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My time with PPL has been quite good, and although I mostly worked by myself, it has still been an enjoyable time. The schedule has been pretty good, and I enjoy helping others with their swimming skills. My schedule is decently flexible, and I generally was not too concerned about not having shifts occurred, or not being able to show up.
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they don't stock your pools with proper equipment, and gaslight you when you have an issue. they under-train you but expect the most. more like a janitorial/maintenance job. if you have NL and SFA cert or more, youre too qualified for this job. there isn't even pool training to verify your skills. you would be better off applying to work somewhere else. to all of you out there, you are LIFEGUARDS not JANITORS. my first and only day, I was tossed into a pool on my own, and was expected to maintain it, when i was only given an hour of training prior to my first shift. The stress that was sprung upon me was detrimental to my mental state. This is a whole water system we're talking about. I wasn't given anything that they said they would provide- sanitary wipes, gloves, etc. No instructions for anything. no coworkers to ask for help, no supervisor or manager in sight. Youre on your own, with barely any training. This place doesn't care about keeping people safe, they just care about the number in their bank accounts. A manager gaslighted and swore at me when I pointed out my negative experience and issues i had about the pool, which is highly unprofessional and just further proves that they don't care what happens in their facilities. I am a person who takes my job seriously, and when i see how operations go against my any codes of conduct, I have to resign. I will not work for a company that doesn't care about their conduct, their employees, and other people's lives. It is their job to make sure that you have everything you need in order to operate a pool and guard effectively, - plus...
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good scheduling
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no coworkers, no proper pool equipment, poor management, unprofessional
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Overall PPL is a great place to work. Honestly, if you are an unmotivated teenager working two months of the year as a lifeguard, no job will be 100% perfect. But I can guarantee you PPL is a bigger company and a BETTER PLACE TO WORK than superior, livnorth, jadaco, pro recreation, or any of your other options in the GTA.

If you play by the rules and you do your job well, you get recognized in this company. After two months of summer guarding I was promoted to recreation coordinator and by January I became an instructor making $18/hr. If you are willing to really apply yourself to the job and do your work well, you can go pretty far within the company. Tips: listen to management, don't expect long weekends off, and stay off your phone while guarding.
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Lots of hours available, meet new people, independent work style
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Strict vacation policy during summer months
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Started as a lifeguard and was later on offered a position as a Rec coordinator. Management is great and there are many alternatives as to how to communicate with them. The hours they provide are extremely perfect. As a full time university student I am able to attend school and work over 30 hours per week with a decent hourly wage. Highly recommend this company.
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PPL is a good company to work with. You can explore in terms of your creativity, time-management, and organizational skills.
Working in PPL is fun because the company let’s you create programs that will benefit the clients.

PPL always see that their employees are in good hands and properly trained.


Pros: flexible work, fun, growth in career

Cons: no benefits
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Many of the contracts this company holds are horrible places to work at. they are unsanitary, dangerous, and do not meet the Ministry of Ontario Employment Standards. If they do then they are barely meeting the standards.

They will send out mass emails to their employees threating them that they will deduct pay for unreasonable things such as not calling the office while you have already clocked into your shift with a GPS tracking app.


they will also deny you a real break if you are working as a recreation coordinator, they stated to me that I had to stay on-site after I had already been working for 5 hours into an 8-hour shift.


Scheduling management is very stressful to deal with. If you set your availability as being able to work any day, sometimes they will put you on a shift without asking you first, and then when you find out and can't work the shift they will say if you don't show we will terminate you.


Caution to anyone applying for a job in this company. DO NOT APPLY!!
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Great place to work, management are very respective of all employees,
Good hours and great people around to work with. Very flexable hours and work is consistent.
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Great experience. I recommend working there. Nice staff as well great flexibility. Amazing high school job. Teaches everyone about professionality in the work place.
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PPL was a great summer job. You could easily pick up extra shifts or switch out the ones you didn’t want. Management was friendly. Most pools I worked at were very relaxed and the people fabulous
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Good summer jobs for teens. Can obtain many shifts during the summer season. Cannot take shifts out during the summer season cause nobody will take them unless you pay them lol.
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terrible management team. a mess of a company. over work people and dont pay overtime even though they beg you and sometimes force you to do 18 hour shifts back to back. stay away.
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Great company, work hard and get rewarded.
Good commission pay scale, great work events, all around great environment.


