Maintenace 1 and 2 also ATV \Gator practical and trainer (Ancien employé) – Winnipeg, MB – 10 novembre 2019
fast paced, lots of mechanical work, supervising, driving, using chemicals and biological chemicals, maintaining trucks and equipment, spray equipment servicing, on road maintance, purchasing, credit card statements, using hand and power tools, operating a forklift
Green Team Member (Ancien employé) – Winnipeg, MB – 26 septembre 2019
it was hard work because you went to different locations very 2 weeks, but it was fun cause of it cause you wont be totally bored. you will work with kids and youth. you will do some yard work also, depends where ya at.
Clerk (Ancien employé) – Winnipeg, MB – 21 septembre 2019
I would like to start this review off by stating that I can ONLY comment on my experience working in the Planning, Property, and Development Department. I have worked a variety of jobs starting from factory work all the way to construction project management. It is unfortunate that a place like the City of Winnipeg, that used to be known as a great place to work, has become a thankless workplace filled with bullies, liars, and spineless management. The lack of support and succession planning within this department is mind boggling and is the main reason as to why I left. Current management does not want to see staff grow and succeed and they trap you and once your wage it maxed there is no growth. Because this is a union environment you either have to wait for someone above you to quit or die in order to move up and even then candidates are not selected based off of their skills and capabilities, but by the number of years that they have put into the city (which can be a LOT and a long wait to be able to advance if you’re even given the chance. Current management would rather see external staff in management jobs instead of providing current staff the opportunity and support to grow and advance. They also try to cover up hiring mistakes by bullying people out of positions so that they can accommodate unqualified staff. If you are not awarded a position, you will never get a straight answer OR be told things like “the only reason you received an interview was because it was a courtesy interview, you would never have been selected for that job.” Working in the Planning, Property,plus... and Development department is a soul sucking and crushing experience. In some cases, job promotions are given for a CUPE staff to a WAPSO staff based off of a popularity contest. Not to mention that the hard working staff are consistently shot down while unqualified and irresponsible individuals are given raises. Dirty dirty place to work. Very fortunate to have gotten out.moins
I work with two people and we didn't have an onsite manager, So we just knew what to do and we did it. We basically ran our own wading pool, We would have to call for management when there was a problem but we mostly resolved them ourselves.
Full Time Student Labour (Ancien employé) – Winnipeg, MB – 3 septembre 2019
met some awesome people here and people are usually cool, however can be lazy n waste time, or work super hard n achieve nothing. If you end up working with someone who really shouldnt be working there and puts ur safety at risk good luck getting rid of them
good hours, decent wage, easy work
some lazy workers, union doesnt help the good workers, only helps the bad
Clerk (Employé actuel) – Winnipeg, MB – 25 juillet 2019
PP&D is a terrible place to work. You don’t get thanked for doing your job and you don’t get punished for not doing your job. If you would just like to coast through life and work for a thankless, unfulfilling company then I suggest working for this department. They hire managers with no background experience pertaining to the actual jobs that they will be supervising and there is no succession planning for current employees. Really disappointing place to work with disrespectful and ungrateful management. Not to mention cute 500 is a pathetic union that does not back it’s members.
Management, nepotism, poor structure, no common sense
free play (Ancien employé) – Winnipeg MB – 24 juillet 2019
I'd arrive at work and call supervisor.Then I would organize forms,materials and do crafts & play games with kids and make snacks I kept written track of kids who came to play program My supervisor didn't seem to care too much about what was going on.I saw some kids daily and then others would come and go .Flexiblity is important as activities change depending on kids.Multitasking and listening to kids but also structure and kids safety is a priority.Often supplies for activities were minimal and made it hard to keep kids interested but could make it challenging and fun too.Lots of laughter.I just didn't think there was enough leadership or quality effort put in by my supervisor for the kind of job she was hired for.There was never any feedback unless it was negative.
the kids having fun
no training, poor leadership and little communication
Political kaos at the top Administration that doesn’t know what is happening in the workplace. Management that doesn’t care what is happening in the workplace. Workers trying to survive in workplace without any direction or leadership. Tax payers are not getting value for their money due management inefficiencies and lack of knowledge by the administration to effectively provide the leadership necessary to instill confidence within a dysfunctional system. The only solution is to bring back the Board of Commissioners, on a permanent basis.
Plenty of great people and role models in the workplace. They are always pushing you to become the best person you can be. A typical day at work would consist of a mixture of teaching, lifeguarding, and maintenance of the workplace. In terms of communication, it can be hard to reach certain people at times when you need immediate feedback. Everyone in the workplace was like family.
This job has been very challenging if you are not mentally strong. Working as a billing representative is great, however the actual over the phone interactions with customers is very sad. There are alot of bitter people out there that think you’re just a zombie on the phone. It is hard to make friends because the job doesn’t necessarily involve much interaction with co workers. The pay is great, in my opinion pretty reasonable for the amount of work expected.
Good pay, consistent schedule
Customers over the phone are very inconsiderate making the job mentally demanding
Great fellow employees, some management is great and others are terrible.
Lifeguard/Instructor (Ancien employé) – Winnipeg, MB – 17 mars 2019
I learnt a lot, made plenty of friends and overall enjoyed my time there. I would work there again. However management needs a major rearrangement, some of the higher ups are fantastic and others don't want to be there or are incompetent. In addition, the City needs to update everything to move on from paper to computers.