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City of Calgary Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
56 Reviews

3.6
56 Reviews
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City of Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Perhaps the best part about working at CoC was the work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • In most areas, the flextime and flexible work options are available and encouraged (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The business units operate as their own areas with no regard to the CIty as a whole (in 3 reviews)

  • There is absolutely no technical career track (in 2 reviews)

More Highlights

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bus Driver  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Meeting people all the time!

    Cons

    Can be dangerous at times!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does an excellent job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay, environment, people are nice and everyone knows each other.

    Cons

    Dealing with unhappy customers who blame City employees for their disgrace. (Can be difficult)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great for a serious part time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LIfe Guard  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - LIfe Guard in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Lots of training provided, extremely valuable courses are necessary for employees. Some room for upward mobility, tons of internal postings always available.

    Cons

    Dealing with the public can be difficult, as recreation moves toward cheaper and more easily accessible programs some riff raff always try to come in and cheat the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recreation reorganization is completely ineffective and a huge waste of money. Why is an arena foreman managing a swimming pool and vice versa.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Department  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Environmental Department in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    life work balance, interesting and challenging work, opportunities for growth, great co-workers, innovative, forward-thinking, accepting culture

    Cons

    bureaucracy, large organisation, some unmotivated employees (can't speak for entire organisation, as it's 15,000 employees)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best job for someone going to secondary education

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good experience, Great pay, Awesome Bosses, Lots of Responsibility,

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is less than savoury but that comes with any labour job

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Experience - Wish to Work For Again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Student  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    -Very work-life balance oriented
    -Supportive in both learning and work place moral
    -Good wage
    -Union support
    -Many work-life balance programs
    -Services and amenities like lunch-eatery access
    -Strong focus on erganomics and overall health of employee

    Cons

    -Managers can be quite busy and hard to get ahold of sometimes
    -IT can be a bit slow to respond sometimes
    -Can be hard to stay in the City because of Union red tape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Easy going learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assessment Assistant  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assessment Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Friday's off, well paid, great managers.

    Cons

    Sometimes slower, more tedious work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management, easy going, friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity galore

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Pretty well can make your job into what you want. If you need change this is a prefect place to keep trying different careers.

    Cons

    Compensated equally whether you do a good or bad job. No ABILITY for recognition other than a pretty lame reward recognition program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if all levels and different staff were able to attend conferences and have access to perks. The same people travel and go to the conferences. It would be wonderful if you could only go to a conference once each five years and each person that attended had to present all information learned back to their home unit.

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

    Great Wage, Hard To get hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Swimming Instructor  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Swimming Instructor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Great Pay. Can work at any City of Calgary pool.

    Cons

    Hard to get hours. A lot of split shifts.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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