City of Ottawa Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jul 16, 2020

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4.2
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City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson
Jim Watson
87 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. COVID-19

    "Terrible job"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waste Collector 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I work with. Physical activity

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch with how their inability to enforce current rules regarding curbside waste collection and how it has made the job extremely difficult and unpleasant. -low morale, many unhappy people -the union takes dues off our cheques but dont return phone calls. -did absolutely nothing to help us during the pandemic which resulted in many 13 hour days which still continue to this day. -poor work life balance due to excessive overtime which has caused problems with the family for some employees.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "It is the best of times, it is the worst of times."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor, Aquatics in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are amazing, they're creative, enthusiastic, energetic, and dedicated. It is an honour and privilege to work alongside them and as their supervisor. They are the only reason I keep working at the City.

    Cons

    They do not care about the people on the frontlines, they are all about budget and protecting upper management. To the City of Ottawa, "accountability" means holding frontline staff responsible for all the irresponsible decisions or lack of action taken by upper management. No insurance / benefits for most positions, and you are kept at 24-32h a week so that you are not considered a full time staff member. Even if you've been there for more than 10 years.

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  3. "Student job, not too difficult, not very challenging, terrible boss. Outside, on site dealing with contractors all day."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Student Engineer II in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of Ottawa for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxing job, good work-home balance. Learnt a lot about construction. Good job security, they offered me a job the following summer but I turned it down. Decent pay for a student. Overall, good intro to construction and engineering for students.

    Cons

    Boss was grumpy old guy ready to retire although his job was kind of redundant in first place. Very angry towards upper management. Might have just been the type of guy he was.

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