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

Definitely a fun job

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15 April 2021
Sort recycling, I learn we need to be better at reusing human recycling regardless of the cost, Management was not good! Managers to manage management, then hire more managersCulture was really niceHardest part of the job was dealing with all the process of the union and the companyThe best thing about the job was feeling like you are making a difference, but really you are *$&# against the wind!
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4.0Work/Life Balance
1.0Salary/Benefits
1.0Job security/advancement
1.0Management
4.0Culture
Pros
Pizza day, BBQs
Cons
Smell, lack of respect from management
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