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Worked as a Revision Clerk
Revision Clerk for Municipal Election (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON11 January 2019
Worked as a revision clerk for the 2018 municipal election. The days were long, but the pay more then made up for that and made it very worthwhile. Work load was very manageable.
Pros
great pay
Cons
long hours
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3.0
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Unhappy
Head Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON5 January 2019
Aquatic side is low pay and no benefits. Tend to get paid minimum with high liability. If I knew, I would of went to parks and recreation side for $10 extra pay.
Pros
Lots of shifts
Cons
$14 an hour
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5.0
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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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3.0
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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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4.0
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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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effective
Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON14 June 2017
While the work load is relatively light, they are the most underpayed in the gta. they are constantly hiring more people, when they cant afford to give people all of the hours they ask for.
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Stable & Well Compensated Place to Work
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Markham30 March 2017
Like many municipalities, the City of Markham provides a stable place to work. The compensation and benefits are great! Depending on your job there are limited spots to move up. Positions also rarely come available!
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Decent part time job to supplement your income
Contact Centre Representative (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON12 February 2016
Typical day at work is answering high volumes of inbound calls from residents in respect to city services. Decent part time job with excellent pay and somewhat flexible schedule - not guaranteed hours/ hours fluctuate. Biggest issue is there is minimal to absolutely no growth, especially in the contact centre... You can jump around to other departments on assignment, but you most likely will have to come back unless you have education/experience for the specific role/field. The atmosphere is decent, but the department lacks true morale.

Management is decent but not the best, and some management needs to be replaced in my opinion. Overall, the opportunity is not bad as a side job ONLY and DON'T expect much.
Pros
Great pay!, day hours, flexible scheduling
Cons
Hours not guaranteed, No growth! No benefits
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4.0
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Non stressful job(s) with a very friendly environment
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON10 July 2014
Overall a very good experience. Learned to effectively handle with customer inquiries both at front desk and as swimming instructor, along with building critical thinking and teamwork skills as a lifeguard. Would definitely come back.
Pros
Friendly environment, non stressful, Free food, good pay
Cons
Short hours
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Good for students
Summer Student (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON24 June 2014
They reward returning students with more pay, and are more likely to take return students, which is a big plus.
Pros
free weekends
Cons
outdoor labour in high heat
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