City of Ottawa Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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4.2
89%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson
Jim Watson
77 Ratings
Pros
  • "Also, good pay during the school year(in 18 reviews)

  • "Friendly team and ample support within work environment(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours(in 4 reviews)

  • "Regardless, I still got paid, but it was a little disappointing not to see the payoff of everyone's hard work(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Firefighter"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firefighter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best career I could have imagined

    Cons

    None That I can think of

  2. "Great place all around"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, flex, location, pension

    Cons

    Takes forever for decisions to get made

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  3. "All good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Communications Coordinator 

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Great support from management. Salary is competitive with the private sector.

    Cons

    Really not much. Possibly more recognition on the work you do.

  4. "Amazing"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Teacher in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    All pros, all good things.

    Cons

    No cons at all. Amazing.

  5. "I like to work"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Work is really excellent. Word.

    Cons

    I had to enter 5 words here.

  6. "Salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility as it pertains to work/off work

    Cons

    Somewhat slow growth in the area of tech

  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate Lawyer in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at City of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable hours. Decent pay. Pension opportunity

    Cons

    Slow pace, not much room for growth.

  8. "Good opportunity, poor management"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analytics Consultant in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Ottawa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The City has many businesses in dyer need of data analytics revolution, so there is a good opportunity to make an impact.

    Cons

    Terribly managed. Execs and managers are often politically selected and not based on skills.A communications specialist with 0 technical knowledge is a mid-manager running 2 technical IT teams.

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  9. "Good employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ausitor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    No cons to mention here

  10. "Fabulous organization"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Culture, work life balance, accountability and challenging work

    Cons

    I do not have any negatives

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