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Great job. Moderate workload. Good pay. Great Managers and Supervisors. Certainly recommend working in here if you are a resident of Coquitlam. The only con is short shifts or not having full time shifts.


Good Pay, Good Management


Short Shifts; Almost never a 40+ shift a week/ No Overtime
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Culture of gossip and fear.

Why do so many staff leave?There's a history of severe consequences for failure. They hire temporary employees and wait for council approve a regular position. People have to reapply for their jobs. The combination makes people fearful and secretive. Plan to keep your head down if you work here. Even managers change often.


Good benefits, reasonable pay (but needs adjustment)


Not transparent, little recognition, old financial software
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  • Clear sense of purpose

It's a great place to work at

City of Coquitlam definitely is an inclusive and respectful employer, and that reflects well in the everyday environemnt as well. Training is an issue because when you start ofcourse, they train you but not paticularly for opening and closing shifts (which requires considerable training) and when you request training, there is no guarantee on the person teaching you knows their stuff as well (sometimes they are new too, or not frequent at this patricular location so they possess limited knowledge and more). They do schedule you in for training though so that's a bonus. Senior receptionists are very polite not just to employees but also to the customers, as we get a diverse clientele and good 50% do not speak good/proper english. If you are not a patient person, I would say this isn't the job for you. For me the best part tbh is working with my co-workers, chatting and being casual. It's not too strict on dress code strict or too professional, you have co-workers of all ages so you do make good friends or atleast good work friends. Hours and benefits are great too. As an auxiliary, my schedule has 0 stability but that's the job I applied for so.
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It is a secure job that pays well and offers great hours for students both in high school and in university. Able to request hours and decline hours if it interferes with health or school.
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Public Service

The City taught me a lot about strategy, planning and priorities. The City is a respectful workplace and encourages active participation between staff departments and teams.


Unionized environment with benefits


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Commeraderie with workmates

I worked afternoons from 5.00 pm till 11.30 pm there were 4 building service employees each with his/her own specific area at City Hall, while we would be given occasional instructions as to which areas were to be targeted we were generally left to concentrate on what we considered needed to be done. I was originally posted at the leisure facility as a pool services operator, where I progressed to obtain my pool services certificates, regulating water quality for the leisure pools and spas. I am unable to point out any aspects of my employment of which I found in any way unpleasant, I suppose it comes down to how well one gets along with co-workers and management. Knowing that you had some input into the conditions in which you work was one of the most satisfying points about working for the City of Coquitlam, this fact and the really special people with whom I was associated with made my employment there one of the most enjoyable working experiences...


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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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