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Pons: The work that was being done. Collaborative and Fun WorkplaceCons: Most positions in my department are on a contract basis. Will hire external, rather than promote.
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great pay,great pace. love it. staff is caring. good benifits. try new things see new events. it can he a little boring at times. but its nice that you can relax sometimes
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Oakville Public Library

At Glen Abbey Branch of OPL. Not a very pleasant experience. I wish I did my time at another calmer location. It doesn't feel like a library environment and you feel harried all the time. A really busy branch to be working at. It is a position that takes time to learn all the tasks and to become well acquainted with your duties. No one stays in this role for more than 6 months at most before leaving. Personally I would apply at one of the other locations rather than this one as you probably wont stay long due to pressure from management and a badly run branch.


Fellow Workers, Pay is amazing. Pension.


Overall Managment, Branch manager. Face Paced Work, Overall a messy over crowded branch.
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Solid pay for part time

Can have long periods of boredom in between people coming in for their programs, be sure to bring something other than your phone to keep busy. Be comfortable with lots of complaints, especially from older people who aren't comfortable with technology and express it very rudely
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Easy hours, get to work outside.

Get off work at 3 everyday. Get to work outside. Coworkers are good. Management could be better. Pay is typical for a summer student (so not good).
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Fantastic job in the fire service and a great contract

Dynamic workplace with dedicated and professional co workers and a very close knit culture. Working family. Work was challenging and with ongoing training and educational opportunities
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Lots of fun as a youth worker

I really enjoyed working for youth services, you got to have fun where you work, meet lots of people and gain lots of different experience. Would do it again if the opportunity came up
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If you like working in a toxic environment, filled with management gossiping about you. This is for you!

The idea of working for a city or town is great but when management is horrible it isn’t fun. Also when you tell HR there are coordinators violating HR policies and they don’t do anything… shows what kind of organization your getting yourself into.


Once your hired, you can apply to other jobs in different departments


Work culture is terrible
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Love working with children and their parents

Love working outside nice when the weather is good. Bad when it is really cold and rainy. Management is really good to work with. Hard to get some children to follow the rules of crossing the road. Have a fair wage and benefits. Don't have to get dressed up, causal clothing is accepted


Get mileage


Cold weather
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Enjoyable part time high school job

Worked as a lifeguard/swim instructor. Relatively simple interview and onboarding process. Mainly required the qualifications. Interview was primarily a demonstration of being able to fulfill the required physical activities and knowledge of first aid. Hours were somewhat flexible.
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Camps- Fun people

It is a nice place to work but there are some things you aren't trained to do that you have to learn on the job. Nice people and management though. Breaks could be longer though.


kind people


unpaid breaks that are only 30min for a 9 hour day
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Loved the job

Was an amazing place to start my career and had great relationships there with my co workers. I would work there again and had a good work life balance
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Great place for part time work

Fun staff and good management. The community centre's can be alot of fun as a part time job. Generally management was very flexible with scheduling around a students life.
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Great atmosphere. You start off with some hours and can work up to the full part-time hours if you really want too!

I've loved my job for the last couple years, but I've been trying to move up and out of the part-time job and it's been difficult. Management controls who moves up and stays where they are no matter what. I wish I was able to move up because of my actions and not because of people I know.


Flexible schedule Management is easy to reach and speak with


No advancements and long shift hours with COVID
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Productive and great work environment

I Enjoyed working there. I Learnt something new daily. Helpful staff. i Received extensive training and was confident of being successful. Management was very accomodative with timings.


Great Supervisors, great team
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Productive and fun place to work for the most part

Enjoyable and fun place to work but the down side was poor upper management, lots of people in the wrong positions with out the credentials to back them. Regular mid Management workers were great! Be careful who you trust!!


gym access


poor upper management
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Average summer job

A summer job for university and college students. It was fine to work there, however, there were no real benefits unless it rained A LOT in which case you might be sent home.


worked outside, pet lots of dogs, learned how to drive a truck with a water trailer, learned how to get water from a fire hydrant


no benefits, no advancement in company
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The best place to work

My Manager was a gem .. she took care of all scheduling needs, at times scolded like a family member and was genuinely helpful for everything all of us did
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staff are great and friendly. Awesome time working there. Definitely recommend it for teenagers in high school, you improve social skills, collaborative skills, etc.
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fun and enjoyable. people are great, outdoors which is my favourite perk of the job. lots of independence in the job at sanitation. Its not as gross as you think it will be. Live a little and try it out
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Loved it

I loved it, but this was few years back. My team was small, very collaborative and proactive. Loved my CEO and enjoyed working together with the team.


Open hours, collaborative team
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Based on 89 reviews

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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture


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