City of Edmonton
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Updated Jun 24, 2014

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City of Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson

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    Full of politics and micro management

    Fitness Monitor (Former Employee)

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

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

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    No work/life balance

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

    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 Senior ManagementSchedule 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cronyism and Nepotism at the highest

    Xxxxxxxxxxx (Current Employee)
    Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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