My main focus is on client satisfaction and sales
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If you are in need of money fast this company is desperate. They will hire you quickly and give you many hours, however it is slow and painful days with no support and horrible mean management.

If you make the mistake of working with this company and then decide to quit DO NOT WORRY! It absolutely doesn't matter whether your contract states they can deduct money for no notice.. THEY CANT! it is ILLEGAL for them to withhold your pay in Ontario.


Respond to them that you have confirmed with the ministry of labour and an employment lawyer that they can not withhold your pay as it is illegal.


Do NOT let them manipulate you.. this company is clearly in desperate need of money because they feel the urge to scam young people out of their hard earned and well deserved pay...
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Manipulative, Mean, Scammers
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They sent me to a brampton location when I live in mississauga (after i applied for a mississauga position) which is a 2hr commute from my house and when I asked to switch, management didn't respond. The pools are unequipped and in sketchy neighbourhoods and you can't easily drop any shifts (you'll get about 30 shift drop request emails a day, probably 10 of which actually get accepted). I wanted to quit after a week and they withheld my pay (I lost around $210). There are constant phone calls daily where managers ask you to take open shifts on your days off (the reason it's so easy to get the job is because no one ever returns). To the young naive kids that apply every year; my 1 advice: DO NOT HESITATE TO TELL THEM YOU REFUSE TO WORK AT A POOL THAT IS UNEQUIPPED. The liability will fall on you if anything happens so hold them to their responsibilities and BE ASSERTIVE or they will walk all over you.
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no help, managing a pool alone
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All I can say is that is was the worst job I've ever had and I've ad 10 part time jobs.
No one cares about the lifeguards. Nobody does their job properly, especially the management. Too many things have happened to me while working there to put into words.
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worked there for summer job through employment agency. i had fun working with fitness equipment. they were very heavy to carry and the job is very physical
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driving
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The wont hire me
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•Oversaw the operations of recreation facilities and promoted numerous fitness and health programs

•Demonstrated excellent customer service skills when handling residences’ conflicts and complaints


•Partook in daily pool and spa maintenance
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freedom to be creative with programs
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lack of communication
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-poor management
- great if you enjoy hot weather and being outside

-must have good people skills, lots of old people that swim and like to talk

-always looking for shift coverage

-unreliable staff

-great money

-very independant job, you will spend full days alone at your pool with no other staff.


overall: worth it, but quit when you feel they are abusing your loyalty.
Points positifs
Lots of money and shifts available
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Lack of support from superiors
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For a summer job, this is a great start to a lifeguarding career. My experience with PPL was a mix of good and bad. I'll start off with the good - they have a flexible schedule (if you are are working part-time) and they give clear instructions before you work to download a "work app" - helps whenever you clock into work and for picking up a shift. A lot of the hours are rather long, but then again great to make easy money for the day. I've worked there for nearly a year but only in the summer. The lifeguards I've worked with are rather friendly and can be great company for a rather long day of guarding the pool. My advice if you do plan to work there - only asks for shifts that are three guarded or two, that way you won't be completely alone during a shift. The bad - never work full time for PPL. I repeat NEVER work full time for PPL. As soon as you work full time for them the management they will overwhelm you with shifts. They don't only overwhelm you with the shifts but they also give you shifts to places far from where you live. I had one of the management once who gave me a shift in Toronto and Etobicoke. I specifically told them I can't go further than Burlington since I live in Oakville and I don't have my G2. They still gave the shifts even though I couldn't take it. The management threatened to fire me because I could not go to the shift they located me to. They told me if I don't go to the next shift which was still too far away from my location they would fire me. I would use a bus but it takes about 2 hours to get to those locations from where I live. Who would - plus...
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This was great for a university student needing a summer job. Hours were slightly limited in may/june as most pools are outdoors. But the rest of the summer makes up for it, getting 50-60 hours a week! Each day you get an hour for pool maintenance, and usually at the same pool so get to know the people really well. The management team is very good at communicating with you and get you what you need. Only thing is it can be difficult to change shifts as they are often understaffed, and will often call asking for you to go on your days off. Otherwise I have recommended PPL to friends and family for recurring summer positions.
Points positifs
Lots of hours, outdoors, good management, lots of hours
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can be boring, long hours
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hardest part is getting time off because no one cares about you and everyone else is trying to get someone to cover their shifts all the time, the people at the pool probably wont like you and will think you're not qualified
Points positifs
empty pool means you can swim
Points négatifs
never getting time off
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