City of Toronto Pay & Benefits reviews

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Productive and flexible.
Program Leader (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 December 2017
I have worked for the city for three years now and I love it as a part-time worker because you can choose shifts based on your schedule. Helps make money on the side, however for full time employees it is more difficult.
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Productive and fun workplace
Facility In-Charge (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 December 2017
Days are always different. Different tasks to handle. Everyone is friendly and approachable. I have learned to adapt to every situation and person in order to communicate with others and tackle certain tasks.
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Benefits
Cons
Shift work
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Full time vs. Part time
Support C (Current Employee) –  Scarborough, ON27 November 2017
Working for the City of Toronto can be a grand career advancement, IF you are FULL TIME.

Being Full Time gives you all the perks

-Benefits
-Vacation
-Pension
- Great salary!

But, obtaining full time is the hard part. Screening, testing, interviewing is over whelming and confusing... for most full time positions they just transfer and move around the full timers. so your stuck being a part timer which means

- Working evening and weekends
- minimum wage
- no benefits
- no vacation time
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Very busy, poor management
Human Resource Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 October 2017
Most enjoyable, learning new processes, working with clients

I will miss my co-workrs

Learning opportunities

Good benefits

Vacation takes at least 1 year to be able to use
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Positive experience, low stress
RESEARCH STUDENT (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 September 2017
Low stress environment. Worked for short terms. Interesting to learn of city businesses. The job allowed me to learn and also i was paid decently well. I found it satisfying to contribute to my own city, other than paying taxes.
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Amazing
Camp Leader (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 August 2017
Great company, I would recommend for anyone who's interested in the city of toronto and loves a company who cares about its employees. Great benefits and company culture is top notch
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Poor Management
Supervisor, Operations (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 August 2017
There is so much potential however lack of strong leaders and intense micromanagement prevents this business from moving forward at the rate it should.
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Salary and Benefits
Cons
Leadership
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Good Summer Job
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 June 2017
Consistent and reliable hours with a fun summer work environment. Good pay for students looking for a fun and easy summer job in the downtown core. A
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Great group of co-workers
Income Tax Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 June 2017
Amazing work environment, where everyone is laid back and relaxed. Fun place to work, with great benefits. On occasion there will be some long hours, especially at the end of the year come tax time.
Pros
Regular appreciating functions
Cons
Some long hours
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Part-time poverty
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON25 June 2017
Work full-time hours but only considered "part-time" staff so you won't receive benefits or vacation/sick days. Sometimes show up for a shift and programs have been canceled so you lose hours and made the trip for nothing wasted your whole day.
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Very organized workplace
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 May 2017
Good people strong administration decent part time hours. can be very strict at times but relatively good overall with a union to protect and advise you on work related issues.
Pros
set hours
Cons
very specific
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Part-Timer's POV
Trainer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 April 2017
As a part-time worker I have no access to benefits and no guarantee in hours of work. This leads for a precarious, unstable and unsustainable work life.

The part-time job's in my Division are very low wage and the opportunity to move up is reserved for Managements favourites.
Cons
precariousness
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Great organization and amazing atmosphere
Human Resources Consultant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 April 2017
City of Toronto is a large organization that has a variety of career possibilities to move throughout the organization, be it just within your division or upward to a level of higher responsibility. It is very fast paced environment and there is lots to learn everyday.
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Salary and Benefits
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Great job
PFandR (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 April 2017
Great culture, great pay, great benefits, great job security. Great place to work. Great work - home life balance which is really nice. Overall an enjoyable place to work!!
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Great pay and benefits, good work culture, supportive management
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 March 2017
I enjoyed working for the City of Toronto for 12 years. Good job security with great pay and benefits, good work culture, supportive management but over 12 years I found it wasn't motivating or challenging enough.

Also, when they go on strike every few years, you do not get paid and it puts you in dire situation.
Pros
Great pay and benefits, good work culture, supportive management
Cons
Monotonous work - not challenging and no pay when on strike
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ok
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 March 2017
Very difficult to get hired, but nearly impossible to get fired once hired. Decent pay compared to other lifeguarding jobs, good for students or adults with the summers off.
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A good place to work
Caseworker (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 March 2017
A good place with only lateral mobility. The work culture is open to new ideas and implementation of those ideas required many levels of review before implementation.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Highly structured
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New CCO has ruined the office environment morale is at an all time low
Senior Project Manager/Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 March 2017
Lack of leadership
Everything is hidden and swept under the carpet away from the politicians
You have to be a Yes person to survive
The Transformation Project is used to get rid of existing staff
Pros
Pension and benefits
Cons
Toxic office environment
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Productive and Fun Place
Adrministration/ Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 February 2017
City Of Toronto is a great place to work. It's usually very hard to get a job here but when you do you don't regret it! It's a very relaxed environment but can get busy at times. Very accommodating to everyone, but can sometimes be hard to get hours.
Pros
having fun while working, very relaxed
Cons
no benefits
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Nice people, great salary
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 February 2017
Staff are very friendly and everyone wants to work as a team. salary is higher than most other pools I have worked at. Taught half hour instructional programs for 3 hours and lifeguarded for 2 hours.
Pros
Good salary, great staff
Cons
difficult location
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