Toronto Public Library Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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4.2
94%
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95%
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Toronto Public Library Chairman of the Board Ron Carinci
Ron Carinci
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "great place to work, good pay and 100% benefits(in 7 reviews)

  • "Great place to work - great people, access to books(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "extra hours is based on seniority, hard to move up(in 10 reviews)

  • "Takes 12-15 years to get a permanent full time job for an average clerical employee(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "great, supprtive environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leading to Reading Volunteer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Public Library part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    coworkers were helpful, hours were expected

    Cons

    barely any hours, otherwise good

    Toronto Public Library2020-03-08
  2. "Go flip burgers at Mcdonalds instead"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PSA in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Public Library full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Secure job as it is government

    Cons

    Wait your life to get promoted as it is seniority based

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    Toronto Public Library2020-05-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Page in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Toronto Public Library part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job keeps you moving. Friendly and helpful staff. Amazing for bookworms. The snacks are great.

    Cons

    Kind of chilly in there sometimes. Quite repetitive. Occasionally cleaning some sections up is a hassle.

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    Toronto Public Library2020-04-06
  4. "Calm but very tedious work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Page in Parkdale, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Public Library full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxing, quiet, not too demanding, and good management.

    Cons

    Work is tedious and there may be hard to handle patrons.

    Toronto Public Library2020-02-21
  5. "Mainly involves shelving books"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Page 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Public Library part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    .Flexible hours for students .Managers are mostly not uptight

    Cons

    .Gets boring after a while .Some managers tend to nitpick, going so far as to micro-manage .90% of the company emails sent to your work inbox have nothing to do with you

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    Toronto Public Library2020-02-09
  6. "Pretty stable place to work in, good if your team is good"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Computer Network Support Senior Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Public Library part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If your team is good it's a very relaxing job. Not too many commitments. Hours are usually good. Very stable schedule for part time work.

    Cons

    Physical requirements could be demanding. Boring work for the most part. Only way to advance is seniority.

    Toronto Public Library2020-01-24
  7. "Alright"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Page 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Public Library part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent colleagues, was supposed to get promoted before I left.

    Cons

    Little flexibility, unionised staff, so not incredibly motivated.

    Toronto Public Library2020-01-17
  8. "Good work experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Library Page 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Public Library part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally calm work environment. Better than most entry level jobs.

    Cons

    Work is tedious and you encounter many unpleasant patrons

    Toronto Public Library2019-11-09
  9. "Page"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Page- Toronto Public Library 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Public Library part-time

    Pros

    friendly supervisors, regular set schedule

    Cons

    hard to get more hours

    Toronto Public Library2019-11-01
  10. "Page"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toronto Public Library part-time

    Pros

    Amazing work environment Caring managers Flexible hours

    Cons

    None Could give more hours

    Toronto Public Library2019-10-25
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