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City of Toronto Reviews

Updated 17 February, 2019
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  • "You are promoted or offered new opportunities based on seniority" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Hard to move around divisions if you are looking to change or get promoted from within" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a fun time with friends, and depending on the pool, the clientele you interact with are very friendly

    Cons

    Some people aren't very professional in the workplace


  2. "Dance Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    - Fun environment
    - You get to create your own lesson plans
    - Good pay

    Cons

    - Little to no structure to your job which could be a pro or con
    - Disorganized at times

  3. "Best job"

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    Current Employee - Sport Instructor in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sport Instructor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. If you have a job with the city don't LEAVE

    Cons

    hard to obtain. lengthy hiring process


  4. "Good place to work as IT professionals"

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    Current Employee - IT Supervisor
    Current Employee - IT Supervisor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to technology
    Good management
    Well funded projects
    Good pay

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy could slow things down


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist/Swim Instructor in North York, ON
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist/Swim Instructor in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    job security
    good staff
    could get job at a different classifications

    Cons

    not enough hours
    a part time staff for a long time before you could apply to become a full time or get a full time position

    Advice to Management

    adding more opportunities for a part time staff to apply for a full time positions.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New Toronto, ON

    I worked at City of Toronto full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Generally a well structured good place to work

    Cons

    Structure could inhibit innovation and delivery speed.. within IT


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very comfortable working environment and great co-workers

    Cons

    unpaid lunch hour making the day 9 hours long

  8. "Good to work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to move up is good

    Cons

    Too many employees who have worked here too long and no new ideas or innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new employees who are experienced


  9. "Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Support
    Current Employee - Support

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Its a great place to work

    Cons

    Stress at times but not always. Very diverse group.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Research Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Friendly
    -Fast Pace
    -Fun Projects
    -Enjoyable
    -Nice Place

    Cons

    -Need to know your stuff, no slip-ups