Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 April 2018
Working with the City of Toronto has been a great experience. Benefits were very good. Staff at the City were always willing to assist each other. Changes to legislation were always forthcoming so we were always attending various training to deal with changes.
Rink Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 April 2018
The most enjoyable part was being able to help those that needed a helping hand. Growing up I spent a lot of time in drop-in programs with the city I often looked up to the staff at the community centres. I am proud to say that I feel I left the same impression.
Swim instructor, Life guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 April 2018
Teamwork is the main focus for this position, you will have to work as a team not only during training, but during class time as well. You will need to constantly work together with supervisor and/ or coworkers
Administrative Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 April 2018
On a typical day my duty is to work on the telephone dealing with customers who want to use the City facilities and to register in program in which the City offers. Also, to help the customers to enroll their children into activities that will help them in their learning.
Having to deal with customers helps me to understand the needs of the parents in having interest in their children's learning development. By communicatiing with parents increases my learning experience in the area of recreation.
In dealing with customers my management skills have improved. I also know how to multitask and address my customers' concerns on the phone by giving them instructions on how to use the computer to register for the different programs.
The workplace culture involves a manager, supervisors, and staff, It contains a multicultural environment.
The hardest part of the job is to help first time users to find the right programs. Also to deal with customers who are inclined to have a behavioral problem.
The most enjoyable part of the job is to meet the needs of my customers. Also, to be able to develop good time management skills.
Wading Pool Attendant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 April 2018
I love how diverse the City of Toronto is, it's so fun and exciting to work with the city. I have worked with the City of Toronto for over 6 years and I have learned a lot of life skills that I will forever cherish.
Professional environment, Recognizable Experience across all companies in Toronto and GTA.
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 March 2018
Toronto is a mosaic glass of different ethnicities and culturals. Learning to be patient and understanding is a necessity to work for City of Toronto. These are great professional skills to develop and City of Toronto is a great environment to learn.
Wading Pool Attendant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 March 2018
I have only worked one summer with the city, and it was a great summer. Working as a Wading Pool Attendant meant working a lot, with lots of shifts available as well, which is always nice to be able to work as much as possible. The only con I would have is one of my bosses took her job too seriously. Other than that, excellent.
Lots of work available, working outdoors, pretty good pay.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 March 2018
I worked with really great superiors and co-workers. Other than nepotism is really bad there, people i worked for were great. From my first supervisor, the by-law officers and managers, they were all great.
LIFEGUARD/ INSTRUCTOR (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 March 2018
If you're looking to make money over the summer while also being able to enjoy the outdoors and not be stuck inside this is definitely the job for you. Some pools may be more hectic than others so it may be more stressful depending on your pool of choice.
Cleaner, Light Duty (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 March 2018
The City is a fantastic place to work with many opportunities for skills development, and a great support system for employees. It gives you the opportunity to advance, and rise to meet your best self.
Constituency Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 March 2018
I worked as the assistant to a City Councillor, and I must say for being a pretty large company (it is the city) there are some pretty good pros, like they really encourage you to go out and explore Toronto, and offer great perks and benefits and try to keep you aware of them. The downsides of my job were that people often came into the office or called to complain about the city, and so if you are not aware and able to keep your emotions in check it becomes pretty tough.
Part time - For people who just want to work for fun..
Special Needs Program Staff (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 March 2018
...with little monetary gain. If you work part-time with the recreation stream of City of Toronto your hours are often poor, with hourly rates that aren't competitive. Great culture and atmosphere, but I only work here for fun. My shifts are normally only 3 hours long, and often isn't worth the travel.