Overall reviews at City of Ottawa
Swim Instructor | Ottawa, ON | Feb. 28, 2020
A great job
I loved working for the city. The managers were kind and compassionate. I loved teaching the kids, answering the phone and being on deck. I love swimming myself, so I enjoyed being by the pool side.
Pool Attendant | Ottawa, ON | Apr. 26, 2020
Well organized and fun workplace for work in aquatics
Great workplace culture, very easy to make life-long friends while promoting water safety and physical health. Very organized staff and training procedures.
Many opportunities to stay active and learn.
Great atmosphere and wonderful experience if you like working with children and working in aquatics.
Environmental Monitor | Ottawa, ON | Mar. 27, 2012
Great hands on experience
It was great working for the City of Ottawa as I learned many skills on the job. I focused on collecting beach samples at various beaches across the city for further water testing of e-coli and total coliforms. It was a wonderful summer job experience
Drupal Developer | Ottawa, ON | Jun. 3, 2020
Good workplace but some people just didn't get it
My time with the city was okay. Could have been better, but due to some inherent issues with internal politics, the inter-office battles were stressful and disturbing. I left under some terrible circumstances which I would never have wished on anyone. Sadly, it tainted the experience given whom I worked for and with were absolutely excellent people.
Conssome bad apples
Director of Parks and Recreation | Ottawa, ON | Aug. 4, 2017
Great way to spend the day,
Get to work with a a great team in a small office that is set up well with great managment. Constantly getting to work on differnt tasks and inproving my skill levels. would love a slightly more fast pased location but enjoy a bit of quiet time to do cleaning a reorganizing of the office.
ProsEnjoy the working with differnt projects and great people.
ConsCan not get enough hours
Swim Instructor | Nepean, ON | Feb. 25, 2019
No work day is typical - while there are regularities, there is always a new experience to be had. It's never boring, there are always tasks to be performed and patrons/clients to get to know.
Apart from it being the perfect student job due to the flexible hours, there is the fact that part-time staff aren't allowed to work enough hours (up to 24). In the current economy, this isn't sustainable.
ProsFlexible work hours, paid recertifications, fun and exciting work environment
ConsNot enough work hours, current wages don't match qualification requirements
Superintendent | Ottawa, ON | Jun. 29, 2017
ok place to work
work restrictions are placed upon people in order to move forward , management does not encourage people to advance in the work force . tough environment to work in
Fitness Instructor | Ottawa, ON | Feb. 25, 2015
comfortable place to work, very reliable employer
I enjoy my every day work at City of Ottawa. There is a good management and nice facility. There is a good opportunity to get valuable experience and build future career. Currently I am a part-time worker and I think I have enough experience to apply rof a ful-time position.
ProsFlexible hours of work
Consnot enough hours to fil my day
Customer Service Representative | Ottawa, ON | May 1, 2016
Busy and much to learn, computer system, policies, added courses, client services, programs and registrations for various courses and memberships and classes in the city.
ProsGreat people, great clients
ConsNot enough hrs
Installer | Ottawa West, ON | Mar. 9, 2018
working here is good but they don't hire full time right away so makes it hard if you have kids or a mortgage to pay, salary was good people were okay. this was a good job
Prosworking at the city!!
Consno full time right away