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City of Toronto Reviews

Updated 13 November, 2018
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  • "Hard to move around divisions if you are looking to change or get promoted from within" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Everything is based on seniority, so no matter how much or how hard you work, you don't advance unless you put in the number of years" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    work locations might be far


  2. "Grass isn't always greener when Full time"

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    Current Employee - Support Assistant
    Current Employee - Support Assistant
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sick days, float days, vacation, benefits, good hours, competitive pay

    Cons

    limit on sick days based on occurrences, not flexible in terms of hours, have to pay for private parking if you don't use your vehicle for work

  3. "City Of Toronto Parks and Recreation"

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    Current Employee - Sports Facilities Attendant in Etobicoke, ON
    Current Employee - Sports Facilities Attendant in Etobicoke, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting Paid to do what you love
    Hours are good
    Pay is good

    Cons

    Only Con is that you might have problem children to deal with


  4. "Analytics and Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good work-life balance
    - Opportunity to make a meaningful positive impact in the lives of the people of Toronto
    - Good, fully paid benefits
    - Defined benefit pension
    - Fair pay

    Cons

    - Sometimes projects are slow to progress and motivation could be better
    - At times political consideration take precedence over other factors
    - More innovation and optimal practices in private sector
    - No performance bonuses and few other financial performance motivators

    Advice to Management

    Continue placing social welfare above financial profitability, but strive to be more efficient, effective and nimble.


  5. "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, communication, support, friendly, easy to move up

    Cons

    Long hours, huge chain of command makes it difficult for changes to be made


  6. "Camp Counsellor"

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

    I worked at City of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Made great connecting through this job

    Cons

    Expected to take on others roles without questioning


  7. "Information & Technology Integrator"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good place to work, colleagues and managers are very professional and nice

    Cons

    No one can stay after 5 pm, even I want to stay late.

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Planner in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Planner in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Toronto full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth, good pay and benefits, supportive environment, commitment to equity and diversity

    Cons

    Busy; limited funding for projects and hiring additional staff; the chance of burnout; slow hiring process (6 months to 2 years after a position becomes vacant); and limited opportunities for part-time, flex hours and working from home


  9. "Great organization overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    -Good Management
    -Lots of opportunities for internal movement

    Cons

    -Work was somewhat dry
    -Needs more interesting growth opportunities as well as professional development seminars/workshops


  10. "Recommended, if you like customer service environment"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice staff, great coworkers, friendly environment, ways to improve,

    Cons

    Great as full time - but not as part time. Low wage for part timers

    Advice to Management

    Higher wages, less competition or more job openings


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