City of Guelph, ON
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City of Guelph, ON Employee Review

An amazing place to work!

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1 October 2018
Working with the City of Guelph has many positive benefits. Specifically within the Aquatics department, the work-life balance is great, and staff are always kind and welcoming. Overall, it is a FUN place to work at!
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