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Fast paced & rewarding
CHIEF OF STAFF TO COUNCILLOR (Current Employee) –  City of Toronto, ON22 February 2018
I learn something new everyday. Some days are very challenging as a public servant, but some days are rewarding. High volume of work, fast-paced, and constantly competing priorities.
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Well balanced job provided favoritism can be reduced and staff efforts could be recognized objectively.
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 February 2018
Since the City of Toronto is run with the Property tax payers' and other taxpayers' funds, the Management staff attempts to gain higher level of accountability.
Pros
Enjoyable part is a comprehensive competitive salary and benefit package.
Cons
To manage the Unionized staff. Additionally, higher management's favoritism practices.
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Great benefits and ability to have work life balance.
BUSINESS ANALYST (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 February 2018
There's a distinct hierarchy environment - if you're management or senior management you'll do well. There is not much opportunity for you to grow as there are workplace politics that goes on hence redundant career path....The only thing good about this organization is the benefits and work life balance... depending on your manager, team culture may suck.. if you have a bad manager, your experience will be bad but if you have a good manager, it drives the success of the team and overall project success.
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A nice place
Contact Centre Services Representative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 February 2018
A nice place to work!
The day to day work environment is good. There are many activities within the workplace that balance work and social life within the working environment.
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Great and good learning experience
Wading Pool Attendant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 February 2018
Fantastic support staff, always there to help out. You can build a very close relationship with your partner at the wading pool. Not a very difficult job, but rewarding.
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Productive and fun workplace
Community Youth Leader (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 February 2018
I worked the basketball shifts in the gymnasium, an average day for me starts off with making all the kids sign in just so i know exactly hoe ma y people are in the space just in case something goes wrong. Take out the basketball, monitor the kids while they play to make sure everything is alright. Walk around the gym to make sure everything is running smoothly and interact with some of the kids. The hardest part of the job is making sure all the kids sign in when they come to the gym, the most enjoyable part of the job is seeing kids having fun playing a sport that they love to play in a safe and friendly environment.
Pros
Get to meet and interact with new people on a daily basis
Cons
None
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Fun place to work
Program assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 February 2018
Great place to work. Had a lot of fun with the co-workers and management team. People looked after one another especially if you worked hard. Hours and wage were the downside.
Pros
Enjoyable to work
Cons
Bad wage
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Leader (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON10 February 2018
-worked 3:30 pm-6:30 pm 5 days a week
-learnt how to manage time, be patient, team work skills
-worked with a team of 5
-Worked with people of different backgrounds and educational fields
-Rushing after school as a full time student to get to work was hard
-I enjoyed working with people and leading the kids
Pros
Excellent pay; meeting new people
Cons
short hours
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Productive and informative
Tabulator Officer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 February 2018
This was a one-day event that gave students a chance to learn the process of voting. I was a Tabulator Officer who was in charge of processing voters ballots and then sending them to headquarters.
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Fun Working Place
Wading Pool Attendant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 February 2018
Was a good experience. Secure job with good pay. Long hours but comfortable working environment. Great people and great staff members. Would work there again.
Pros
Comfortable
Cons
Long hours
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Very Good
Accounting Assistant 3 (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 February 2018
It has a good culture work. The responsibilities and duties of the employee are very clear. There are many opportunities to grow up in your professional career.
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its a volunteer job not much to say
Volunteer Work (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 January 2018
i am just a high school student. so, my volunteering work is just for the 40 required hours i need t make. although i do enjoy helping my community and working together with other youth
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Good Time
Budget Team Assistant, Finance and Administration (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 January 2018
Learned a lot - about city budget, organization structure, etc
Very helpful
Everyone trying to help you advance
Lack of communication among workers
A lot of internal tension
Secure job
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Standard Government Job
Summer Technical Trainee Student (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 January 2018
Good working environment with decent pay and hours. The work is there if you're willing to take it. Can be difficult to advance as union seniority dictates who gets hired.
Pros
35 hr work week
Cons
Difficult to advance
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Good part time job
Aquatic Trainer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 January 2018
Working at the pool gets exhausting sometimes, especially when patrons are screaming at your face for no apparently reason. You do meet some very nice staff here.
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ready to get on bartending and seving!!
Server/Expo/Host (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 January 2018
not sure why they put city of toronto here for me to review. i have never worked for the city but i love living here and i have been here all my life im ready to work hard at my next job!! would like to bartned and serve
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Great learning experience
Lifeguard/Instructor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 January 2018
A good way to meet new people and learn a lot. The work environment was stable and very well done. Very professional workers that do their job well. Staff is friendly to everyone and ensures that it is an enjoyable work experience.
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Prosecutor with Legal Affairs
Prosecutor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 January 2018
A typical day at work, started at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 4:30 p.m.
What a prosecutor does everyday in and through the courts.
Management worked closely with us and helped when it was requested.
Workplace culture was responsible, ethical and professional.
Hardest part of the job was to review and argue all files on the docket, with little or no real prep. time.
Most enjoyable part of the job was learning all of the varied job duties of a prosecutor and working with the courts and the public and the different players found within the courts.
Pros
Fixed full-time hours, Mon-Fri.
Cons
Moving between different courts when prosecutor's called in sick or absent.
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Amazing place to work, great coworkers and supervisors
Summer Student, Solid Waste Management Services (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 January 2018
Working for the city as a student was a great experience. Typically work was Wed-Sun from 2p-10p. Supervisors were great people and lots of leeway was given - we were not constantly being micromanaged. As long as you do your job in solid waste, you will not have any trouble.
Pros
High wage, easy work, great atmosphere, great coworkers & supervisors
Cons
Odd hours (Wed-Sun, 2p-10p)
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A creative and engaging learning environment.
Counselor in Training (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 January 2018
Working as a CIT helped me learn the basics of working with a group and supervising other people. It was learning experience throughout the whole program.
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