City of Ottawa Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Oct 23, 2020

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City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson
Jim Watson
89 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. "Diverse Workplace with a Great work culture"

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

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great pay, fun work environment

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ladder in a timely manner. You will get there eventually, but it is a “wait your turn” ordeal.

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  2. "Casual PHN"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Public Health Nurse in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great working environment

    Cons

    Management can be disorganized sometimes


  3. "NA"

    2.0
    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

  4. "Great first job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  5. "Great Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  6. "Healthy working environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Ottawa for more than a year

    Pros

    Healthy working environment and good team

    Cons

    Change of management sometimes delay the works

  7. "Supervisor in Ottawa"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Wading Pool Supervisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Ottawa for more than 3 years

    Pros

    fun work environment, Enhanced my leadership skills

    Cons

    Difficult to keep everyone motivated to follow the rules of the job. Rules that we were forced to follow were not always practical.

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  8. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Ottawa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    benefits, compensation, work environment, location, people

    Cons

    no real cons limited movement good people

  9. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Ottawa for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment, worked a student and gained valuable experience in the field of civil engineering. Would recommend for students.

    Cons

    Worked during the summer as a student and it was a little slow at times, other than that pretty positive experience.

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  10. "Lifeguard Position Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment with a true sense of accomplishment after a session has completed

    Cons

    Strict with getting time off/missing a shift

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