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Exciting Environment
Youth Coordinator (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: always fun
-Provided information about community services and resources available for youth

-Developed and implemented a variety of recreational programs and camps for youth e.g. basketball, soccer, and floor hockey

-Supervised and positively interacted with children

-Oversee the homework program and provide individual tutoring

-Prepared complete and accurate – more... daily records and report – less
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after school program
Summer Camp Location Coordinator (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 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
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Productive Workplace
Program Coordinator (Former Employee), TorontoJanuary 18, 2014
Pros: great people
Great Staff and really enjoyed my time here.

Perfect Type of employment to balance with school.
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Just another Summer Day
Wading Pool Attendant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 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
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Great People to Work With
Office Clerk (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: great people to work with
Cons: wished the job was full-time
Everyone was so kind at the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division while I was with them.
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Great company. Nice team members. Great Benefits
Citrix Administrator (Current Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 24, 2013
Pros: stabilitym benefits
Cons: slow growth
Nice working environment. Learn new things every other day. Typical local government style management. Unions
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Overall great place to work
Health and Wellness Program Coordinator (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 18, 2013
Pros: working with great people, working with children, implementing health and wellness activities the way i would like to
Cons: a lot of trainings and meetings.
I really enjoyed my time working for the City of Toronto. I worked with some really good people who always motivated me.
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Lots of culture
Water Department, Administrative (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 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.
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Stable
Business Information Officer (co-op) (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 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
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Government
Customer Service Representative - Citizen Services (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 20, 2013
Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a
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.
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Good work experience
Head Life Guard, Swimming Instructor (Current Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 6, 2013
Pros: job security
Cons: lack of promotional opportunity
After working there for 9 years I have encountered good staff and excellent managers. Working for the City of Toronto is something I would recommend to anyone.
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Productive and fun workplace
Facility Attendant (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 23, 2013
Cons: long hours
Loved working with the City of Toronto, extremely inclusive and helpful to all of its staff.
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Enjoy Day at Work
Driver Loader and Logistics Cordinator (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 18, 2013
Pros: free state of art gym
Cons: long hours
Love to be extremely Busy , and I enjoy the people I work with and my team is very passionate and hard working and makes my day go faster and easy , even though its high stress job with lot of risk factors and dealing with lot of people with minds and thoughts , but just staying calm and focussed makes it stress free day .
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Fun workplace with a swimming pool
Lifeguard and Instructor (Former Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 16, 2013
Pros: great pay for a student (above minimum wage)
A typical day at work consisted of interacting with many patrons and assuring their safety at the pool. I have learned to communicate effectively with different types of people as we get a lot of people coming into the pool each and everyday. I also learned to work well with little kids as I had to teach them. The management was great as I was never – more... confused as to who I reported to. I enjoy spending time with my co-workers as we were all similar in age (students) and we would have a lot to talk about during break times. The hardest part of the job is when a patron gives you a hard time because you have to always keep your calm even when you know they are wrong. – less
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Follow workers are warm and accommodating.
Piano Instructor (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 9, 2013
Its a nice place to work on. I want to move on and get an 8 hour full time Job with Benefits
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Fun loving jobs
Lifeguard/Instructor/Skateboard Camp Counselor (Former Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 26, 2013
Pros: work in the city
Cons: job security
Working for the municipality of the mega city presents a large opportunity to discover different avenues in which one can prosper. Toronto offers the most variety of programs to suit anyone's needs. Being a part of such a large group of dedicated workers felt great.
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would teach children 6 - 13
Dance Instructor (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 15, 2013
Pros: working with kids, co-workers
Would provide children with a 2 week program to educate them further in dance, We would provide trips, and shows at the end of the year. This required managing a schedule, and budget planning.
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productive and fun work place at soccer
Volunteer (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 10, 2013
Pros: team work
Cons: long hours
I worked in focus on youth which is a summer job . i learnt how to be a team player and how to take care of kids . I knew my co-works so i had fun with them . The hardest part of the job the is some of the kids dont really listen to us .
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Typical day at work
Swim Instructor & Lifeguard (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJune 14, 2013
A typical day consists of maintaining a safe environment for patrons and ensuring the safety of children.
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Internship
Planning Researcher (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMay 29, 2013
I developed skills in policy paper research, briefing notes and working in a fast paced municipal government workspace.

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