Volunteer (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 28 February 2019
As a volunteer this was a very fun, and hands on environment. A great learning opportunity, as well it was meaningful to work in such a positive and charitable atmosphere where you can give back to the community.
Deputy Returning Officer (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 25 November 2018
Excellent work environment and the flexibility to work with the people in the community they serve. The people are excellent, dedicated to service, and ability to converse and answer questions appropriately is fantastic
Anon (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 27 February 2018
There are many positive and negative aspects to working in the public service. The City of Kitchener is a very innovative environment but management who are not held accountable really hold the best of the employees back in bureaucratic process.
The worst are the employees are kept on board due to their affiliation with the unions and are along for basically a free ride.
The best part of the job is serving so many excellent staff members but watch out for the grumpy old timers who should have left when they had a chance.
There are no opportunities for advancement in the city as their is always a tendency to hire from within management or from the outside so don't expect to get rewarded for your hard worked and earned career. You will be overlooked and undervalued. If you can find joy and value in what you do you'll survive otherwise strongly consider other areas if you have an aggressive career plan.
Good work hours with above average total compensation
Environment resistant to change and only average pay
We get apaid lunch at Christmas and have Statutory holidays paid
Crossing Guard (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 10 February 2018
I enjoy my shifts at work plus the hours are good with my life style but since there is no work in the summer I need to find something else to help supplement my income since I have recently become widowed
Sports Instructor (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 7 August 2017
Love working outside and in an active environment, however have had lots of problems with HR paying me. I love working with children and building towards my future but struggle with some of the co-workers.