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Great stable at work
Site Supervisor - City of Kingston (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON7 April 2018
Great pay, flexible hours, great leadership, great benefits. Kingston is a great city to live and And has great employment opportunity. The city of Kingston offers outstanding resources in the community. It is a city to fall in love with
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Long hours
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Good place to work
Employee (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON24 March 2018
Good place to work as far as fellow employees, however it tends to be top heavy in the management/supervisor area.
In some areas there is a tendency for Supervisors to micro-manage..
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Great Career
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON31 January 2018
My career as a coach operator in the past 30 years has provided me with a great understanding in the public sector.
My responsibilities included public relation, adhere to prompt scheduling, understanding disabilities, and working in a demanding environment.
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Great place to work
Box Office Attendant (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON18 September 2017
City of Kingston is a good place to work. The people are very nice and understanding.Offers good part time benefits if you have the amount of qualifying hours. The only problems are you don't get many hours and depending on where you work there is little room for advancement. Getting full time hours is almost impossible!
Pros
great hourly wage
Cons
Not enough hours
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Great leanring experience
Computer Networking & Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON15 May 2017
The people at the City of Kingston were very accommodating and helpful with learning the various aspects of the job. Being able to work closely with various administrators allowed for a varying learning experience.
Pros
Great hours, weekends off
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Great Place to Work
Camp Counsellor & Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON1 May 2017
City of Kingston is a great place to work. The staff are supportive and like minded individuals who strive to see you succeed in your position. It is a well rounded, enjoyable place to work.
Pros
Great people and wages
Cons
Long hours
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Interesting workplace. Never boring or slow.
Civic Collections Technician (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON3 March 2017
Interesting place to work. Never boring or slow. Great place to learn how to perform museum work inside a municipal structure. Some of the most talented heritage people I've ever worked with work here.
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Inclusive Workplace with Job Security
Head Guard/Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON22 February 2017
Working with the City of Kingston is a great experience involving opportunities to interact with the greater Kingston Community through lessons and public swims. Directly well managed with flexible scheduling at the start of sessions, where work scheduling remains consistent. The most enjoyable part of this job is the people you work with. The only downside to working here is the non-competitive salary as industry standard is higher than what is offered here.
Pros
consistent hours, great management
Cons
Salary is lower than industry average
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Great team environment
Building Operator (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON24 January 2017
great team environment, well provided with materials and tools to complete the job. well compensated upon leaving. on call experience was invaluable .
Pros
work life ballance
Cons
none
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Fun summer Job
Park Care taker (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON26 April 2016
Had a great time working for the city, it was a fun summer Job, being out doors in the summer while on work is a good experience.

Good Co-workers

Being outside during summer was a gift and a curse.
On nice days it was really good, but on hotter days it wasn't too much fun.
Pros
Out doors
Cons
Hot days
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Good money, lot's of politics
City Plumber (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON23 April 2016
Great money, and overall a good place to work s long as you can stay way from the politics, clicks etc. Long term union workers.
Pros
Great money
Cons
Politics of long term union workers
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An excellent employer and work environment
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON5 March 2016
I have thoroughly enjoyed my work with the City of Kingston to date. I work with an incredible team of who provides a range of services for the corporation's internal business units.

I highly recommend this employer, as they have a very structured management approach and promote a professional environment built upon teamwork, innovation, and respect.
Pros
Excellent approach to management and leadership
Cons
Contract work - unpredictable long-term viability
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Challenging and rewarding
Integration Staff (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON2 March 2016
This job was challenging and rewarding. Worked with children with disabilities helping them become integrated into the camping experience. Helped camp leaders by guiding them on problem solving and integrating skills and strategies. Enjoyable experience.
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fun workplace
Ticket Seller (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON26 November 2015
great work environmment
helpfull co-workers
advancement opportunitties
best part is working with so many great satff members
Pros
great working environment
Cons
not enough hours and no benefits for PT employees
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Providing premium customer service
BARTENDER (Current Employee) –  Kingsotn, ON3 July 2015
providing premium customer service to all patrons civilian to celebrity, inventory of product before and after every shift as well as monthly inventory
Pros
would be able to see shows as they went on
Cons
really not much work in the summer
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Working Outdoors
Utilities Worker (Seasonal) (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON28 June 2015
Great working with kids/adults who appreciate the effort put into ice making/maintenance. I enjoyed having the ability to work outside regardless of weather conditions.
Pros
Working outside
Cons
Seasonal contract
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Interesting fast pace work environment with great coworkers
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  279 Wellington St Kingston22 June 2015
A typical day at work consists of dealing with the general public, interactions with policing agencies etc. court proceedings. I've learned how to deal with certain personalities with the general public. Management in the legal department are essential to run an administrative office. All coworkers work as team players and on an individual basis depending on the job at hand. The hardest part of the job is dealing with irate people but with the experience is handled at ease. The most enjoyable part are the people I work with to lend assistance when required. It makes for an enjoyable environment to be employed in.
Pros
Union
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Rewarding and refreshing work environment.
Parks Worker (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON16 March 2015
I enjoyed the time I spent working for the city of Kingston as a parks worker. The work being outdoors made it so that I always had energy when working, and I enjoyed the freedom of a job where my responsibilities were largely self-directed.
Pros
full time, good wages, diverse work, outdoors.
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Great place to work
Summer Student Maintenance - Aquatics (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON11 March 2015
Typically a work day consisted of maintaining the facility, keeping up with cleaning, garbage removal, and general maintenance for the pool/water slide. I learned valuable skills that I feel I can use to help me advance in a career. Management was great, always understanding with shifts and previous commitments (i.e. appointments). Never had a problem with co-workers - everyone was great and easy to work with. The hardest part of the job was making sure that the chemical ratio in the pool was correct. Anything over or below normal is an issue. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I was able to work both indoors and outdoors, allowing the day to go by faster than being stuck inside all day.
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Taught fitness classes
VOLUNTEER EXPRERIENCE (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON15 January 2015
Would have lesson plans for fitness classes and teach them to participants.
Pros
People enjoy fitness great clients/participants.
Cons
Short shifts and not very often depended on enrollment.
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