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Reviews for City of Waterloo

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.25
Support from management
3.75
Teamwork
3.75
Freedom to work independently
3.25
Internal Communication
2.75
Office / Work Environment
3.67
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.50
Challenging Work
3.75
Inclusive / Diverse
3.25

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.25
Career Development
3.75
Overall compensation for your work
3.50
Company Image
3.50
Job Security
3.25
Handicapped Accessibility
3.67
Workplace Safety
4.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 2 of 4 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options No defined contribution plans/company 401(k) No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 1 of 4 reviews Flexible spending account in 1 of 4 reviews Paid time off in 2 of 4 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 3 of 4 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 1 of 4 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 1 of 4 reviews No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs No employee discounts No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 23.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Discipline is left to each supervisor so there is a lot of inequity in how discipline is given if at all. Allows many employees take advantage of time and work.

What I like about the company

Pay and benefits are great to the point you feel you cannot afford to leave.

What I dislike about the company

The politics are too controlling with services being provided.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    City of Waterloo
  • City
    Waterloo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I am not sure what changes I would make directly. This is why I am an emplyoyee and not an adminastrator

What I like about the company

They are very supportive
They allow me to take sick days, although they must be approved

What I dislike about the company

I with there would be more communication from adminastration to staff. I also wish there would be less meetings that could be summed up in an email

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    City of Waterloo
  • City
    Waterloo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered
  • 11.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • They have us go through a very thorough background check to get hired but once you get hired they have cameras on us and gps on the trucks. It seems like they trust us enough to hire us and then treat us like criminals

What I like about the company

It is a great place to work, you can be proud of what you do

What I dislike about the company

Management seems to keep everything a big secret. There isnt a lot of transparency between employees

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    City of Waterloo
  • City
    Waterloo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 18.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

As long as you are making them look good nothing is said to you. No training but a lot of negative when you get things wrong

Suggestions for improvement

  • Forced retirement. People who are not willing to change should not be allow to waste space.

What I dislike about the company

The favoritism and the old equipment.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Waterloo
  • City
    Waterloo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others