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City of Hamilton, Ontario Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2019

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City of Hamilton, Ontario CEO Bob Bratina
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  • "some of the longer-termed full time employees can be cold and unfriendly to the students(in 4 reviews)

  • "The biggest con for me was the very limited opportunity for growth(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Transit Operator 

    I have been working at City of Hamilton, Ontario full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, pension, union and overall great place to work.

    Cons

    Working nights and weekends. Career advancement opportunities don't arise often.

    City of Hamilton, Ontario2019-07-09
  2. "The experience is what you make it"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at City of Hamilton, Ontario full-time

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to move around internally, good benefits

    Cons

    slow to progress, everyone works in silos

    City of Hamilton, Ontario2019-08-09
  3. "the good with the bad"

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    Current Employee - Intake Coordinator in Hamilton, ON
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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hamilton, Ontario full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its a secure job, which can be hard to find nowadays. The union is strong and offers lots of training opportunities.

    Cons

    It's not the most creative or current workplace. Still very stuck in the past and struggling to achieve the most basic organizational changes.

    City of Hamilton, Ontario2019-08-06
  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at City of Hamilton, Ontario full-time

    Pros

    The City has lots of potential to be great.

    Cons

    It needs lots of change in mentality to move forward. Too many people stuck in old ways

    City of Hamilton, Ontario2019-05-10
  5. "Good to work for"

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    Former Employee - Recreation Assistant in Hamilton, ON
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Hamilton, Ontario part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Hours Pay is decent Supervisors are good

    Cons

    None at this point in time

    City of Hamilton, Ontario2019-04-26
  6. "Program manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hamilton, Ontario full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, management works well together

    Cons

    Some staff do not pull their own weight

    City of Hamilton, Ontario2019-04-20
  7. "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hamilton, Ontario part-time

    Pros

    flexible, team environment, approachable managers and supervisors, work around school/ other part time job schedules

    Cons

    often get evening shifts, staff training 4 times per year, schedule always changes, hours vary greatly, no consistency

    Advice to Management

    treat all employees equally and stop giving more hours to people you favour

    City of Hamilton, Ontario2019-04-08
  8. "Summer Student in Horticulture - Hamilton"

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    Former Employee - Summer Student in Lower Hamilton, PE
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Hamilton, Ontario full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people, rewarding work, had a lot of fun

    Cons

    as minimum wage increased, students do not make above minimum wage anymore

    City of Hamilton, Ontario2019-03-28
  9. "Summer Camp Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at City of Hamilton, Ontario part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful working environment, very welcoming with amazing peers.

    Cons

    Unorganized with scheduling and meeting times

    City of Hamilton, Ontario2019-03-03
  10. "Public Health Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at City of Hamilton, Ontario full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits and vacation

    Cons

    Parking can get expensive if working at a downtown office.

    City of Hamilton, Ontario2019-02-15
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