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Supervisors and Management have no communication
Driver/Labourer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON7 October 2018
Daily routine was disorganized. Jumping from one task to the next. Never finishing jobs. Supervisors very disorganized and not very knowledgeable. Wages are lower than other municipalities. Overall morale of employees is bleak.
Pros
Scheduled break times and lunch
Cons
Supervisors and Management are a joke
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Sales Associate - Marketing Department (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON17 September 2018
The city of markham has a slow work culture, more relaxed easy going. The hardest part of the job is maintaining good relationship with co workers.
Learnt how to deal with difficult managers.
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great area
Pottery Program Assistant (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON3 September 2018
I have volunteered with Markham but never had the chance to work with a salary. I am very excited and looking forward a future to working with others.
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Great for Experience
Fitness Specialist I/II (Current Employee) –  Cornell, ON12 July 2018
Honestly I love working for the City of Markham. Your co-workers are amazing, really flexible hours, and you learn a lot. Depending on the centre it can be very busy. You also get your regular members who usually have very good personalities. Also dependant on the centre, you may be training a lot of different demographics, this of course ties in with your experience.
Pros
flexible
Cons
Pay is a little lower then some community centres
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productive and fun
Human Resources Intern (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON29 June 2018
A good place to work to experience growth and a healthy work environment. I filed and completed data entry necessary for the department to run smoothly. I collaborated with various teams and learned about the various facets of Human Resources.
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Very fun volunteering experience.
Summer Camp Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON14 June 2018
Usually the volunteers just assisted the camp staff. Keeping and eye on the kids was important as they sometimes wandered off. Learned to be more attentive and how to read emotions on children. Extremely fun as summer camps attempt to give teach and keep children happy. Recommend to people who want to become a Councillor eventually.
Pros
Learn leadership skills.
Cons
No pay as it is volunteer work.
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Enjoyed working for the City of Markham
Municipal Sign Installer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON3 June 2018
The people were great and the work was interesting and challenging.
Shift work was required and for some departments a class 1 drivers license was needed.
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Good
Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON27 May 2018
An easy job to balance with school and helps you build your customer service skills. Overall working for the city is a good way to earn money as a highschool student
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Challenging
Supervisor of Forestry (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON20 May 2018
There were some great people and professionals who are passionate about their fields of practise.
Benefits were great, hours of work were very good and there are many great potentials.
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Fun and good experience
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON1 May 2018
At this job you meet many new people. Lifeguards work as a team to complete tasks. Friendly environment and the City of Markham provides flexible hours for students.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
boring at times
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Fun workplace
Summer Camp Counselor (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON21 April 2018
It was always a fun place to work with good people and hard working management. I enjoyed it here as it was a relaxing environment and it was 8-4. Very laid back
Pros
long lunches
Cons
coverage
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Great place to start my career
Program Instructor II (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON11 April 2018
Fortunate to have an amazing mentor and boss for my return to the workforce.
Supportive staff that work well as a team.
Great place to work if you like dealing with the public.
Tough to move up or get a full-time job.
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Amazing job to start out and great environment.
Learn to Skate & Power Skating Instructor (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON29 March 2018
Loved working for the city of Markham and plan to continue to do so. It was a great environment with a great group of people, especially the bosses, would highly recommend this job to others.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Not enough hours
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city of markham
Camp Counselor (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON25 March 2018
-Great company
-Everyone is passionate and caring
-Very supportive staff
-Everyone is accountable for each other
- The CEO is always a helping hand in any circumstance
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Up and Coming Municipality
Contract Administrator (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON11 March 2018
City of Markham is growing and there is a lot of opportunity to grow with the City. As an employee in the Engineering Department there is a variety of different projects to look after from park construction to rehabilitating existing intersections. Overall the team and support staff are great to work alongside with. As the City is growing there is not too much precedent for how to go about doing certain things, however this does open the door to creative problem solving and proposing new ideas.
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Dedicated public servants
Thornhill Councillor (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON28 February 2018
A committed and absolutely professional upper management staff. Staff at all levels were always available to provide expert advice and suggestions. From a governance perspective, I always had confidence in their thoroughness.
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Lifeguard
Swim Instructor & Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON10 February 2018
I worked as a swim instructor and as a lifeguard part-time. It is a great way as a student to get started and earn some money. However, with all the qualifications and the pay (in comparison with other municipalities) it is not that great.
Pros
Great way to start off as a part-time job
Cons
Lower pay in comparison to other municipalities
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Fun, easy going workplace
Pool Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON30 January 2018
Serving members of the local community is fun and rewarding.
Colleagues are friendly and helpful.
Management recognizes that we have a life outside of work.
Pros
Flexible Hours
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Swim Instructing and Lifeguarding
Swim Instructor and Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON24 January 2018
Depending on who is supervising and managing the team on the day you're working, this job can be a huge learning experience or something you have to grind through. Each week someone on the team brings snacks, which is awesome once you're tired out from teaching classes.
Pros
Great Team and work environment (if the management on the day you work is amazing)
Cons
Swim Instructing - Always in chlorinated water so you become dry and your hair will die
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Great
Summer Student - Operations (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON15 January 2018
I enjoyed my experiance working at the city very much, the job was very fullfilling and taught me alot of skills to be used later in my career that proved to be invaluable.
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