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Fun workplace and lots of learning every day. Opportunities to grow within the city
Arena pool operator 2 (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 April 2017
A lot of opportunities to grow, funplace to work & you meet new people all the time. Diversity and a lot of different people from different cultures you get to know.
Pros
Running Lunch
Cons
Could get busy at times
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Rewarding
Chairperson (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 April 2017
Great job for forming connections with community members and media outlets wanting to make a difference. A very feel good place to work at that, while it required a great deal of effort prior to its annual event, held equal rewards.
Pros
Professional Outings and Community Involvement
Cons
Volunteer Job so, no pay for lots and lots of work.
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Great team environement
Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 April 2017
This was a tight-nit team with many dynamic skills and abilities. Everyone (including myself) was willing to pitch in and assist in any role, whether it be administrative, hands on, or heavy lifting. The environment is always changing and challenges come up constantly, but the morale made everyone want to help and come together to complete the project.
Pros
fed on site, great team
Cons
Long hours (late too)
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Great starting job
Wading Pool Attendant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 March 2017
- had to fill and then empty the wading pool, which took a long time
- the rest of the day there was a lot of just sitting around so it got boring
- average amount of trainings
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Great work place, not garanteed work time
Ski Instructor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 March 2017
Loved working there and volunteering for two years. however my third year due to the lack of snow i got no hours of work in. Great staff and an amazing job overall.
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Great place to work
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 March 2017
Awesome placd to have worked over the last 35 years..great friendships with fellow employees..and worked for good bosses over the years..it was a great place to work operating heavy equipment..
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Productive fun workplace
Event and volunteer coordinator of Brain Buddies (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON24 March 2017
It was fun to work with the City of Toronto, a lot of great workers and a lot of opportunities to move up. A typical day would be coming in early and teaching for half of the day and then for the second half of the day there would be a lifeguard position until the shift was over.
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Community centre
Facility In-Charge (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 March 2017
To assist recreation and facility staff with the delivery of recreational programming, the accommodation of permit groups and the provision of client customer service.

This job has helped build my communication skills both verbally and written.

hardest part of the job - hours are not consistent
Pros
secure hours
Cons
shift coverage
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Productive and fun environment
Computer Tutor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 March 2017
As a computer tutor my job is to assist clients that come in with any technical issues they may encounter while using the community centre. Employees work as a team to ensure that every client is assisted effectively and efficiently.
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Great pay and benefits, good work culture, supportive management
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 March 2017
I enjoyed working for the City of Toronto for 12 years. Good job security with great pay and benefits, good work culture, supportive management but over 12 years I found it wasn't motivating or challenging enough.

Also, when they go on strike every few years, you do not get paid and it puts you in dire situation.
Pros
Great pay and benefits, good work culture, supportive management
Cons
Monotonous work - not challenging and no pay when on strike
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ok
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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Great place to work!
Human Resources Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 March 2017
Would highly recommend working for the City of Toronto. Great professional atmosphere, keeps you very busy. I very much enjoy representing the City of Toronto.
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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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New CCO has ruined the office environment morale is at an all time low
Senior Project Manager/Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 March 2017
Lack of leadership
Everything is hidden and swept under the carpet away from the politicians
You have to be a Yes person to survive
The Transformation Project is used to get rid of existing staff
Pros
Pension and benefits
Cons
Toxic office environment
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Fun and rewarding as a starting job
Camp Leader (Former Employee) –  Leader1 March 2017
Working for the City of Toronto Camps was fun. There were always new experiences to be had and new people to meet. The pay is good for a starting job but not for something full time, for my role at the camp. Hardest part of the job was dealing with stubborn and unthankful people but usually the job was great.
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Fantastic place to work, to continue your career or to start entry level as a student
Parks Forestry and Recreation, Lift Operator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 February 2017
Colleagues and other supporting staff are friendly accommodating and extreme helpful. A typical work day involved maintaining and operating ski lifts which works on a rotating schedule 1 hour out 30 minutes in. The position was for the 2017 winter season and allows you to build relationships with people and network with other staff who occupy managerial roles and other supporting roles.
Pros
Rotating shift, flexible hours, friendly staff
Cons
Subject to cold weather and potential ski lift closures
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Productive and Fun Place
Adrministration/ Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 February 2017
City Of Toronto is a great place to work. It's usually very hard to get a job here but when you do you don't regret it! It's a very relaxed environment but can get busy at times. Very accommodating to everyone, but can sometimes be hard to get hours.
Pros
having fun while working, very relaxed
Cons
no benefits
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Nice people, great salary
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 February 2017
Staff are very friendly and everyone wants to work as a team. salary is higher than most other pools I have worked at. Taught half hour instructional programs for 3 hours and lifeguarded for 2 hours.
Pros
Good salary, great staff
Cons
difficult location
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great company
Records Management Technician (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 February 2017
I like my job and variety of tasks from client services through the updating databases, research and creating reports toward physical part of the job - packing boxes, labelling and transferring them to the off site storage. I like a lot being fully responsible for my tasks and being able to make some decisions about how my day and month will look like, as i could prioritize my tasks and choose projects.
Pros
Separate private office, stable hours, cross trained for holiday breaks
Cons
Not much of the daylight on premisses
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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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