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City of Ottawa Reviews

Updated Feb 14, 2020

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4.0
97%
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96%
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City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson
Jim Watson
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment, worked a student and gained valuable experience in the field of civil engineering(in 14 reviews)

  • "This job has good pay, and decent hours(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "no cons, it is a good summer part time job(in 8 reviews)

  • "hard to get full time (recreation)(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Intermediate Sports Instructor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    - Could use previously learned skills and sports experience - Friendly team and ample support within work environment

    Cons

    - Locations for work may vary, may require a significant commute

    City of Ottawa2019-11-29
  2. "Decent Experience"

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    Current Employee - Programming Coordinator in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at City of Ottawa part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - fun staff - Convenient - good high school job

    Cons

    - poor management - dead wood that you have to support

    City of Ottawa2020-02-14
  3. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard/Instructor 

    I have been working at City of Ottawa part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Schedule opportunity Nice staff Good work environment

    Cons

    Low staff Limited work hours opportunity

    City of Ottawa2019-12-15
  4. "City"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Ottawa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent Employer, hardworking mayor, great benefits

    Cons

    Huge municipality, sophisticated environment and complicated zoning bylaws

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    City of Ottawa2019-11-25
  5. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Project Leader in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work environment, good pay and benefits. Lots of opportunity to explore various roles in a municipal environment.

    Cons

    Strategic vision isn't always apparent, departments tend to work in silos at times.

    City of Ottawa2019-10-16
  6. "Good or a short stint"

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Ottawa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Unique job experience in an intense environment

    Cons

    not much room for advancement. Get what you want out of it then move on

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    City of Ottawa2019-10-30
  7. "Love them!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at City of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers at the Facility

    Cons

    Early hours at the facility

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    City of Ottawa2019-10-09
  8. "Very good job for teens"

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard 

    I have been working at City of Ottawa part-time

    Pros

    Good wage during the year

    Cons

    Unfair wage in the summer

    City of Ottawa2019-10-06
  9. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Provide the public with Great Service

    Cons

    Frustration in terms of accountability

    City of Ottawa2019-10-04
  10. "Aquatic Job with the City of Ottawa"

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    Current Employee - Headguard 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Ottawa part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good collective agreement, the city offers many services to its employees and discounts.

    Cons

    Shift work, entry level pay

    City of Ottawa2019-09-02

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