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Manager, Financial Services & Business Operations (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 November 2018
Do not want to participate in this process. This should be an optional process and should not be mandatory. The culture here is extremely poor and staff do not realize how good they have it in comparison to the private sector.
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Great place to work. Great atmosphere and culture.
IT Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 November 2018
From the CIO down, the culture is great. Everyone's focused on doing their best and accomplishing great things.
The teamwork and collaboration is inspiring.
Pros
Great company, great culture.
Cons
It's politics, so things move slowly.
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Fun and easy way of working and experiencing with children
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 November 2018
I had a great time working for the City of Toronto. It grew me into the interest of working with children but also children in conflict with the law and wanting to know that when we send our children out to these programs and facilities that there getting as much support as they can.
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sports instructor
Sports Instructor/ Co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 November 2018
Working for the City of Toronto is definitely a rewarding experience. The kids and staff are all kind. The work environment is amazing. Programs are offered for kids throughout the week and on weekends.
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Fun, safe and positive
Camp Counsellor /Playground Leader (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 November 2018
Fun workplace with positive energy and amazing staff. Provides safety for staff members and proper means of coverage. Well organized and informative while still being fun.
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Doing great work for great people
Support Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 October 2018
Knowledgeable and efficient staff working towards common goals while improving our City to provide a better experience for our residents and visitors from around the world.
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Productive
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 October 2018
A typical day included watching patrons safety from a assigned post that was on a rotating circuit for the lifeguard job. Jobs included; aiding elderly out of water, weak swimming children...etc. management was fairly strict depending on who was my manager so you needed to keep strong work culture.
Pros
fun, sociable, free use of certain equipment during hours
Cons
complex hours, having to work outside of my job hours
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Great if you're looking for a first job.
Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 October 2018
Working as a Lifeguard will always have its ups and downs but with the City of Toronto, you're always surrounded by great people and great work, although sometimes it can be hard to find enough hours for a session (but that's why taking a spare shift is great).
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I loved working with people at the City
Senior Consultant & Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 October 2018
The people were fabulous to work with. They were kind, friendly and treated me like family.

I enjoyed all parts of my job. The management was amazing - very supportive. I learned a lot about EQ and about Document Management at the City
Pros
Great people
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City of Toronto
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 October 2018
Answering inquiries for resident in the city of Toronto in regards to property tax and city related issues such as roads, garbage collection and city bylaws.
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Professionalism
Easy. Limited learning curve. (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON22 October 2018
They are an equa opportunity employer. Renumeration is good. Good work culture. No bullying. No cameling. Don't dump all the work on one employee. Employee relations. Friends at work.
Pros
Union and pention
Cons
Night shift
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horrible place to work with the most idiotic co workers you can imagine
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  City Hall21 October 2018
If you like being a Yes man and not following the post orders that every security guard is supposed to follow then this place is perfect for you. If you stand your ground in what you believe in they will do everything in their power to get rid of you.

Almost everyone that is a security guard there is related to someone in the City of Toronto.

If you like you co workers pretending to be your friend then snitching to the manager or senior officer about you , you're work or you're life then this job is perfect for you.

If you want a Manager that used to be a Zamboni driver and has no idea what security is about then this is perfect for you.

If you want to be micro managed like a little kid in gr 1 then this job is for you.

Horrible management. There is no union to protect you. The money seems good at first but after a while you see that its all a set up. You can never move into other city of toronto jobs because its the only department that is non unionized and every job I applied to said "You do not belong to CUPE local 179 or something like that. Sorry we can not consider you.

Thus you stay an overpaid security guard with all gremlins around you
Pros
no
Cons
Management from the TOP Down is Corrupt
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Part-time Jobs
After School Program Leader (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 October 2018
Working as a part-time worker was okay. The pay for your job is always minimum and you get the money for what you work for. The demand is always high but the working expectations is also high.
Pros
lots of jobs
Cons
mimimum pay, no breaks
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Collectively multi purpose
Leadership Counselor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 October 2018
The City Of Toronto is what the vision of what diversity would look like. The city of Toronto is full with a verity of different programs, activities and lesson plans, it is the place where you can be apart of the city and learn about the many opportunities made available to the public and any one that will take the time to ask question.

My idea job is being a member of the city of Toronto and learning how to make it better for others.
Thank you
Pros
Feeding employs during training
Cons
Computer systems, soft coding issues
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Work weird hours
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  York Recreation Center12 October 2018
Management tries their best to schedule but it isn't doesn't always done properly. Hours are small and if you plan on working a full 40 hours then you will get weird hours and lose on on your social life a bit. But Coworkers are usually very friendly.
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For Part Time Workers
Part-Time In charge (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 October 2018
As a part time worker for the past 10 years. I have witnessed the decline in the way staff are treated, the abuse of power from higher ups, favouritism, lack of support, and professionalism is no where to be found. It's almost like high school with the amount of gossiping that goes on.
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Fun, active work
Learn-to-Skate Head Instructor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 October 2018
Being apart of recreation programs is a fun part time job.
Its a great position while youre in school or on the side of a full time job.
The staff are great and easy going.
Pros
Fun, Active
Cons
short hours
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Amazing place to work and great co workers
Arena Pool Operator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 September 2018
i like showing up to work everyday because everyday brings new adventures. The staff are great and the public they have there good days and there bad but overall i would recommend anyone who is looking for a job apply with city
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Competitive salary and benefits
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 September 2018
Good working conditions with market rate salary and benefits. Medical and Dental benefits are considered to be the highest in Ontario. Vacation benefits are very good.
Pros
Very interesting and challenging work
Cons
Internal favouratism is prevalent
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Good for Student
Recreation Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 September 2018
Very good part time hours. Fellow co-workers are usually friendly and helpful. Hardest part of the job is dealing with the public, they think you owe them something.
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