (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – November 30, 2013
Pros: great hours; culture
Cons: seniority based
Through my years of working at the City of Toronto I would say it was a great experience. You learn a lot quickly and it is very cultured. I didn't stick to one 'title' but was moved around a lot and macro-managed a lot of different projects, which I loved. The environment was great and so were the hours.
Business Information Officer (co-op) (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – November 7, 2013
Help small business owners distinguish different business structures and research information for them as requested Help set up booth and be there to provide answers in trade shows This job helps one to develop communication and client service skills, it also requires leadership skills because one has to make the call when helping clients The co-workers – more... are friendly and willing to help The most enjoyable part of the job is to help client develop their career – less
Customer Service Representative - Citizen Services (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – October 20, 2013
Providing access to information and Citizenship for residents of the City of Toronto. Very interesting work doing research, advocacy for the public. Enjoyed both written and individual communication with both the public and elected officials.