The City of Ottawa has many perks and overall is a great employer. However, the officer culture was quite toxic and I was ostracized by management. As a temp employee you have zero job security despite paying union dues, and it can take 2 years to get permanency. Before that time you can be terminated for any and no reason with no grievance process, again paying union dues.
Training was awful and incredibly short, however, my manager gave no leeway in terms of mistakes. My manager targeted me and my employment was doomed. Terrible experience that has left me considering moving from Ottawa so i dont have to contribute to the City.
Phone aspect of the job was awful and involved being a human punching bag for the City's inflexible and expensive policies.
overtime, good salary, nice perks (compressed work day, 1.5 hours break)
awful managers, awful training, little job security until you are permanent
Wading Pool Attendant/ Supervisor (Employé actuel) – Ottawa, ON – 8 octobre 2019
A typical day required mandatory cleanliness of the park and the inside of the pool. I learned relationships and boundaries; understanding and accommodating to the needs of the patrons and of my job requirements as well as myself. The job teaches you a lot about people and yourself and is a good experience for teens who need a first time job. The security of the job is also a good thing because it takes the stress away from having to find a new job every year. The people you work with as well, help you build relationships and partnerships through and with people in the City of Ottawa.
Bus Operator (Employé actuel) – Ottawa, ON – 25 septembre 2019
working at OC Transpo is a great place to work. You meet so many people on a daily basis if you are interested in working in a customer service style environment. Working environment is great. you get to choose your schedule to work around your personal / social life.