City of Toronto Employee Reviews

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Challenging but it enhance knowledge and skills
Food Service Worker (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 January 2017
Challenging but it will enhance knowledge and skills.
l have Iearned how to manage time, organizational skills, and prioritize. Co-workers are very cooperative and they are always collaborate each other.
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Great job
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 February 2017
Amazing job environment
Fun place to make friendships
Not alot of room to grow due to the seniority process and job screening process
Enjoyable part is working with the youth and the rewards of seeing kids and their talents
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Poorly Mananged From the Top
Facility In Charge (Current Employee) –  Don Montgomery CRC13 September 2016
The City of Toronto has a lot of potential to be a great employer, but top level management is so poor that nothing gets done and changes take years to implement. Their web systems are behind the times and the IT department is hesitant to make changes because of the lengthy paperwork and approval process involved. Consequently, employees are left justifying old methodology and outdated systems to the public. Also, many positions are granted not to the best candidate but to a candidate with more seniority.
Pros
benefits, pension, sick time, holiday
Cons
management, paperwork, seniority
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Great job with oppertunity to advance.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 December 2016
Working with the city was a great overall experience. They truly care about their employee's and make it easy to work for them. This job required a lot of program planning, event coordination, patience, and networking skills to succeed in.
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Unorganized and irresponsible management
Art Instructor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 February 2017
I loved teaching. The students were fantastic. But the supervisor and most of the staff were lazy. It was a pain getting supplies and receiving pay. It turned out to be more stressful than fun.
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Great place to work
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 November 2016
- Good place to work with nice pay and benefit.
- Friendly co-workers and rewarding environment
- diverse corporate culture
- Good work/life balance
- formal training provided
Pros
good work/life balance, good pay
Cons
Hard to retain as a permanent full-time employee
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afterschool care program
Senior Youth Basketball Program Leader (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 February 2017
Check the work phone for children absences
prepare daily snacks after snack as the coordinator i let the children know the daily program and follow through with the day
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A good place to work
Caseworker (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 March 2017
A good place with only lateral mobility. The work culture is open to new ideas and implementation of those ideas required many levels of review before implementation.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Highly structured
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great careers
Arena Building Operator (Current Employee) –  North York, ON28 January 2017
lots of room to grow
will get to where you want if you try
supervisors are very helpfull in training and teaching
learn lots increase your knowledge
put in your time and it will pay of at the end
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Productive and Fun workplace with happy customers
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 August 2016
Working for the City of Toronto was one of my best jobs. I've learned a lot about customer service and took part of many staff development training courses. My co-workers were friendly and knowledgeable and I've learned what I know today from them. The hardest part of the job was meeting with unhappy customers but with experience, this became easier. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing my customers happy.
Pros
happy customers
Cons
unhappy customers
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Fun workplace with great staff
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 September 2016
I've enjoyed working with the city and interacting with staff and clientele. A typical day at work may consist of filig, interacting with clients, producing cheques,drug cards eye glass vouchers, and attending/forwarding calls to workers. I've learned how to work at a quick pace, and how to stay organized.
Pros
the pay is great
Cons
some clients may be agitated
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Organized with a Great Program Schedule
RINK GUARD & RINK FACILITIES ATTENDANT (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 December 2016
This is a bright cherry place. The facility is relatively new and used by many residents in the city. It's kept clean and Management and Staff are always a pleasure.
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Highly recommend
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 January 2017
City of Toronto aquatics is an amazing job to have. Easy to switch shifts if you can not make a shift. Friendly work environment with amazing management.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
Some days are stressful
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Challenging and productive
Supervisor, Training and Development (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 February 2017
Strong support and focus on customer service and modernization
Some great people - dedicated
A lot of movement in terms of modernizing services
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Good start up job
Art Instructor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 October 2016
Very easy and manageable job, it's a great social environment. The staff and the community is very friendly.

Easy to get along with parents and kids as long as you know the surrounding.
Pros
Friendly Staff
Cons
Some kids aren't easy to work with, but managable!
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What you make it
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 January 2017
Paid well and on time, typical benefits/drawbacks of working for the city/in a union. Frequently rotated while guarding, given a short prep period before an instructing shift.
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Great benefits
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  toronto, ON30 October 2016
City of Toronto has great benefits for employees. However there is not much room for transitioning to other departments for non-union staff as union staff keep getting priorities over others and room for growth isn't very good.
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Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 March 2017
Very difficult to get hired, but nearly impossible to get fired once hired. Decent pay compared to other lifeguarding jobs, good for students or adults with the summers off.
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Poor work experience
Project Manager/Management Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 November 2016
Poor work experience. No proper staff issue resolution.
Work here was rife with political undertones and poor communication skills by management. Work issues could have been better resolved.
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A place to learn and grow
Afterschool Recreation Care Leader (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 October 2016
Movement within the city became a lot easier. Networking possibilities were broadened. City of Toronto commits to training their staff and making sure their employees are knowledgeable in policy and procedures.
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4.3
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