Halifax Regional Municipality Employee Reviews

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pretty good, access to easy ecersize
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NS20 February 2019
a good majority of the people that come through on a day to day basis are nice and interesting to talk to. the specialists are fun and pretty easy going
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Building Relationships
Community Engagement Specialist (Intern) (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NS30 May 2018
Working for HRM I enjoy working with business units to improve service delivery to the African Nova Scotian Communities while understanding that building relationships is essential to how community understands HRM. I also enjoy working on projects that are internal and external to HRM. An example of a internal/external project is the Diverse Voices for Change project.

Diverse Voices for change is a Federation of Canadian Municipalities initiative to increase the number of women from diverse communities who are actively informed by, and engaged in, local government decision-making. Through this initiative FCM has chosen the municipalities of Halifax, Montreal, Edmonton, Ottawa and Sioux supporting elected officials to engage with urban Indigenous, racialized, and under-represented immigrant women in creating a more inclusive municipal decision-making system.
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4.0
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Great Place to Work
Design Technologist (Current Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS7 May 2018
Great place to work everyone was friendly and willing to Assist Younger staff such as myself. Management is friendly and hands on. There is a real team atmosphere
Pros
Good Working environment
Cons
Limited advancement opportunities
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5.0
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A very exciting job, everyday was a new challenge!
DISTRICT 13 CITY COUNCILLOR (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS8 February 2018
A terrific job that enables you to serve your community. The most enjoyable part of the job are the people that you meet and work with.

The hardest part was the public criticism, long hours that affect your family.
Pros
multiple tasking, fast paced environment.
Cons
poor work/life balance.
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4.0
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Productive and fun work place environment
Youth Live Program- Labourer (Former Employee) –  947 mitchell street halifax8 January 2018
A typical work day could be busy or slow all depending on the day of the week. What I've learned from working their is some good everyday skills i will be using in everyday work sites/placements. IE. organization,handling cash, customer service, when to clean during down time and so much more. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people and bonding and still keeping in touch with the people i worked with, in return made the days go by faster since everyone got a long.
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Seasonal Laborer, Parks and recreation
Seasonal Labourer (Former Employee) –  Halifax Regional Municipality, NS28 November 2017
The city is an interesting place to work, with a few too many characters. I was fortunate to work with the Parks and recreation division as a seasonal student laborer. My responsibilities included working outdoors, maintaining the upkeep of a city park. Pretty chill, this was a great job for university students, good pay rate and consistent hours. However I found one summer to be enough as the routine becomes quite mundane and the senior workers are on the salty side of life.
Pros
Working outdoors
Cons
Mundane routine
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5.0
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Great place to work
Fitness Instructor (Former Employee) –  halifax1 November 2017
Great classes to teach and participants were always working hard in classes. Management was great and encouraged training to advance skills (paying for training)
Pros
great classes and pay
Cons
not enough hours
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5.0
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Challenging and fun
Inclusion Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS19 October 2017
Great place if you love working with children and spending the summer outdoors. You get to go on many trips and learn about the local community. Previous work with children an asset.
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enjoyed working with computers/the job
Deputy Returning Officer (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS18 September 2017
Myself & co-worker worked together as we setup the computers daily and looked after customers coming in to vote and helped them be on the voting list.
Pros
not long enough employment
Cons
short term
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great community and work enviroment provifing oppourtunnities to children and youth
Program Instructor (Current Employee) –  Halifax, Nova Scotia19 July 2017
-working with children/youth and their families
-how to handle personal situations involving families
-community oriented atmosphere
-hardest part of the job is being unable to give people the supports they need
-Best part of the job is helping people reach what they thought were unattainable goals and helping mold youth and children for the future.
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Productive, Busy all the time
Adminstrative Support 3 (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS20 June 2017
Typical day, working with management staff, union staff members, council, contractors and the public every day, typing correspondence, computer inputting on spreadsheets, outlook e mails, answering multi phone lines, setting up files and updating, working with employee payroll, tracking invoices with outside contractors, photo copying, scanning, shredding, answering electronic e mails, ordering office supplies for 3 busy departments when needed, researching on outstanding work to be done with HRM.

Workplace hectic, multi tasking, fellow employees were just as busy, we all helped out when required, enjoying working with co workers.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
Waiting on outside contractors to fix outstanding repair calls
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5.0
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Fun, interesting, educational, proactive learning environment
Library Assistant (Current Employee) –  Sheet Harbour, NS16 April 2017
Loving this work environment and direct management. Very encouraging and engaging. I have already been invited to take part in children's programming training.
Pros
Manage my personal life along with work hours.
Cons
Not enough hours. I am just hired as part time (15 hrs bw
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Epa
Educational Program Assistant (Former Employee) –  Middle Musquodoboit, NS6 March 2017
Interacted with teachers and parents to ensure the student needs. Assisted students to move about during the school day, including lifting and positioning student.
Pros
Working the students
Cons
Some days are more challenging
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5.0
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Great job for high school and college students
Lifeguard and Aquatics Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Halifax, Nova Scotia13 February 2017
I loved working as a lifeguard for HRM. The pay was really fair and I met so many fun and exciting people. there is room to grow and you learn so much about yourself and other people. It's just a fabulous job for a high school or college student.
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5.0
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great place to work
Vice President/ District Manager (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NS31 January 2017
great place to work, awesome staff very open and inviting atmosphere, with great benefits and very flexible scheduling. competitive pay and opportunity to advance
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great employees and good job environment
asphalt raker (Current Employee) –  Burnside, NS2 January 2017
Showing up to work everyday knowing that you are doing something to make your community a better place was fulfilling. It is easy to get up in the morning knowing you going to an environment where you can get along with all of your co-workers and get the job done.
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3.0
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Fun but badly managed
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Halifax Regional Municipality, NS10 December 2016
I've worked there for five years and it took me that log to be completely nauseated a senior staff memeber, they have had several managers over the years and every time it's like starting over, the furthest thing from a smooth transition. Staff is not disciplined for missing work or not showing up and they are so desperate at times they get uncertified people to work! They pay well and run great programs but management needs work.
Pros
Access to facilities
Cons
Poor managed
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4.0
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Election Area Officer
Election Area Officer (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS14 November 2016
I throughly enjoyed this position. Work was steady, deadlines were known in advance, All co-workers were great to work with, and Management was helpful and approachable
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
term position
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Supportive management, friendly staff and wonderful experience
Inclusion Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS13 November 2016
Working during the summer as an inclusion support worker was a very rewarding experience. With numerous opportunities to advance current knowledge, free training and as well as appropriate guidance to ensure an enjoyable work experience.
Pros
Great staff
Cons
low wage
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Very social work place with friendly people while being productive
Program Leader & Summer Camp Instructor (Former Employee) –  Dartmouth, NS7 October 2016
Many of the people there were very friendly while also being productive at the same time. This showed me a very comfortable environment to work in.
Pros
Loving Community
Cons
poor staffing
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4.4
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