Strong, productive, helpful workplace, but minimal.
VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTOR (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 22 April 2018
Working as a volunteer for the Town of Oavkille was a fun, enlightening experience. The people were great but as volunteers, we had no place to relax. There was no "volunteer office," and, as a result, we just had to stand around and wait for instruction. However, once we were given an instructor to help, they were great people to work with, and they let you know how to help in the best way possible. Consistently able to get my hours when I asked, and thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
Swimming practice, easy to collect hours, great people.
No place to stay as the volunteers, office mainly for full-time instructors.
Call Centre Citizen Representative (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 15 April 2018
Typical day consists of taking inbound customer service calls from residents requesting municipal services and providing front desk services.
Okay place to work but nothing special. You get no benefits and hours vary but the pay is great!,As long as you get enough hours! Management is okay for the most part. Worst part of the job is not having much room to grow or move around. Very small municipality with a slim chance of ever becoming permanent unless you sacrafice years of service. Most coworkers are fine to deal with but it's a very small team and training is just horrible and you will suffer just trying to stay awake through it all.
My advice is if you are okay with minimal to varying hours, this is a decent place to be but if you are looking for more than that you won't find it here.
Pay & hours
No benefits, no guarantee of hours, no advancement/growth, not permanent, poor training.
Turf Crew Member (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 8 April 2018
Great summer job Good to students who are in school • Lawn maintenance throughout the town of Oakville • Preform to citizens satisfaction • Hard working, and self motivated to get the job done as soon as possible & to best ability
Town of oakville (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 8 February 2018
Town of Oakville is a great place to work. They provide employees with up to date practice measures. The hours are flexible and vacation time is a great benefit seeing as the vacation hours are just like teachers.
Deck Supervisor (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 19 January 2018
Work is very manageable, with lots of training throughout your work life. The staff members you work with are very good at what they do, and provide a good environment for you to grow and develop. However, management is a little weak in some areas, and more organization is needed. It is also difficult to get days off when sick.
Spare Crossing Guard (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 13 September 2017
I enjoy the way you can work independently. Enough supervision to keep you honest. Being outside is a bonus but in bad weather it can be taxing. Over all it's a great place to work and the co workers are amazing. The management is even better and support the workers in all situations if reasonable.
Worked for a short period of time but I enjoyed it.
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 6 July 2017
Was only a temp for the end of the summer. Very good people that I worked with that made it fun. Made it to work by 7am, packed up truck with required gear for that day such as gas, lawn mower and lawn trimmers. Left compound at 8 and went around Oakville cutting the lawns of Parks and Open Areas.
Shift goes by fast, Good people, Outdoors, Team enviroment
Horticulturist (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 28 February 2017
The overall culture is nice, you have to be very physical with your work and willing to get sweaty. The residents of Oakville love to complain to you so ensure you can remain calm as they will ask some outrageous things.
Program Leader and Special Needs Leader (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 25 February 2017
The best part about the job is the relationships you build with your co workers and managers. I learned a lot about myself during my three summers and I loved how easy it was to re apply in the next year.