TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Employee Reviews

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Film lovers working together
Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 April 2019
A place where film lovers come together to make magic happen. A lot of hard workers with a relaxed company culture. No pressure like at other corporate competitors. Things get busy when the festival approaches and during but it's a lot of fun. You get to experience the festival itself and rush tickets to Gala's are the best part.

Salaries aren't the greatest. Some jobs have more intense workloads and the salaries aren't much different to those that don't.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
Low pay
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Very fun and dynamic place to work in.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 March 2019
Learned a lot and acquired experience in a new field.
TIFF has a great work environment with flexible hours. Managed my communication skills and how to work within a large team. It was a supportive work environment, wherein everyone was respectable of others.
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great place to work
Concessions Staff (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 March 2019
TIFF has a great work environment. they made working there enjoyable.
great place to work
flexible hours
great pay rate
benefits
discounts for theatre and surrounding areas
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5.0
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respectable workplace
Members Box Office Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 January 2019
I learnt how to optimize my communication skills and how to work within a large team. It was a supportive work environment, wherein everyone was respectable of others.
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Great environment
Singer, TIFF (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 December 2018
Everyone is very professional –easy to work alongside. The organizers are very helpful and operate in a timely manner. I would associate myself with TIFF again.
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3.0
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Facility Office Services Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 November 2018
A great place to start your career and provides you with great connections for later on if you can sustain a few contracts. The festival is a great experiences but the worklife balance at this time is challenging.
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4.0
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TIFF Red Carpet Dancer
Assassination Nation Red Carpet Dancer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 October 2018
This job was great, lower pay but I had a blast being able to hangout and meet the cast while getting to meet other dancers and cheerleaders. A great way to make new connections and have a lot of fun.
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Friendly staff
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 October 2018
All staff are very friendly. The training sessions are not adequate but thankfully the managers are very nice and teach you as you go. The contracts are very short, that is the only downfall.
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Fun work place
Coat Check (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 July 2018
When I was working coat check for WIFF, it was an amazing experience to be in a film festival. I greeted people and also met amazing people in the film business.
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4.0
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Toronto international Film Festival will be a great platform for my skills.
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 June 2018
I desire to work and serve in this company because of its numerous benefits, Toronto International Film Festival is indeed a great organization which is aimed at maximizing individual skills in the Company.I believe with this platform I'll be able to acquire more skills and experience.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long hours
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5.0
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Coordination and Communication skills
Ace Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 April 2018
Excellent place to learn about how the film industry runs. As the title states, films are "international" bringing in various styles and cultures. Helped build up coordination and communication skills.
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5.0
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Working at TIFF was a dream come true for me. I love the organization.
Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 March 2018
TIFF is a great organization with many benefits and opportunities. Employees at TIFF are great to work with and it is great to be a part of a large scale festival.
Pros
Positive work environment, great brand, positive atmosphere, opportunity to watch great movies
Cons
Most positions are short term/contract
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Excellent
Ace Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 March 2018
I have had the chance to volunteer at the Toronto International Film Festival for a few years. The staff were friendly and helpful and though busy at times, the environment was an exciting one to work in as people who love films come to enjoy and taste various films. Great experience in learning about the industry and how things operate.
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4.0
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fun and intense during festival season
front of house assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 January 2018
festival season:
- long 12 hour work days
- learn how to think fast
- meet amazing people from all over the world
- competitive workplace
- missing out on watching films at the festival is suckey
- you get to see a lot of celebrities
Pros
free tickets (limited)
Cons
long hours - so you miss out on festival
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TO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
digiPlaySpace Facilitator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 January 2018
Forte culture d'entreprise, ambiance propice à l'émulation.
Importance du respect strict des procédures.
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Fun Internship
Internship (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 November 2017
It was a high work environment during a particularly intriguing time that allowed me insight into the inner workings of the film festival scene in Canada.
Pros
Experience
Cons
Non-Paid
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Great place to learn about movies
Logistics Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 September 2017
Everyone i worked with was really knowledgeable and had loads of tips on either how to make good movies or what movies were really good to gain inspiration from. I would work with TIFF again if given the chance.
Pros
Awesome people
Cons
Downtown Toronto
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5.0
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The most fun I've ever had working in an office!
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 July 2017
Excellent job culture! So many passionate and fun people work here. They make the job great. Event planning has its downsides (long hours, weekend/evening work, and don't even get me started on Festival in September) but for those with the experience and drive for event production it is a great place to be!
Pros
Fun and exciting atmosphere, working with other film lovers
Cons
Long hours, mainly contract work with no guarantees for rollover
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2.0
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People are great. Organization needs help
Venue and Events (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 May 2017
The hardest part of the job is work/life balance.
A typical day could start at 9 and end at 9.
They try to get as much as they can out of you for as little as possible.
Coworkers are amazing
Pros
Exposure to TIFF
Cons
Middle management is a mess
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Unfortunate
Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 April 2017
For a company with lofty values and vision, little care is given to the management of staff. No clear path to promotions or raises and illegal overtime practices.
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