City of Ottawa
Happiness score is 73 out of 100
4.2 out of 5 stars.
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About the company

  • CEO
    Mayor Jim Watson
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1bn to $5bn (CAD)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Link
    City of Ottawa website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 336 reviews and is evolving.



Part time maintenance helper in Ottawa, ON
on 24 April 2022
Great place to work but can be difficult to get full time
Great place to work, very good to their employees, pays well and has a very strong union. The only downside is that it can take a long time to build enough seniority to work your way from part time to a full time position.
on 24 April 2022
Don't do it
Not worth the pay, not worth the effort, they more than likely wont pay you for using your vehicle at work either. Working on councillor's row makes you lose your will to live because it's corrupt
Bus Operator in Ottawa, ON
on 20 April 2022
Stressful as bus operator but part of job
Very well trained but on your own once complete so you better have a lot of self confidence on your driving skills as well as knowledge of city. A sort of out of the pan into the fire but after about. A year it all makes sense and you learn to adapt job to your specifications within limits.had a lot of fun with people,oh,another skill you ll need ,people skills.
Accounting Clerk in Ottawa, ON
on 8 April 2022
IT experts and other professionals who work at the intersection of health data, technology and innovation. The work is exciting, the people are passionate, and the environment is collaborative and fun!
Inclusion Counsellor in Ottawa, ON
on 17 March 2022
Little room for growth
Great stepping stone job but no room for growth beyond thatFull time hours available all summer but no hours year roundyou can easily be driving from west to east end in one day for 3 different shifts for only 8 hours.You cannot work over 30 hours.

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Interview is average
Process takes about a day or two

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