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City of Edmonton Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Worst Place for Good People - Especially if you are with a good comp., stay with it !

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at City of Edmonton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If your focus is not good quality work but how to play well in a highly political environment, you may have a good fortune.

    Cons

    Very Unprofessional
    People are placed in roles that don't fit there skill set. Plus they will politicize the environment around you if you try to suggest anything good, eventually it will hurt you because you are new...:)
    Ruin your Career here...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When u hire people make your expectations clear and then give the person time to do prove. Please if you really look and work for the City then take out the Rotten Eggs who are a disgrace to the positions they are placed in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No work/life balance

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    Current Employee - 311 Agent  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - 311 Agent in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Edmonton part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Good Pay
    -Near Transportation Hubs
    -Near Civic services
    -Near Festival and Event hubs

    Cons

    - Employer does not adhere to schedule preferences
    -Seniority is Irrelevant
    - Crystal-ball schedule 'forecasting' results in understaffed busy days and overstaffed easy days
    -Vacation Approvals occur days before the requested time. Going on any meaningful vacation is next to impossible.
    -Management does not understand the job they are managing for.
    -Management complicates what should be a very easy job with extra nonsense such as specific catch phrases and advertisements of other services often reserved for the private sector.
    - Stress caused by poor scheduling, restrictive vacation timeliness and disconnected management cause a gradual increase in absenteeism. In turn causing more stress for employees who maintain a consistent presence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule forecasting is the same as fortune telling. Have a morning, day, evening, and night shift.
    adhere to schedule preferences. It's easy to preach 'city values' when you go home at 5pm and get consistent vacation for running excel spreadsheets. You have human beings working for you. Treat them like it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great hours and coworkers, but poor managment

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    Former Employee - Survey Assistant II  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Survey Assistant II in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at City of Edmonton part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic working hours and great working atmosphere with coworkers

    Cons

    Management issues - non-qualified individuals are in senior positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote qualified individuals, and not high school swim buddies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cronyism and Nepotism at the highest

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    Current Employee - Xxxxxxxxxxx  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Xxxxxxxxxxx in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Seems to have a safe atmosphere at least now things can change with screws getting tightened

    Cons

    Below average pay than industry standards. A good chunk goes for pension LAPP which is already running deficit of more than 4 billion dollars. There is no clear balance sheet about the health of the pension scheme which is the main motivational factor for many people joining the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership takes care of their own kind. Promotes people of their own choice nepotism and cronyism at the highest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Full of politics and micro management

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    Former Employee - Fitness Monitor
    Former Employee - Fitness Monitor

    I worked at City of Edmonton part-time

    Pros

    The city was very flexible with vacation and scheduling around University students schedule.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, treat employees poorly, kept as part time temp to avoid benefits.

  7.  

    Awesome place to work but can be really stressful when other people aren't doing their work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time

    Pros

    The work hours can not be beat! Good benefits and very flexible.

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics, management doesn't get involved to help lower management deal with problem co-workers, the union and management always protects the useless lazy workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved and help lower management deal with problems around the office. A lot of times difficult co-workers won't listen to anybody till it comes from the head honcho.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for students, but poor advancement opportunities

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    Former Employee - Rec Tec I  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Rec Tec I in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at City of Edmonton part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Easy
    - Good pay
    - Relaxed Environment

    Cons

    - Rigid conditions for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - More flexibility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The City is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Abundant job opportunities and healthy culture supports collaboration and individual contribution.

    Cons

    Compensation sometimes can become an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are currently doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant overall. The usual in office politics, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and scheduling flexibility for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Dealing with upper management who don't understand your job or requirements can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the tasks required to perform a job before assigning tasks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent benefits, some bitter people still on board

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst I  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst I in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at City of Edmonton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Unparalleled work life balance, and if you are motivated you will rise fast

    Cons

    Since it's Union, there are a LOT of useless people still on board and that can be demotivating to work with

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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