TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Employee Reviews

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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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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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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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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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Excellent place to work.
TIFF - Gallery Attendant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 April 2017
Chance to work for an excellent organisation and learn about film at the same time. The clientelle is fantastic as it is generally people who love film. The perks of being able to see any movie when you aren't working are incredible.
Pros
Free Movies
Cons
Few higher paying positions
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Great company
film (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 March 2017
great company to work for and great cultural organization - great movies are shown year-round, enjoyable atmosphere

great management and employees
Pros
great place to work
Cons
there are no cons
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Nice contract position
Ticketing Agent (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 February 2017
Working during the film festival can be hectic but it's fun. As a ticketing agent, you sell tickets to the general public or industry delegates. Sometimes the ticketing system can be temperamental but once you get the hang of it, you'll be fine. The managers are very nice, patient and helpful. Going to galas and premiers are fun! Sometimes you get to see celebrities too. Of course you get free tickets see great films, most of the time before the wide release.
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Wonderful team
JUNIOR DATA ANALYST (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 August 2016
Helpful supervisors, flexible hours, great team. Apart from that the were a number of interesting projects with an opportunity to learn new things and practice.
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Great People, Lack of Direction
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 April 2016
- Fantastic coworkers who strive to bring excellence.
- Lack of strategic vision for the organization from upper management.
- High turnover rate means that knowledge is not always transferred and issues are often repeated.
Pros
Fantastic benefits
Cons
Low salaries and long hours.
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Fast-paced environment, learn to multi-task
Front of House Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 March 2016
The managers help you succeed and the training makes the experience seamless as possible. TIFF has a lot of foot-traffic, so problems inevitably come up. This will be attractive to future employers who want to hear about you succeeding in a under pressure.
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Fun
Head Supervisor - TIFF People's Choice Awards (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 February 2016
Great fast place to work with always something to work on. The workers worked well as a team and were never afraid to give or receive direction.
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Excellent workplace to grow skills and work on extremely interesting projects
DIGITAL DESIGNER / DIGITAL SIGNAGE COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Toronto, Ontario. Canada9 February 2016
I learned a great deal with my time at the Toronto International Film Festival. A high paced work environment all year round but the run up to the festival in September is staggering. A large number of projects being worked on simultaneously with turnaround time being very tight.
Pros
Excellent benefits
Cons
A heavy workload
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Great place to work!
Coordinator, Talent Lab (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 November 2015
Smart and energetic work place. Fantastic community and work culture. Reasonable hours and clear expectations. Recommend.
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A very fun place to work
Customer Relations Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 October 2015
The management team and supervisors made the working environment enjoyable and fun
There were many staff perks
The clients and customers were pleasant and made the days go by faster
Pros
Lots of staff perks
Cons
Short term work
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Fun environment
Ticket Agent (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 December 2014
Fast paced and exciting atmosphere to gain new skills and people management. Room for advancement and employees are great to work with.

Flexible schedule and very accommodating for your needs as a employee.
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