City of Toronto
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Diversity in hiring staff is phenomenal and they provide opportunities for growth within the City ranks. They highly support employees who are interested in upgrading their educational skills that relate to job functions.


Excellent Employee Benefits


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Bad work culture

Poor management. Toxic work culture.Issues are not addressed by the management. Use of native language in front of the clients.Staff watching movies on their official computers during clinical hours.


Good benefits


Poor management. Bad work culture.
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Inclusive work environment

Pathetic management. Great co-workers!

What is the best part of working at the company?Steady pay cheque. No advancement unless it is nepotism. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management are criminal minded individuals. Hard to soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by turkeys!What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Toxic environment between management and employees. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Stressful. Dealing with mindless management types.
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Good place to work for students

Amazing place to work while in school. Work tasks are minimum and there is flexibility in your work schedule. Make sure to choose a new community center to work as they will be better staffed and have more equipment to work with.
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A lot of job opportunities but once you’re in you get hired for popular position based on seniority so that’s unfortunate. But can meet many new people and can be very fun depending on where you work
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Great Place to work

Great place to work, especially as a student. Staff you work with are friendly and it is a great customer service job. Would recommend for a student as the hours are good.
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Toxic workplace

STAY AWAY!! High turnover because anyone smart leaves MLS!! Little chance of advancement, lowest pay and more work than other cities. The lunatics are running the asylum! If you do apply and get in, start working on an exit plan!!
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Great Workplace

Amazing place to learn and grow. Keep striving for learning new stuff all day. Great to know how the public sector works. Worth learning different business processes.
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Good place to work but doesn't expect big wages like people thinking

What is the best part of working at the company?The Benefits and pension plan are great What is the most stressful part about working at the company?As you represent the City of Toronto, always is a lot of responsibilities and eyes are on you all the time..What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It's very friendly, inclusive and lots opportunities to grow What is a typical day like for you at the company?Start at 6 am plan my day and work very hard, finish at 2:30 go home and enjoy the rest of the day
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great environment

staff is collaborativelaid back environment however diligent workersmanagement team members are approachable mostlycompensation is fairgood work life balance
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Waste of life

Dead end job. No challenge. No job security. No advancement. Managers are awful. Tied to closely political BS. It's good for people with no goal or motivation. Your health will likely decline from the lack of fulfillment dealing with absurd stupidity and feeling co.pleyely useless wasting each and everyday to do nothing even remotely rewarding


Benefits, pensions


Almost everything else.
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Great Start

I went here for volunteering during high school in a summer camp, and it was great exposure to the professional world. Very easy but they can micro-manage and boss you around at times.
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Low stress job that treats you well

Overall a great place to work that values its employees. You might have to do more or less work depending on if people around you pull their weight. But when everyone does their job it makes all your jobs easier.
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productive and fun workplace

lovely place to work. Feels like a community where everyone helps each other out. It's a blast coming in to work and working with such incredible people.
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Well paid and professional environment

Best paid ECE jobs and they insist on being professional. Lots of resources for professional education. Lack of vacation flexibility and need to start at part time are negatives.
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Was fun

Great experience, lots of responsibility. Had to create lesson plans, great job while I was in school. Really character building, made lifelong friends.
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Good student experience

Good co-op, lots of QC but also lots of opportunity to showcase your skills if you take initiative to ask for the right assignments. Lots of experience in the field as well.
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Fun Place to work. Good community

The city is overall an amazing place to be. Staff is nice and friendly. good employee discounts and perks. Laid back work environment. Good management.
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Productive and fun place to work

Friendly environment and great career growth. Gaining experience and skills to help your knowledge grow. Reasonable pay and benefits. No work pressure
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Security and benefits

The City of Toronto is a great place to work especially starting out in one’s career. Higher positions demand longer hours and responsibilities but the pay doesn’t equal what is being asked.


Benefits and growth


Constant meetings, constant priority shifting
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Full time is good

Better than part time with city, pay is better full time and you get benefits as well. Part time is still very good to get into the city and branch out
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Based on 872 reviews

Ratings by category

4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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