City of Toronto Employee Reviews

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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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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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Swimming Instructor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 January 2017
Great place to work. Very easy going and supportive. Also very flexible with work schedules. People who work there are nice.
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Productive workplace hub
Support Assistant- Birchmount Yard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 January 2017
I would get into the office, check any email requests for Parks equipment. Check Salt loads, File complete request forms and sit in on Safety meetings.

I learned how the city operates and how to work with the community.

Management was always helpful, friendly and understanding limitations.

Workplace culture was very business like a bit casual but professional

Hardest part was deadlines as I was not allowed to have overtime so completion through the work day could get concerning.

Getting to visit different parks and community centres in the City was a highlight. Working for Pan Am games promotion as well.
Pros
Meeting great people and contacts.
Cons
Short hours, no benefits or job security
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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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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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Fun place to work and the people are generally friendly
Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 January 2017
A typical day at work is pretty interesting and it is a great way to meet different people. It is a good way to increase customer service skills, but it can get repetitive.
Pros
Meet so many people
Cons
Doing the same thing every day
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sable work and advancement
Stationary Engineer operator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 January 2017
Worked there 36 years,lots of available overtime and benefits A very good pension after 35 years of service, weather on days or sift work.Lots of available training and advancement if wanted. Also had a strong union to back the employees. Transferring from department was also possible.
Pros
Benefits and pesion
Cons
Shift work
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Good place to work
Summer Work Term Student (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 January 2017
Good place to work. Good employees and employer. Good building. Everything is good. Good good good. Almost near the minimum character limit...and it's done.
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Good place for students
Swim Instructor/Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 January 2017
- you learn customer service skills
- you get to be in a team environment
- you get to work with amazing staff
- The hardest part of the job is when you have patrons yelling at you
-the most fun part is teaching people how to swim
Pros
friendly staff
Cons
nothing
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An exciting and fun filled work environment.
Specialty Sports Instructor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 January 2017
Working for the City of Toronto has always been exciting. Daily you can find yourself dealing with parents, issues participants have, or participating in a plethora of activities. Management has always been approachable and seem to genuinely care about their employees. Fellow associates have always been very sociable, with many team building "outings" organized. The most enjoyable part of working with the City of Toronto would definitely be seeing each participant learn and excel in whatever program they register in.
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fun workplace
Youth Worker (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON5 January 2017
Making sure the children are well looked after and all programs are being ran smoothly. Planing future programs for the youth.
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Loved teaching the youth basketball skills
Drop-In Basketball (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 December 2016
Connected to the youth who were apart of the program & taught them basketball skills that would help them get prepared for big tournaments & games
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Great PLace
Support Assistant C (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 December 2016
People, salary, environment are fantastic.
it is a good company if you look at it from the corporate site


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A truly rewarding and fulfilling work experience
Junior Adventure Summer Camp Leader (Former Employee) –  Leader, SK26 December 2016
Working with the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation was an exceptional experience. I learned much from this position and am eager to apply the skills acquired from this position into other fields.
Pros
Accommodating Hours
Cons
No Cons
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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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Great place to have a big impact on the lives of the people living in Toronto
Special Projects - Facility Management Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 December 2016
ICity ofToronto is a place to work for people who want to have an impact on the lives of people living there. I worked on many projects: community centers, employment places, civic centers, daycares and senior homes, public health and historical buildings. I walked under the City in most of the pipes including intakes under the lake, I flew planes taking aerial photos and climbed in trenches inspecting water main construction.
Pros
working on many interesting projects and to see them used
Cons
very demanding and busy
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Very Welcoming
Wading Pool Attendant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 December 2016
The City of Toronto provides a very welcoming environment with excellent benefits and job security. I would recommend working there to others.
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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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Good place to work part time while in school
Part-Time Aquatic Supervisor/Pool In-Charge (Current Employee) –  Albion Pool7 December 2016
Very good job for a student's lifestyle. Get to pick shifts once you get hired. There is a union involved with this job but you don't have to actively get involved but you pay dues and it is there to protect you if there is a dispute of some sort.
Pros
union
Cons
none
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