Volunteer (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 2 November 2018
I love to volunteer with city of Surrey, you meet lots of new people and get to help your community in many ways. I’ve met so many nice people (working and helping) and I’m glad to give my time to valuable work.
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 3 October 2018
Working as a lifeguard/swim instructor was a very good experience. Shifts were readily available and were on a first-come-first-serve basis. This allowed individuals without seniority pick up additional shifts.
Building Service Worker (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 24 September 2018
We Focus on, Great Service Inovation Team work Integrity Community Diversity All of this are our core values , we meet and exceed expectations , Something to improve is more support from the management for people like me who is willing to advance her trade skills to accomodate demands of repairs in the female change room repairs for the purpose of uninterupted services for patrons
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 23 July 2018
My first day was good i learned new thing. I have learned to talk to people and welcome them in the program and i was showing them around. The management team was amazing they would help you if u don't know what to do. The job did had hard part it was fun and meeting new people from around the world. Meeting new people from Different Cultures
COMMUNITY SERVICE ASSISTANT (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 16 May 2018
its a live and active work place where you get to always be doing something. you learn lots and its a great experience every shift. the people you work with are great and lots of fun to be around and working for they city is like family, you know that someone always has your back if you need it.
Summer Day Camp Recreation - Volunteer (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 2 May 2018
I volunteered for summer camps, in which was a fantastic experience as I develop skills to talk and handle children. The experience was fulfilling and would develop my skills to pursue a field where children is involved
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 3 April 2018
Working at the north surrey rec centre pool was probably the most horrible work experience. There is no scope for growth here if you are not a favourite with the coordinator/programmer. There is blatant favouritism despite hours being by seniority and it being a unionized position. Moreover, the programmer, coordinator, and management rarely acknowledge positive performance. Rather, they are so quick to confront you and call you into meetings for the pettiest things. Meetings are full of hearsay and questionable accusations. Rarely anything solid. I would definitely not recommend picking the NSIP as a choice for pool if you pass the interviews. It is a small facility with BIG amounts of drama. The people behind the glass windows in the office are literally so bored they will call you out on anything. Whether it’s uniform, the way you’re standing to guard, probably even how you breathe.
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor + Assistant Head Guard (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 21 March 2018
I was a lifeguard/swim instructor/assistant head guard. I have learnt a lot about myself and to work well with others. I loved working with people of all ages and from all backgrounds. I have also enjoyed working towards becoming an assistant head guard- this has provided me with various amounts of supervisory skills.
Lifeguard (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 27 January 2018
Overall working here is wonderful. The pay is really good, the staff are super friendly and easy to get along with, and the benefits are nice. However, it is difficult sometimes to get the shift you want because the system is based off of seniority. So if you're new you get stuck doing all teaching, which can get a bit rough if you're prone to getting cold. The pool space is also very limited when trying to teach class which can be difficult.
The best part of the job though, is being able to help your students learn, and see how much joy it brings them. This is an extremely important job, and it is definitely rewarding.
Application Analyst II (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 22 January 2018
City of Surrey is one of the best employer in BC, I would call myself lucky to get a job at the City of Surrey. I have been working for City for the last 11 years, sometime its very challenging job working on 2-3 project simultaneously .
I like challenges, and would like to do more creative jobs
Cohesive and inclusive work place with endless opportunities
Day camp leader (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 28 December 2017
A typical day at work for a City of Surrey recreational employee starts with warm greetings from managers, other employees and students you teach/instruct. When working for the City you become a part of an inclusive, accepting and cohesive team. The workplace culture is nothing short of positive, productive and organized and allows the opportunity for furthered growth and learning. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to work with new people and be able to become a bigger part of a child's life through helpful instruction and guiding.
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 22 November 2017
I really enjoyed working with the City of Surrey, particularly at the Guildford branch. The managers who work there are excellent and they do a very good job of making the work environment as pleasant as possible.
There was a couple of times where I made a mistake but my supervisors never made a big deal about the issue but made it an opportunity for me to improve as an employee.
Great Pay, Fun coworkers
Far drive from my home / difficult to get hours during some times of the year
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 26 July 2017
I have a volunteer of the city of Surrey since last year. Since then, I have volunteered at Canada day 2016, Surrey children's festival 2016, Party for the Planet 2016 and Fusion Festival 2016 with the city of Surrey. It was a breathtaking experience, I got to learn a lot from the individuals whom I was working with.
A Surrey Youth Stewardship Squad Member (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 27 May 2017
I really enjoy volunteering for the City of Surrey! I just started volunteering for the City of Surrey. I go in certain parks in Surrey and help keep the parks a better place. I help remove invasive plants and plant new plants for the summer.
Free snackes, gaining volunteer hours and meeting new people