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Collaborative Environment

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Busyness fluctuates throughout the day, but working collaboratively makes it do-able. I learned to manage time, prioritize tasks, and honed my interpersonal skills.
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Good work-life balance

Fulfilling work in providing service to the community. Positive teams overall. Workplace culture is generally respectful. Very well run municipality with healthy budget.

Pros

Good worklife balance

Cons

Lower pay compared to other municipalities
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Municipal Goverment

A diverse workplace with opportunity for training and career growth. The organization is large and has opportunity to move around with in the organization, progressing up a career ladder, moving laterally with in departments, or working in multiple departments.
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disorganized

Depending on your supervisor, they all play favorites. None of the union collective agreements are followed. New friends of management are hired and given hours instead of offering them to existing employees. Hour can be cut at any time. standard breaks are non existent. Overtime is carried over and added to other days, so you don't get time and a half, and the supervisor looks good for not having staff work overtime.
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Great atmosphere and flexible hours, perfect for students.

Great friendly atmosphere, shifts are typically 4-5hrs which are great for students. Typical shifts are repetitive and usually very straight forward which also makes it a great option for a first job.
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Was a great place to work

Wish I never left was one of the best jobs and company. The work was different everyday and had a great group of guys working in all departments. The hours were good.
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Great group of people

I love working as a lifeguard/swim instructor at the city of Burnaby, always many great experiences with great people! We don't get paid vacation days but we get payment in lieu.
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Excellent productive work environment

Great people to work with. Always willing to help each other. Always work available. Union atmosphere, and team work. Lots of chances for advancement.
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none

I really do not want to review the cit of burnaby. It overall is a great place to work and recommend it to anybody that wants job stability and plenty of time for family
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It’s fun place to work

It’s honour to working with city of Burnaby, friendly staff, good pay, most of the jobs are easy. All the bosses and supervisors are very nice. Union job

Pros

Benefits

Cons

Auxiliary no benefits
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Good Fun place

Great place to work and good team and workplace culture. Management is very understanding and leadership provide a true leadership. It was an amazing experience.
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Fun place to work because I deal with many people

Volunteered at the City of Burnaby for many summers. But how can one get employed at the City? Places like this are nepotism inspired places! If you are not related to anybody already working inside -you won’t get hired at all!

Pros

Dealing with public is fun

Cons

Nepotism
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great place to protest economy

citizens want to eat food and use items manufactured elsewhere but do not want to contribute to global economy with pipelines passing through their community

Pros

decent spot

Cons

citizens don't like tankers nor pipelines
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Worst employer experience

Got injured permanently after countless efforts to try to refuse unsafe work. I was off for over a year with barely any contact with the employer. Absolutely no effort for accomadations for permanently injured workers. I was working fulltime as a auxiliary mon-fri prior to injury. All hr could come up with over a year later was a on call position with a pay cut. Also the union offers barely any support and is most likely in bed with management. Total shock that this is a government sector employer. SHADY BUSINESS!

Pros

Pay is good

Cons

Management
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You work here because you have to

Terrible, this company is absolutely terrible. There is nothing positive about working here. I couldn't get paid enough if I were to offered another job at this horrible workplace.

Cons

Worst place to work, ever
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Just a warm body with management saying one thing and doing another

Management within the company tell you what you want to hear and preach about how much they care for their employees but when it comes down to it all that matters is the bottom line.
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Great employer

I loved volunteering for the City of Burnaby.I volunteered in many different areas. My co volunteers were great to work with, as well as those where were overseeing me
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Fun work atmosphere...

Professional job with effective management team. Opportunity for advancement. Fun and positive work atmosphere. Effective training programs. Great opportunity to work in the outdoors.

Pros

Very good for your lifestyle/fitness.

Cons

Heavy lifting of sport equipment.
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NIghtmare! Management is HORRIBLE!

Everyone lives in fear. No one has your back, ever. People take credit for your work and management tracks your every move. Some people (professionals) are required to report on every 15 minutes of work they do, everyday! The first opportunity that comes along, you get thrown under the bus! Co-workers are encouraged to report on other workers. It's pathetic!

Pros

none

Cons

management, work environment
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Good cause

Staff were friendly, however, no improvement in participation over the years.
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Social environment

Build good strong relationships with the young adults and co-workers. Very fun experience that practices your leadership skills and character. Learned to be initiative throughout the workplace and constantly learned to improved on new sets of skills.

Pros

Very positive environment

Cons

Short hours but longer hours in the summer
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3.8

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3.6Work/Life Balance
3.7Salary/Benefits
3.3Job security/advancement
3.1Management
3.5Culture

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